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April 18, 2013

How to Make Pillow Shams

How to Make Pillow Shams

How to Make Pillow Shams

Cases, covers and shams, Oh, My! There are so many fun ways to decorate pillow and shams is just one! This tutorial was created to show you how to create your own sham patterns.

You’ll need

  • newspaper or paper for creating your pattern pieces
  • pillow case or pillow case pattern (insert pillow case tutorial here)
  • pen/pencil/marker for tracing/drawing

Instructions on How to Make Pillow Shams:Continue reading

April 11, 2013

How to Make Boppy Cover Pattern

How to Make Boppy Cover Pattern

Boppy Cover Pattern

Whether you’re looking for a simple replacement or a fancy cover, this boppy cover pattern tutorial will help you create all the Boppy covers you could ever want!

To start, let’s make the boppy cover pattern.

You’ll need:

  • newspaper or other paper to make your pattern pieces
  • boppy pillow or cover to use for tracing
  • pen/pencil/marker for tracing
  • tape, as needed, to connect smaller sheets of paper used to create the pattern piecesContinue reading
February 19, 2013

DIY Dish Mat & Burp Cloth

DIY Project


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!




Thanks for this guest post Elizabeth T.

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December 6, 2012

Thursday Crafts: Bandana Dress

I am sure you have seen these around.  They are Bandana Dresses.  I have been taking them to craft shows, and they are a HUGE hit.

This simple dress can fit a little girl from about 6 months on up to a size 8.  You won’t find any other clothing like that.  They are simple to make as well.

You will need

November 9, 2012

How to Do a Reusable Bag

Reusable Bags

Have you seen these super cute reusable bags?  You can search and find a lot of moms that make and sell them.  but did you know they are SUPER easy to make yourself.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make them.Continue reading