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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Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern for Riley Blake Fabrics

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

Hi Guys! Today you can find me over at Riley Blake Fabrics Blog sharing a tutorial for these fun Summer Backpacks! They are super simple to sew up, you could make up a bunch quickly if you wanted to. I designed them for kids to have something simple to tote around with them all summer. In… 

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50 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

50 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas on polkadotchair.com

Mother’s Day 2014 is Sunday May 11th. That’s in less than two weeks!!  I don’t know why but it seems like it totally snuck up on me this year! Some of my favorite things to create are handmade gifts. It seems I’m always scrolling thorough Pinterest looking for new ideas for gifts to make. I’ve… 

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Bow Front Clutch Sewing Tutorial

Bow Front Clutch Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

This clutch is the project that I taught in my class at SNAP Conference last weekend.  I’m posting it here to share will all of you!   I had a great time teaching at SNAP, y’all know I love that conference.  I feel like I was able to really focus in on what I want… 

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Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch Tutorial (with custom stenciled fabric)

Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

It was a long and horrible winter, have you heard??? I’m sure you didn’t hear me complain about the cold dark winter at all huh?!? (ha! who are we kidding?) The winter started early and lasted FOREVER, in fact we are under a freeze warning today…. AUGHH! Totally NOT normal for Kentucky… but I digress…. 

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DIY Jewelry Box Makeover

Jewelry Box Redo using Chalky Finish Paint

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  My youngest daughter turns 13 this weekend. I can not believe it, I now have 3 teenagers and no more little kids! I’m seriously not old enough for… 

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Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch at Tatertots & Jello

Seersucker & Leather Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hello everyone!! I’m excited to announce that you can find me over at Tatertots & Jello as one of their newest contributors! My first project goes up today,  I’m sharing a tutorial for this Fold Over Seersucker & Leather clutch. It’s made from one of my favorite summertime fabrics, seersucker. Nothing quite says summer in… 

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