I’m So Fancy, Make Up Bag Pattern

"I'm so Fancy" Make Up bag sewing pattern with free printable!

 This project was met by hysterical laughs from my 18 year old daughter today when I told her to go get me some “fancy” stuff to put in the make up bag.  “Mom, why do you know this song?” she asked in between gasps for air.  Apparently I’m just REALLY old to her. But if… 

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Patchwork Scarf Tutorial

Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

This post appeared first on the Dear Stella Fabrics Blog I’m so excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for this patchwork scarf.  The scarf is made from the new Dear Stella Emerson fabric line… which I ADORE!  As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make something… 

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DIY Padded Camera Lens Case

Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

  Sometimes when I travel I like to carry my camera around my neck and an extra lens in my purse/backpack instead of carrying my large camera bag around with me.  The only problem with this is that sometimes the lenses can get jostled around a bit and need to be protected.  I’ve had these… 

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DIY Glitter Rose Headband

DIY Glitter Rose Headband on polkadotchair.com

Thanks to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for providing the supplies for today’s tutorial. After a few weeks of feeling like I’m interrupted every 5 minutes while I’m trying to work, I have decided to take an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” stance on Summer and am enlisting the help of my kids… 

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Paper Flower Mason Jar Craft Idea

Paper Flower Mason Jar Craft Idea on polkadotchair.com

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 Sewing Pattern

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

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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Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern for Riley Blake Fabrics

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

Hi Guys! Today you can find me over at Riley Blake Fabrics Blog sharing a tutorial for these fun Summer Backpacks! They are super simple to sew up, you could make up a bunch quickly if you wanted to. I designed them for kids to have something simple to tote around with them all summer. In… 

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50 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

50 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas on polkadotchair.com

Mother’s Day 2014 is Sunday May 11th. That’s in less than two weeks!!  I don’t know why but it seems like it totally snuck up on me this year! Some of my favorite things to create are handmade gifts. It seems I’m always scrolling thorough Pinterest looking for new ideas for gifts to make. I’ve… 

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Bow Front Clutch Sewing Tutorial

Bow Front Clutch Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

This clutch is the project that I taught in my class at SNAP Conference last weekend.  I’m posting it here to share will all of you!   I had a great time teaching at SNAP, y’all know I love that conference.  I feel like I was able to really focus in on what I want… 

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DIY Hair Ties, a Gift Idea

DIY Hair Tie Gift Idea & free printable "Life is too short to have boring hair" gift cards

This post is sponsored by Hairbow Supplies Etc, but the work, opinions and ideas are 100% mine.  As I say this, I might date myself… but I remember when my oldest daughter was a baby, trying to find supplies to make GIANT (and I mean giant) hairbows for her.  The supplies were hard to find,… 

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