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How To Make a Fabric Tray for Mother’s Day

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How To Make a Fabric Tray - let your kids join in and paint fabric to make a gift for Mother's Day! Fabric trinket trays are a great beginner sewing project that uses up fabric scraps. #ad #cbias

My kids are 4 and 2 and they love giving gifts almost as much as they love receiving them. Picking out cards is such a fun activity and we had a great time choosing Mother’s Day cards from the selection of Hallmark Signature cards at Walmart! I came up with a simple sewing project that they could also help with so I can pair the hand-painted fabric tray with the beautiful cards they chose. There are lots of ideas for what to sew for Mother’s Day but this is an easy one to get the kids involved. The trays are perfect for storing jewelry, loose change, little plant pots, or sewing trinkets!

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How To Store Fabric Scraps On A Budget

5 tips for how to store fabric scraps on a budget! Creative fabric scrap storage doesn't have to be expensive; save even the tiniest scraps and give them a new purpose instead of filling up your trash.

It can be overwhelming to figure out how to store fabric scraps when they add up so quickly! I know it is tempting to just pitch them, but even if you don’t have time to sort and save them, you can always give them away to other quilters or crafters (even kids’ art classrooms!).

I was inspired to share all this because Jen from Faith and Fabric is hosting a series of “Sew Much Fun Blog Hop“s. I’m joining in today with tips for storing fabric scraps on a budget! Despite being focused on using up every last scrap and blogging about scrapbusting, I’ve never shared any pictures of how I store my own scraps. I sew in a spacious dungeon with unfinished floors and walls, which makes it the last place I ever think to take pictures. I realize all of my scrap sorting may seem over the top, but I really do try to produce as little trash as possible in my sewing room. These ideas and tips apply to fabric scraps of any kind; be sure to check out my list of 60+ ways to use up knit fabric scraps or all my fabric scrap tutorials here!

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Blog Ads – Mediavine Publisher Network Review

Why you should be working with Mediavine Publisher Network! I tripled my income switching from Adsense - read more about making money from ads for your blog!

Running ads brings in a huge chunk of my income; it feels like a fair trade when I share a free pattern or tutorial! I love that ads are completely passive, earning me money on things I’ve already done, without any extra work. I switched in the middle of last year to Mediavine Publisher Network and have absolutely loved working with them; they don’t have an affiliate program, I’m just sharing in the hopes of spreading the love to fellow bloggers!

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20+ Beginner Sewing Projects

A big list of beginner sewing projects that are fun and easy to make! Simple sewing tutorials with pictures to help along the way, there is a beginner sewing project for everyone on this list!

I taught myself to sew when I was pregnant with our first child, after a few prior failed attempts. I could’ve really used a list of beginner sewing projects! Trying to work from paper patterns that assumed I had a knowledge base that I didn’t, I first tried to sew a roll-up grocery bag, from a thick upholstery weight fabric. In retrospect, common sense would’ve told me that it was going to turn out like a giant wad of burlap. After a few weeks, I tried again, attempting to sew letter pillows that were much more nuanced than my skill level. I finally had success with a simple pouf, which was the first handmade project I was actually proud of! I’m sharing a big list of beginner sewing projects shared by bloggers I trust to have correct measurements; several of these would be great teen or tween sewing projects too!

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