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How to Sew Simple Fabric Treat Bags

Simple fabric treat bags are such a fun project to make. Using fun themed fabric means they will not only serve to hold the treat, they can be a decorating element as well! Whether for a class room, for friends or a fun party favor, these are so quick to make up, you can whip up how ever many you might need in no time. If you want to embellish them, I will have the patterns for the ones I…

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Mr. Owl and Friends Crossbody bag

The moment I saw this Mr. Owl and friends Tootsie Roll fabric, I knew immediately I wanted to make some sort of pouch or bag. I love the bright colors and the fun candy theme of this fabric. I’ve been wanting to create a simple cross body bag for a while and a Mr. Owl and friends Crossbody bag seemed like a perfect way to show off this fun fabric. Mr. Owl and Friends Fabric The red and navy backgrounds…

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Embellished Trick Or Treat Bag Pattern

What is better than sending your little trick or treaters out on Halloween night and seeing their faces light up as they fill their bags with candy? Watching them do it with a totally adorable, embellished trick or treat bag!! This pattern will show you how to make a darling trick or treat bag that is perfect for carrying around as they gather all those delicious bites.*Supplies for this post were provided by Therm O Web and Riley Blake Designs.…

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Teacher Lunch Bags featuring Sunnyside Ave fabrics

* fabrics for these teacher lunch bags were provided by Riley Blake Designs all opinions are my own. When I first saw Amy Smart‘s new fabric line Sunnyside Ave there were two things I thought of – summer picnics with my best friend when I was in elementary school, and of course teachers – because of the darling apple prints. These darling teacher lunch bags could easily be used for either. I imagine my girls with them swinging from their…

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DIY Toddler Backpack: Free Pattern Update

One of the best parts of what I do as a sewing blogger is work with new fabric lines from Riley Blake Designs. They send me the fabric and I get to make something with it. Hopefully, something you will want to make too- so it’s a win-win-win situation. 🙂 The moment I saw this Derby Days fabric by Melissa Mortenson I knew exactly what I would make with it. A Toddler sized backpack for my “horsey” obsessed 2 year…

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Pretend Play DIY Diaper Bag Tutorial

This post originally appeared on the Riley Blake Designs blog.  The fabric was provided by Riley Blake Designs, but the DIY diaper bag pattern is my original design. If you would like the downloadable PDF version you can purchase it for $3 in my Etsy shop here. My two year old daughter loves to play with her baby dolls.  She rocks them and feeds them and is always changing their diapers.  So, I decided that this Christmas, she needed a…

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zipper pouch for washi tape

Once I got started sewing things for my planner, I knew a must have would be a pouch for my washi tape. Now, I realize that you can throw washi tape into any zipper pouch and it would be just fine.  I just didn’t want to have to dig through the pouch, or pull out all the washi to see what I have.  I also realize that for most planner addicts out there, eight rolls of washi is a ridiculous…

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Ruffle Top Drawstring Backpack

When I was asked to participate in the Anne of Green Gables blog hop, I was thrilled.  I love Anne and her optimism and strength. This ruffle top drawstring bag is a simple project to sew and a great way to use these beautiful fabrics.Let’s get right into it, shall we? Ruffle Top Drawstring Backpack Supplies:2/3 yard main exterior print (green floral)2/3 yard interior print (raspberry ticking)1/4 yard accent print for ruffle and pocket flap (light pink quote fabric)1/4 yard…

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Posy Garden Lined drawstring bag tutorial

I am so excited to be on the Posy Garden blog hop!  I have been looking forward to this for a long time and have been trying to come up with the perfect project to show off this beautiful fabric.  I decided to create some fun gift pouches I plan on using as favors at a brunch I’m hoping to pull off the first week the kids go back to school.  These lined drawstring bags are simple to make and…

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The Greatest Adventures Await with this Simple Sling Bag Tutorial

The first time I saw this line of fabric, I knew just what I wanted to make with it.  A fun, simple sling bag that would be loved and used often, but so easy to make I wouldn’t feel bad when it got dirty, worn and loved. This Greatest Adventure fabric just screams summer adventures to me and is available now in retail stores.  And if you want to make a simple Sling Bag of your own, read on.  This…

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