Instead of party hats, I made all the kids superhero masks using this pattern. They also doubled as a party favor….All you need is some felt, hot glue, a sewing machine and some thin elastic.
Felt is in credibly inexpesnive, and I was able to fit three masks on one sheet. I purchased about a yard of elastic on etsy. I didn’t do them double sided, like she did in the pattern; I just used hot glue to affix the different colors and used my sewing machine to sew on the elastic.
These were great for all ages – we had babies wearing them, all the way to teenage brothers and parents!
Tags: birthday party, diy, felt, felt masks, flet hats, handmade, kids, kids party, party favors, preschool party, sewing, superhero birthday, superhero masks
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Every kid needs a dinosaur hoodie! These are so easy to whip up! All you need is a hoodie and some felt, and a sewing machine (although you could probably easily do this by hand, it would just take a little bit longer). I had this thrifted hoodie sitting in milo’s closet, and I dug into my felt stash to make the spikes.
I glanced at this tutorial, and then I went to work. You can download a template for the spikes here, or you can just wing it. Fold on a seam, and cut enough spikes to cover the back of your hoodie. ( I ended up using only one sheet of felt for this 3T hoodie)
1. Fold your hoodie in half. You can iron it to make a nice crease – you will be using this as your guide to pin the spikes.
2. Pin the spikes to your hoodie – the middle of the spike should line up with the crease.
3. Once all your spikes are pinned, sew each one down the middle of the spike.
4. Once all your spikes are attached to the hoodie, then fold the spikes in half and sew up the sides of the felt.
Tags: costume, crafty, dino, dinosaur, dinosaur hoodie, diy, dress up, halloween, homeade, hoodie, kids, preschooler, sewing, toddler
Sorry for the delay in posting! I was in china last week – but heres something I made before I left…
I made this stuffed bear using this pattern I bought on etsy. I made it to give to a friend at her baby shower. I used old sweaters for the fabric. I was reluctant to give it because its far from perfect, (ummmm….lopsided ears!) but hoping that she will think its the thought that counts.
Tags: baby gift, djy, easy sewing project, handmade, pattern, sewing, stuffed animal, sweater, upcycled, upcycled sweaters, wool
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This was a pretty easy project using felt and my sewing machine. I cut a bunch of hearts out of felt and used my sewing machine to sew them together. I think once valentines day is over Im going to put these in my craftroom because they are so cute!
My good friend had a baby boy this week, so I made him this little bunny out of some fabric scraps! I just traced the shape of the bunny on the fabric, embroidered the little bunny face, and sewed them right side together, leaving about a 2 inch hole at the bottom. Turned it inside out, stuffed the little guy, and sewed up the hole. I made a red one for his big sister too!
I finally got around to making some cafe curtains for my little kitchen window. I used milo’s old crib sheet for the fabric, so that makes me happy that I found a good way to repurpose something so special. I used this tutorial as a rough guide, and the rings and rod are from target. This really didn’t take long to accomplish at all, especially because the fabric has little crosses on it, so I was able to use those as a guide when I hemmed them. Curtains sure are hard to photograph!
I made some last minute christmas gifts for dj and my brother. I used this old descendents shirt I got from a clothing swap and turned it into pillows! Since I was crunched for time, I didn’t use a zipper, I just sewed the bottom shut, so its not as pretty as a normal pillow, but I used fun stripey fabric on the back, so maybe that will make up for it. Milo even helped me stuff them!
This is my first experience with amigurumi. I find it REALLY hard to understand patterns. But I found this pattern on pinterest and as soon as I saw it I had my heart set on making it. One evening I just started reading it out loud and it made sense! Its basically just single crocheting in the round the entire time! Very very easy. I used a 5.5 needle, instead of the recommended 4.25 needle, so mine is a kind of like a giant squid. I worked on this over a few days as well. I didn’t do it in one night….but tonight I sewed it to together (very messily – need some work there) and now its complete. Its no where near as cute as the one in the photo, but I’m happy I was able to read a pattern and actually complete a project. And as for those cute striped legs in the original pattern…. I tried it and it was NOT coming out cute for me. I definitely need some help with figuring out how exactly to change colors neatly.
I definitely see more of these kinds of projects in my future now that I have a pretty clear understanding of the stitches, and realize just how simple it is.
Tags: amigurumi, crochet, crocheted, diy, green, handmade, needles, octopus, pattern, sewing, stuffed animal, yarn
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This one turned out better than my last I think. It’s not as bulky, and I’m loving the stripes. I will definitely be keeping this one for me
I made my first infinity scarf using some jersey fabric. Sewing with jersey made me want to poke my eyes out…but I will definitely take another stab at this…..this one might be a little wide, making it kind of thick, but i think it will work great for winter months! I plan to gift this one for christmas!