Posts Tagged ‘sewing’

Toddler Pillow DIY Made Simple

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 by by
Easy Toddler Pillow and Pillowcase tutorial
Baby Bear REALLY wanted a pillow!  She took a pillow off the couch and put it in her little toddler bed.  We thought that was so cute, we decided to look for a ‘real’ pillow for her.  When we went to Target, all of the pillows were made of synthetic materials and felt really plastic. Plus, there were no additional pillowcases that could be purchased to change the pillow case while washing. I measured the size of the pillow and decided to make one using natural and recycled materials.

fabric, scissors and sewing machine for DIY pillow

3/8 yard (14×16 inches if you are using a scrap) fabric for pillowcase
stuffing (we chose cotton, but there are many options)
fat quarter for pillow case or additional 1/2 yard for pillowcase



Simple Sew Summer Girls Dress

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by by
I saw a few simple summer dresses with one ruffle at the bottom, and I knew I had to give it a try and make a few for Baby Bear to wear.

Here was our inspiration


DIY Camera Strap Cover

Friday, June 1st, 2012 by by

Featured Contributor: Leigh Ann Phillips

When my husband bought me a SLR camera, I knew I wanted to make it distinctive, so I made a camera strap cover for it. You can too!

You’ll need:

Fabric – I bought a precut Jelly Roll at Joann’s, but you can use any scrap fabric.
Fusible Fleece – also available at Joann’s. (more…)

The Sewing Machine: Part II

Friday, May 14th, 2010 by by

As it turns out, there really was a sewing machine inside that box! I opened it up, and of course decided that the best course of action would be to read the instructions first.Seeing as how I have not sewn anything since junior high home economics class, I had no reference point for reading these directions. They may as well have been written in Japanese. Daryl’s mom came down (more…)


The Sewing Machine

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 by by

In this box is a sewing machine. Not just any sewing machine – MY sewing machine. You might ask me how you could be sure that there really is a sewing machine in the box. I could be lying to you. The only answer that I have for that is that you can be just as sure as I am there is a sewing machine in this box. I have not opened it to check. I’ve had the box, um, sewing machine for (more…)

Sewing Adventures, cont.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 by by

I got a new serger. It’s a machine that does this cool stitching that saves lots of time & is just really good for more commercial type stuff. In other words, the stitching is more durable along all the seams. Everyone knows what I’m talking about, you just don’t know it. Look inside your shirts or shorts or pants. Yeah, that funky stitch that looks really complicated. That’s it.

Did I really need it?

No doubt.

It speeds up the process of sewing 2 pieces of fabric together. Makes life easier & honestly, w/ triplets, well worth the $179 I spent. B/c not only do I need some extra time, I also need a great deal & you can (more…)

Sewing for my girls & their dolls :)

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 by by

So, I have an addiction. It’s called sewing. I like to find patterns & sew cute stuff for my girls. With the leftover fabric, I’m sewing their babies clothes too. This shirring top I made was a bit of a disaster. The instructions, although good, wouldn’t work all that well w/ my big gun sewing machine. Betty Brother doesn’t like elastic thread. Not at all.

Thankfully Sally Singer doesn’t mind it so much. I still haven’t gotten the hang of it. I need more practice. But for now, the girls have a cute top to start with & their dolls match them.



Pinafores for my girls!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 by by

I finally had a chance to get to my latest project. Pinafores. I’m part of a wonderful sewing coop and our monthly project were these really cute reversible tops for girls. Considering I have 2 (more…)