The Liberty Tee – a t-shirt sewing pattern refashion

The Liberty Tee, a t-shirt sewing pattern refashion on polkadotchair.com

Today I’m going to share with you the results of my “selfish sewing” initiative for the month of July. With summer here I find myself wanting simple but stylish t-shirts to wear… Something that I can throw on quickly in all of this summer heat (although I’ve heard the polar vortex is coming back this… 

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PDF Sewing Patterns Updates

Retro Travel Bag Sewing Pattern updates

I recently received an email from someone who purchased the Retro Travel Bag Sewing pattern, asking why there were not printable pattern pieces included with the pattern. Honestly I had never thought of including pattern pieces before as I personally like to deal with cutting out rectangles rather than pattern pieces. As I got to… 

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Saturday Snapshots and Weekend Links

Craft South Patchwork Weekend

Well I think it’s time for another Saturday Snapshots post… I always mean to share these once a week but never seem to prioritize the time to sit down and write up the post. This week it really started to feel like Summer… I was sewing the other afternoon and thought “hurry up, you have… 

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Summertime Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

Summertime Pocket Placemat Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

  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… 

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

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

  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

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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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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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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