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September 8, 2013

How to Make an Adult Tutu

Even Grown-ups dress up and this easy how to guide will have your Adult Tutu ready in a short time.

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Finding tutus for children is as simple as going into your local dollar store but finding them in adult sizes is a little harder. This simple no-sew tutorial will have you completing your tutu in no time. Plus you can select the colors you want so you can customize it for the costume or occasion you are creating it for.

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July 25, 2013

DIY Decorative Burp Rags

 Save Money by creating these Decorative Burp Rags in just a few simple steps.

 

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No one wants to be carrying around plain white burp rags but it can get pricey for the fancy ones. I also find that the fancy ones aren’t always as thick as the good old plain cloth diaper style ones. This simple DIY project will give you cute decorative burp rags with all the durability without spending a fortune.

How to Make Decorative Burp Rags

Items Needed

6 Cloth Diapers

1 yard Soft Flannel Material (design of your choice)

Sewing Machine with matching thread

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February 19, 2013

DIY Dish Mat & Burp Cloth

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I love picking up sheets and pillow cases at yard sales and thrift stores. You never know what you will be able to use them for. I picked up this heavy Ralph Lauren top sheet at a yard sale a while back. I needed a new dish mat, so I decided I would try to make one.

I used a piece of this sheet and a towel that had gotten a hole in but it’s too nice to use for a rag.

First thing you need to do is cut the towel and the sheet to the size you want.

Then with the right sides together sew along the edges using a 5/8 inch seam allowance or using your pedal foot for a guide. Leave enough room open to turn it right side out.

Then flip and use a pencil to push the corners out. Iron down along the edges and sew along the sides with 5/8 inch seam to finish the edges neatly.

This is a very easy project and is much cheaper than going to purchase a new dish mat. I recommend using a heavier sheet rather than a thin sheet, that way the durability will be better for usage and washing. When I was finishing the edges on the dish mat I decided to take what was left of the towel and make a smaller version for a burp cloth. These both would make wonderful shower gifts.

Happy Creating and Sewing!

 

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Thanks for this guest post Elizabeth T.

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