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How To Make a Fabric Tray for Mother’s Day

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How To Make a Fabric Tray - let your kids join in and paint fabric to make a gift for Mother's Day! Fabric trinket trays are a great beginner sewing project that uses up fabric scraps. #ad #cbias

My kids are 4 and 2 and they love giving gifts almost as much as they love receiving them. Picking out cards is such a fun activity and we had a great time choosing Mother’s Day cards from the selection of Hallmark Signature cards at Walmart! I came up with a simple sewing project that they could also help with so I can pair the hand-painted fabric tray with the beautiful cards they chose. There are lots of ideas for what to sew for Mother’s Day but this is an easy one to get the kids involved. The trays are perfect for storing jewelry, loose change, little plant pots, or sewing trinkets!

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How To Make A Doorstop

How to make a doorstop from fabric! This is a super easy sewing tutorial for beginners, all it takes is a few straight lines and maybe half an hour. Customize the fabric to your decor or use it as a project for kids to sew themselves!

How to make a doorstop is easier than you might think! My friend asked me to make her a few doorstops right as I needed to come up with an easy sewing tutorial for beginners, as a part of a monthly creative challenge I’ve been doing with a few other bloggers. It was just the motivation I needed and I love how this DIY fabric doorstop turned out.

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How To Make a Doll Sleeping Bag

How to make a doll sleeping bag! This is a hand sewing tutorial for a pretty patchwork version. Sew a sleeping bag for your kiddo's softie to snuggle in, as an easy english paper piecing project that doesn't require a ton of hexies.

If you’ve been wondering how to make a doll sleeping bag, I have a patchwork twist on a simple bias-bound rectangle. This is an easy english paper pieced tutorial that just uses a few hexies, so it is perfect if you want to try EPP and have something done in a weekend instead of over a few months. I was excited to try out the new Juxtaposey fabric line, designed by Betz White for Riley Blake Designs, and they graciously sent me some to play with! It lent itself perfectly to EPP and I can’t get enough of those cute little animals.

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Sew On Patches for Jeans – Sashiko Style

Looking for cute ways to patch kids' pants? Sashiko style bug sew on patches are easy and adorable.

Sew on patches for jeans are a must in this house, there isn’t an iron on knee patch strong enough to take the hiking and jumping my son does. We try to spend as much time outside as possible, hiking and exploring, which leads to a lot of laundry and even more mending.

Instead of buying the prepackaged patches, I have been DIY-ing them from upcycled jeans and denim scraps. You can see a full tutorial for how to make the patches in this post, where I sewed some stars on. For this pair, I used a bug silhouette and they turned out so cute!

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