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August 11, 2014
How to sew a kangaroo pocket. These are so fun for adding a decorative touch to tops, dresses and more!

How to Sew a Kangaroo Pocket

When sewing, one of my favorite ways to add a decorative touch to dresses or tops is to add a kangaroo pocket. These pockets are the perfect way to show off your favorite fabrics, and they make for a wonderful place for little ones to store their little treasures or to warm their hands in cooler […]

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July 10, 2014
Skirting the Issue Sewing Bee

An Invitation to Sew with Me + 5 Quick & Easy Skirt Tutorials #SkirtingtheIssue

There is something so gratifying about taking a minimal amount of fabric and stitching up quickly and easily something fun to wear. When it comes to such projects, some of my all-time favorite things to sew are skirts. Ready or not, now is the perfect time to stitch up one (or a few!) skirts for […]

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July 7, 2014
Free tutorial for how to draft patterns for and sew pillowcase dresses and tops. So easy to make and fun to wear!

How to Sew Pillowcase Dresses and Tops

For me, there are few things more gratifying than sitting down to stitch up a new outfit for my children, and when it comes to my girls, one of my favorite things to sew are pillowcase dresses and tops. These dresses and tops can be made easily from start to finish in the span of an afternoon, and […]

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March 27, 2014
Adorable Easter bunny softie pattern and tutorial at Positively Splendid. So cute and easy to make!

Easter Bunny Softie Pattern and Tutorial #yearofcelebrations

Stitch up a sweet little Easter bunny softie to tuck into the Easter basket of a special child, or to use as a darling addition to your home’s spring decor. Today, I’m sharing the inspiration behind these little cuties, as well as the free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for how to create them. Would you […]

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December 16, 2013
Darling Santa pants treat bags. These would be so fun for holding gift cards or other small gifts!

Santa Pants Treat Bags #fabulouslyfestive

This post is brought to you by Jo-Ann. Add a whimsical touch to holiday gifts and treats by packaging them in darling Santa pants treat bags. With my free pattern, these can be whipped up in no time at all, and they are sure to inspire an abundance of holiday smiles! 

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November 19, 2013
This ornament beanbag toss game will be a hit with kids this Christmas! Such a fun idea! #SwellNoel

Ornament Bean Bag Toss Game #SwellNoel

Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, some of my favorite blogging friends will be stopping by Positively Splendid to share some of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, and […]

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November 13, 2013
Kids' Holiday Photo Shoot Tips

Kids’ Holiday Photo Shoot Tips with Pattern Anthology

With four young children, November around here is prime holiday photo-taking time. Over the years, I have found the secret to capturing the best holiday photos of kids can be boiled down to a few simple tips. Regardless of whether you are an experienced photographer or if you are a photography novice just wanting to […]

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October 22, 2013
This study pillow at Positively Splendid would make a perfect holiday gift for kids!

Study Pillow Pattern and Tutorial (Great Holiday Gift Idea!)

With the holiday season just around the corner, stitch up the perfect gift for students of all ages in your life: a study pillow! Perfect for students from preschool age and all the way up through college, this design features generous pockets for holding workbooks, notebooks and more, plus convenient side pockets for stowing away […]

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October 21, 2013
Adorable fox applique design with free templates from Positively Splendid.

Fox Appliqué Design (Free Templates!)

Nothing can give a sweeter, more homespun feel to a sewing project better than appliqué, and if you think doing professional, high-quality appliqué requires a fancy, expensive sewing machine, think again! Requiring just a few small scraps of fabric, my fox appliqué design can be added to wearable items, home decor items and more, and […]

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September 26, 2013
Candy Corn Tote at Positively Splendid. Perfect for trick-or-treat bags!

Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Tote

Give kids an oh-so-sweet way to collect candy this Halloween during trick-or-treating with a personalized candy corn tote bag. Even if you are new to sewing, this is a project this is entirely doable in the span of an afternoon (or less!). Let me show you how easily this comes together.

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