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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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Sewing Stocking Stuffer Ideas

It can be hard to guess someone's fabric taste or pattern wishes, but there are lots of nifty gadges that fit perfectly in a stocking! See this list of sewing stocking stuffers and find something unique for all the sewists in your life. #sewing #stockingstuffer #giftguide

It’s that time of year where I’m swearing that NEXT year, I’ll either buy all my gifts or start making them in July. I’ve been looking for small things to slip into zipper pouches & tote bags for the sewists in my life, and thought I’d make a list of sewing stocking stuffer ideas. I tried to balance cheap options with a little pricier ones- my family tends to treat stockings as another place to stuff presents instead of for smaller items. I’d love to hear if I missed any of your favorites! As always, it’s great to go check out your local quilting store, or suggest your significant other does, but I also understand that sometimes you’re up at midnight, trying to knock the rest of your list off, and want to order off Amazon with 2-day shipping.

If you’re in the shopping mood, check out my round-up of craft & sewing books to gift too!

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DIY Christmas Wall Decoration that Kids Can Make

Check out this fun and easy DIY Christmas wall decoration that you can make with your kids! They will love painting the design and older kids can easily sew it as well. Perfect Christmas gift that kids can make and be proud of! #giftskidscanmake #diychristmasgift

Who else has kids who love helping make Christmas gifts! At 5 & 2.5, they both get super excited about giving people their creations, but I try to steer their enthusiasm into projects that people will be proud to display. Resist painting is a really fun way to let kids go nuts with the paint, and still turn out something that looks great. This year, they helped me make a simple Christmas wall decoration and I love how it turned out, this is a super fun Christmas gift that kids can make! I’m sharing this tutorial as a part of a series hosted by hosted by Teach Me Mommy, scroll to the bottom to click through and see what other kid-made gift tutorials were shared.

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