May 31, 2013
I have been sewing away!!! :) I am so excited to be apart of Sewing to Rebuild!!!
Here is what I have made so far.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this bag!! It has to be my favorite one that I have ever made (and I have made TONS)!!! I think it's the fabric. I need to try to find some more. This was donated (along with a bunch more) last year by a fabulous lady! ;) 2 of my good friends donated a lot last year to help out with Bags of Hope and Love. I haven't given up on that. I just need to settle in and see if I can find some people that are willing to help out with it. I could reach so many kids if I had just a few people willing to help out. ;)
Here is my little lamb!!! This is the very first stuffed toy that I have ever made!! I LOVE IT!!!
I used this tutorial -
Little lambs from Molly’s Sketchbook
I made a few minor changes.
1- I used fleece instead of felt. It is sooo sooo sooo soft. Now I need to buy more because the Cs both want one... LOL
2- I used the 4 leg pieces to make 4 legs instead of 2.
3- I added a little, bitty tail.
I am now in the middle of an outfit to go with this set. I decided to make shorts with a matching top. I am making the shorts the way I always make them but they are girl shorts so they aren't as long as I would make them for Colin. I realize yesterday that I have never made shorts for Cailey! LOL I've made everything BUT shorts!! You can find the tutorial HERE. If you feel better using a pattern I suggest THIS ONE from Squiggly Twigs Designs. You might recognize the model at the top of the page. ;) There are also some free patterns on Pattern Revolution. I have never made any of those patterns so I can't say how easy they are.
HAVE FUN SEWING!!! I sure am! ;)
May 30, 2013
So here I am, touting the Sewing to Rebuild from Pattern Revolution, again... ;) Yesterday I shared some additional links for toys you can sew. There's a great list on Pattern Revolution, but I wanted people to see just how many different free patterns and tutorials are out there for you to choose from. ;)
Oh! Each of those links takes you to a different part of the Pattern Revolution blog. Check out all 3 links! ;) This last link will show you some of the things they have received so far! AWESOME!!!!!!
Now, on to the patterns and tutorials.
Of course, you are more than welcome to check out my tutorials.... ;) LOL
Some great resource sites are SewSet, Free Needle and All Free Sewing.
Shorts from ELOLEO (The page is in Dutch but Chrome will translate that for you.)
Puffed & Cuffed Shorts from Cass Can Sew
Wrap Skort from Our 3 Sons Plus 1
Dottie's Dress from The Sewing Rabbit
Herringbone shorts from CailaMade
Ruffle Clover - No Big Dill
Basic tee - Dana Made It
Junebug Dress Remix - Fil a l'agulla
Lined Sandbox Pants - Siestas and Sewing
Snap shoulder raglan - Melly Sews
Ninja Turtle T-Shirt - Sewing Mama RaeAnna
Here is a list of tutorials from my friend over at Squiggly Twig Designs
Reversible Pants - Sew Easy Being Green
Pocket Capris - Elegance & Elephants
Skirted Pillowcase Romper tutorial - Create Kids Couture
Layers of Sunshine - iCandy Handmade
Pleated skort - Blooms and Bugs
Spring Romper - Mama Bear Says
Racerback Dress - Crafterhours
90 Minute Shirt - Dana Made It
Reversible John-John - Growing Home
Sailor Dress - Me Sew Crazy
One Hour Sundress -From an Igloo
Put together by - Max California
Put together by - Max California
SHEW!!! Well, there you go. Just about every tutorial I have ever seen.... LOL I would play around on the different blogs, if they have one tutorial, they probably have more. ;)
HAVE FUN SEWING!!!!!
It's going to be soooooo hard to figure out what to sew first!!!!
May 29, 2013
I have decided that I want to sew 6 bags and fill each of them with a sewn toy and at least one article of clothing. Wish me luck!! LOL
I am going to make the bags that I made for Bags of Hope and Love. I'll be making the drawstring bags for boys and totes for girls.
If you want to see my tutorial click HERE.
I don't think I ever did a tutorial for the totes so I will be working on that. ;)
I have never sewn a toy..... But I am determined to make it work! ;) Pattern Revolution has some links to free patterns and tutorials but I found a TON on Pinterest!!!
Here are just some of them. ;)
Sock Kitty from P and E Cats
Super Hero Costumes from Twin Dragonfly Designs (it says no sew, but I would still sew them so they can be washed).
Alphabet in a Bag from Chez Beeper Bebe
Make a Horse from No Big Dill
Fleece owl pillow from Joann's (the link takes you to a PDF).
Squirrel from Matsutake
Bunny Pillow Pet from About.com Sewing
There are more free patterns and tutorials here if you explore the site.
Little lambs from Molly's Sketchbook
A sweet little bunny from Allsorts
You can find 3 different bugs at Craft with Confidence
Puppy from Craft Passion
Felted stuffed animals from Martha Stewart
You could always make these from old sweaters. ;)
Sock monkey and friend from A Beautiful Mess
Terry cat from Doll Maker
Alligator from Sew 4 Home
I would check out All Free Sewing, Sew Set and Free Needle they all have tons of links.
Hopefully you will find something that you would LOVE to make!!! :D
Have fun sewing!