Got a super quick craft for ya! So, you know when I told you about out our toddler bag situation? Well, it occurred to me that sometimes we won’t even need that, just maybe the diapers or wipes. So, I made a cute clutch they can go in and be easily removed if necessary.
This seriously took maybe 20 minutes and very easy to do. I followed this tutorial to the T using some cute alphabet fabric that was given to me. That’s it. It was super easy and came out super cute!
Hey loves! The holidays are here and now that we have a baby I’m not the only kid at Christmas in our house and have good reason to be extra festive! 🎄🎄 I’ve been wanting to make pajamas to put … Continue reading →
So with just 12 very short weeks before my baby boy is set to arrive, I’ve been busy making our home ready to welcome him. I started with recovering a glider rocking chair and ottoman that was gifted to us.
Note: I’m picky…more so than I thought. I couldn’t find a chair I really liked that went with my vision for the nursery so, as always, making one, or making as much as I could of one, was the way to go.
I started by visiting my local craft store and picking up a roll of foam padding and fabric. Our nursery theme is travel and I couldn’t resist the colors and simplicity of this fabric. It helped that my husband loved it too.
The I traced the old cushions on the foam with a sharpie and cut along the lines.
After that, I covered the foam pieces with the fabric, wrong side out. I didn’t cut along the fold. Instead I used it to my advantage- that’s one side without pinning or sewing. However, depending on the size of your cushions, that may not be feasible.
Lastly, I pinned around the cushions, sewed them, flipped the fabric inside out and… Viola! A gorgeous custom chair for less than $35 and 1 hour of work. (I didn’t sew the bottom/back of each piece. I wanted to be able to remove for washing. I also plan to make a pillow or two for added support.)
I did the same with the ottoman but that took longer because of the screws and staples from a staple gun. I used hot glue to leave room error. It won’t rip the fabric…
Summer is here! It is hot and the humidity is in full-bloom! With the season change, I cleaned out my closet and realized I was short on summer dresses, so I decided to finally use some fabric I got sometime in 2012 and make one.
You know me…(and if you don’t)
I hit Pintrest to see what was out there and I found this tutorial!
It was great! Very easy to follow and looks super chic.
I would offer these suggestions:
1. Cut the tank longer thank you think. I ruined a tank top and had to start over (using a tube top).
2. Use fabric you don’t have to line…I didn’t realize how see-through my fabric was until I was done.
3. You have good reason to fear elastic thread. I couldn’t figure it out and let’s not attempt to count how many times I tried. I looked up quite a few tutorials and tips and no luck for me.