Looking for a crafty, fun way to package up Halloween treats for class parties, or even an extra-special something to hand out to trick-or-treaters this year? Over at Live. Craft. Love., I’ve partnered up with Darice to create some googly eye treat bags that are not only adorable, but also as easy as can be to make!
Sewing for Children
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 weather. And the best part is, they are a cinch to sew! Let me fill you in on all the details.
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 a girl in your life to wear as they head back to school. Today I am sharing details about a special event taking part in the Austin area next week in conjunction with Skirting the Issue, a cause dedicated to outfitting girls in foster care as they head back to school in the fall. You are invited to come and sew with me and some of my sewing friends to support an incredibly worthy cause!
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 they require such a small amount of fabric, you can sew up as many as your heart desires without breaking the bank! Plus, with just a bit of tweaking, it is possible to create countless different looks with the same basic pattern. Today, I am going to share how to draft a custom pillowcase dress or top pattern for a special little girl in your life, plus all the details for how to sew the dresses from start to finish. Let’s get started!
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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 believe this is an easy sewing project that is entirely do-able in 30 minutes or less? Let me fill you in on all of the details!
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!
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 also by following the #SwellNoel hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. The very talented Amy from Ameroonie Designs is here today to share a truly darling Christmas party game idea!
My name is Amy Chappell and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs. I spend my days running after my 5 kiddos, sewing items for my business and blogging. I’m so glad to be here today with a fun holiday activity that the kids will love.
Holiday parties with my family mean 3 things, lots of yummy food, lots of fun, and lots of crazy kids. This year I’m trying to get ahead of the game by having some simple activities on hand to keep them occupied while we get meals ready, or just visit as adults.
This Ornament Beanbag Toss can be made in one nap time and can be used over and over again. The kids can team up, or can try to beat their high score. There are lots of ways to play depending on the ages and interest of the kids….
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 capture a few great shots of your kids, I hope my advice today will make your next round of photos a bit easier!
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 pens and pencils, calculators, erasers and other study essentials. With a high-density foam insert, this pillow is comfortable enough to lean up against, but sturdy enough to use as a writing surface. Today I’m providing the full how-to for this study pillow project. Let’s get started!
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 it can be stitched on any sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch. Today I am sharing the full details for how to stitch up this design, including the free templates you need to make it happen. Let’s get started!