Pocket Pillow Sewing Pattern

Sewing Pattern for an "On the Go Reading Pillow" a cute pocket pillow for kids

Today I’m going to share with you one of my very favorite sewing tutorials of all time. The tutorial for this On The Go Pocket Reading Pillow first appeared on this blog way back in  2011, way before many of you were readers.  I’m reposting it for you today so that those of you that… 

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Infinity Travel Scarf Sewing Tutorial

DIY Snap Up Infinity Scarf pattern by Melissa of polkadotchair.com - perfect for traveling

The tutorial for this Infinity Travel Scarf first appeared on Tatertots & Jello. I’m reposting it here in case you missed it! If you like this post you may also enjoy this Pom Pom Scarf sewing tutorial and this Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf.   Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial on… 

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DIY Embellished Dish Towel

DIY Embellished Dish Towel tutorial by Melissa of polkadotchair.com

This Embellished Dish Towel tutorial first appeared on Flamingo Toes as a part of their Scrap Busting Series. Make sure you pop on over there to check out all of the other great scrap busting projects that were shared. I’m really excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for an embellished dish towel…. 

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20 Summer Projects to Sew with Pom Poms

20 Pom Pom Sewing Projects Perfect for Summer!!

Have you noticed all of the pom pom projects showing up lately? I serioulsy think this is going to be the “Summer of the Pom Pom”. If you’re itching to start stitching up some pom pom inspired projects I’ve rounded up a list for you of 20 Pom Pom Projects perfect for Summer!   Pom Pom Tutu… 

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Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Summer Clutch

Sewing Pattern for a Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a simple Lilly Pulitzer inspired Clutch.  If you like this project you may also enjoy this Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch tutorial and this tutorial for a Bow Front Zip Pouch. I’ve been a big admirer of the Lilly Pulitzer brand for a long time, I don’t actually own… 

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How to sew a Pillow Cover with an Invisible Zipper

How to sew a pillow cover with an Invisible Zipper- a free sewing tutorial

  On Friday I shared a simple way to dress up a pillow by a adding customizable pillow wrap. Today I’m going to show you how to sew the pillow cover for the pillows.  This pillow cover has an invisible zipper which not only gives it a professional finish,  it also makes it easy to swap… 

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How to make Pillow Wraps – Kentucky Derby Craft Ideas

How to use ribbon and burlap to make Pillow Wraps

I have a set of pillows on my couch that I love to swap out each season. I’ve got a set for Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.  With Derby coming up I decided it was high time that I made a new set of pillows for the occasion.  I’ve used my Derby Style… 

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Knit Fabrics Round Up

Upcycle your old or sentimental t-shirts into a receiving blanket for a new baby!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Girl Charlee   I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading the posts I’ve shared this month on “sewing with knit fabrics”. I really enjoyed both designing the projects and researching more about sewing with knit fabrics. In case you missed it, here’s a round up of the posts shared… I’ve… 

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A finished project: the Coco Dress Sewing Pattern

A cute dress to sew for teens and tweens, Coco dress pattern

  Have you ever tried to look for church dresses for teenage girls? Let me tell ya the pickings are slim.  I just don’t think it’s very common anymore for teenage girls to wear dresses (other than sundresses) so they are usually pretty hard to come by.  We wear dresses to church on Sundays and it takes… 

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Monogram Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Monogram Arch Top Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hey there!! Remember when I said that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff going on right now?… well all of it seems like it’s coming together this week.  One of the projects that I have been working on was this Monogram Zip Pouch for Sew Mama Sew. If you’ve not been over… 

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How to Sew: Easter Napkins

How to Sew Easter Napkins, a free sewing pattern.

There has been a lot of “behind the scenes” busy-ness here lately.  One of the projects I have been working on was these Easter Napkins for BERNINA’s WeAllSew.com blog. The napkins are made from linen and quilting cotton fabric and feature an adorable little bunny rabbit appliquéd to the front. They are self binding so you can… 

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Easter Basket Liner Pattern

How to sew a custom Easter Basket Liner

This post is sponsored by ShabbyFabrics.com.  All work and opinions are 100% mine. Today I’m going to share with you how to make this custom Easter Basket Liner.  There are always so many cute Easter baskets in the stores during the Spring, but many of them don’t have a fabric liner.  I love the look of… 

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Quilting Bee Dress Sewing Pattern & Book Giveaway

Quilting Bee Dress pattern from "Just For You" Sewing Book

Hello there!  Before you read this post I should warn you that it contains photos of both sunshine and a beach.  Consider yourself warned if you’re still buried in snow *wink* This past weekend I escaped to Cancun.  It was just a quick trip with my husbands office but it turns out that it was… 

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