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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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DIY Fairy Wand

Learn how to make this diy fairy wand with beautiful wool blend felt, ribbon, and a spoon (super strong, so it won't break!). It's a perfect forest fairy accessory - free fairy wand pattern in a sponsored post.

I haven’t made a DIY fairy wand in the past because my kids are rough and wild; I figured that the stick would break in a day. A sturdy wooden kitchen spoon occurred to me as a cheap substitute so I designed a felt star topper for one! Busy Little Bird sponsored this post, which means she sent me the felt supplies in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial, and I’m really excited to share it.

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Simple EPP Hexie Pincushion Tutorial

 

Interested in EPP (english paper piecing) but intimidated by making a whole quilt? With only 17 hexies, make a simple pincushion with this easy pincushion tutorial! This is a great first quilting project and scrap buster tutorial. The post was sponsored by Maker Mountain Fabrics, where you can find this adorable Cotton + Steel Kujira fabric!

If you’ve admired EPP (english paper piecing) projects from afar, I have a great beginner tutorial to make a simple pincushion! Maker Mountain Fabrics sponsored this post, which means she sent me the fabrics in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial. This pincushion only takes 17 hexies, and while I think calling it a one-night project might be a stretch, you can definitely do it in a weekend. EPP is done by hand, which makes it a great hobby for parents who are running after small children. Similar to embroidery, you can stop and start a million times without messing anything up or losing your place, which I love! All of these hexies were sewn with a minimum of one child hanging on my arm, and they loved playing with the placement of each design. The last EPP project I had on the blog was a while ago, but my son still uses this tote bag all the time.

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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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