Ariel Halloween Costume

DIY Ariel Halloween Costume

Sewing Halloween costumes for my kids has always been one of my all time favorite projects. I have always loved taking them to the store to flip through costume patterns, sometimes as early as August, then planning and scheming what costumes they would want that year. Even though I always tried to get an early… 

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Trick or Treat Bag Sewing Tutorial

Trick or Treat Tote Bag Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

This post first appeared on Tatertots & Jello. I’m bringing it back home to share it with all of you! Make sure you visit Tatertots & Jello  for lots of FABULOUS DIY and Craft ideas! It may be just over a week until Halloween but you’ve still got time for this last minute Halloween Idea!!!… 

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Visit me at Quilt Market!

Melissa-Mortenson-Quilt-Market

  (photo from iPhone) If you will be at Quilt Market in Houston this week I’d love to see you!! I’ll be debuting my new fabric line Derby Style and signing copies of my book, Project Teen. I’ve been busy prepping samples for the booth and have a few things that I can’t wait to share… 

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Study Pillow

Study Pillow sewing patter from Project Teen

One of my favorite projects from Project Teen is the Study Pillow sewing pattern.  One day I watched as my daughter lugged a pillow, books, pens, iPhone, headphones and some snacks outside so that she could go study. She had the hardest time getting everything out there without dropping it all, and I remember thinking to myself… 

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Guide to PreCut Fabrics and Common Quilting Terms

Free online guide to Pre-Cut Fabrics, and handy sewing reference guide

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine   Do you ever read a sewing or quilting pattern and feel like you… 

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Project Teen Book Tour and Gift Tag Blog Hop

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson - 21 Projects to Sew that Teens and Tweens will actually LOVE!

Hi Everyone! I’m so excited, because this week is the “Book Tour” for “Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love“!  I’ve loved sharing with you a little bit about the book and some of my inspiration while writing it, and now I’m excited for you to see what others have to say about the… 

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Witches Silhouette Halloween Pillow Pattern

"Witches Silhouette" A Halloween Pillow Pattern from polkadotchair.com

This month I’m very excited to be participating in the Sew Crazy Challenge with Amber over at Crazy Little Projects. For the challenge I designed this simple Witches Silhouette Halloween pillow. I love decorating with black and white at Halloween and thought that this would be a fun addition to my Ghastly Halloween pillows from… 

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Free Motion Quilting Class Special Offer

Free Motion Quilting Patterns, from Craftsy's Small Changes, Big Variety Class

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine Today I find myself sharing with you a somewhat imperfect work in progress and not a… 

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Trick or Treat Bag at Tatertots & Jello

Trick or Treat Tote Bag Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

It’s about that time again!!! Halloween!! It’s one of the times of the year that I feel the most creative.. something about Halloween makes me feel like I want to sew! I’ve got quite an impressive collection of Halloween fabrics. I have a tendency to pick up a bit of Halloween as I find it… 

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Introducing Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson

Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs

Today I’m insanely excited and insanely terrified to tell you about something that I’ve been working on for most of the summer. My very first line of quilting cotton fabric! I actually came up with the idea for this line of fabric 2 years ago but then just sat and let the idea “simmer” for… 

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