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Sew Linen Burlap Christmas Stockings (Anthropologie Inspired)

November 20, 2014 – 9:00 am |
Anthropologie Inspired Linen Burlap Christmas Stockings - Free Pattern & Tutorial

It was time for me to sew some new Christmas stockings for our mantel this year. I thought it would be a good idea to make them neutral in colour so they could match our …

Ready, Set Inspire Link Party: Halloween Edition

October 9, 2014 – 5:00 am | 2 Comments
Ready Set Inspire Halloween Link Party

Welcome to our Ready, Set, Inspire Link Party…the Halloween edition!

Make Black Cat Velvet Pumpkins (+ 8 More DIY Halloween Ideas!)

October 2, 2014 – 5:00 am | 10 Comments
DIY Black Cat Velvet Pumpkins Decorations

These silly little pumpkins make fun decorations for Fall and Halloween… and for some reason my girls just LOVE to play with them! I’ve seen velvet pumpkins, but I’ve never seen velvet pumpkins with cat ears. …

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 …

Sew an Anna Inspired Frozen Snow Princess Dress

September 12, 2014 – 8:00 am |
DIY Anna Inspired Snow Princess Dress - Free Pattern & Tutorial

Today I’m going to share with you how to make a child’s costume dress and cape inspired by Anna from the movie Frozen. In case you missed it, I shared how to make an Elsa …

Sew an Elsa Inspired Frozen Snow Princess Dress

September 10, 2014 – 8:00 am | 10 Comments
DIY Elsa Inspired Snow Princess Dress - Free Pattern & Tutorial

The girls and I have already been discussing what our Halloween costumes will be this year. Believe me, I’ve tried and tried and TRIED to steer them towards something unique like purple unicorns or construction worker …

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 …

Sew an Easy Ruffled Crib Dust Ruffle

July 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Sew an easy ruffled dust ruffle - just use pre-ruffled fabric!

Okay, the title of this post sounds horribly redundant (a ruffled dust ruffle), but there are some dust ruffles that aren’t ruffly at all. Right? Right. Today, I want to share with you how I …

How to Teach Kids to Sew (+ A Janome Portable Sewing Machine Review & Giveaway!)

June 17, 2014 – 9:09 am | 12 Comments
Great tips on how to teach kids to sew!

My 5 year old Little C had a really exciting last couple of weeks. Not only did she graduate playschool, she started to learn how to sew on her very own (pink!) little sewing machine. …