50 Easter Dress Sewing Ideas

50 Sewing Ideas for Easter Dresses
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  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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A new Sewing Pattern: Nesting Dolls Zip Pouches

Nesting Dolls Zip Pouch Pattern, includes printable Matryoshka Dolls
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I’m so excited to be introducing to you today my newest PDF Sewing Pattern these Nesting Doll Zip Pouches, a Matryoshka Doll Pattern. This pattern is a bit different from the patterns I’ve released in the past in that it includes printable images with the pattern, the little Matryoshka Dolls. You can buy the PDF… 

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Announcing: Polka Dot Chair Sewing Patterns

Retro Travel Bag Sewing Pattern
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  Hi Everyone! I’m very excited to announce a new part of my blog, Polka Dot Chair Sewing Patterns!!  Back in 2008 when I started blogging, I set up a separate company for my PDF Sewing Patterns, called Fourteen May.  I still love that company (and name) but have come to realize that I need… 

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Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hexagon Quilt Tutorial
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Hi there! I’m so excited today to be sharing with  you the tutorial for this Large Hexagon Quilt. I was able to whip this Halloween Quilt up very quickly using Lori Holt’s Half Hexie Ruler. Last weekend we headed down to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY for a little photoshoot. I have always photographed… 

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My Retro Travel Bag Sewing Class!

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  Hey there I’m in Vegas! I’m teaching this week at Riley Blake’s Fabric Fest.  I am so excited that the event is finally here. I’ve been planning out the details of my class all summer. Part of planning out my class was making a few new Retro Travel bags to use as classroom examples…. 

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How to add Leather Straps to a Handbag

March Bag made with Birch Organics Fabric
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I designed my March Bag pattern a couple of years ago and I think that it’s still one of my favorites.  Recently Birch Organics Fabric sent me a bundle of their new line Grove Decor  to play with. I knew immediately that I wanted to make up a new handbag with it. The Grove Decor… 

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Beach Bound Straw Tote Tutorial

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    Hi! I’ve got a brand new free sewing pattern for you guys!  It’s this Beach Bound Straw Tote Pattern that I wrote for Bernina and WeAllSew.com. You can find the full tutorial for download in PDF form over at WeAllSew! Go check it out and let me know what you think! If you’re… 

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Simple Chevron Quilted Throw

Simple Chevron Quilted Throw- a great quilt for a beginner
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    One of the most frequent comments I get is  ”I’d like to make a quilt but I don’t know where to start”.   With this in mind I designed this simple chevron quilt project. It  would be a great place to start if you’ve never made a quilt before. If you are an… 

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DIY Frame Clutch Ideas

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I’m so excited I made my first Frame Clutch Purse! Next week I’ll be attending the Alt Summit in SLC.  I’m excited but admittedly a bit nervous.  I don’t want to feel like a fish out of water as I’ve heard there are some insanely talented people attending. I’ve started to pull a few things… 

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Summer Pillows- with free pattern :)

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I’ve been having fun getting our outdoor room put together this year. The weather has warmed up and we find ourselves spending time out there most evenings. When I bought the sofa for outside, I decided to go with a neutral cushion.  I love the color. It hides dirt and blends in well with the… 

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More sneak peeks

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The Stash Books blog has got a great sneak peek at the upcoming Moda Bake Shop book Fresh Fabric Treats. One of the sneak peeks on their blog may or may not be the project that I contributed to the book… and I may or may not posted said sneak peek above…  *wink* Once I… 

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Padded iPad case tutorial

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Pin It   I broke down and got an iPad2 for me.. I wasn’t sure I wanted one until I saw all of the great magazines you can get on it now.  I have a bit of a “paper clutter” problem and I thought this might cut it down a bit. I also wanted to… 

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Soft ‘n Snugly Baby Quilt

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Recently I needed to make a baby quilt for a gift, but didn’t have much time and not quite enough material to make what I had in mind. Then I remembered my friend Traci makes these really cute rag quilts with fabric scraps and I thought maybe I could try to do something similar. As… 

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Introducing the July Bag! Plus…Fabric Flower tutorial

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Whew!! How was your all’s weekend? Ours was crazy busy…. We had a family wedding to attend,  sick kids needing to get better,  and a million errands to run. In the midst of it all, I spent lots of time last weekend doing this… Writing, editing, and writing again, and fighting with the computer to… 

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