Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Summer Clutch

Sewing Pattern for a Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a simple Lilly Pulitzer inspired Clutch.  If you like this project you may also enjoy this Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch tutorial and this tutorial for a Bow Front Zip Pouch. I’ve been a big admirer of the Lilly Pulitzer brand for a long time, I don’t actually own… 

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Felt Ball Necklace Tutorial

DIY Felt Ball Statement Necklace tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Hey there!! It’s 10 minute Tuesday again!! Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial to create this Felt Ball Necklace. It’s really simple to make (hence the 10 minute project) and would be a great statement necklace. Most of my clothes are pretty simple.  I’m more picky about how things fit than anything else, and… 

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DIY Monogrammed Converse Chuck Taylors

How to monogram your converse!

  It’s January so I guess it’s time to get back into the swing of things. I admit that I’ve done a lot of nothing the last few weeks.  My daughter was home from college and most of my extended family has been out-of-town all month, so things have been really quiet around here.  I… 

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DIY Fabric Headband

DIY Fabric Headband Sewing Pattern on polkadotchair.com

Don’t you hate trying to decide how to fix your hair when you’re on vacation? I designed these DIY Fabric headbands using Liberty of London Fabric to help me tame my hair when I’m traveling. If you like this sewing tutorial you may also like this Liberty T-Shirt Sewing Project and these cute printables that… 

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A bit more about Project Teen

Study Pillow Sewing Pattern- love the pockets!

I thought I’d pop in here and share with you a bit more about my book, Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew. I promise I won’t be inundating you with book related posts over the next few months, but I know that personally I like to have a good… 

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DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf

DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Today I’m going to share with you the first project of a really fun blog series that I’ll be involved in this fall. I’m very exited about it and think that… 

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I’m So Fancy, Make Up Bag Pattern

"I'm so Fancy" Make Up bag sewing pattern with free printable!

 This project was met by hysterical laughs from my 18 year old daughter today when I told her to go get me some “fancy” stuff to put in the make up bag.  “Mom, why do you know this song?” she asked in between gasps for air.  Apparently I’m just REALLY old to her. But if… 

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Patchwork Scarf Tutorial

Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

This post appeared first on the Dear Stella Fabrics Blog I’m so excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for this patchwork scarf.  The scarf is made from the new Dear Stella Emerson fabric line… which I ADORE!  As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make something… 

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DIY Padded Camera Lens Case

Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

  Sometimes when I travel I like to carry my camera around my neck and an extra lens in my purse/backpack instead of carrying my large camera bag around with me.  The only problem with this is that sometimes the lenses can get jostled around a bit and need to be protected.  I’ve had these… 

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DIY Glitter Rose Headband

DIY Glitter Rose Headband on polkadotchair.com

Thanks to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for providing the supplies for today’s tutorial. After a few weeks of feeling like I’m interrupted every 5 minutes while I’m trying to work, I have decided to take an “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” stance on Summer and am enlisting the help of my kids… 

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Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern

Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

This project first appeared on the Riley Blake Fabrics Blog. Check their site every Wednesday for a new sewing tutorial from one of their Design Team members!  When I saw this Riley Blake Girl Crazy fabric I immediately had thoughts of summer, with lazy days out by the pool and afternoons spent exploring.  I decided… 

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Dad’s Travel Bag Sewing Pattern

Dad's Travel Bag, a free tutorial on polkadotchair.com

BERNINA asked that my next project for WeAllSew.com be something for Dad for Father’s Day.  At first I was a little nervous at the thought of  coming up with something to sew for a guy. After I thought about it for a little bit, I decided it would be a fun challenge to come up with… 

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