A simple headband.

I wanted to make a quick headband for my daughter.

I started with a 30" strip of fabric.

I cut the ends thinner so that they can tie behind her head.

Make sure both ends are the same by lining them up and cutting them together.

Then I hemmed each edge about 1/4" all the way across. You could just use that as your headband, but I found a few scraps that I made a flower and two peddles with. Just sew them right on and you are done.

ps... are you sick of the black polka dot fabric yet? I have been using it on all of my projects lately.


Monogram Onsie

I wanted to add a monogram on the front of my ruffle onsie so that it would add a little color and fun in the front as well.

Here is how I did it.

First I cut out a pink circle and the letter 'L'. Then I pinned the 'L' onto the center of the circle.

Then I sewed the two together around the edges of the L.

Next I pinned the circle into the center of the onsie. Then sew the circle onto the onsie.

And here is the final result...

I love it....'L' is for Lilly. Hopefully she makes her debut in the next couple of days.


Ruffle Onsie Tutorial

I am in pure nesting mode lately.

One baby project that I have been wanting to make is a ruffle bum onsie.

If you want to know how I did it, here are the steps that I took:

Step 1: Mark 3 lines of where you want the ruffles to be placed. It is hard to see in this picture, but i just marked 3 lines...the middle one being at the top of the bum flap.

Step 2: Cut 3 strips of your choice of fabric out. I cut them a little longer than double the width of the onsie. They also need to be 2.5 to 3 inches wide. I wish that I had don't 3 inches, but I did 2.5 inches.

Example..I was using a 0-3 month onsie which was about 7 inches wide. My 3 strips were 16 inches in length.

Step 3: Fold each side of the strip 1/4 " and hem. One of the sides you will fold again 1/4 " and hem a second time.

Step 4: Here are my 3 strips hemmed are ready to ruffle.

Step 5: Pin your strip right at the top line that you already marked. As you pin it across the line, fold back to create a ruffle over and over again (as seen below). You will sew the right side down and the double hem up facing the top of the onsie.
Step 6: Single stitch the ruffle onto your top line.
Step 7: Fold over the the ruffle and stitch the ruffle so again so that it folds down into the correct position.
Step 8: You will repeat steps 5-7 again for the other 2 ruffles.

Step 9: On the edges of the ruffles the last thing that I did was sew the width of the ruffles down along the edges. This will help the ruffles stay down.
Step 10: Enjoy your finished project!


Bustle Skirt.

I have been wanting to make the girls matching skirts for springtime.

I say this bustle skirt on studio 5's $5 craft challenge (it cost me more because I chose a more expensive fabric).

Let me remind you that I have never, I mean NEVER, sewn a piece of clothing before in my life.

But this week, as I was on bed rest, I wanted a challenge.

This is what I ended up with...

Emma sure loves it.

I finished the baby one too, but I don't have my baby yet to show it off, so in the next week or two when baby makes her way to earth I will show you all how they both look together.