Category Archives: sewing

Last minute gift: tooth fairy pillow


Materials

  • Scrap fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Little ornaments
  • Felt shapes
  • Felt for the pocket
  • Organza bag
  • Polyfill

Method

Make the front of the cushion using the wonky log cabin tutorial by Tallgrass Prairie Studio. The resulting block is 9 x 9 inches.

Then follow my tooth fairy pillow tutorial.

Add any embellishment you like.

The flower is made out of die cut felt shapes with some beads stitched to the petals and a felt covered button for the centre.

Use a pre-made organza bag matching the dominant colour.

I used a heart shaped pocket for this pillow.

Easy to make and always a success with the kids.

Bunting for a girl

New bunting for a girl. I used my own bunting tutorial.

Floral quilted tea cozy

Another quilted tea cozy made following my tea cozy tutorial from last week.

I used ribbon, felt die cuts and a small border to embellish the cozy.


Handle detail

Ribbon detail

Rainbow pencil roll tutorial

Pencil case with 24 pockets for 24 colour pencils. Use each pocket for a different colour and find the right colour quickly!

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Materials

24 strips of fabric measuring 1 1/12 x 11 inches

24′ x 7′ for the pocket, folded in half

24′ x 11′ for the back

24′ x 11′ one sided fusible interface or flannel

Stitch strips together and iron resulting rectangle with seams open.

Fuse to the fusible interface.

Fold pocket fabric in half and stitch the top at 1/4′ from the top.

Elastic band

Button

1

Place backing and stripped and pocket side facing together.

Place elastic band on one side with hoop facing inside.

Pin and stitch leaving a 1/4 seam allowance and leaving an opening in one side of about 8-10 cms.

2

Turn inside out and iron flat. Top stitch around the rectangle  very close to the edge.

Make pockets for each pencil following the strips and stitching up and down in a continuous fashion.

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Sew a button on the back, close to the elastic band.

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This tutorial is based on ideas and instructions collected from these sites:

Tutorial in French: Housse à crayons

Spring chicken softie

My daughter and I made this spring chicken. Based on a Sew, Mama, Sew pattern using Heather Bailey’s Freshcut range of fabrics.