The Liberty Tee – a t-shirt sewing pattern refashion

The Liberty Tee, a t-shirt sewing pattern refashion on polkadotchair.com

Today I’m going to share with you the results of my “selfish sewing” initiative for the month of July. With summer here I find myself wanting simple but stylish t-shirts to wear… Something that I can throw on quickly in all of this summer heat (although I’ve heard the polar vortex is coming back this… 

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Project Teen – Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

  This week the preview copy of my book showed up in the mail!  I knew it was coming and walked around all day feeling both insanely nervous and really excited. It all seems a bit surreal to me that I wrote a book… even typing that feels a little strange to me.  After I… 

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PDF Sewing Patterns Updates

Retro Travel Bag Sewing Pattern updates

I recently received an email from someone who purchased the Retro Travel Bag Sewing pattern, asking why there were not printable pattern pieces included with the pattern. Honestly I had never thought of including pattern pieces before as I personally like to deal with cutting out rectangles rather than pattern pieces. As I got to… 

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Saturday Snapshots and Weekend Links

Craft South Patchwork Weekend

Well I think it’s time for another Saturday Snapshots post… I always mean to share these once a week but never seem to prioritize the time to sit down and write up the post. This week it really started to feel like Summer… I was sewing the other afternoon and thought “hurry up, you have… 

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Summertime Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

Summertime Pocket Placemat Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

  Hi guys!! Today is my day to guest post over at Tatertots and Jello and I’m sharing a sewing tutorial for these Summertime Pocket Placemats. We love to eat outside in the summertime!  I’ve been wanting some placemats that we can take outside that are easy to clean (bbq can get messy)…not wanting to… 

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Red, White and Blue DIY Dish Towels & over 100 Red, White & Blue Crafts!!

Red White and Blue Dish towels - would be cute to make for the 4th of July!

  Hi Guys! I’ve got a fun new blog post idea to share with you today. Not only am I going to share with you how to make a red, white and blue quilt block dish towel, but I’m also going to share with you over 100 Red, White & Blue Craft ideas prefect for the… 

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