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Free toddler pillow case pattern – tested!

If you’re looking for a free toddler pillowcase pattern, I tested out one of my friend’s tutorials and sewed up this colorful cover! I’ve saved minky fabric scraps but rarely use them, so this was the perfect project for me.┬áMy friend Shelly at Coral and Co. shares all sorts of fun things to sew for kids, if you use pinterest you have definitely seen her baby headband tutorial; and you can find the instructions for how to make your own toddler pillowcase in her blog post here.

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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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How To Make A Seashell Collecting Bag

How to make a seashell collecting bag! This is a simple sewing tutorial for making a mesh bag to carry seashells in. Leave the sand at the beach and bring the treasures home! Perfect summer sewing project.

My kids are forever collecting things (hence the Little Collector’s Backpack!) and we wanted something small to hold their treasures. I’m showing you how to make a seashell collecting bag – and this one stays open so little hands can slide in and out easily! Mesh is a little slippery to work with but a plain old gluestick helps hold things together while you sew. All the bias and twill tape means very little measuring or tube turning, so this is a quick sew if you have a family reunion or beach birthday party favors to make! Please make sure to be mindful of the rules taking seashells from anywhere you’re visiting, and that some shells may be reused by smaller critters, so throw them back in if they look seaworthy. I’m sharing the tutorial as a part of the Summer Fun series hosted by Life Sew Savory, so be sure to read to the end and see the other projects being shared!

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Little Photographer Camera Softie – Updated!

I’ve sewn tons of softies and handmade toys over the past few years, and the one that has been most popular has been the Little Photographer Camera! One of my earliest patterns, it is a stuffed camera toy that encourages imaginative play. There’s a little window in the back to slip real pictures; my kids love shuffling through them or suggesting new ones. Seeing other peoples’ versions pop up in different color combinations over the years has been so much fun and after receiving feedback from a few folks I decided to update the pattern.

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