Patterns

I love sewing kids’ clothing – they don’t use much fabric and they’re small so they finish up quickly. These little Beach Bum Bermuda shorts (another pattern from this great pattern shop) used only 1/2 yard of fabric (with lots left over) and took me just an hour or two to put together. They have […]

Elliot has been begging me for months to make him some footed pjs and when I found this pattern his wish came true. Amy Hindman is the brains behind Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and the very cute and creative blog, Naptime Crafters. Her Classic Footed PJs pattern is the first of her many patterns I’ve tried, and the pattern […]

This little precious was waking up too much in the night and I just knew it was because he’d kicked his blankets off and was too cold to sleep. A very simple, 30 minute DIY Baby Sleep Sack was the perfect solution. First, make the pattern: Find a sweatshirt and fold in half at center […]

I took a nice long break from quilts, and this Jack’s Blocks pattern was a fun one to get back into quilting with. My stash has grown in the meantime so…it’s time. I had a handful of Michael Miller quilting cotton prints to use for this quilt – Dino Dudes, a few from the new […]

Lately I’m buying printable PDF sewing patterns as often as paper patterns. After trying a handful of things that didn’t work, I finally found my favorite way to organize and store them: 6 x 9 clasp envelopes. Here’s what I’ve been doing: Print a master copy of the pattern on paper. Tape it all together […]

WINNERS And the winners are: Jayme: I love ALL of the Fishstick patterns I have, but my favorite is the boxer/briefs. I love making them for my son!!!! They are so quick and easy to make! Jenn: hmm, the undercover bottoms boxer briefs would be my first project, but I love the Patrick curved raglan shirt, too! […]

  Last week I gave you logo patterns, this week I give you the cape pattern! I’ve had lots of requests for this since I made them last year. Merry Christmas to all of you! Get the logos here. Get the Superhero Cape Pattern here. Also, check out these printable Halloween activities and games. There […]

I’ve had a lot of questions about the boppy cover post I wrote several years ago. Hopefully this full tutorial will answer all those questions once and for all! To start you’ll need: Nursin Pillow Slipcover Instructions Nursing Pillow  Cover Pattern (originally from a blog called economical baby) 1 1/4 yards 45″ wide fabric OR […]

Remember the super hero capes from Christmas last year? I’ve had tons of requests for my logo patterns so I’ve included them all below in PDFs for FREE! Batman Captain America Green Lantern Incredibles Superman Each pattern piece says what color it should be and has other basic instructions like whether it’s cut on the […]

A big factor in my new found love of Halloween has to do with themed costumes. I don’t think we’ll ever go back, at least if I can get the kids to keep playing along! And since I feel like I’m running a circus most of the time, that’s what we decided to go with for Halloween […]