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PIncushion sewing Tutorials

Scraptastic and Simple QAYG Strip Pincushion

I was sent some Poly-fil bags to use to participate in the 80th birthday celebration for Fairfield World. The project and opinions are all my own. Years ago I made myself a brand new pincushion, one with an attached scrap bucket, out of my favorite fabrics. It hadn’t been finished a week when one of my daughters came into my sewing room, took my fabric scissors and cut through the fabric holding the scrap bucket!! I was so upset! I…

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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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Easter fabric pillow sewing Tutorials

Bunny Hop Pillow

This Bunny Hop Pillow was first published April 9, 2011 and was updated 3/7/2020. This bunny hop pillow continues to be one of my favorite Spring decorations. With reverse applique and just a bit of piecing this pillow has a sophisticated look while being fairly simple to execute. I am updating the post a bit from it’s original publication to reflect new measurements and clearer images. Bunny Hop Pillow Tutorial All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise indicated. Supplies: Fabric-…

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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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Simple Christmas Banner with the Cricut Maker

Merry and Bright Christmas Banner

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. You guys know how much I LOVE my Cricut Maker! Today, I’m going to share with you 5 reasons why I love it as well as walk you through how to make this fun Merry and Bright Christmas banner with your Cricut Maker! 5 reasons I love my Cricut Maker The first reason I love the Cricut Maker is the adaptive…

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Toddler Diaper Bag Accessories free pattern

Sew a changing pad, diapers and wipes case for your toddler's diaper bag

I designed this toddler sized diaper bag years ago and it has been such a fun thing for my girls. Last year I decided to add some accessories to go along with it so my girls could have a whole set. Whether you’re sewing for a birthday, getting head start on Christmas gifts or just feel like making something fun and special for a little one in your life, a bag and diaper bag accessories will make your sweet girl’s…

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Back to School Lunch Money Pouch with Cricut

Personalized lunch money pouches make lunch time fun.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post also contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission for sales made through those links at no additional cost to you.   Do you ever send your kids to school with money for lunch hoping it will actually make it where it is meant to go? Keep the money safe and sound by sewing a Back to…

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Quilt Block Hot Pad and Trivet Set

This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions. The project and opinions are my own. I am always on the hunt for a useful and beautiful gift idea. And if that gift idea is quick to make and economical to boot- it’s totally a win. This hot pad and trivet set is both useful and beautiful. Using traditional quilt blocks as the foundation of these utilitarian items makes them both lovely and timeless. This free pattern will show you all you…

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Rainbow Wool Applique Pincushion

I recently had my stash of Riley Blake Designs woven wool pulled out to create a project (you can find the Patriotic Hoop Pattern here) and while it was out I decided to design a new pincushion for my sewing space. I had made one years ago, and while I like the shape of it, one of my kids had taken my sewing scissors to the hanging flap and it has never been the same. Since I have been having…

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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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