the play-all-day dress: free girls’ dress pattern in 6 sizes

free sewing pattern for this easy girls' play dress pattern in 6 different sizes! 4-14

I have a fun freebie for you guys today: it’s the Play All Day girls’ dress pattern. This pattern is designed to be the absolutely easiest way to make a basic knit dress for a girl. And when I say easy, I mean easy. The first time you make one it will probably take about […]

DIY lace & knit infinity scarf + a sewing giveaway!

so pretty! learn how to make a soft lace & knit infinity scarf with this easy to follow sewing tutorial

My sister texted me a photo of a pretty infinity scarf a few months ago with the note “can you figure out how to make this?” She’d found a photo on pinterest, only to be disappointed that it linked to a site overseas she didn’t feel comfortable ordering from. So I told her sure, I’d […]

how to make a kids’ pillow bed {the easiest & cheapest way}

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A few weeks ago I ran across a couple “pillow bed” tutorials on Pinterest, and they looked like so much fun! People sewed together four or five pillowcases, put pillows in them, then sewed velcro on to keep the pillows from falling out. It looked like a great idea, but when I priced out pillows, pillowcases, […]

no-choke superhero cape sewing tutorial

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There are lots of tutorials online for superhero capes, with good reason – it’s amazing how much fun kids can have with them. But I always worry about anything that ties around a child’s neck – other kids don’t realize that if they grab hold of a cape the wearer can end up hurt. So when […]

20 gifts to sew for teens (that they’ll actually like!) + a giveaway

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I know it’s not even Halloween, but I’m planning for Christmas already so I can give myself time to sew some gifts for my kids. As I mentioned earlier this week, the older your kids get the harder it is to find gifts you can make that they’ll actually like. I’ve been searching for ideas, […]

free pattern for easy to sew teddy bear clothes (build-a-bear)

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Growing up with four older brothers, my daughter doesn’t have as many “girly” toys as she’d probably like. That’s ok with me – I love watching her play with LEGOS and trains and all those other things hers brothers have enjoyed – but I recently realized that out of the boxful of Build-a-Bear clothes we […]

felt kermit and miss piggy dollss {muppets most wanted}

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This post is sponsored by Disney and Blueprint Social. My entire family loves the newest Muppets movie: Muppets Most Wanted. It’s witty and clever and completely hilarious – one of those very rare movies that are truly fun for all ages – when you can please adults, a 3 year old, and a teenager you know […]