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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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Monster Applique Quilt

Use up your fabric scraps and make this monster applique quilt! It's easier than it looks, and make a super fun quilt for kids.

I finished my third quilt! I had so much fun sewing this; I used a bunch of knit fabric scraps from all the clothes I’ve made my kids over the years. It’s sewn from a Craftsy pattern/class and you can see my full review, sharing what is included and what to expect, in this post. I gifted this to our family friends and I hope their kids love it as much as mine do!

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20+ Cute Felt Christmas Softies To Sew

Looking for cute felt Christmas sewing ideas? Here are a bunch of free sewing tutorials for softies and Christmas ornaments - get started!

I love felt! I have rounded up a bunch of things to sew with felt for Christmas; they are all festive and cute. Wool-blend felt, not the cheap and shiny stuff, is amazing for hand sewing and great for beginners because it doesn’t fray, it isn’t slippery, and it’s delightful to touch. Free felt ornament tutorials are plentiful online and so much fun to make – you can use any ornament pattern blown up to a larger size and make it into a softie or an applique pattern, too.

If you’re looking for something to sew for an ornament exchange, a DIY neighbor gift idea, or soft ornaments, keep scrolling and see all the adorable felt Christmas sewing projects!

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