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How To Make A Shibori Indigo Tie Dye Blanket

Read this easy tutorial for how to make a shibori indigo tie dye blanket! Super simple, single layer organic fleece is perfect for snuggling.

I love giving handmade gifts, and my brain ticks year round thinking of ideas for friends and family. One of my friends loves organic gear and indigo dye so I struck on making her a simple throw blanket! This is technically a no-sew project; I did serge the edges but that is more for aesthetics than function. I had so much fun making her a shibori indigo blanket, I made myself one too. Be sure to check out my full review of my favorite indigo dye kit in this post!

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Fabric scrap matching game – with Cricut Iron-On

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Sewing Blogger Program Kickoff. This experience is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

How to make a fabric scrap matching game - upcycled jean scraps make for a fun memory game and a Cricut cuts out iron-on designs super easily. Tutorial for how to make the simple matching game and links to the project on Cricut Design Space.

I know not everyone keeps upcycle fabric scraps, but I try to use up every last bit of a garment. With a little help from Cricut, I’m sharing how to make a fabric scrap matching game from upcycled jeans! My kids are currently crazy about dinosaurs, but it would be simple to tailor this to any other animal, cartoon character, or even basic shapes. This is an easy handmade game tutorial that you can tuck in in your suitcase for a summer vacation or save it for when winter has you snowed in. Right now we have 100+ temperatures, so this game was a welcome distraction to stay inside and play!

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Shibori Indigo Dye Kit Review

Shibori Indigo Dye Kit Review - see what is inside this cheap kit, that dyes up to 15 shirts!

Sometimes ordering craft supplies blindly offline can turn out poorly (see my leather dye experiment here) but I really love this shibori indigo dye kit from Jacquard! I’ve used it several times over the past few years and had consistent results so I feel good about recommending it, after doing two separate projects this summer I decided to invite a few blogging friends for a whole week of shibori dye projects. I’m going to start off with a review of the kit since I love it so much, if you order one today you’ll be ready to experiment with indigo by the weekend!

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Closet Case Patterns’ Ebony Tee – Pattern Review

A pattern review of the Closet Case Patterns Ebony Tee

As a part of the Ease into Motherhood sewing series, I wrote about how sewing changed after my second child. and tried out the Closet Case Patterns Ebony T-shirt! Writing the post reminded me that it had been months and months since I’d sewn anything for myself. I bounced from pregnant to nursing my first to pregnant and then to nursing my second, with my weight fluctuating back and forth from 30 pounds over “normal” to 15 pounds below. The last time I sewed something after my second kid, it was a huge flop after I actually edited the photos and looked at them; fabric choices and fit was way off. I vowed to wait until she’d weaned, and then got caught up in other projects. Now I finally feel like I’m more or less at a new normal and ready to make things for myself again!

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