Upcycle your old or sentimental t-shirts into a receiving blanket for a new baby!

Knit Fabrics Round Up

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Girl Charlee   I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading the posts I’ve shared this month on “sewing with knit fabrics”. I really enjoyed both designing the projects and researching more about sewing with knit fabrics. In case you missed it, here’s a round up of the posts shared… I’ve… 

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A cute dress to sew for teens and tweens, Coco dress pattern

A finished project: the Coco Dress Sewing Pattern

  Have you ever tried to look for church dresses for teenage girls? Let me tell ya the pickings are slim.  I just don’t think it’s very common anymore for teenage girls to wear dresses (other than sundresses) so they are usually pretty hard to come by.  We wear dresses to church on Sundays and it takes… 

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DIY Snap Up Infinity Scarf pattern by Melissa of polkadotchair.com - perfect for traveling

DIY Travel Infinity Scarf Tutorial

When I travel I always take a scarf.  They not only help you look put together, but can also come in quite handy.  Ever walk into a not so great smelling bathroom?  Just adjust your scarf to cover your nose and you’ll be much happier. Cold on a plane?  You can use it as a blanket. A… 

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Monogram Arch Top Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Monogram Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Hey there!! Remember when I said that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff going on right now?… well all of it seems like it’s coming together this week.  One of the projects that I have been working on was this Monogram Zip Pouch for Sew Mama Sew. If you’ve not been over… 

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How to Sew Easter Napkins, a free sewing pattern.

How to Sew: Easter Napkins

There has been a lot of “behind the scenes” busy-ness here lately.  One of the projects I have been working on was these Easter Napkins for BERNINA’s WeAllSew.com blog. The napkins are made from linen and quilting cotton fabric and feature an adorable little bunny rabbit appliquéd to the front. They are self binding so you can… 

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How to sew a custom Easter Basket Liner

Easter Basket Liner Pattern

This post is sponsored by ShabbyFabrics.com.  All work and opinions are 100% mine. Today I’m going to share with you how to make this custom Easter Basket Liner.  There are always so many cute Easter baskets in the stores during the Spring, but many of them don’t have a fabric liner.  I love the look of… 

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DIY Coke Can Succulent Planter- a clever way to recycle those cute mini coke cans

DIY Coke® Can Succulent Planter

Today it was 77 degrees and sunny outside. Two weeks ago it was 5 degrees and there was a foot of snow on the ground.  Am I allowed to think that Spring may have finally decided to make an appearance? The presence of 4 or 5 days with temperatures above 60 degrees has led me to believe… 

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Party Ideas for a Disney Villain Themed Crafternoon with links to free printable Disney Side party supplies

The Villains Crafternoon; A Disney Side Party

Disclosure: This post is NOT sponsored, but I did receive a big box of goodies from Disney so that I could host my own #DisneySide @Home Celebration.  It was a long winter. I know you’ve heard me bellyache about that before, but it was. I’m a person that needs to go outside and get some… 

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Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs- Cute Fabric for your next sewing project

Derby Style Fabric & Book Giveaway & Reader Survey.

Hey there!!! I think it’s about time that I giveaway some of my fabric and a copy of my book don’t you? I’m going to make you work a bit for it… don’t worry it’s easy. One of my favorite parts of blogging is diving into the statistics. I love to see how many people… 

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Upcycle your old or sentimental t-shirts into a receiving blanket for a new baby!

Upcycled T Shirt Baby Blanket

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get attached to old t-shirts.  Sometimes it’s a t-shirt that my son wore EVERYDAY or one that is a souvenir from a favorite trip.  Either way I hate to get rid of them when they’ve got a bit of sentimental value.  Today as a part of my… 

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Quilting Bee Dress pattern from "Just For You" Sewing Book

Quilting Bee Dress Sewing Pattern & Book Giveaway

Hello there!  Before you read this post I should warn you that it contains photos of both sunshine and a beach.  Consider yourself warned if you’re still buried in snow *wink* This past weekend I escaped to Cancun.  It was just a quick trip with my husbands office but it turns out that it was… 

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Sewing Tutorial to make a simple knit T-Shirt dress by Melissa Mortenson of PolkadotChair.com

T-Shirt Dress DIY

  Today I’m going to show you how to make this simple t-shirt dress by using a t-shirt that you already have as a pattern!  This dress is made from Riley Blake knit fabric with a little bit of my own Derby Style line thrown in as a fun accent. If you’re not sure about… 

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How to Sew With Knit Fabrics- Tips and Resources

How to sew with Knit Fabrics

Hello! Earlier this week I alluded to something  fun that I’ve got planned for my blog in March, a series on How to Sew Knits.  I have been struggling a bit trying to better organize the content that is shared here.  I’ve been actively blogging since 2008 and thought that I’d go back to something… 

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Wonder what type of Knit Fabric to buy for your project? Learn about all the different types of knit fabrics in Knit Fabric 101

What are the different types of Knit Fabric?

Hey guys! Today is 10 minute Tuesday and I’ve got something a little bit different to share with you. Instead of a tutorial, today during your “10 minute creative time” you’re going to learn something new!  This post is a part of a month long series on sewing with knit fabrics that you will find… 

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Crispy M&M Malted Milk Cookie Recipe- YUM!

Malted Milk Crispy M&M’s® Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyIsBack #CollectiveBias   Do you guys have a favorite treat?  I go back and forth between a few… right now it’s a toss-up between Chocolate Chip Cookies and anything with salted caramel. I absolutely love and crave anything that… 

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