DIY Bank Robber Halloween Costume Tutorial

Bank Robber Halloween Costume

It’s almost Halloween, and if you’re just realizing that like I am, today’s project might be just what you need ;). Whether you need a quick couples’ costume or an idea for your kids and their friends, this DIY Bank Robber costume tutorial will get you ready for Halloween in no time! [Read more…]

Free Women’s Cowl Neck Hoodie Pattern

Women's Cowl Neck Hoodie Pattern Free

If I had to choose one clothing item to wear daily (other than the, ahem, essentials), it would definitely be a hoodie. One of my favorite things about the weather starting to get chilly in the Fall is pulling out my favorites to add back into my wardrobe rotation! I had one RTW hoodie (two actually – in different colors because I loved them so much) that I wore non-stop last year, until they pilled passed the level of public acceptance. Times like this remind how awesome it is to know how to sew and draft patterns – I used the old hoodie as a base and tweaked it from there to get my new favorite cowl neck hoodie. And since I’m guessing some of you love hoodies as much as I do, I’m sharing this Free Women’s Cowl Neck Hoodie Pattern with you all today so you can fill your closet with them too! [Read more…]

Free Lip Purse Pattern + Tutorial

Free Lip Purse Pattern + Tutorial

As you might guess, bag sewing is one of my favorite things to do. Bags are so fun to make, and I love the way they come together in (at least theory), perfect symmetry. I know that many of you love sewing bags too! Our Airdrie Bag Pattern is among the most popular of all the patterns in our shop, and I love sewing bags for both myself and my little ones (insert comment about unhealthy toddler backpack addiction here…). Today I’m sharing this fun new Free Lip Purse Pattern + Tutorial and hope you enjoy sewing it as much as I did! [Read more…]

10 Adorable Free Quiet Book Patterns and Templates

Free Quiet Book Patterns

If there’s one thing that little ones are suuuper good at, it’s being noisy. Normally, these sweet sounds are music to a parents ear (to a certain degree, let’s be reasonable here), but there are times (most of the time?) when “shhhh”ing just doesn’t do the trick. If you’re a parent, you know the value in some quiet distraction, and know that the busier those little fingers can be, the happier (and often quieter!) the toddler can be :). Quiet books are the perfect tool to keep little ones happy, practice their motor skills, and of course, quiet! Today I’m sharing some of the cutest and most original free quiet book patterns I’ve found online – and each of them has a printable template! Pick your favorites and get sewing!

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DIY Mom Fanny Packs with the Cricut Maker

DIY Mom Fanny Packs with Iron-on

If you’re like me, this time of year, you’ve just finished up back to school lists and making sure each kid has the backpack of their dreams. Now that school is back in session and kids are off learning their ABCs and geometry, it’s time for a fun project just for moms! These DIY fanny packs are perfect for carrying all of those mom essentials, and also those kid essentials that mom gets to carry ;). Sponsored by Cricut, I’m sharing how I used my Cricut Maker and iron-on to make these super easy and fun to make fanny packs! [Read more…]