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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How to sew with Knit Fabrics

How to Sew With Knit Fabrics- Tips and Resources

Hello! Earlier this week I alluded to something  fun that I’ve got planned for my blog in March, a series on How to Sew Knits.  I have been struggling a bit trying to better organize the content that is shared here.  I’ve been actively blogging since 2008 and thought that I’d go back to something… 

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What are the different types of Knit Fabric?

Wonder what type of Knit Fabric to buy for your project? Learn about all the different types of knit fabrics in Knit Fabric 101

Hey guys! Today is 10 minute Tuesday and I’ve got something a little bit different to share with you. Instead of a tutorial, today during your “10 minute creative time” you’re going to learn something new!  This post is a part of a month long series on sewing with knit fabrics that you will find… 

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How to make a Pom Pom

How to make a pom pom with yarn.

Hey there!! Today is 10 Minute Tuesday!!   Todays project is pretty simple but is something that can so easily be used as the perfect finishing touch for a project. I’m sharing a tutorial to make this Pom Pom pillow over at Tatertots and Jello today and thought that some of you might be interested… 

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