Sweetheart Zip Pouch: Valentine’s Day Sewing Projects

Sweetheart Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.. a cute and simple Valentine's Day Sewing Project

  Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me a bit.  I don’t know why but it shouldn’t. It’s such a pleasant and happy holiday.  A full day devoted to apprecating those around us that we love.  We get the whole family involved with a “fancy” dinner at home and lots of chocolate for… 

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Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Baby Doll Quilt Sewing Tutorial

      A few days before I needed to send off “the” Christmas package to my family out west, I decided that I needed to throw just “one more” gift in there.  Normally I have quite a nice time planning out projects to sew for my nieces and nephews but this year I had… 

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Bow Tie Patchwork Pillow Tutorial

Bow Tie Quilted Pillow Sewing Pattern

  This post first appeared on Riley Blake Designs Blog as a part of their Design Team Wednesday series. I am totally smitten with bow ties lately (as seen by the bow tie print on my fabric) and thought that it would be fun to make a bow tie pillow.  The pillow is constructed simply… 

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Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2014

Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Thank you so much for reading along in 2014. Personally I love reading blogs, especially now that I know personally many of the people behind some of the top sewing blogs around. I hope that by stopping by here regularly that you get a dose of inspiration and feel uplifted and inspired when you leave…. 

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Vintage Vibe Book Tour

Vintage Vibe Book Tour

  Merry Christmas! I can not believe that it’s in just 2 days! I’m feeling totally “off”this year and for some reason feel like I’ve still got a good month until Christmas Day. I think it’s because I don’t have little kids running around the house any more asking about Santa Claus every 5 minutes. I’ve… 

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Leather Trimmed Zippered Pouch Tutorial

DIY Leather Trimmed Zippered Pouch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Today I’m excited to be sharing with you an idea for a simple zippered pouch perfect for holiday gift giving. Zip pouches are one of my all time favorite gifts to sew. They sew up quickly and you can easily personalize them to match the style of the recipient.  To add a professional touch to this… 

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Shop Small Book Special

Project Teen Sewing Book "Shop Small" specials

  ‘Tis the season to be Merry, but it also seems that,  ‘Tis the season to be shopping. I’ve shared a few Holiday specials and deals with you the last few days. I hope that you’ve found them helpful with your holiday gift giving.  I have one more to share with you then we are… 

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Derby Style Fabric

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

  Hello, Happy Monday Morning to y’all!  Today it’s my turn for the Riley Blake Fabric Designer Blog Hop! If you came here from the previous stop,  Lori Whitlock‘s blog welcome!  I thought that I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Melissa Mortenson, I live in the Louisville Kentucky area with my husband and 2… 

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Dress Inspiration

Inside Vogue Patterns, Tracy Reese Craftsy Class

  This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine Last year I participated in an online sewing competition called Project Sewn.  I… 

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Riley Blake Designers Blog Hop and Holiday Gift Guides

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

Happy Monday!! We woke up to snow! I am sooo not ready for this after last years “polar vortex”. The kids are all off of school today and I can’t think in my 20 years living in Kentucky of a time that we’ve ever had a snow day BEFORE Thanksgiving. I hope this is not… 

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