Happy Saturday! Is it a busy summer weekend for you? Last Saturday we had our first swim meet of the summer season. My three older kids are in a little novice league that is fun without too much pressure. Cadie is only 6, just a year shy of the team cut off, so she gets to be the swim fan.
And I do have to mention Cadie’s hair. Some of you will remember I’ve had problems with it in the past. Doesn’t it look tidy? We’ve had a breakthrough since we bought Disney’s Frozen movie. Cadie has decided that Elsa’s braid is the most beautiful thing ever and she will tolerate her hair being braided.
The night before I stitched her up the Farrah Romper by Create Kids Couture. She was very happy to wear it (can you tell?). The fabrics are from Riley Blake, a few different prints that I had in my stash.
The pattern was totally easy and I’ll probably make her another one since she wears it so much (about every other day). I always love when that happens.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Are you ready to smile and be inspired? Last week I saw this adorable picture of a quilter stuck on the Grand Princess cruise ship (quarantined off the coast of California) because a few people on the ship had tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Belinda Dill was mentioned in part of an article from CNN about how people were coping in quarantine.
Well, that picture reached out and grabbed my heart – even though we had never met, I felt like we were kindred spirits!
I LOVE sewing low volume quilts! To me, they are modern and traditional, using lots of fabrics that don’t necessarily match, but look beautiful as a whole. We’re not starting something new, just borrowing ideas from early quilters who cut fabric pieces from clothing, sheets, and even flour sacks, piecing them together in beautiful patterns.
I LOVE Grandmas! I can’t wait to be one someday…when the time is right:) Sometimes I find myself craving the special love and unconditional acceptance of a Grandma. We can all be Grandma’s to the people we love and the…
My kids love rag quilts, and this is the best one I’ve made yet. At least according to them. I wrote last Saturday that they had it on a rotating schedule so everyone got a chance to sleep with it. They are now all snuggled up watching a movie under it, and I haven’t had the chance to enjoy it yet! Well, I really do enjoy seeing them use it so I guess that’s good enough for now.