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Twill Tape & Fabric Ink Stamped DIY Labels

Check out how easy it is to make diy clothing labels with twill tape and fabric ink! Super cheap and they hold up great, this is perfect for handmade gifts and clothes. #diylabels #clothinglabels #twilltape

I have experimented with lots of different tag options (I shared a bunch of them in a wash test, here) but I think my favorite so far are twill tape & fabric ink stamped DIY labels! I chime in often on Facebook groups about sewing and always get follow up questions on what stamp pad I use, so I thought I’d put in one spot for reference. This is a dirt cheap way to label your handmade clothes, and the stamped designs have held up well over the years with lots of washing.

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Free Jingle Bird Softie Sewing Pattern

Get cozy this winter and sew a jingle bird! This simple softie is designed for beginner sewists and is perfect for kids to sew. Follow the free pattern to sew a sweet little bird to snuggle or hang on the tree! #softiepattern #diyornament #sewingforkids

I have a fun, easy little bird pattern to share today, as a part of the Sew A Softie group. I love the Sew A Softie community – Trixi from Coloured Buttons organizes it and all over the world, bloggers share free softie patterns and organize softie sewing workshops. Her passion for getting kids started sewing is lovely; you can see my review of her e-book for kids sewing here. In the past I have shared a free sheep softie and a free pocket kitty softie, this Christmas season I have a jingle bird!

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Christmas Ornament that Toddlers Can Help Make

Check out this easy tutorial for a Christmas ornament that kids can make! Babies up through big kids can help paint a festive shape, which hangs from a simple embroidery hoop. Christmas craft and diy Christmas gift all in one! #kidmadeornament #diychristmasornament

My kids are always making things, which I love, so they love to help make presents along with me. They had so much fun painting this Christmas banner with me, I decided to extend the concept and have them test an ornament that kids can make. Messy painting makes for clean, pretty ornaments with one special tool; they had fun making these and I love how they turned out for gifting to the Grandmas!

I’m sharing this tutorial as a part of a blog hop for kid-made ornaments, hosted by Crafty Mama in Me, so scroll to the bottom and click through to see other ideas for ornaments kids can make!

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Free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern

Free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern to stitch up and gift this year! Embroidery hoop ornaments are easy and fun to make, and this snowflake embroidery design uses a simple back stitch that anyone can sew. #diychristmasornament #christmascraft

With about a month and a half left until Christmas, you have plenty of time to stitch up a few ornaments with my free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern! Sewn with a simple back stitch, this would be a perfect first embroidery project for someone who has always been wanting to try it out. I added sequins and seed beads just for fun, since I had a bunch left over from this ornament that I made last year.

I designed this as a part of the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home.

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