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Jane Austen at Home Fabric Projects

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs as part of their Jane Austen at Home blog tour. The project and opinions are mine. There is a famous quilt in the Jane Austen home, sewn by Jane herself. It is absolutely stunning. This year, Riley Blake Designs has recreated the fabrics used in this quilt and they are so beautiful! I knew whatever I sewed needed to show off these gorgeous fabrics. A simple tote and some…

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Simple Tote Bag tutorial

Sometimes you just want a simple tote bag. They come in so handy for trips to the library, piano classes, or bringing papers back and forth from work. This Simple Tote Bag tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful and useful tote, with canvas on the bottom to allow for even more durability and style. Simple Tote Bag Tutorial Supplies and Cutting: From Exterior Fabric: Cut two pieces fabric 16 1/2″ tall X 15″ wide Lining fabric: Cut…

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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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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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Shine Bright Tote tutorial

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs, the project and opinions are my own. I absolutely loved this fabric and the message the ladies from Simple Simon and Company incorporated into it. They dedicated this line to their daughters and wanted them to know what they hope for and think of the sweet girls in their lives. I want my girls to know that I think the same things about them, so I knew I wanted…

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Scalloped skirt and floral garland with Lily fabric from Penny Rose

I am so excited to participate today on the Lily fabric tour for Penny Rose Fabrics. I had so much fun sewing up this scalloped skirt, mini tote and darling fabric banner using the pink and yellow colorways that I was provided by Penny Rose Fabrics. The first thing I thought of when I saw this fabric was pink lemonade. It’s just so happy and bright. It was almost exactly 6 years ago that I first published this skirt tutorial.…

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Custom storage containers using vinyl

 *another Cricut Design Space project as part of my Final round room makeover One of my favorite things about this whole room makeover is how the closet turned out.  I love how much storage has been added to the room, and I love how organized it is.  But mostly, I love these darling totes.  And I love how the vinyl helps disguise some of the contents in the totes while helping separate them so they can tell which one should…

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Here are the results from my sewing day yesterday.  I actually did get all 4 wallets finished.  I have started doing 2 or 3 of the same patterns inside to help speed up the process.  I take FOREVER choosing fabrics for a wallet, I thought it would be smarter to invest that time in more than just one.  I am also staging them differently, instead of cutting out 2 or 3, then sewing them up, I am cutting out 11…

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April Point of View reveal- Teacher Appreciation/ Link Party

 Are you ready to party?  Ready to get some ideas for celebrating the end of the school year, or to say “Thank You” to a wonderful teacher?  Let’s get this party started.  So many fun ideas:  For details click the links below-Gwen- Gwenny PennyLeanne- Organize and Decorate EverythingAmy- keep reading!Jonie- Just Between FriendsAshlee- I’m Topsy Turvy And now for my project: The Life’s a Beach tote bag Teachers have a hard job.  Anyone who is willing to spend their days…

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Back To School- August Point of View Reveal

Pencils are sharpened, notebooks covered, shoes laced up- it’s time for back to school! 🙂  Even if school has already started in your neck of the woods- we have some great projects to help you make the most of this fun time of year.  Click the names for the link to the contributor’s project: Gwen          Camilla          Leanne          Michelle You’re already at mine, and this month we have a terrific guest poster: Daune from Cottage in the Oaks.  She has a…

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