VIDEO: DIY Fabric Bunting. FREE Pattern!

I’ve got a fun, fast project for you.
It uses a bunch of cute fabrics.
You can make it any size.
AND IT COMES WITH A FREE PATTERN.
AND A VIDEO! 

Yaaaaaaaayyyyy.


I guess the question is….
What do you call this little decor?
Is it a Bunting? A Banner? Garland? Day Maker?

Yes. It’s definitely that.
Hang up the bunting for any occasion and it brightens a room.

My favorite part of the project?—gathering a bunch of fabrics that look cute together. And you don’t need much!
This is a GREAT STASH BUSTER.
I used my own fabric collection called — PICKLE JUICE — for FIGO Fabrics. It’s got awesome throwback 70s vibes.

I cut it out.
Sewed it up.
And threw myself a party.

A faux party.
Or not! How about we celebrate the 1989 Taylor’s Version album that came out TODAY (or late last night). Yesssss.
That’s what this garland’s hanging for.

READY TO MAKE YOUR OWN BUNTING?
Download the free pattern, and then WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW….

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE FABRIC BUNTING:

VIDEO: HOW TO USE PDF PATTERNS:

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE BIAS TAPE:

 

Enjoy your day! Even when this guy takes over your spot.

I’m sure he feels just like I do….

VIDEO: BABY BIB + FREE PATTERN

DOWNLOAD THE FREE BIB PATTERN HERE

Ready for a tiny little project?
It’s so easy!
Take cute fabric + adorable baby and you get…

Adorable baby bib!
With a FREE PATTERN!
Tired of my excitement yet??

I’m just cheering for the final video of the 2022 year, with a promise to get back in my video groove for 2023. I’m still subbing at the schools, but I’m also lining up new projects for y’all. So it’s coming baby!

And speaking of babies…
How cute is this little one??

She’s the younger sister of this little guy that you’ve seen in the BABY HAT VIDEO:

…and the cousin of this gal from the PERFECT DIAPER COVER VIDEO + FREE PATTERN:

Thank you friends for sharing your darling kids!

NOW LET’S MAKE SOME BABY BIBS.
These are easy and fast—they’re the perfect way to showcase a fun fabric print….like this Animal Cookie print from my Butterscotch collection with FIGO Fabrics.

BABY BIB PATTERN + VIDEO + TUTORIAL
• Start by downloading the free pattern.
• Print at 100%. Do not “scale to fit.” Check the 1 inch or 1 cm box to make sure you’ve printed to the proper size and adjust your printer if needed.
• Cut along the top pattern piece on page two and match it up with the bottom pattern piece on page one (at the black triangle).  Tape the pages together.
• Cut out the appropriate “size”….

There are two styles/sizes:
DASHED LINES – Bib with a Binding (as shown in the video below)
SOLID LINE – Bib with seams (as shown in the step by step tutorial below)

NOW WATCH THE VIDEO AND FOLLOW ALONG – BIB WITH BINDING 
Just hit the play button below, or watch the video with this link.

NOTE: In the video, I show how to properly attach bias tape, by sewing to the wrong side first and then flipping the binding over to the right side of the bib. If you find this difficult, you can simply sandwich the bias tape around the edges and sew it in place (as shown in the next photo). However, the “proper” method in the video gives a more polished look, but both methods work great! Do what works for you.


STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL – BIB WITH SEAMS

If you’d like to make a bib without a binding, it’s easy too!
Cut out the LARGER SOLID LINE SIZE on the pattern piece and follow the instructions below.

NOTE: For this bib, I used towels from Target. But you could use cotton fabric again, or other fabrics.

Refer to the photo collage below.

• Cut out a front and back for the bib: Fold the towel in half, place the pattern “on the fold” and cut out your first layer.  Then lay the first piece on your other towel and cut out the second layer.

• With right sides of the fabrics together, pin the two layers together, leaving an opening on one side, big enough for your hand to get in and out (see black dotted line)

• Stitch around the bib with a 3/8 inch seam allowance, leaving an opening (just use a standard straight stitch).

• Trim some of the bulk from your seam (but do NOT trim the area with the opening, or it will be hard to turn under)

• Turn the whole thing right-side out, and really use your hand inside to press all the seams out.

• Pin the opening closed.

• Sew the opening closed with a 1/8 inch seam allowance and continue topstitching around the entire bib.

• Now cut two small pieces of Velcro (hook and loop tape) to create a closure in the back.  I like to round off the edges and trim each piece into an oval shape.

• Sew one velcro piece to the back neck area, and sew the other velcro piece to the opposite side, on the OTHER layer of the bib (in other words: sew one piece to the front layer, one to the back layer)

And you’re done!
One soft, cozy, absorbent, reversible bib!


And there you go! Two different ways to make a simple bib, with room to add your own flair. These are perfect for baby gifts, and so much fun to wrap up with other things.
Check out these videos to boost your gift-making skills:

• VIDEO – HOW TO MAKE A BABY HAT
• VIDEO – HOW TO MAKE A BABY BLANKET
• VIDEO – HOW TO MAKE BURP CLOTHS
• VIDEO – HOW TO MAKE A CRIB SHEET
• VIDEO – HOW TO MAKE A CHANGING PAD COVER
• VIDEO – HOW TO MAKE BABY LEGGINGS
• VIDEO – HOW TO MAKE A BABY BIB
• VIDEO – HOW TO TIE THE PERFECT BOW (on a baby gift)

Happy sewing!

NEW CANDY QUILT PATTERN!

You’ve got quilts floating down your hallway too, a few days after Halloween? Noice!
You guys…hi!!
It’s been a minute, or two.
In fact, I don’t think I’ve posted since last year. Whaaat?!
Sorry to leave you hanging!

I shared some details on Instagram about where I disappeared to. But in a nutshell: In February I became a long-term substitute for our school district, and spent a few months teaching Health to 8th graders. Haha. How’s that for unexpected?? The school needed help, I had time to give, so I signed up, and surprised myself at how much I loved working with teenagers! It was fun and crazy and time consuming and hard….and really fulfilling. You can read more here.

There’s more to that story….and I’m still subbing on and off this school year (I really love being with the kids. And it’s sort of my own research project. Haah!)
But in the busyness of it all, I was pretty quiet online last year. So I’ve vowed to spend more time with you, which I love and have missed.
So here I am! I’m alive!
AND I HAVE A NEW PATTERN FOR YOU. 


Meet The CANDY QUILT! It’s so much fun to make. I’m already scheming ideas for a Christmas quilt.

If you think those cats look familiar….yep! I brought back the cats, in hats! in my NEW FABRIC COLLECTION called GHOST TOWN, with FIGO Fabrics.

Ready for the details??
THE CANDY QUILT is a fun pattern that can be used for holidays or any time of the year! It’s playful, colorful, and great for all skill levels. It comes in THROW SIZE QUILT + THROW SIZE PILLOW.

What I love most is that you can use an entire fabric collection, since the pattern calls for 10 FQ (fat quarters) of fabric for the candies! For this particular quilt, I used all the fabrics from GHOST TOWN…with those cute kitty cats on the back. Meow.

Ready to make a quilt???
Maybe you’re new to quilting? Definitely check out my ULTIMATE QUILT VIDEO to learn ALL the steps of quilting.

And if you’re ready to up your game, this quilt is for you!
I would consider this an Advanced Beginner quilt–meaning…you’ve made a quilt before, so you understand some of those basics. Of course I always encourage everyone to push themselves and try new things. So if you have the ambition, go for it! There may be a video in the works 🙂If you make one for Halloween, you’ll definitely need a BAT PILLOW to go with it.
And then give a mouse a cookie.

HIT PLAY to see the quilt in action.
Grab your CANDY QUILT Pattern and have fun sewing!
I promise to see you sooner rather than later.