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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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 Summer Pillow Sleeve

Summer Pillow Sleeves by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Today I’m over at Tatertots & Jello sharing a tutorial for this fun DIY Summer Pillow Sleeve!   I love the idea of simple projects that you can use to easily change up the decor in your home for the seasons.  This pillow sleeve is sooo easy to stitch up, it only has TWO seams!… 

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Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern for Riley Blake Fabrics

Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hi Guys! Today you can find me over at Riley Blake Fabrics Blog sharing a tutorial for these fun Summer Backpacks! They are super simple to sew up, you could make up a bunch quickly if you wanted to. I designed them for kids to have something simple to tote around with them all summer. In… 

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Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch at Tatertots & Jello

Seersucker & Leather Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hello everyone!! I’m excited to announce that you can find me over at Tatertots & Jello as one of their newest contributors! My first project goes up today,  I’m sharing a tutorial for this Fold Over Seersucker & Leather clutch. It’s made from one of my favorite summertime fabrics, seersucker. Nothing quite says summer in… 

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