Simple Summer Skirt Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Simple Summer Skirt

Today I’m very excited to participate in a very special blog series.  The girls over at Simple Simon & Co have come up with a sewing charity project that is very close to their hearts.  Liz and Elizabeth have had first hand experience working with girls in the foster care system and know some of… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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…. 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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25 DIY Gifts for Dad

25 DIY Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is coming up and you don’t need to be  intimidated to make Dad a special gift for Father’s Day.  I’ve rounded up 25 ideas of great gifts to make for Dad… from simple projects to ones that require a bit more of your creative time, hopefully you’ll find something to make that both Dad… 

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Dad's Travel Bag, a free tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Dad’s Travel Bag Sewing Pattern

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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Cotton and Steel Fabric, Hatbox

Quilt Market New Fabrics part One

  I’m still processing my first Quilt Market experience.  Trying to sort out new ideas and inspiration and prioritize tasks and potential new projects. It’s crazy when you have a blog, so much of what you do is decided by what YOU want to do. Except for when I’m dealing with a deadline, what I work… 

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Polka Dot Pinwheels Quiet Book Page Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Pretty Pinwheels Quiet Book Page

  All year long the Riley Blake Fabrics Cutting Corners Blog has been sharing patterns so that you can make your very own quiet book.  Each week a different designer shares their idea for a pattern for a page in the book. This week it’s my turn, and I’m over there sharing a tutorial to… 

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