Easy Photo Album Ideas

Cute and Simple ways to create a Disney scrapbook

We love Disney and try to travel there as often as the opportunity presents itself.  I created this easy photo album to remember one of our recent trips. If you like this post you may also enjoy this post on How to Display your Disney Trading Pins or this post on Simple Disney World Tips… 

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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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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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Kids Journal Ideas & Free Printable

DIY Summer Journal and Free "Adventure is Out There" Printable on polkadotchair.com

Today I’ve got another “10 minute Tuesday” project for you.  Many of you may recall that last year I wrote an article on how I encourage my kids to keep journals during the summer. I then shared with you a quick DIY project, how to cover a simple composition notebook with an old map to make a… 

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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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Easy Beach Towel Swimsuit Cover Up

Easy Swimsuit Cover Up by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

This project first appeared on 30 Handmade Days Funner in the Summer Series. Even though summer is starting to wind down and school starts this month, the weather here usually stays warm clear through October… Perfect for swimming.. Today’s project is an easy summer sewing tutorial.  I noticed my daughter one day struggling to keep… 

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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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