Braided Headband Tutorial

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These sweet braided headbands are a great gift! You'll find the tutorial over at Clones N Clowns! Supplies: 1 piece of fabric 20cm x 5cm. 3 pieces of same fabric 5cm x 1m 1 piece of elastic 5cm Tape or something heavy to secure your braid as you work Needle and thread Scissors Skill Level: Beginner See the Braided Headband Tutorial here! Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original post! … [Continue reading...]

Hemlock Tee Tutorial

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This beautiful tee is perfect for layering! You'll find the tutorial over at Grainline Studio! Supplies: tissue knit fabric your sewing stuff free pattern Skill Level: Intermediate See the Hemlock Tee Tutorial here! Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original post! … [Continue reading...]

Mummy Costume Tutorial

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Whip up some spooky mummy costumes for your little ghouls! You’ll find the tutorial over at Polka Dot Chair. Supplies: White Long Sleeved T-Shirts Gray sweat pants – turn them inside out and use the lining Tea for dyeing White Cotton Fabric – about 1 yd per costume (not including skirt- you need 1/2 yd […]

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Hoop Skirt Tutorial

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Take a fancy princess dress from pretty to pretty amazing with a hoop skirt! You’ll find the tutorial over at Make It & Love It. Supplies: Light Fabric 1 inch grosgrain ribbon OR 1 inch strips of bias-cut fabric ( 1/4 inch Plastic “Pex Pipe” Tubing (you’ll find this at the hardware store) 1/4 inch […]

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Mermaid Leggings Tutorial

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These mermaid leggings are perfect if you’ve got a little girl dying to dress up as a mermaid (or a boy as a merman!) but you live in a colder climate. These will keep little legs much warmer than a skirt! You’ll find the tutorial over at Mommy Testers! Supplies: some existing leggings that fit […]

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Wolf Pup Costume Tutorial

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This cool mama dressed her little one as a Direwolf from Game of Thrones…although, this little guy is a lot less scary than the GOT wolves! You’ll find the tutorial over at Rust & Sunshine! Supplies: 1-2 yards furry fabric (I used less than 1 yard for a 12-18 month sized costume) matching thread 18 inches […]

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Princess Leia Belt Tutorial

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Wrap this awesome belt around a white dress and make some iconic braided buns and your little Leia will be ready to go! You’ll find the tutorial over at Craftiness is Not Optional. Supplies: Silver vinyl material Silver or grey thread sew-on velcro Stitch Witchery The free pattern your sewing stuff Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner See […]

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Caveman Costume Tutorial

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  Need a fun and easy (not to mention WARM) family costume? Check out this great tutorial over at Sew Much Ado and dress your brood like a cave family! Supplies: faux fur (see her notes on low vs. high piles) – you’ll need enough to wrap around the person you’re sewing for, plus extra for leg […]

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Double Sided Modern Coverlet Tutorial

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Spruce up your bed with a pretty new coverlet! You’ll find a great tutorial over at Crafty Cupboard. Supplies: 1 yard EACH of two coordinating fabrics 18″ x 72″ of batting your sewing stuff Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner See the Double Sided Modern Coverlet Tutorial  here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original […]

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Yoga Mat Bag Tutorial

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If you do yoga, you have a mat. How do you get that mat to class? Just rolled and tucked under your arm? Well, it’s high time you have a yoga mat bag! This tutorial from Modest Maven shows you how to make your own! Supplies: bag shell fabric (canvas, twill, home decor weight fabric) […]

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Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial

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This doll blanket is a sweet accessory to add to your pretend play collection! You’ll find the tutorial over at The Cottage Mama!  Supplies: Fabric 1: 24″ x 24″ Fabric 2: 24″ x 24″ Fabric 3 (Pouch): 26″ x 13″ Batting: 24″ x 24″ 3 yards fabric binding Your sewing supplies Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner See […]

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Frontier Vest Tutorial

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Got a little one who is itching to dress up like a cowboy/girl for Halloween? This vest is the perfect piece, paired with some jeans, boots and a cowboy hat! You’ll find the tutorial over at Dana Made It! Supplies: felt (from the bolt, not the small squares) in your choice of colors free pattern […]

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Red Riding Hood Cape Tutorial

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This adorable cape is the perfect finishing touch for a Red Riding Hood costume! You’ll find the tutorial over at Sew Mama Sew! Supplies: 1 yard of red fabric your sewing stuff Skill Level: Beginner See the Red Riding Hood Cape Tutorial  here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original post!

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Monster Tote Bag Tutorial

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This upcycled Monster Tote is perfect for your little trick or treater! Lots of room for loot! You’ll find the tutorial over at My Poppet. Supplies: Monster face template PDF Old cushion/pillow cover with zippered side – NOT ENVELOPE BACK (or 2 squares of fabric 42x42cm [16"x16"]) For straps: Strong fabric 2 x 10cmx58cm (4″x22″) […]

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Pumpkin Pincushion Tutorial

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These sweet little pumpkin pincushions are fun little party favors – a great gift for a quilting group, perhaps? You’ll find the tutorial over at Whip Up! Supplies: fabric scraps  matching thread  heavy-duty floral wire brown embroidery floss stuffing (polyfill or wool roving) your sewing stuff Skill Level: Beginner See the Pumpkin Pincushion Tutorial  here!  Love this […]

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Wear Your Baby Wrap Tutorial

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I wore my youngest in a Moby wrap for the first 10 months of her life. She loved it and it was the only way I could have my hands free when she was awake! I always suspected they were pretty easy to make…and I was right. You’ll find a great tutorial to make your […]

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Maternity Belly Bands Tutorial

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Belly bands are lifesavers when the baby bump burgeons and your regular shirts just aren’t cutting it for coverage! Problem is, they’re ridiculously expensive for what they are…a loop of knit fabric. Make your own with this great tutorial from Make It Love It!  Supplies: knit fabric your sewing stuff Skill Level: Beginner See the […]

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Dookie Bracelet DIY

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These funky, chunky bracelets make a fun gift! You’ll find the tutorial over at Green Eggs n Hamm! Supplies: fabric scraps: the crazier the design, the better sewing machine or needle and thread scissors stuffing Skill Level: Beginner See the Dookie Bracelet Tutorial  here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original post!

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Shoulder Tie Tee Shirt Tutorial

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I have a lot of oversized tee shirts from races I’ve done and am super excited to breathe new life into them with this fabulous tutorial by This Mama Makes Stuff via Words to Sweat By! Supplies: an oversized tee your sewing stuff Skill Level: Beginner See the Should Tie Tee Shirt Tutorial  here!  Love this […]

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Stocking Cap from a Sweater Tutorial

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Sew some cozy hats with this great repurposing how-to! You’ll find the tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess! Supplies: an old cable knit sweater your sewing stuff an existing hat that fits for a pattern Skill Level: Beginner See the Stocking Cap from a Sweater tutorial here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the […]

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Mermaid Tail Tutorial

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We’re in an Ariel phase around here, and I’m guessing I’m going to be sewing a mermaid tail for my daughter this Halloween. This tutorial from seven thirty three can be found over at Andrea’s Notebook! Supplies: emerald lame 1 yard batting your sewing stuff Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner See the Mermaid Tail tutorial here!  Love […]

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Reversible Scalloped Hem Skirt Tutorial

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Two skirts in one! I love projects like these! You’ll find the Reversible Scalloped Hem Skirt Tutorial over at Bored and Crafty! Supplies: plain fabric printed fabric matching thread elastic sewing machine the rest of your sewing stuff Skill Level:  Beginner See the Reversible Scalloped Hem Skirt tutorial here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you to […]

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Peter Pan Costume Tutorial

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If you want your little one to never grow up…you’ll love this Peter Pan costume! You’ll find the tutorial over at Make It Love It! Supplies: green fleece brown felt black felt gray felt strips of self stick velcro scissors your sewing stuff thin elastic for hat red feather Skill Level:  Beginner See the Peter Pan tutorial here!  […]

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Kid’s Owl Costume Tutorial

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This adorable owl costume is a total hoot (sorry, had to)! You’ll find the tutorial over at Alpha Mom! Supplies: dark colored tee fabric scraps (50-60 feathers) thread and sewing machine (or permanent fabric glue) card stock scissors craft knife tape children’s sunglasses Skill Level:  Beginner See the Owl Costume tutorial here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage […]

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Jeans Patching Tutorial

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Here’s a mending job we all end up needing to do, eventually…jeans patching. I love this simple tutorial from Freshly Picked! Supplies: Your hole-y jeans Embroidery hoop Iron Needle and thread that matches your jeans Skill Level:  Beginner See the Jeans Patching tutorial here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original post!

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Twisted Headband Tutorial

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Banish bad hair days by throwing on one of these chic headbands! You’ll find the tutorial over at Do it Yourself Divas! Supplies: Stretchy Jersey Fabric Your sewing stuff Skill Level:  Beginner See the Twisted Headband tutorial here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original post!

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Button Sweatshirt Tutorial

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I adore this sweet twist on a plain old zippered hoodie! Think of all the customization options…so many cute buttons! You’ll find the tutorial over at Craftiness is Not Optional. Supplies: a sweatshirt, the larger the better the regular sewing stuff-machine, thread, seam ripper. large buttons elastic hairbands (3-4 depending on how many buttons you […]

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Fabric Covered Storage Boxes Tutorial

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This is a no sew project, but a great way to use up large pieces of scrap fabric and a pretty sweet way to get organized! You’ll find the tutorial over at Momtastic! Supplies: fabric boxes with separate lids ruler pencil scissors spray glue Skill Level:  Beginner See the Fabric Covered Storage Boxes tutorial here!  Love this […]

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Simple Shark Costume Tutorial

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Halloween can be a chilly night, depending on where you live, and it’s a challenge to find a fun and warm costume. That’s why I love this cozy shark costume! It’s made from sweats, so your little will be warm and cozy while they’re out gathering loot! You’ll find the tutorial over at Make It […]

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Pirate’s Eye Patch Tutorial

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My little guy wants to be a pirate this year for Halloween. Or at least, that’s the plan this week. I’ll be whipping up one of these simply awesome eye patches as a finishing touch to this costume! You’ll find the tutorial over at Andrea’s Notebook. Supplies: eye patch template black felt elastic your sewing […]

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Artist’s Smock Tutorial

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Keep your little Picasso (or Warhol or Renoir) neat and tidy in this simple artist’s smock made from a men’s shirt! You’ll find the tutorial over at The Idea Room! Supplies: men’s shirt ribbon sewing stuff fun embellishments if you so desire Skill Level:  Beginner See the Artist’s Smock tutorial here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage you […]

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Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

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  My son has just started losing teeth, and I’m definitely making one of these for the many tooth fairy visits to come! You’ll find the tutorial over at Martha Stewart! Supplies: Card stock Scissors White felt Water-soluble marking pen Embroidery needle\ Black embroidery floss 1/4 yard soft fabric Embroidery hoop Pins White thread Sewing […]

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Beginner Skirt Tutorial

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Just learning to sew? Here’s a simple project, perfect for the novice sewist! Make yourself a skirt! You’ll find the tutorial over at Shrimp Salad Circus! Supplies: 1 – 1.5 yards of fabric* (amount depending on your size and the length you want your skirt) ruler measuring tape straight pins thread (in a matching color […]

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Vintage Sheet Cocktail Napkins Tutorial

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How darling are these vintage-y cocktail napkins?! They’d make a sweet hostess gift. You’ll find the tutorial over at Design Sponge! Supplies: pre-washed vintage sheets (or vintage sheet scraps) cut into 12.5″ x 6.5″ rectangles iron sewing supplies (pins, thread, pinking shears) sewing machine Skill Level:  Beginner See the Vintage Sheet Cocktail Napkins tutorial here!  Love this […]

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Recover & Fix Ugg Boots Tutorial

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Ugg are NOT cheap and after a few years can start to look pretty rough. Add some extra years to your Uggs with this tutorial from How Joyful!  Supplies: Your fabric of choice Newspaper, for you to trace the shape of the front boot E6000 glue Premium invisible thread or any strong upholstery threat Quilter’s […]

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Lace Ruffles Slip/Skirt Tutorial

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    Ruffle up with this adorable skirt! So fun. You’ll find the tutorial over at See Kate Sew! Supplies: an old a-line skirt, or make a basic gathered skirt with a little a-line 1-1.5 yards lace fabric your sewing stuff Skill Level:  Adventurous Beginner See the Lace Ruffles Slip/Skirt tutorial here!  Love this tutorial? We encourage […]

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Fall Fabric Brooch Tutorial

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Whip up a festive fall brooch – it’s a fun way to dress up an everday outfit – and also makes a great gift! You’ll find the tutorial over at Ador! Supplies: Wool (felt would prob work too) 2 other cotton fabrics sewing machine (hand sewing works too if you prefer) needle and thread permanent […]

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Upcycled Legwarmers Tutorial

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I love cozy legwarmers. I don’t usually wear them out, but at home, I’m all about being warm and toasty. And honestly? I think a funky upcycled sweater would produce some legwarmers I’d wear out of the house! You’ll find a really simple and wonderful tutorial for making legwarmers out of old sweaters over at […]

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Padded Camera Lens Case Tutorial

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Keep your precious camera lens safe and clean in one of these wonderful padded cases! You’ll find a tutorial over at Polka Dot Chair. Supplies: 2 Fat Quarters per case 1/4″ foam 1/4″ wide ribbon Walking foot for sewing machine Extra wide double fold bias tape Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner See the DIY Padded Camera […]

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Ruff ‘n Tumble Scarf Tutorial

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Keep your little dudes warm and cozy with a funky scarf! You’ll find this great tutorial over at Living with Punks! Supplies: 1/2 yard fleece (you will have leftovers) Old Tshirts (I used 5) or use fabric scraps. Contrasting Thread Coordinating Thread Basic Sewing Supplies Skill Level:  Beginner See the Ruff ‘n Tumble Scarf tutorial here!  Love this […]

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