Pocket Pillow Sewing Pattern

Sewing Pattern for an "On the Go Reading Pillow" a cute pocket pillow for kids

Today I’m going to share with you one of my very favorite sewing tutorials of all time. The tutorial for this On The Go Pocket Reading Pillow first appeared on this blog way back in  2011, way before many of you were readers.  I’m reposting it for you today so that those of you that… 

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DIY Embellished Dish Towel

DIY Embellished Dish Towel tutorial by Melissa of polkadotchair.com

This Embellished Dish Towel tutorial first appeared on Flamingo Toes as a part of their Scrap Busting Series. Make sure you pop on over there to check out all of the other great scrap busting projects that were shared. I’m really excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for an embellished dish towel…. 

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & TV Appearance

15 Clever Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Mom - perfect for a last minute gift!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 10th! If you haven’t thought of a gift to give your mom I’ve got a few last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for you today, 15 of them involve Mason Jars.  If you like this post you may also enjoy this post with 50 DIY gifts for Mom.  Yesterday I was… 

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Mother’s Day Mason Jar Gift Ideas {and free printable tags}

Cute Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Mother's Day {and free printable tags} on polkadotchair.com

For today’s 10 Minute Tuesday project I’ll be sharing a clever way to package a gift card for a Mother’s Day Gift.  If you like this project you may also like the “I Love You Mom” baked goods gift idea and this post on 50 DIY Gift Ideas for Mom.    Finding a thoughtful gift… 

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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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Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Free Printable Tags & Giveaway!

Use a bit of creative packaging and these cute free printable tags to dress up some treats purchased at the grocery store to make a cute and fun gift for Mom!

The cute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas are sponsored by Rich Products as a part of their #GiveBakery Campaign.  All work, opinions and hair-brained ideas are 100% mine. I think that Mother’s Day might just be the sweetest holiday all year.  I remember several years ago, we were flying on Mother’s Day and I was traveling with… 

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Monogram Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial

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

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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Upcycled T Shirt Baby Blanket

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

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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DIY Embellished Pocket Tees

DIY Pocket Tees

One of the simple tricks that I love that allows me to get more stuff “done” is to start with a premade item and then embellish or change it up. Today, for Ten Minute Tuesday, I’m going to show you how to embellish a simple t-shirt with a bit of sewing and applique. I’ve used the “trick”… 

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Dressed like a Daydream – DIY Tote Bag

DIY Applique Tote Bag with "Dressed Like a Daydream" Quote- how cute!

  All I can say after you read this post is that you can tell I’ve got teenagers in the house with Taylor Swift on consistent repeat.  To tell you the truth I kinda like it… I spend the entire month of January walking around the house singing “Baby I’m a nightmare dressed like a… 

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Valentine Gifts for Him, a Printable Gift Card

A free "punny" Valentine Gift Card Printable for the guy in your life!

  Head’s UP! Valentine’s Day is this Saturday! If you haven’t had the chance to pick something up for your special guy yet, I’ve got a little project that may just help you out!   I give you the “punny”  – “I don’t want 5 guys, just you” free printable Valentine. This project also kicks… 

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Sweetheart Zip Pouch: Valentine’s Day Sewing Projects

Sweetheart Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.. a cute and simple Valentine's Day Sewing Project

  Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me a bit.  I don’t know why but it shouldn’t. It’s such a pleasant and happy holiday.  A full day devoted to apprecating those around us that we love.  We get the whole family involved with a “fancy” dinner at home and lots of chocolate for… 

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Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Baby Doll Quilt Sewing Tutorial

      A few days before I needed to send off “the” Christmas package to my family out west, I decided that I needed to throw just “one more” gift in there.  Normally I have quite a nice time planning out projects to sew for my nieces and nephews but this year I had… 

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