easy & beautiful DIY fleece blankets

These fleece blankets are gorgeous! How to make easy trimmed fleece blankets. Great DIY Christmas or holiday gift idea!

I was browsing my local Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day, waiting for my number to be called for the cut line. While helping my daughter figure out how many people were in between us (number 97) and the number currently being served (81), I noticed a section of new fabric–the softest, most beautiful fleece I’ve ever seen in […]

free sewing pattern for Belle princess dress up apron

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Belle (Beauty and the Beast) princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

Ok, it’s time for the last of the free princess dress up apron patterns (at least for now): Belle. This one is my favorite! I added a ruffle at the neckline and flounces on the skirt to make it look just like Belle’s ball gown from Beauty and the Beast (well, maybe not just like the ball gown, […]

free sewing pattern for Elsa dress up apron

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Elsa (Frozen) princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

Today’s free princess dress up apron pattern is Elsa. Yep, with today’s pattern you can give your daughter a reason to start singing “Let It Go” again (you know you’ve missed it). Remember, so far there are 4 different free princess apron patterns available. Click here for the Snow White apron, here for the Rapunzel apron, here for the […]

free sewing pattern for Rapunzel dress up apron

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make this Rapunzel (Tangled) princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

My daughter got invited to a princess birthday party a few weeks ago and she went dressed as Rapunzel. When asked why she liked Rapunzel, my five year old sweetie answered: because she can tie people up with her hair. And I guess that’s what I get for teaching my daughter that what you do […]

free sewing pattern for Snow White princess dress up apron

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Snow White princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

I’ve always been a little conflicted about the whole princess thing for little girls. No, I don’t believe that playing princesses is going to cause my daughter to have an eating disorder or teach her that her entire life is dependent upon finding a prince. But I do think our culture is entirely too focused on […]

25 coolest things to sew for kids {DIY gift ideas!}

25 coolest things to sew for kids: toys, costumes, floor pillows, sleeping bags, and more! Great ideas for birthday gifts, Christmas presents, and everyday DIY fun.

I don’t know why it’s so fun to give handmade gifts, but it is. Fun enough that some of us sew late into the night the last few days before Christmas to get the various projects done. It might seem crazy, but thirty years later, I still remember ballet outfit my mom sewed for one of […]

stuffed animal & teddy bear robe {free sewing pattern}

This is adorable! I'm going to make some for Christmas. Free stuffed animal or teddy bear robe pattern and easy to follow sewing tutorial. How to make a DIY robe for a toy.

I mentioned a few weeks ago how much my kids love pajamas (and shared a bunch of free jammie patterns). Well, if there’s anything they love more than new pajamas for themselves, it’s new pajamas for their stuffed animals. A few years ago I made a cute fleece robe for one of the Build-a-Bears at […]

21 free sewing tutorials and patterns for kids’ pajamas

Want to sew Christmas pajamas this year? This is the best collection of free kids' pj sewing tutorials and patterns. Perfect handmade gift idea!

My little kids are obsessed with pajamas. I could make (or buy) them an entire wardrobe of new clothes and they wouldn’t be nearly as excited as they are about one pair of pjs. They especially love getting new pajamas on Christmas Eve, and I’m happy to accommodate since jammies are fun and easy to […]