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Serger-Made Nursing Pad Tutorial

April 3, 2015 in Projects

IMG_5768 copy If you have a serger, why buy nursing pads? They're so easy and you can make them with scrap flannel and cotton batting (or, if you don't have scraps, the materials are pretty minimal)! You can also customize to the size you'd like and the fabric you want! Supplies needed for this Nursing Pad Tutorial: Sewing Machine and Serger Two 6" square cotton ...

DIY Wedding Veil: Part 1

March 27, 2015 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': DIY Wedding Veil Sewing is soothing to the soul (as many of us know)! Wedding planning can be fun and exciting, but can also be very stressful! So, why not take a break from the planning, calm your nerves, and sew your own wedding veil?! They're so easy and it's so rewarding to make this accessory for your very own wedding (or for ...

Easy Flower Hair Clip Tutorial

March 10, 2015 in Projects

Flower bow copy In this easy flower hair clip tutorial, you'll learn how you can whip up an adorable accessory for your little girl! Find the instructions for this adorable sundress here.   Let's make a flower hair clip! These are so easy! Supplies: Fabric (one 45" strip and some scrap - see step 1) Sewing Machine and Thread Serger/Thread (optional) Ruffler Foot that is compatible with your machine or you can gather Multi-purpose ...

Quilted Pot Holder Tutorial

March 3, 2015 in Projects

179 In honor of National Quilting Month, I give you: a Quilted "Heart" Pad pot holder tutorial! This little hot pad is so easy and fun to make! Let's sew! You'll need one 2.5" x 44" strip of fabric for binding, two 9" fabric scraps, a 9" square of insulated batting, a fabric scrap for the heart, and fusible applique cut-away stabilizer. You may add an ...

Ruffled Heart Applique Tutorial

February 27, 2015 in Projects

187 Heart + Ruffle + Applique = Adorable! You can apply this heart applique tutorial to shirts, bags, quilts, you name it! :) On to the tutorial! You'll need about a 9" square fabric and batting scrap, and 4" (of 44" width) fabric for the ruffle, a sewing machine, thread, Print out the heart template. If you'd prefer to cut your fabric on the fold, fold ...

Quilt Binding Tutorial

February 26, 2015 in Projects

158 Hello Totally Stitchin' friends! So, I think I've been sewing for probably 12 plus years now (not super long) and really have engaged more in garment sewing and craft sewing. I used to teach sewing classes from my home and had several requests for a quilting class. Since I had never sewn a quilt before, to teach a class, I read a ...

DIY Heart Pillows for Nana

February 3, 2015 in Projects

027 copy Happy heart month, sweet sewists! My daughter is getting to the age (4 yrs.) where crafting is starting to be really fun for me...I mean her! :) So, I thought it could be fun to start making little throw pillow covers with her for Nana and MawMaw for specific holidays that could be used for festive decorations. We started with Valentine's day! First, I ...

T-Shirt Quilt Revamped!

January 7, 2015 in Projects

tshirt quilt Happy 2015! T-shirt quilts are so cool and full of memories! Annnnd, you get to make great use of those old t-shirts you just can't bear to throw away! They may be a little time consuming to create (a really fun kind of time consuming, of course) but, they aren't too difficult to make! Back in November 2011, I posted a ...

Sassy Washcloth Tutorial

November 19, 2014 in Projects

IMG_3583 copy You may remember my post "Sew Over Anxiety" and I made some little washcloths to go with this gift for the facial masks. Here's the so super easy washcloth tutorial so you can make your own! You can, of course, buy some terrycloth from the fabric store. I cut mine 10" x 10", but, you can make them any size ...

Make a Cinch Backpack Bag with a T-Shirt!

November 3, 2014 in Projects

Cinch Bag copy Christmas is coming and these drawstring backpack bags (or cinch bags) make really great, personalized gifts! Did you know that Americans spend about $450 billion on Christmas gifts every year (resource here). I learned about an idea 2 years ago called Advent Conspiracy and it proposes the idea of celebrating Christmas differently by giving special, relational gifts and not spending ...
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