I had so much fun sewing up these patterns – I tested 4 different free pincushion sewing patterns and am sharing my thoughts on each one! Pincushions are the best; they sew up pretty quickly, they are useful, they make great gifts, and almost always use up scraps. For these free pincushion tutorials, I used a custom fat quarter bundle of fabric in some of my favorite colors! Phat Quarters Fabrics sponsored this post, which means she sent me the fabrics in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial.
If you’re looking for a free toddler pillowcase pattern, I tested out one of my friend’s tutorials and sewed up this colorful cover! I’ve saved minky fabric scraps but rarely use them, so this was the perfect project for me. My friend Shelly at Coral and Co. shares all sorts of fun things to sew for kids, if you use pinterest you have definitely seen her baby headband tutorial; and you can find the instructions for how to make your own toddler pillowcase in her blog post here.
I love giving handmade gifts, and my brain ticks year round thinking of ideas for friends and family. One of my friends loves organic gear and indigo dye so I struck on making her a simple throw blanket! This is technically a no-sew project; I did serge the edges but that is more for aesthetics than function. I had so much fun making her a shibori indigo blanket, I made myself one too. Be sure to check out my full review of my favorite indigo dye kit in this post!
I was invited to participate in the Cricut Sewing Blogger Program Kickoff. This experience is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I know not everyone keeps upcycle fabric scraps, but I try to use up every last bit of a garment. With a little help from Cricut, I’m sharing how to make a fabric scrap matching game from upcycled jeans! My kids are currently crazy about dinosaurs, but it would be simple to tailor this to any other animal, cartoon character, or even basic shapes. This is an easy handmade game tutorial that you can tuck in in your suitcase for a summer vacation or save it for when winter has you snowed in. Right now we have 100+ temperatures, so this game was a welcome distraction to stay inside and play!