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Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part 2)

April 15, 2014 in Projects

Now, that your Diaper Cover Part I is almost finished we can start on the fun ruffling part! We'll use the Rolled Hem stitch on your Baby Lock Serger and then, the Ruffler Foot on your sewing machine (or you can always baste and gather)! Head on over to the National Serger Month website for Part 2 of the Ruffled Diaper ...

Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part I)

April 14, 2014 in Projects

These are just the sweetest little ruffled bloomers! Get excited, we'll get to use bias tape, the serger, and the ruffler foot (or gathering) in this tutorial! Part 1 shows how to make the diaper cover before putting the elastic in. Part 2 will be the serging and making the ruffles, then, adding them to the diaper cover. Supplies for the ...

The Dahlia Pillow Tutorial

January 28, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': The Dahlia Pillow Tutorial It's finally here, the how-to-make-this-pillow tutorial! For this pillow, you'll need: - A 16" x 16" square cut fabric for the pillow front (I made a 15" x 15" finished pillow...so, if you do a larger or smaller pillow, just add an inch to the width and length to cut your fabric measurements) - For a Centered Zipper (follow link to tutorial), you'll need ...

How to Understitch?

November 13, 2013 in Tips & Tricks

So, you've gotten to the part in the pattern where it says to understitch. What is understitching? Glad you asked! Understitching is when you sew the lining only to the seam allowance. It's typically at the neckline and armholes, but, not limited to that. It's essential purpose is to keep the lining rolled back behind the outer fabric so that ...

Twin Comforter Blanket Tutorial

November 5, 2013 in Projects

Several months ago, when I was pregnant with my son and we were moving my 2 year old to a big girl bed, I just wanted to purchase a bedroom set for her. After relentlessly searching for the bedroom set that was absolutely adorable for the right price, we found what we loved and purchased it from a fairly nice ...

Sassy Ruffled Tree Skirt Tutorial

November 1, 2013 in News, Projects

Happy Holidays! What a beautiful time of year!! Follow this fun tutorial to make a Ruffled Tree Skirt  to sass up your tree! See more Holiday tutorials with Baby Lock's Gift Guide! We'll turn this circle into the above picture using... A Baby Lock Serger (super fun), And, a Baby Lock Ruffler Foot (super fun), And, a Baby Lock Sewing Machine (also, super fun) with your general purpose ...

Trimmed Pillowcase Tutorial

September 26, 2013 in Projects

Follow this simple tutorial to make a cute trimmed pillowcase! Supplies: One yard of fabric (if you are a beginner, I wouldn't recommend anything stretchy) 45" of 1.5" wide ribbon (grosgrain or satin recommended; no wire) Multi-purpose thread And your Baby Lock sewing machine. :D Instructions: Leave your fabric on the fold as it came off the bolt (iron if necessary, or if your selvages are really ...

Baseball Baby Tutorial

July 5, 2013 in Projects

It's summer and baseball games are in full swing! Make this cute little bib and burp cloth for your favorite tiny baseball fan (you could also do this with a football theme with brown flannel and a white decorative stitch)! And, what's really fun, we get to use a wing needle in this tutorial!! You'll need your Baby Lock Sewing Machine, ...

Adult Skirt to Toddler Dress

May 14, 2013 in Projects

You know that skirt that's been in your closet that you haven't worn in years? Grab it and turn it into a dress for your toddler girl with this simple tutorial! Sew (or serge most of) this cute little dress from an adult skirt! Click here to download project instructions! And, just to make you smile:  

Basic Applique Embellishment

April 3, 2013 in Tips & Tricks

You can easily add a cute little applique to your baby gifts or other projects, and I am going to show you how with this little tutorial! May I just add, I'm not an expert on sewing machine applique, but, it's fun and it looks cute! If you have any tips/ideas or other techniques you'd like to share, please kindly ...
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