the easy tee {the anthropology lace front version + FREE raglan pattern}

***Be sure to read the original easy tee post for basic t-shirt construction tips*** Here’s another version of the raglan sleeve easy tee for you – and this is my favorite one yet! I don’t always LOVE everything I sew – sometimes things look a lot better in my head or at the sewing machine than they […]

the easy tee {add a peter pan collar} + free pattern!

Hi guys! I told you a few weeks ago when I shared the original easy tee tutorial that if it looked like there was interest in a downloadable pattern I’d put one together – a couple of you asked for it, so here it is! I have a printable PDF pattern for this super easy […]

{kids can do it!} stuffed animal superhero mask and cape

Want more stuffed animal ideas? Find patterns for super easy stuffed animal pajamas and a matching sleeping bag. And then get all those animals tidied up and off the ground with a DIY stuffed animal swing. If your kids are anything like mine, the wonder of summer is starting to wear off. The long, glorious […]

sew: kid size travel pillows with carrying case and velcro pocket

We recently drove 14 hours each way to spend a few weeks visiting family. My kids insist on bringing their pillows along on every long car trip we take. They NEED them, they say, to get comfy while they’re reading books or watching movies on the ride. I can understand, but we really don’t have […]

make a sleeping bag for a stuffed animal

*This post originally appeared at* My son has a monkey named Jim from Build-a-Bear Workshop, and he wants Jim to have every single accessory that store carries. Since that’s obviously out of the question, I decided to make Jim a sleeping bag complete with a built in pillow that he can snuggle into at […]

sew: the runway shortie {free pattern download!}

*This post originally appeared at the Ribbon Retreat blog* I love the look of jumpers/rompers/shorties that I keep seeing on the runway, but there is no way I could ever pull one off, even if I wanted to. You know who can? My baby girl. She can pull off just about anything, so I decided […]

sew: car visor organizer {from a fat quarter}

If you’ve been following along with my Take Great Photos of Your Newborn series, you’ll know we’ve already covered the basics and three simple poses, and are about ready to dive into posing the baby with family members, editing, and a fun how-to-get-this-shot. But I decided to take a short break from photography to bring […]

sew: stuffed animal jammies {free pattern!}

After I made a sleeping bag for my son’s monkey, Jim, I decided he needed some new jammies to go with his new sleeping bag, so I drafted a quick pattern and whipped up a pair. They fit all the various Build-a-Bears at our house, and since I made them from scraps, they were a […]