DIY Sewing

DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

Triangle Quilt Tutorial + Little A’s Bedroom Update

Earlier this Spring, I realized that I still had a pile of fabric triangles on my sewing table that were waiting to be made into a quilt for my middle daughter – Little A. The poor girl has been waiting for almost two years for me to finish this quilt! I promised her a couple of weeks ago that I would FINALLY finish sewing her “rainbow triangle” quilt – rainbow is her favourite colour – and that she’d be able to cuddle with it soon. Let me show you how I made this modern geometric triangle quilt, and give you a mini tour of Little A’s updated bedroom. This is a great beginner’s quilting project if you’re new to the craft like I am!Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

Make Shabby Chic Glam Kids’ Bedding (+ Little C’s Bedroom Makeover Progress for the ORC)

Our pink and shabby chic inspired bedroom makeover for my Little C has almost come to a close. Next Thursday, I’ll share with you the final reveal of the room as part of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home! I’ve really enjoyed making over my 7 year old’s room, and I think she’s enjoyed the process too. We’re also both really happy with how the space is turning out, and there (suprisingly!) haven’t many snags along the way. This past week, I worked on sewing some custom pillow covers and a shabby chic inspired duvet cover for Little C’s bed. Let me share with you how I made them, and how you could make your own DIY bedding too!
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DIY Sewing, Fashion, Life

Sew an Easy Kimono Cardigan with a Fringe (Video)

Easy, lightweight layers are where it’s at for Spring fashion, especially when you’re a busy mama that needs to grab pieces on the go. I’ve seen kimono style cardigans around for the past couple of years and wanted to try my hand at making one for a while. Today I’m going to share with you how to sew a kimono cardigan that has a beautiful fringe detail. It’s really easy – there’s just 5 rectangles and a whole lot of straight seams!Continue reading

DIY Kids Activities, DIY Sewing

How to Sew an Easy Fabric Purse + Tips on Teaching Kids to Sew (Video)

This past week was Spring Break in our area, so the girls and I had to find lots of creative ways to keep ourselves occupied. When Little C asked me if we could pull out her little pink sewing machine and give it a whirl again, of course I agreed! We made the sweetest little fabric purse – she did most of the sewing – and I wanted to share the tutorial of how to make it with you today. This video will help you learn how to sew an adorable, easy fabric purse with a jeweled flower embellishment. I’m also sharing my tips on how to teach kids to sew!Continue reading