Easy, Last Minute Valentines

Easy Last-minute Valentines

So, it’s Wednesday. If you haven’t gotten Valentines yet, you’ll probably find that they’re fairly picked over at the store.DSC_4168

But no worries, you can make these incredibly fast and easy, last-minute Valentines!DSC_4162

In fact, they’re so easy, it will probably take you longer to read this post than to actually make them.DSC_4167

Supplies:

  • washi tape
  • pencils

That’s it!! I got these adorable sparkly pencils and this “Happy Valentine’s Day” washi tape in the Target dollar spot. If you can’t find actual Valentine’s Day washi, just grab a marker and write it on top of your favorite washi tape!

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These are great for the playgroup you forgot about or even for just stashing in your child’s backpack for the teacher’s aide you didn’t realize helped out in their class.
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If you’re a procrastinator, there’s still hope!
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I love celebrating love. :)
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Some fun news!

I just wanted to pop in and share some news with you! I’m so excited to be a part of the Craftaholics Annonymous 2015 Creative Team!2015-creative-team-members

I’m joining a group of fabulously talented ladies, and of course, the amazing Linda from Craftaholics Annonymous. Seriously, she is the Queen of Crafting! And I’m super excited to be sharing a DIY project over there every month.

So pop over to Craftaholics Annonymous and check out the other members of the 2015 Creative Team!

Final day of the Bottoms Up Pants tour with the Shaffer Sisters

Well, I can hardly believe that it’s the last day of the Bottoms Up Pants pattern tour! The amazing bloggers who joined me the last two weeks, and shared their versions of the pattern, have been so fantastic!! And today we’re ending the tour with yet another aDORable version! I always look forward to seeing what the Shaffer Sisters sew – and I love that they are sisters who sew, maybe I can convince my sisters to sew and blog with me?? And Scary’s Bottoms Up Pants are SO stinkin’ cute!

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These sweet baby pants just might make me like chevron ;)

The Bottoms Up Pants are 25% off, only through Sunday 1/18! So if you’ve been thinking about getting the pattern, now is the time!

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Thanks so, so much to all my amazing friends who were so supportive of me and this pattern! It’s been such a thrill to see so many people sewing up my design. If you sew up your copy, make sure you share it with me! Join the If Only Designs Facebook group to share, or share them on Instagram!

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Me!
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters

Bottoms Up Pants Tour with Coconut Robot

Today’s stop is the fabulous Kacia from Coconut Robot! If you’re not familiar with her blog, you need to get yourself over there and get familiar! She has some fantastic tutorials (and adorable kids!), plus she sells these amazing custom leather makes.

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I love her little baby version!! The pattern is still 25% through 1/18, discount is automatic.

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 There’s one more day left on the pattern tour – all these amazing bloggers have done such a fantastic job!! And tomorrow is no exception, so make sure you come back tomorrow!

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Me!
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters

Bottoms Up Pants Pattern Tour with Sewing Mama RaeAnna

My fabulous and oh so sweet friend RaeAnna is on the tour today, from Sewing Mama RaeAnna, with her adorable version of the Bottoms Up Pants for her daughter! RaeAnna’s style is so fun, you have to head over to her blog and check out the rest of her photos.

2-IMG_2687And just in case you missed it the last bajillion times I’ve said it ;) the Bottoms Up Pants pattern is 25% off through 1/18 – the discount is automatic, so you don’t need a coupon code!

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There are just a few more days left on the pattern tour! It’s already been so amazing, so make sure you come back tomorrow!

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Me!
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters

Bottoms Up Pants Pattern Tour with Sew a Straight Line

Today’s stop on the pattern tour is the ever-amazing Sabra from Sew a Straight Line. Sabra has the Midas touch – everything she sews is golden. And I absolutely adore her girlie version of the Bottoms Up Pants!

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Head on over to her blog to check them out! And of course, the Bottoms Up Pants pattern is still 25% off through 1/18 (no code needed!)

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We’ve got a few more stops left on the pattern tour this week, so stay tuned!

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Me!
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters

Add a Lining to any Pants Pattern

Today we have another change in the tour schedule, so you get to see another one of MY versions of the Bottoms Up Pants! I added a flannel lining (because babies in -25 F windchill need to stay warm!) and today I’ll show you how to add a lining to any pants pattern you have.Add a lining to any pants pattern

Adding a lining is super simple. It obviously adds a little bulk, so you may have to go up a size, especially if your little one is close to moving up to the next one. My little guy still fits into the 18 month size at 21 months, but I want the pants to last through the rest of the winter, so I went up to 24 months.

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Let’s get started!

1. Cut out the front and back pieces in both the outer and inner fabric. Sew them together according to the pattern instructions – remember to add your pockets first! Keep your lining pieces inside out.

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2. Since the Bottoms Up Pants don’t have a separate waistband piece, you will need to trim your lining pieces. Cut one inch off the top of the lining to avoid bulk in the waist. If you’re using a different pants pattern that has a waistband, you won’t need to trim your fabric.

There are two different ways to attach the lining.

Here’s option one (this is a great option if you want to cuff the pants so the lining shows):

  • Tuck your lining (still inside out!) into your outer fabric, making sure the bottom of the outer and lining fabrics meet at the bottom. If you’re using the Bottoms Up Pants pattern or another without a separate waistband, your lining won’t reach the top.

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  • Turn the outer fabric inside out, holding the bottoms together.

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  • Sew the lining and outer fabrics together with the right sides together. Do this carefully so that you only sew through the two layers. Repeat with the second leg.

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  • Now pull the lining and outer fabrics together!

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Here’s option two (this is great if you don’t plan to cuff the pants):

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  • After trimming one inch off the top of the lining, trim 1/2 inch off the bottom of the lining. Then hem as the pattern instructs, tucking the lining into the hem.

Now finish the waistband according to the pattern instructions, making sure the lining is tucked inside!

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Now you have some nice and cozy lined pants! Perfect for keeping those baby legs warm. :)

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I used the same lining fabric for the pockets, and I used the flap pockets that I loooove.

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My little guy is still pretty short for the 24 month size, so we have a pretty wide cuff on these pants. I could have used the 18 month length, but we should get some great wear out of them throughout the whole winter!

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And because a pattern tour is much more fun with a discount, the Bottoms Up Pants pattern is on sale, 25% through 1/18 – no code needed!

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The tour continues with some fabulous Bottoms Up Pants fun all week long! So make sure you come back and check out all these bloggers and their lovely versions :)

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Me!
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters

Bottoms Up SNOW Pants with Nap Time Creations

I can’t even contain my excitement about today’s stop on the Bottoms Up Pants pattern tour. Emily from Nap Time Creations made SNOW PANTS! Emily was one of my fabulous pattern testers, and I love that she has the creativity to transform them into these incredible pants!!

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Head over and check them out! And don’t forget, the Bottoms Up Pants pattern is 25% off through 1/18, no code necessary.

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The pattern tour fun continues next week! :)

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 7th –> Ari at Max California
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Courtney at Simple City Life
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters

Bottoms Up Pants Pattern Tour with Raegun Ramblings

We had a slight scheduling change, so there was no post yesterday, but we’ll catch up later. :) Today on the Bottoms Up Pants pattern tour we have the oh so talented Marissa of Raegun Ramblings and her ADORABLE boy Teddy. Just wait until you see the AMAZING pockets she came up with for her version of these pants! Ah. May. Zing.

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Pop over and see all her pics!! Plus, rumor has it she might be adding some of these to her shop…??

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The Bottoms Up Pants pattern is still 25% off through 1/18 – no code necessary!

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 7th –> Ari at Max California
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Courtney at Simple City Life
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters

Bottoms Up Pants Pattern Tour with Sew Like My Mom

Today’s stop on the pattern tour is the ever lovely Melissa from Sew Like My Mom, my blogging soul sister. I just adore her sweet and simple version of the Bottoms Up Pants!

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Hop over and check out more pics and see what she thinks about these pants! And don’t forget, they’re on sale – 25% off through 1/18, no code necessary!

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The fun is still coming, so come back tomorrow to see more pants!

Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 7th –> Ari at Max California
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Courtney at Simple City Life
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters