March 5, 2014 in Projects
The theme of my nephew's first birthday party is Old Fashioned County Fair, so I made some quick and cute bean bags for a bean bag toss. Follow this easy tutorial to whip up a set for yourself!
BONUS: this DIY Bean Bag Tutorial is an excellent scrap buster, so no need to purchase more fabric!
Each bag requires two 5" x ...
February 28, 2014 in Projects
Simple tab top blackout curtains! Here we go...
-To find out how much fabric you need, measure the length that you would like and add 6.5" (for the hem) then, double that amount for 2 panels. Then, add a 1/2 yard for the tabs.
-For Blackout fabric, you'll need only the length of the curtain x 2 if you are doing 2 ...
January 28, 2014 in Projects
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 ...
January 8, 2014 in Projects
Make these simple and adorable bow shoe wraps to wrap up your boots this winter! You can even wrap your high top sneakers in them. I love these because they can totally dress up a boring pair of shoes or just add an extra dimension to your outfit. Plus, they add a layer of warmth. When I wear them I ...
December 17, 2013 in Projects
Create a stylish tablet cover using this fun and easy tutorial from Kris Thurgood of My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe! Whether you have one already or Santa puts a tablet under your tree, this case is just too cute not to accompany it. Plus, this would make a great gift to give to a tablet owner, too!
Before you get started, take ...
December 3, 2013 in Projects
If you've followed any of my posts, you may be able to tell that I am obsessed with ruffles...so, when it came time for a bed skirt for my daughter's bed...I ruffled it! This tutorial is for a standard twin bed. (For more ruffling tutorials: Comforter, Sassy Ruffled Tree Skirt, Ruffled/Gathered Table Runner)
9 yards of fabric to ruffle/gather
Just over 2 yards ...
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 ...
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 ...
September 26, 2013 in Projects
Follow this simple tutorial to make a cute trimmed pillowcase!
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)
And your Baby Lock sewing machine. :D
Leave your fabric on the fold as it came off the bolt (iron if necessary, or if your selvages are really ...
September 18, 2013 in Projects
Its that time of year again. The pools close, the house is quiet (at least, quietER), and my youngest is ready to start preschool. Of course he wants to be like his big brothers and have his own school bag. And he should have one, you know, to hold his one scribbled paper that I will proudly display on my ...