Mastering Zipper Techniques- A FREE Online Sewing Class from Craftsy

Let’s Talk Zippers

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’m going to share with you a fun little project that I’ve agreed… 

Read More »

DIY Monogrammed Memo Board made from an acoustic ceiling tile, super easy!

DIY Monogrammed Memo Board

A big thanks to SayitwithApplique.com for providing supplies for today’s project! This memo board project has been sitting on my “to do” list for over a year now and I’m so glad to finally be able to check it off my list!  A couple of years ago we redid my daughters room (you can see… 

Read More »

Summertime Pocket Placemat Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Summertime Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

  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… 

Read More »

Modern Country Kitchen Inspiration Board

Modern Country Kitchen Inspiration

  Do you ever feel like your house is just one stream of never ending projects?  You finish one and then you’re on to another. Once you work your way through the whole house it’s time to go back and start again!  One of the big projects we’ve had on our list for about 3… 

Read More »

DIY Summer Journal and Free "Adventure is Out There" Printable on polkadotchair.com

DIY Summer Journal

    This post first appeared on Skip to My Lou as a part of their Fun Crafts for Kids Series. I find it very very easy to slip into a lazy routine during the summer. It seems like we always start out the summer  with good intentions with schedules, and reading times and chores,… 

Read More »

How to Clean an Outdoor Rug on polkadotchair.com

How to clean an Outdoor Rug

Today I’ve got a fun household tip for you, how to clean an outdoor rug. I’ve been pretty clear in the past that organizing and housekeeping are not two of my strengths.  not. at. all.  So when I find something that actually works for me, aside from that being borderline miraculous, I figure  that it’s… 

Read More »

40 Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorials

40 Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorials

I LOVE making zip pouches!! They make PERFECT gifts, sew up quickly and are easily customizable. With a simple zip pouch sewing tutorial you can make a million different cute and clever gifts for your friends! I’ve rounded up 40 of my favorite Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorials to share with you today… which one is… 

Read More »

Metro Shirt Sewing Pattern

Selfish Sewing

A lot has been on my mind with regards to the “blog world” lately. After attending both SNAP and Quilt Market in a months time I found myself really thinking (and somewhat confused) about what makes a good blog, and what direction I want my blog to go.  I think right now there are two… 

Read More »

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

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

  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… 

Read More »

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

Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern

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… 

Read More »

October Afternoon Halloween Fabric

New Fabrics from Quilt Market part 2

This is the second part of my quilt market fabrics recap to see part one click here.. to see my quilt market recap click here. Okay, I’ve got lots yummy fabric for you to ogle at today.  At market after the stress of the Cotton and Steel booth sample spree, I was a little bit… 

Read More »

DIY Monogrammed Pocket T-Shirt

DIY Monogrammed Pocket T Shirt

A great big thank you to SayitwithApplique.com for providing the supplies for, and sponsoring this tutorial! All work and opinions are 100% mine. Last year my oldest daughter came to me and said “Mom, I found a new project for your blog!” She proceeded to show me some photos of t-shirts with colorful pockets sewn on…. 

Read More »

Summer-Stash-Giveaway

Summer Stash Giveaway

  Are you ready for some amazing giveaways? Summer is a great time for crafting – so I’ve gotten together with some of my friends to help you add to your stash with this giant Summer Stash Giveaway! This is so much fun. Eighteen of us have gathered some of our favorite crafting supplies together… 

Read More »

Navy + Gold Guest Bedroom Decorating Ideas on polkadotchair.com

Navy + Gold Guest Bedroom

I am so excited to reveal our Guest Bedroom Redo!! We (and when I say we, I mean my husband and me as he did just about as much as I did for this project) have been working very hard to turn this room into something that we hope our guests will love!  We decided… 

Read More »

Paper Flower Mason Jar Craft Idea on polkadotchair.com

Paper Flower Mason Jar Craft Idea

A big thanks to We R Memory Keepers for providing the supplies for this project. This post contains affiliate links.  Today I have a quick, fun, idea for a Mason Jar gift for you! I took a plain Mason Jar and dressed it up a bit by adding an easy to make paper flower! I… 

Read More »