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 […]

More pants

We’re enjoying more of our “laundry miracle” pants. Pattern: Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby Fabric: main fabric is unknown from a discount fabric store. Anyone recognize this pattern? The upper octagonal print is from JoAnn Fabric.

Now they’ve been worn!

Last year I sewed a couple pairs of pants from Anna Maria Horner's book Handmade Beginnings. I finally had a chance to put them on baby! Baby is wearing 6-12 month clothing right now. These pants are size 6-9 months. Yes, these pants are baggy and long. I love the length. Perfect for rolling the cuff. […]

The ever useful drawstring bag

Having two babes in diapers means that leaving the house takes a bit of preparation. Well, more than a bit! In my effort to keep things quick I've managed to create a solution that works for me. We always have a "Jack bag" and a "Maggie bag" ready to go. A couple diapers and wipes. […]

Merry Christmas from me

Do you know how hard it is to photograph 4 kids when nobody can hold the baby and you want their clothes in the pic? Yes, every item in the picture is me made, save the little red skirt in the middle. On left: Shirt & skirt designed by me. There is a lot of […]

The little things

I made this long sleeve onesie for Jack before he was born. He was bigger than expected and has grown out of it. Oh well. It made a cute picture! To make this I used a short sleeve onesie and a long sleeve t-shirt as a pattern. Then I added the hand covers. It was […]

The never ending piles of fabric….

I sewed for baby a bit this week. Sticking to the De-Stash Challenge I used only what I had. I reaffirmed my distaste for sewing satin. But really, what baby doesn't love satin? I made swaddle blankets by simply serging the edges of a giant flannel square. I made over our very used burp cloths. […]

Baby Kimono Top Tutorial: Guest Post

Have you met Narelle from Cook Clean Craft? She's dropping by today to add a little sewing fun to Sewing For Baby month. Thanks for helping out Narelle! Over at her blog, you can find her sewing up incredibly cute little clothes: Teaching you how to make a box pleat: Giving tips on how to […]

Sew an odd sized sheet: Quick & Easy Sheet Tutorial

There are so many crib sheet tutorials available. But what if you have an odd sized crib, pack and play, or basinet? What if you just want a quick method? I have this great portable crib that I've used with babies 2 through 4. It allows the current occupant of the regular crib to take […]

Urban Hoodie

A couple months ago Heidi & Finn sent me the Urban Unisex Hoodie pattern to review. Well, I finally had the chance to whip one up and I love it! This is size 6 mo. and was made from a pair of maternity sweats I never wanted to wear again in my life. It is fully […]