In be “tween” Skirt Tutorial

Tween Skirt Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com
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As my children have grown I’ve tried to adapt my sewing projects to grow with them.  This year my youngest turned 13,  when the kids were younger I used to sew for them voraciously.   I loved making little dresses and skirts for my girls for all of their special occasions, and just for every day…. 

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50 Easter Dress Sewing Ideas

50 Sewing Ideas for Easter Dresses
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  There’s a running joke in my house that if it’s the night before Easter, I’m holed away in my sewing room frantically trying to finish up my girls Easter Dresses.  I have YET one year to finish early… Sewing Easter Dresses for my girls has always been one of my ALL TIME favorite sewing… 

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Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch at Tatertots & Jello

Seersucker & Leather Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com
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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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DIY Hair Ties, a Gift Idea & Giveaway

DIY Hair Tie Gift Idea & free printable "Life is too short to have boring hair" gift cards
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This post is sponsored by Hairbow Supplies Etc, but the work, opinions and ideas are 100% mine.  As I say this, I might date myself… but I remember when my oldest daughter was a baby, trying to find supplies to make GIANT (and I mean giant) hairbows for her.  The supplies were hard to find,… 

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Scallop Bunting Tutorial by Family Ever After

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Hello friends! I’m so happy to be here today on Melissa’s blog to share in her polka dot series. My name is Rachel and I blog mainly about sewing, at Family Ever After. Feel free to stop by and “join the family!” blog…rss…facebook…pinterest…twitter…instagram My husband and I recently went on a trip to Paris to celebrate our… 

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DIY Polka Dot Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes

Polka Dot Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes
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Hello Polka Dot Chair readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I am so excited to be here for Project Polkadot! This is such a fun series – I have already added a ton of projects to my to-do list! This Spring I have been all about the color combo… 

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Button Up Shirt Refashion

Button Up Shirt Refashion on polkadothchair.com
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A big thanks to Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store  for sponsoring today’s post by providing me with the supplies for the project // Okay, so a small break from the polka dots today, although you could easily make this project with some cute polka dot ribbon.   I don’t know about you but the long winter… 

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Polka Dot Pouch by Knitty Bitties

Polka Dot & Leather Zip Pouch by Knitty Bitties
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Hi, I’m Andrea from Knitty Bitties Project Polka Dot? Uhm, I’m sorry, but if that showed up in YOUR inbox would you not say, Yes please! When & Where? Well if you wouldn’t then I’m not sure we can be friends … because I LOVE polka dots that much, it *might* just be a deal… 

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Printable Pom Pom Polka Dot Party Hats

Printable Pom Pom Polka Dot Party Hats on polkadotchair.com
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Since it’s been a “polka dot party” all month long on this blog, I figured it would be appropriate to make some Polka Dot Party hats to celebrate!!  Do you like alliteration? If so you’ll love these printable, pom-pom, polka dotted party hats!  (Whew, that’s a mouthful!!)   I’m sharing these party hats as a… 

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DIY Gold Polka Dot Hat Boxes

DIY Gold Polka Dot Hat Boxes on polkadotchair.com
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A big thanks to Royal Design Studio for providing the supplies for this project // Today’s polka dot project,  these DIY Gold Polka Dot Hat Boxes, would make a perfect addition to a closet, a child’s room or could even be used as a very special way to gift wrap a present. They are made… 

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DIY Polka Dot Glitter Table Runner

DIY Polka Dot Glitter Table Runner
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 A big thanks to Meijer for sponsoring this post by providing the supplies for todays project // Even after yet another major storm last weekend, I can feel Spring in the air.  It will be much appreciated this year after a winter full of snow, ice and the notorious Polar Vortex. Feeling inspired by the… 

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How to Sew with Laminated Fabric

Great tips and tricks to make sewing with Laminated fabric a breeze on polkadotchair.com
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I love to sew with laminated fabrics. The lamination gives the fabric a nice sheen and has the added benefit being easier to keep clean. Whenever I post a project using a laminate fabric,  I get a lot of questions about how to sew with it.  Most people seem a bit intimidated.  I’m here to… 

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DIY Laptop Sleeve Clutch

Free Padded Laptop Sleeve Clutch Sewing Pattern on polkadotchair.com
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This post first appeared on the Riley Blake Fabrics Blog, I’m posting it here in case you missed it! Today I’m going to share with you how to make this Laptop Sleeve Clutch! It’s padded to make it extra sturdy and simple to sew, you can whip one up in an hour or so! I… 

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Patchwork Quilted Pillows

Patchwork Quilted Star Pillows on polkadotchair.com
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  What? Doesn’t everyone post Christmas projects in February?  Sorry to throw you for a loop there *wink*. This project was the victim of the great technology meltdown of December 2013.  I never got it posted before Christmas because it was finished right when my laptop died. I can’t bear the thought of sitting on… 

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