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Do It Yourself (Kind Of)

Many DIY endeavors end in shattered Pinterest dreams for those of us born sans a crafty gene. Although we try our hardest to hand-make, we often end up with goodies-gone-bad because the truth is, we need guidance. Thank goodness for machinemachine apparel’s kits. Mamas, aunties, teens or even papas can make their own versions of mini-machinemachine clothing, after the popular women’s line made from vintage fabrics and one-of-a-kind designs. The “Kit by machinemachine” includes fabric, instructions, and patterns. Sewing machine not included. Kits retail for $16–20 (depending on design) and are sold at creator Shannon Hiramoto’s workshop in Hanapepe, Kauai as well as on her website.

3800 Hanapepe Rd., Kauai, [machinemachineapparel.com]