I finally sewed for my Cadie again. I've been so busy with other stuff and I know she was starting to feel left out. So when Blend Fabrics sent me some of their new line Lolly to play with, it was perfect for her.
Whatever I made had to be fast and easy, so I ran to the store and grabbed some t-shirts in coordinating colors.
Isn't that candy jar fabric the cutest?
I sewed some of it into the skirt and made an applique for the top part of the dress with my scraps. Can you see the Deco-Fuse behind my applique?
T-shirt dresses usually have the fabric sewn directly to the shirt, but I tried something different and sewed them both to an elastic waistband. It looks a tiny bit retro and even better - the shirt will never come untucked!
I'm planning a sewing tutorial for the dress, plus a post about how to make cute appliques from novelty fabric like this. Stay tuned!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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Full disclosure: Blend Fabrics sends me collections for time to time to use as I wish. I wouldn't accept the fabric if I didn't love it. :)
I'm so excited that now I get to share with you the other sweet project from the One Step Quilts project panel from Lecien!
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack - poor girl!
Sew an easy card wallet using natural cork fabric. This new textile is durable, beautiful, and easy to sew! This free pattern is a great starter project - or a great way to use up scraps.
This Patchwork Cushion is beautiful on my piano bench, but it would look awesome on any other kind of bench too!
Need a gift bag, knitting or crochet bag, lunch bag... lingerie, shoe, make-up, scrap, button, or little bag for any other reason?
Sew up a delightful Drawstring Ditty Bag with my free tutorial!
My 2-part cross body bag is a success!
It took some sewing origami to make it work, but I didn’t give up until my bag looked pretty similar in size and construction to the inspiration bag that you voted for.
Here's how I made a narrow (but still scrappy!) dog leash for our new puppy... It's so much fun to make your own pet accessories!
All that’s required to make this beautiful sunglasses case (or glasses case) is a few supplies and an embroidery machine with a 5x7 or larger hoop!
When I first showed you this cute little pouch last Saturday, one of you commented about it, calling it a ‘nappy pouch’ since that’s what you call baby diapers in the UK. I think that’s adorable!
So that’s what I’m naming it and I hope it doesn’t cause any confusion here in the U.S. - I’ll be sure to always be clear what it’s for, lol.