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How I Draft Sewing Patterns (with My Intel AIO and Adobe Illustrator)

September 26, 2014 – 8:00 am |
How to Draft Sewing Patterns with Adobe Illustrator + Intel AIO

I love sewing clothes for my kids. It is just SO fun, and they always seem to love what I make (whether it’s a #FAIL or not). I’ve been asked a few times over the …

How to Finish Baby Receiving Blankets with a Serger

July 23, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
This is the easiest way to make adorable baby receiving blankets! Use a serger, and make a narrow rolled hem.

One of my most favourite and practical baby gifts to give and receive are flannel receiving blankets. And not just regular old baby blankets – extra large receiving blankets that are perfect for swaddling newborns. …

Sew an Easy Baby Sleep Sack

July 18, 2014 – 8:00 am |
Simple and cute baby sleep sack tutorial with a free pattern.

Now that Baby B is too wiggly to swaddle, we’ve moved on to sleep sacks. I always find this transition a little tricky and slightly sad. (Baby says, “Oooo! I’m free to wiggle and wake …

9 Favourite DIY Baby Tutorials (From 2009-2014)

June 4, 2014 – 3:19 pm | 2 Comments
The 9 Favourite DIY Baby Tutorials on The DIY Mommy from 2009-2014

We’re celebrating 5 years of The DIY Mommy this month! Have you entered my celebratory giveaway yet worth over $500? Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share with you some of the …

Mommy & Baby Spring Fashion – Petite Curvy Mom Style #SearsMom

March 26, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Mommy & Baby Spring Fashion - Petite Curvy Mom Style #SearsMom

Spring is officially here, but my backyard says otherwise – it’s still covered in about 2 feet of snow. Boo! While I wait for the “big melt”, I’m dreaming about wearing Springy clothes and playing …

Sew Fringed Leather Baby Booties

January 24, 2014 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments
DIY Fringed Leather Baby Booties Moccasins Tutorial

With just over a month until d-day, I’ve finally found some time to sew for Baby Three! In line with her boho themed nursery that I’m planning, I made these uber-adorable fringed baby booties in …

Sew A DIY Ruffled Kid’s Apron

November 5, 2013 – 2:58 pm | 2 Comments
DIY Ruffled Kid's Apron - The DIY Mommy

For my Baby A’s 2nd birthday party later this month, I’m planning a “Bake Shoppe” themed party. I decided that I’d pick a theme this year because it would be my very last chance. Now …

A Handmade Christmas: More DIY Baby Gifts

October 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
A Handmade Christmas: 9 More Favourite DIY Christmas GIfts for Babies - The DIY Mommy

Are you joining me in A Handmade Christmas this year? I love making gifts, especially if they’re for sweet little babies! Here are some free patterns and tutorials to get your creative juices flowing with …

The Playtime Tunic + Leggings Sewing Pattern from Oliver + S

September 9, 2013 – 10:01 pm | 8 Comments
Oliver + S Playtime Tunic & Leggings - The DIY Mommy

I had the pleasure of previewing one of Oliver + S‘s adorable new fall sewing patterns this last week as part of a Sew Mama Sew challenge. Oliver + S are known for their contemporary …

Sew Simple Leggings with Ruffle Fabric

April 10, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Sew Simple Ruffled Leggings by The DIY Mommy. Use pre-ruffled fabric for adorable leggings in a flash!

I’ve only recently discovered ruffle fabric, and I’m starting to get quite addicted to it. I’ve been buying mine from Fabric.com – they have a great selection for a reasonable price (and it’s delivered to …