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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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How to Make Felt Faux Gemstone Magnets

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Faux gem magnets will keep your notes and reminders hanging in style! Simple embroidery stitches and felt scraps make this a quick and easy diy gift idea. Free pattern and tutorial in this sponsored post. #ad

I love gemstone and agate designs, but anything remotely rock-like gets stolen by my children, to be pushed around by their toy bulldozers, so I needed to get creative. Adding some graphic gem designs to our house has been on my decorating list for a while, and I recently had the motivation to hang up some visual affirmations. Reminders help me maintain some of the changes I’ve been working towards in the new year! I have a free pattern and tutorial for how to make felt faux gem magnets if you want to try yourself; they are quick and easy – I can picture a whole set in jewel tones.

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How to Embroider a Modern Heart Sachet

Looking for something to sew for Valentine's Day? Embroider up this pretty sachet and tuck it in a drawer or pocket!

I initially shared this free sachet sewing tutorial on the Seams & Scissors blog, as a gift idea to sew for Valentine’s Day. I sent the scented heart to my Mom, who has a February birthday, with the thought that it would sweetly scent one of her fabric bins! It’s a mix of embroidery and sewing, with simple stitches and lines. I went for a modern look, it’s all straight lines with french knots marking out ‘love’ in a subtle way. You could add your own embroidery design on the heart or leave it plain, this is a tutorial you can make as complicated or simple as you’d like!

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Moon Embroidery Design


I’m sharing my finished ‘summer stitching’ project – a moon embroidery design called the Lunar Blossom, from CozyBlue. I bought this as a part of her kit club, with a 3 month subscription, after seeing it on her Instagram account. I love this lunar phase pattern and it was so much fun to stitch; the outer loops are sashiko style, something I tried way back when as a part of my TSNEM (try something new every month) project.

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