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Cross Back Apron Tutorial

These aprons first made their debut years ago on the Riley Blake Design blog. My girls have absolutely loved them and I have loved that they are so easy to put on and wear. So, I decided it was time to share this Cross back Apron Tutorial on my blog with some updated pictures and clarified steps to help you make your own. The first inspiration for this project was on the blog Brown Eyes + Blue and I loved…

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Toddler Backpack with In the Forest fabric

Sew a toddler sized backpack or pillow cover from In the Forest fabrics

The fabric for the Toddler Backpack and pillow in this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs as part of the In The Forest blog tour. The project and opinions are all my own. You are going to love the darling prints in this In the Forest line. The animals, the colors, and the pillow panels are all so much fun! I loved the idea of making something geared a little more toward young boys. However, my girls have been…

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How to Sew a Small DIY Sling Bag for Kids

Sewing a simple small sling bag for your kids is fast and easy with this quick and free tutorial. In fact, this small sling bag pattern is so easy – a beginning sewist could easily sew one together, making this a perfect project for a rainy afternoon, a craft camp or just as a chance to get your budding sewist excited about sewing her very own tote. I first designed this pattern three years ago and my daughters still use…

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Celebration Table Runner

   In our family, when one of the children has a birthday we celebrate them in one way by allowing them to pick out a few of their favorite treats and snacks that we put on display and allow them to eat throughout their special day.(of course they are expected to share with their siblings too!)  However, once the presents were opened, I felt like the jars of treats looked lonely on the table by themselves, so I decided to…

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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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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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Twill Ribbon Headbands

This post first appeared on the Ribbon Retreat blog.  I was given product to complete the project, but the ideas and opinions are my own. I love these simple headbands, they require few materials, are easy and quick to assemble and are easy enough, kids can make them.  They would be a fantastic party activity, great for craft camps or just to make on a day when you need something creative and fun to do. Ready to make one?  Let’s…

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Wonderland Tiered Pillowcase Dress Tutorial

Welcome Friends!  I’m so excited to share with you this fun fabric today- oh, and a cute pillowcase dress made out of it as well, as part of the blog hop celebrating Wonderland Fabric by Melissa Mortensen for Riley Blake Designs! My sweet friend Melissa from the blog Polka Dot Chair is a relatively new designer for Riley Blake Designs, in fact, this is only her second line of fabric- which I’m sure would surprise you when you get a…

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Flower Art Piece made with Cricut Explore- and a video

Today we’re going to discuss this art piece I created for my girls’ room.  I’m not going to lie- it took a bit of time and some playing around to get just the right feel.  I made a lot more flowers than I ended up using and adjusted the sizes of some, either before I cut them out- or by leaving out some of the petals to make it a bit smaller. The flowers come from a few different Image…

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