Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern

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

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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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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In be “tween” Skirt Tutorial

Tween Skirt Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

As my children have grown I’ve tried to adapt my sewing projects to grow with them.  This year my youngest turned 13,  when the kids were younger I used to sew for them voraciously.   I loved making little dresses and skirts for my girls for all of their special occasions, and just for every day…. 

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DIY Jewelry Box Makeover

Jewelry Box Redo using Chalky Finish Paint

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  My youngest daughter turns 13 this weekend. I can not believe it, I now have 3 teenagers and no more little kids! I’m seriously not old enough for… 

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50 Easter Dress Sewing Ideas

50 Sewing Ideas for Easter Dresses

  There’s a running joke in my house that if it’s the night before Easter, I’m holed away in my sewing room frantically trying to finish up my girls Easter Dresses.  I have YET one year to finish early… Sewing Easter Dresses for my girls has always been one of my ALL TIME favorite sewing… 

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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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Glitz Polka Dot Fabric Giveaway

Girls Polka Dot Skirt on polkadotchair.com

With my youngest daughter now almost 13, finding appropriate Sunday clothes has become a challenge.  She’s stuck in that “inbetween” spot. Too small for teenager clothes, but wanting something more grown up than the kids stuff. I’ve started sewing up a bunch of things for her to wear to church this summer. This skirt is… 

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Pom Pom Polka Dot Pillow by A Girl and a Glue Gun

Pom Pom Polka Dot Pillow by a Girl and a Glue Gun

HI! I’m Kimbo! and i’m SUPER DUPER EXCITED to be here!!!!!! polka dots are one of my favorite things! really! most of my clothes have polka dots (polka dots…paint splatters same thing)…and i have a polka dot SOMETHING in every room of my house. i love them! So i was so excited to do a… 

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Printable Pom Pom Polka Dot Party Hats

Printable Pom Pom Polka Dot Party Hats on polkadotchair.com

Since it’s been a “polka dot party” all month long on this blog, I figured it would be appropriate to make some Polka Dot Party hats to celebrate!!  Do you like alliteration? If so you’ll love these printable, pom-pom, polka dotted party hats!  (Whew, that’s a mouthful!!)   I’m sharing these party hats as a… 

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