Let me begin by apologizing. While I have shared with you a few different sewing related posts, I have failed to start with the basics in sewing. I have been sewing for so long that I forget that sewing can be quite a foreign concept to many crafters. With that said, let me give you a bit of a background as to how I essentially taught myself to sew and how you can too!
Whenever we are on-the-go and my daughter has that desire to bring her coloring books and crayons along, she simply grabs her crafted coloring bag. Not only does this allow her to carry her own bag, but it also cuts down on the time of having to pack an art bag. Enjoy a step-by-step free tutorial on how to create your own children’s coloring bag.
Every year some of my closest friends and I get together around the holiday season and share laughs, food and gifts along the way. I needed to find the PERFECT DIY gift. This was when I decided to make state specific personalized pillows!
This year for the holidays I knew I wanted to craft a special gift for my daughters and nieces. A gift that could be considered a game or toy, but that could also be considered a quieter activity (what parent doesn’t love some quiet time… am I right?!). I brainstormed for a while but kept being drawn to the idea of a game. It may just be the occupational therapist in me, but I am all about visual learning and fine motor activities that can be incorporated into play time. This is when I decided to create a personalized memory game!
While decorating for the holidays this year I looked around and realized that my couch pillows were not very festive and in some rooms the color combinations even clashed (oh the horror!). I contemplated purchasing a few new ones for the season… and by a few, I tallied that I would need about 11 pillows to satisfy by design craving. However, after a quick stroll down the pillow section at the store and a thorough scan online, I realized I’d be investing a small fortune. Additionally, I discovered that this would mean finding a location to store these 11 pillows throughout the remainder of the year. That’s when I decided to create my own slipcovers…