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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Girls Nightgown

By: Victoria for Vixen Made

If you have old t-shirts lying around the house and your daughter needs new clothes for bedtime, instead of going to the store and buying them, make your own clothes with this Girls Nightgown tutorial from Victoria Lavertu

Girls Nightgown


  • Jersey knit fabric or an old T-shirt
  • Fabric scraps (for applique)
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • An old nightie/dress for a pattern


  1. Using an existing nightie or dress as a template, turn it inside out and tuck in the arms. Lay it over your fabric/top and draw it out using a fabric marker.
  2. Cut out the two pieces for your nightie (which is the front and back of the T-shirt).
  3. Making sure the right sides are facing in, line up your sides and shoulders and pin.
  4. Line up your arm holes to the T-shirt sleeves to make your own. Use your fabric marker to mark it out. Pin that piece and cut it out.
  5. Sew up your sides and shoulders, making sure your necklines line up.With jersey knit, it won't fray, so you can choose to serge/zigzag the edges or not.
  6. Pin your sleeves to your arm holes. You want to have them lying inside the nightie so the raw edges line up.
  7. Sew it up and press your seams with an iron.
  8. Use your remaining fabric for the next step. If you're using a longer shirt, you could always use other fabric scraps (preferably jersey knit so you don't have to finish all the edges).
  9. Cut the piece in two and ruffle them both along the top edge.
  10. Lay one piece right side up along the very bottom of the back of your (inside out) nightie and pin in place.
  11. Sew along that ruffle seam.
  12. With the other piece, right side down and facing up, lay it an inch above the bottom hem of the nightie (it should be right side out now). Pin and sew along the ruffled seam again.
  13. For the applique, trace it onto your fabric scrap and your 'heat n bond' and cut them out.
  14. Iron on the thermo-web as directed on your heat n bond. Peel off the backing.
  15. Place on your nightie where you want it and iron it on.
  16. It's washable, but you can sew on the appliques using a straight stitch (or whichever your prefer).
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