How To Make A Zipper Toy for Toddlers

Use this zipper toy tutorial to sew a toddler toy! A few zippers and some embroidered words will make learning colors fun, and it rolls up easily to tuck into a purse or bag for entertainment on the go.

Time to sew a zipper toy for toddlers! The buckle toy I made for my son has been well loved by him, then my daughter, and now a friend’s daughter so I wanted to try a different twist along the same lines. My daughter is now 2 and interested in colors, so this rainbow sewing tutorial has a bonus learning benefit. It rolls up easily so it can be tucked into a bag or used in the carseat. Handmade toys are one of my favorite things to sew for kids; they don’t outgrow them as quickly as clothing! I love that I could upcycle a burp cloth for this project too, it was so pretty with the rainbow backing but stained on the other side from being used.

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How to Make Felt Faux Gemstone Magnets

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Faux gem magnets will keep your notes and reminders hanging in style! Simple embroidery stitches and felt scraps make this a quick and easy diy gift idea. Free pattern and tutorial in this sponsored post. #ad

I love gemstone and agate designs, but anything remotely rock-like gets stolen by my children, to be pushed around by their toy bulldozers, so I needed to get creative. Adding some graphic gem designs to our house has been on my decorating list for a while, and I recently had the motivation to hang up some visual affirmations. Reminders help me maintain some of the changes I’ve been working towards in the new year! I have a free pattern and tutorial for how to make felt faux gem magnets if you want to try yourself; they are quick and easy – I can picture a whole set in jewel tones.

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How To Make Felt Coasters – No Sewing Required!

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I’m sharing how to make felt coasters, no sewing required, in an ode to how Snapple® fits into my day. I’m not a coffee, tea, or soda drinker so I love having a Snapple Kiwi Strawberry to grab during my afternoon break and after a long morning. In the past, I’ve shared how Snapple got me through the roughest parenting day I’ve had in the past 4 years. I’m happy to share again about the current rollback price at Walmart, along with this easy felt craft tutorial!

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Free Cat Sewing Pattern – Felt Pocket Kitty!

Free cat sewing pattern

What’s better than a free cat sewing pattern? A free cat sewing pattern that fits in your pocket! My two year old is obsessed with her new kitty-cats; I’m sharing this pattern as a fun, easy thing to sew up by hand for Valentine’s Day. It is simple enough to sew with older kids too, I designed it as a part of the ongoing Sew A Softie Day project. The kitties slip right inside a child’s pocket as a little friend, and are super quick to make. They are the perfect size for little toddler hands to hold and carry, without being so small that they’re easily lost.

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