Category Archives: Sewing

The Best *Free* Baby Gift Tutorials from Around the Web

To make the list, the tutorials needed to be useful, adorable, free, super easy, use small amounts of materials, and be fast to make. Like I woke up late Saturday morning, and the shower’s at 2pm and I don’t have a gift yet, fast to make. Click photos to go to the source and get […]
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A One Yard Baby Gift

I love giving, but sometimes I get gift anxiety.  What if they don’t like it?  What if they think I’m cheap? What if I spent all that time and it doesn’t come out right? These feelings could all be avoided if I just went to the store and purchased something and gave them the gift […]
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Crocheted Half Circle Rug

When I finished the rug, DH said, “What do you think of it?” What do I think?  I love it!  I hugged it when you weren’t looking.  I did dances around it, took off my socks so I could really feel it under my feet.  Knowing how he feels about crochet, I only said, “I think it […]
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Brandon’s Dinosaur Backpack

Back before we started Heather’s room project, I stitched up Brandon a kindergarten sized backpack.  He loves green and dinosaurs so I dug through my stash to see what I could find.  I had already been to 3 stores and decided that it was hard to find a quality back pack that was affordable too. […]
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Sew a Child’s Painting Smock: Tutorial

In an effort to save money on school supplies, I’m stitching up a painting smock for Brandon, the Kindergartener. I started by following this tutorial.  It is excellent!  I made some changes since Brandon is too big for this size and I didn’t have any oil cloth in my stash. I did a quick search […]
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Sewing Rooms, Craft Areas, and the Home Office

Prepare to lose all respect for me. This was my office/sewing studio/school room.  It was a mess. (It’s a different kind of mess now.) I forget the actual measurements of the room, but it’s something like 20 feet by 17 feet. If I wanted to get nothing accomplished today I would go measure it for […]
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Doll “Quilt As You Go” Tutorial

This adorable doll quilt is the perfect companion to our dollar tree Doll Bassinet/ Moses Basket. Tutorial here. I used the leftover scraps from the basket to complete it.  It took about an hour from start to finish. This same technique can be used to make quilted bibs and larger throws for real babies or […]
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Doll Bassinet or Moses Basket Tutorial

Wouldn’t a little girl you know be delighted with a new dolly and a basket to carry her in? For an experienced seamstress, this project takes about 2 hours.  Plan a little more time if you are new at this. You will need:  1 dollar tree basket.  This one is about 11 inches long by […]
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Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial

I’ve had fabric and pillow forms hanging around my house waiting for me to be fabulous with them.  I had dreams of invisible zippers and piping.  But at this stage in my life (you know–6 kids including 2 toddlers and 4 jobs besides taking care of my home and family) fabulous just isn’t in my […]
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Summer Transformation Challenge and Checking In

We are back from Reunion and I have some photos and video to post later from Heather’s baptism.  What a lovely, glorious day!  I’ve been busy catching up on laundry and housework since then. I also joined Holly’s Summer Transformation Challenge (STC) over at Club FYM.  I love it over there and writing in my […]
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