A Very Go To Christmas: Dragon & Rhino Stuffed Animals

Every child loves stuffed animals. I, personally, have had a lot of fun sewing some for my kids. There is something extra special about a homemade stuffie (or fluffy or whatever you call them!). Amy from Naptime Crafters & Peekaboo Pattern Shop is sharing the adorable dragon and rhinoceros stuffed animals she made from DIY […]

Handmade Costumes: DIY Ladybug Baby Carrier Slipcover Tutorial

And now for the most genius baby costume ever! Sarah Jane Sews makes a baby carrier into a ladybug! This tutorial is perfect for babies in arms! Check out all the other DIY costume tutorials in the Handmade Costume Series! Hi! I'm Sarah of Sarah Jane Sews, where I blog about sewing (of course), knitting, […]

Patchwork baby sleep sack

Sewing a present for a mom-to-be before knowing if the baby is a boy or a girl can be difficult! I was so conflicted last week when I had a baby shower to attend. Should I make some baby sleep dresses? A blanket? I couldn't decide and I was uninspired. Then I remembered this pattern […]

A doll for Blessing

After sewing the Eddie doll from Wee WonderfulsWee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love I knew I wanted to make a doll for my niece for Christmas. The Storybook Doll was the perfect fit. Except I changed it. Because I didn't want a white doll with yellow hair. I wanted this doll. She's a […]

E Dog gets a shirt

A little friend turned one recently. We've affectionately nicknamed him "E Dog". Little E Dog has a special place in our hearts and even though we don't live near him we like to think of him as my little guy's best friend. They haven't seen each other since they could move but that doesn't stop […]

holiday sewing for boy: handmade doll

I try to make Christmas as handmade as possible around here. It's just more fun (for me) that way. I started the sewing last week with a doll from Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love This is the Eddie Doll. I think I love him. Even if I made his eyes a bit […]

seersucker pants for boys. really?

I happen to love seersucker. I know not everyone does. I especially love the stripes in seersucker. The problem with seersucker is that it is a thin fabric. Not quite robust enough for a new walker. This is easily fixable by lining the pants. Easy enough. I used my new 12-24 month pants pattern (I […]

DY(S)G: Guest Tutorial- How to Sew Ottobre Patterns

Please welcome Melanie from A Sewing Journal! Melanie has a wonderful blog and is always sewing beautiful things for her girls. She's here to take the mystery out of Ottobre patterns! Hi there, I'm Melanie and I blog over at A Sewing Journal. I have three girls (this year all attending school) ranging in age from […]

Football Softie Tutorial

I'm sure you've all been stuck at one point or another wondering what to make for someone's new little baby. You want to make something that will be useful, cute, and get used. Many handmade items don't always fit into those categories. But here is something that does. The football softie tutorial! The perfect way […]

Baby In The Hood

I made this jacket a year ago and posted some cute photos of the matching booties as well. Which reminds me… where are those booties?? So now my guy wears the jacket and I can give a much better pattern review! Pattern: Baby in the Hood from Anna Maria Horner’s book Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects […]