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DIY Extra Large Beach Tote + the most stylish baby wipes I’ve ever seen

When you head to the beach (okay, when you head anywhere) with kids, you end up bringing a lot of stuff for all the inevitable messes and disasters. Diapers, wipes, sunscreen, snacks, extra clothes, sunglasses, water bottles, towels, toys… basically everything you own. I knew I wanted to make an extra large beach tote for these occasions – one that you can stuff to the brim with all the necessities – and bonus points if the necessities look super cute, like these ridiculously stylish baby wipes from Huggies. Because just like I can’t pass up fabulous fabric, I love when the things I have to carry with me look adorable.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Huggies. I received compensation for this post and these products. All opinions are my own.

DIY Extra Large Beach Tote

Making a tote bag is super easy – it’s similar to my simple tote bag tutorial, but I’ve added a lining and an extra long strap. And pockets. But you can make this in any size, for whatever toting needs you have… farmer’s market, weekend trips, anything!

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I have yet to meet a mama of little ones who doesn’t use baby wipes on a daily basis. I take these everywhere – I even find myself using them when I don’t have my kids with me. But the regular crinkly plastic that wipes come in is not my fave. So when I first picked up this new Clutch ‘n Clean from Huggies, I was super impressed with the durable non-crinkly material. Hello, who hasn’t cringed as they’ve pulled out the noisy wipes in church?? It’s reusable, so you can leave the not-so-stylish containers under your changing table and refill this one when it’s empty.

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There are several designs to choose from, and I actually stood in the aisle for a full five minutes trying to decide which one was cuter. But in the end, I’m always drawn to the stripes! I also really love that the colors are bright, so I can easily spot them in my bag for those wiping emergencies. We have a lot of them, friends. And then when you need to run to the restroom, they have a super convenient strap, so you don’t have to bring your entire tote with you.

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Now grab some sturdy fabric from your stash so you can make an extra large beach tote too. :)

Bag dimensions

1. Cut your outer and lining fabrics (two of each). My approximate dimensions are in the photo above. You can make it any size you want, really, just be sure to make the lining an eensy bit smaller than your outer fabric. I suggest using a more durable fabric.

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2. Cut out your straps – again, the length is up to you. I made mine extra long to accommodate my tall husband, in case he needs to carry the bag also. Cut a strip of fabric that is double the width you want. (Mine was about 70in. long and 6in. wide, before it was folded.) Then sew the long end, with the right sides together. Then turn it right side out, press, and pin it to the outer fabric as seen in the picture above. Repeat for the second strap and second outer fabric piece. (you can see detailed pictures on how to make a strap in this tutorial)

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3. Stitch down the sides of the straps (you are only sewing through one layer of outer fabric at this point). Stop sewing about an inch from the top. Repeat for the second strap.

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4. Pin the two outer layers together – right sides together. Sew all around the three edges (not the side where the straps stick out).

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5. If you want to make pockets, now is the time to do it. Whatever size you want your pockets to be, cut your fabric twice the size of the pocket. Then fold it in half (right sides together), and stitch around the edges, leaving a small opening to turn the pocket right side out.

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6. Turn the pocket right side out, press (folding under the little section that you didn’t sew), and stitch down the three sides onto the right side of the lining fabric. Repeat this for any more pockets you want.

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7. If you want to divide a pocket into two, simply stitch down the center, making sure to back stitch at the top and the bottom.

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8. Now place your lining pieces together and stitch the three sides, just as you did with the outer fabric.

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9. Press down the top of both the outer fabric and the lining. You can finish the edges with either a serger or pinking shears (I would actually recommend doing this earlier, but if you do it now, make sure not to cut through your straps!)

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10. Pin the lining inside the outer fabric and topstitch along the top. You want to stitch over the straps, otherwise you’ll have a gap between your straps and your outer fabric.

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Now pack your bags and head to the beach!

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I love having everything I need all in one spot.

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The one thing I can never have enough of is tote bags. Okay, and fabric…

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You can find Huggies Natural Care® Wipes in stylish packaging in grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide.

DIY Monogrammed Drinking Glasses

Do you have a man in your life who is tricky to shop for? Yeah, me too. In thinking about what to get my husband for Father’s Day, I decided to get him a nice set of drinking glasses (since all of ours have broken… I’ll let you take a guess as to how that might happen in our house. ;) That seemed a little bit… simple. So I wanted to crank it up a notch and add a monogram. It turned out to be super easy – so it’s not too late if you want to do it too!

DIY Monogrammed Drinking Glasses

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

dsc_0684Awhile back, I was sent this great set of Martha Stewart paints and stencils like these that I used for this project. I remembered that in that set was some Martha Stewart Glass Etch Cream.

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The process is really simple, though I would suggest practicing first, before using the item that you want to gift to someone.

DSC_02641. Stick the adhesive stencil to the glass surface.

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2. Apply the etching cream evenly. After taking this picture, I added a little more to even it out a bit.

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3. Leave it on for 15 minutes – don’t do less than that. Then rinse the cream off completely and peel off the sticker.

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This was so easy, I now want to glass etch all.the.things.

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Straight Lines and Angles – Day 2: Lexi Made and a super easy envelope pillow tutorial

Day two of Straight Lines and Angles means more geometric sewing fun!

Today I’m excited to have Lexi of Lexi Made as part of this series. Lexi is a new blogging friend of mine who is super talented, in both her sewing and photography. I love these ankle zips she made for her daughter’s skinny jeans and hello, these four dresses for herself? So fantastic! Head over to her blog and see the adorable dress she made for her daughter!

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I recently came across some fabric that as soon as I saw it, I knew it needed to be in my hands. I know you’ve been there, right? :) I decided to make some really easy pillow covers with this super fab geometric print, but these covers have a cozy twist.

super easy DIY envelope pillow cover  if only they would nap

It’s backed with sweatshirt fleece!

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Supplies:

  • one square/rectangle of main fabric – the size will depend on the size of your pillow form
  • sweatshirt fleece fabric – you will need a little bit more than your other fabric, but again, the amount will depend on your pillow form
  • sewing machine/serger/sewing notions/etc.

DSC_03641. Cut your fabric square to fit your pillow form, remember to account for seam allowance. Then cut two pieces of sweatshirt fleece – they should be a little more than half the size of your main fabric. (I ended up cutting my fleece a little smaller than in the picture, as you can see in a later step)

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2. Press one of the long sides of the sweatshirt fleece over about 1/3in. and sew a straight stitch. Repeat this with the other piece of sweatshirt fleece. This step isn’t actually necessary with sweatshirt fleece, since it doesn’t fray, it just makes a more “finished” look for your pillow. I made this pillow using the same method and didn’t do this step. I’m pretty sure no one notices but me ;)

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4. Lay one of the fleece pieces on top of the main fabric – right sides together like this.

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5. Lay the other piece right side down, with the stitched seam on the opposite side.

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At this point, I decided that my sweatshirt fleece pieces were too long, and I wanted the seams closer together. I moved them like you see in the above picture and just cut off the extra fabric on the ends.

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6. Pin your fabric in place and sew all around. If you don’t use a serger, make sure you finish your edges if you use a woven fabric for your main fabric, because that will fray.

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Then turn it right side out and enjoy your new cozy pillow!

I can’t decide… living room?

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Or bedroom?

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Did you enter the giveaway yet??

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DIY Leather Notebook Cover [and a leather giveaway!]

Awhile back, I was contacted by the Leather Hide Store, asking if I wanted to sew something with their leather. After taking a peek at their website, I got pretty excited. So. Many. Options. I settled on Dark Copper Mountain Saddle, and they sent me a remnant. And when I say remnant, I actually mean a super ginormous piece of leather.

You guys, this leather is ahMAYzing. Seriously, the smell…. ahhhhh. SO fantastic. It arrived right before Christmas, so I decided to make a notebook cover for my brother [who is now a lawyer, so obviously needs fancy-pants leather notebook covers] and liked it so much that I made one for my husband too. Did I say husband? I meant me. Sorry, honey.

DIY Leather Notebook Cover // if only they would nap

Supplies:

  • leather [the amount you need will depend upon how big your notebook is]
  • sewing machine/thread/scissors
  • Wonder Clips or binder clips

*I didn’t use any fancy supplies – just my regular machine and a fresh needle. You may find a roller foot
or a leather needle helpful [affiliate links]… I didn’t have either of those on hand, but had no problems.

You may also find it helpful to make a mock-up of your cover out of felt. I got this tip from Jodi, and I used the felt to decide how big my leather pieces should be, without wasting any leather in the process.

1. Lay your notebook out flat and cut around it, leaving about an inch of seam allowance around the entire notebook. This will give you one long rectangular piece of leather. You can curve your corners or leave them square.

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2. Cut two pieces of leather that will be the inner pockets. These should be about two-thirds as long as your notebook , with the same one inch of seam allowance all around [as you can see in the picture above] Use your long leather piece as a guide, so the leather pieces match up and are the same size.

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3. Place the leather pieces right sides together, with one pocket piece on each side. Do not pin the leather together. Use binder clips or Wonder Clips [affiliate link - but I seriously love these things] to keep the pieces together.
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4. Slowly sew only along wrong side of both pocket pieces – you’ll sew in a U shape and stop when you reach the end of the pocket piece [do not sew where there is only one layer of leather]. Sew with a 1/4in. seam allowance and trim the seam allowance a bit when you’re done. But don’t trim too close to your stitches! Leave more seam allowance than I did in the picture above.

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5. Now carefully turn your notebook cover right side out. Press the corners out gently. Clip all around the edges, including the center, folding over the one layer of leather. Then topstitch slowly around the entire notebook cover and trim your loose threads.

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When you’re finished, you’ll have a notebook cover that looks super professional and also smells really, really good. :)

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Don’t be afraid to sew with leather! Just remember to go slowly. Lengthening your stitch may also help. Also, the leather from the Leather Hide Store sews like butter. Well, better than butter, because what kind of crazy person tries to sew with butter….

For more leather-sewing tips and project ideas, check out this Pinterest board full of
leather inspiration and DIY tutorials!

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You can also use your notebook cover to carry a tablet or e-reader, protecting it from scratches. Slip a small notebook in the other side if you’re like me and need to do all your list-writing on actual paper.

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Obviously I’ll be using mine at the coffee shop… or in my house pretending I’m at the coffee shop and hoping someone doesn’t spill my coffee all over my fabulous leather.

Leather Hide Store is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one of my lucky readers. The giveaway is open until 8pm CST 1/19.

 Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for $50 to the Leather Hide Store!

Disclosure: Leather Hide Store gave me leather for this project, but all opinions about the leather are my own.

Handmade Gifts for Boys: DIY fabric ball pit [a tutorial]

Say you have a baby who isn’t walking and has three older brothers and doesn’t need one.single.thing for Christmas, what can you possibly make for him that he doesn’t have already?? I’m asking for a friend, of course…

Well, obviously the only thing he could possibly need would be a ball pit!

DIY Fabric Ball Pit // If Only They Would Nap

Supplies:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 yds fabric – should be heavier weight than quilting cotton, but not super heavy
  • heavyweight interfacing
  • sewing machine/thread/scissors/etc.
  • 8 pipe cleaners or boning

1. Take a yard of fabric, folded with the selvedges together. Cut the yard in half from selvedge to the folded edge. You will now have two long rectangles of fabric. Place them right sides together and sew the short ends together.

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2. With the fabric still right sides together, iron interfacing onto half of it. The interfacing shouldn’t go quite to the outside edge – leave 1/2in. for seam allowance. Then turn the fabric over and iron interfacing onto the other side in the same manner.

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3. Fold the fabrics so that the wrong sides are together, putting the interfacing on the inside. In the picture above, the folded edge is on the left and the right side is open. Press the folded edge.

4. Cut a large circle of fabric to be the bottom of the ball pit. To figure out how big to cut it, stand the ball pit walls up and draw a circle around it. If you have a large compass, you could do some fancy measuring, but I this is the way I did mine. I measured mine to be about 30in. diameter, allowing for extra wiggle room to be wrong in my math. ;)

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5. Pin the circle along the inside of the ball pit walls. It should be pinned to the side with the interfacing. Pin four points [like the N,S,E,W of a compass] first to give you an idea of how tight you should make it.

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Then pin all around. I had a fairly significant amount of extra seam allowance, which I cut off later. It should look like the above picture when you’re done pinning.

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6. Sew the bottom fabric to the interfaced side of the ball pit wall.

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When you’re done it will look like the above photo, with the top layer of fabric not attached.

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8. Twist the pipe cleaners together in pairs. Cut them so they are slightly smaller than the height of the ball pit. Mine were about 8in. These will act as an extra support for the wall. You could probably use boning or something else similar, but this is what I had, and I’m a “make use of what you’ve got” kind of girl.
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9. Pin them in four places [again like the N,S,E,W of a compass] between the two layers of the ball pit wall. Do NOT sew them in at this time, though.
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10. Fold the unsewn edge under 1/4in. and press all along the ball pit wall, pinning as you go.  Then sew it down slowly, adjusting as necessary. Then go back and stitch along either side of your pinned pipe cleaners. Make sure you back stitch at the beginning and the end. Using your zipper foot will also help.

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Then fill it with balls and watch your baby giggle with joy!

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And also be happy that you can try it out with him before Christmas, and he won’t remember on Christmas morning that he’s already seen it. ;) photo DSC_0250_zpscc9f2881.jpg

Seriously, he LOVED this thing.

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Happy baby! And this happy baby wants you to head over to Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy to see Stacey’s awesome monster mugs and enter today’s giveaway.

Don’t forget to enter our other giveaways! And our week isn’t over, friends. We have a big day tomorrow too! Happy sewing :)

Handmade Gifts for Boys: lego lunchboxes [for on-the-go building!]

It probably won’t surprise you when I say that my boys love LEGOs. And I’m a big fan of anything that keeps them occupied for hours! With holiday road trips on the horizon, I came up with a way to take them along and give us some entertainment in the car that doesn’t involve the DVD player.

Lego Lunch boxes // If Only They Would Nap

This is pretty simple, and probably doesn’t even need a real how-to, but I’ll give it to you anyway, just in case it’s not clear.

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Find a lunch box [you could also use an empty baby wipes container or anything with an attached lid]. I found some sweet old school style super hero lunch boxes on Target clearance that I knew my boys would love. And since we homeschool, we don’t have much use for lunchboxes.. ;)

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Cut a LEGO Building Plate to fit the top of your lunchbox. I used regular non-sewing scissors to cut it, nothing fancy. Glue it in place – I used Mod Podge, but that’s only because that’s all I could find in my house. Just make sure that whatever you use, don’t use too much, because you don’t want it to seep out from under the building plate. Hold it in place for a few minutes and then let it dry fully overnight before using it.
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My boys are going to get these along with a little LEGO kit, which really makes an inexpensive gift. And if you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you’ve probably come to know I have an extreme thrifty side! *A reader suggested glueing felt inside the lunchbox so the legos wouldn’t be so noisy – such a great idea!*

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LEGO + Superheros = win!

Stacey’s boys are obviously superhero lovers like mine, because you have got to head over and check out her DIY Spiderman Pillowcase.

Alright, today’s giveaway is fantastic. If you don’t know Jodi from Sew Fearless and her patterns, I’m happy to be the one to introduce you to her. She’s a pretty amazing person [she's a mama to five aDORable kids] and she happens to be the designer of the pattern for these super cute Pajama Eaters:

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And she has so kindly offered to give a copy of her PDF pattern away to one of our lovely readers, so you can make one. These would make the most adorable Christmas gifts!

Click here to enter the giveaway!

Of course, there’s more boy-gifting fun and giveaways tomorrow!

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Handmade Gifts for Boys: DIY Craft Kit

Hooray! It’s here! Day one of Handmade Gifts for Boys!

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When I started thinking about gifts for my boys, I knew I needed to get them some arts and craft supplies. My boys absolutely l.o.v.e. to create. We go through art supplies super quickly, so a Craft Kit was in order! DIY craft kit for kidsThis one is a really quick and easy gift – and can also be inexpensive!

Suggested supplies to gather:

  • ribbon
  • pipe cleaners
  • markers
  • cardstock
  • pom poms
  • stickers
  • stencils
  • washi tape
  • fun hole punches [using discretion to make sure the child is old enough for these, of course]

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I like this one with an attached lid, because then it can’t get lost. And in my house, it definitely would get lost. You could even paint your child’s name on top to personalize it!

You could get super creative with this Craft Kit, depending on what kind of art your littles like to do. Think: paint and paint brushes, decorative edge scissors, stamps and ink pads, yarn, glue, etc. Anything your little one could use to get creative!

Now make sure you head over to Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy to see the amazing Angry Bird Pouches she has!

To top off our fabulous first day of Handmade Gifts for Boys, we have a fantastic giveaway. Bright Life Toys is offering one lucky winner a Memory Game Montessori Learning Toy. Plus, get 25% off your purchase with code BOYOHBOY, good through December 20th. photo il_570xN334132494_zpsc66bceff.jpg

Click here to enter the giveaway!

See you tomorrow for more Handmade Gifts for Boys!

Luke Skywalker Costume Tutorial

This weekend I wore jeans and a sweater, which can only mean one thing… it’s fall! And that means that we need to start thinking of costumes! For the third year in a row, I’m participating in the Handmade Costume Series at The Train to Crazy.

handmade-costumes-third-annualThis year, I decided not to ask my almost six-year-old what he wanted to be for Halloween [gasp!], but instead make something that I knew he would like – as a surprise. Luckily for me, it was a win!

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Because how can Luke Skywalker not be a win?

Let’s make one for your little Star Wars lover, shall we?

Supplies:

  • Blank Slates Cool Cardigan Pattern – affiliate link [you can certainly make this without it - if you have another cardigan pattern or if you use one of your little one's cardigans to draft your own pattern, but you may have to alter yours slightly, since mine is based on this pattern]
  • Ivory, Tan, and Brown knit fabric
  • Scissors, thread, sewing machine/serger

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1. Trace and cut out two sleeves – extend the sleeve about 4.5in. and cut straight from the armpit, instead of tapering at the end. *I used the size six, so if you use a smaller size, you may want to alter these numbers*

2. Trace and cut out the back of the cardigan, extending the back about 8in.

3. Cut one front piece, extending about 8in.

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4. Cut the other front piece – extend the side seam (from the armpit) 8in. Then cut the bottom to the same width as the back piece. As you cut down the diagonal for the front piece, continue down toward the bottom [see step five before you cut all the way down!]

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5. Cut straight up from the bottom a few inches. Your diagonal cut will meet up with this straight side.

6. Sew the shoulder seams together with right sides together [RST]

7. Cut out the “button band” in the same ivory fabric. With RST, sew the “button band” beginning at the long diagonal of the front piece, going all the way around to the short diagonal of the other front piece.DSC_0794

8. Fold the raw edge under 1/4in. and fold the button band over. Pin all along the button band, then topstitch it down.

9. With RST, sew the side seam front piece with the short diagonal [sewing from the armpit down to the bottom]

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10. Pin the opposite side seam, tucking the “button band” in between the two pieces. Sew together. This will make that button band go diagonally across the body.

11. Sew on the sleeves.

12. Turn the shirt right side out and topstitch down the button band, attaching it to the smaller front piece behind it, where they overlap. Trim away the excess fabric underneath the button band.

13. Hem the sleeves and the bottom.

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14. Cut the waistband piece out of brown fabric. With RST, sew the short ends together. Turn the tube right side out. Fold the long raw edges under 1/2in. and press. This waistband piece is now the belt – pull it over the shirt and topstitch it near where the button band meets the side seam [you may want to try the shirt on your child to figure out exactly where you want it].

15. Sew pants – I sewed some quick knit pants, which you could easily do following my baby pants or rockstar pants tutorials. You could also use store-bought pants and add these “boots” to the bottom.

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16. Cut two “boots” – the fabric should be the width of your pant legs and go up 3/4 to the knee [mine were about 12.5in x 6.5in. when folded]. Sew up the long side. As with the belt, fold the top and bottom raw edges 1/2in. under and press. Pull them over the pant legs and topstitch down.

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And once your little Jedi tries it on, he’ll immediately transform into Luke Skywalker, sound effects and all.

Luke Skywalker Costume Tutorial 3And every Jedi needs a lightsaber…

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You can find the lightsaber tutorial here.

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Oh how we love dress up at our house!

Click on the photos below to check out my costume tutorials from the last two years…
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Make sure you pop over to The Train to Crazy to check out the other costume tutorials over the next few weeks. You’re sure to find lots of inspiration for your dress up box!

Convert your cloth diapers from velcro to snaps [a tutorial]

If you are a cloth diapering family like we are, you may be familiar with the problem with velcro [aplix] diapers. After awhile, the velcro breaks down and just stops working. Especially if your diapers are on their third or fourth kid! But instead of getting all new diapers, how about just converting your velcro to snaps?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I get a slight commission from any purchase.
convert your cloth diapers from velcro to snaps
It is seriously easy. Here’s what you need:

  • KAM Snaps
  • snap press or pliers [I use the pliers, just because that's what I bought... no other reason]
  • seam ripper
  • awl [pokey tool for piercing fabric that should come with your snap press/pliers]

I bought a set of KAM Snap Pliers Hand Press Setter Tool and KAM Snaps to get started. It had everything I needed, plus I have enough snaps to last awhile – or to snap all.the.things.DSC_0299

DSC_02951. Using your seam ripper, carefully remove the front velcro and the velcro tabs.DSC_03042. Use the awl to poke a hole of the tab, where you want your snaps to be.DSC_03063. Put the prong of the cap through the hole, then place either the stud on the other side. There will be one piece on either side of the fabric.DSC_03074. Firmly press the pieces of the snap together.DSC_03085. It will look like this! Then repeat so you have two snaps on each tab.DSC_03126. Repeat the process with the socket of the snap on the front of the diaper. You’ll have to put the awl inside the diaper to poke through the fabric. The cap of the snap will be on the inside too. But when you press it closed, your plies/snap press can be outside.DSC_03137. Repeat the process with as many snap settings as you need – you can put sets of two all the way across your diapers if you want!Convert Velcro Diapers to Snaps TutorialSo nice, right? And now maybe your two-year-old won’t take his diaper off at naptime and pee all over everything. That doesn’t happen at your house? Yeah, mine either…

If you cloth diaper, you may also like my tutorial on how to make your own prefolds.How to make your own Prefold Diapers

Summer Brights [part of the Knock it Off series!]

Today I’m super excited to be part of the Knock it Off series at Elegance and Elephants.

I’ll admit, I have a hard time shopping for regular priced clothes for my kids. Not only do kids outgrow their clothes ridiculously fast, but seriously… $25 for a pair of shorts that they’re going to get mud all over in five seconds? Um, no thank you.

spring brights GAP knock offSo with a combination of upcycling and from scratch sewing, I knocked off this GAP outfit for my five-year-old [ahem, five and a half...].

DSC_0540I am loving the bright colors of spring! I had some green denim from JoAnn’s that was perfect for these simple flat-front shorts.DSC_0554And I added some faux back pockets, just for fun. :)DSC_0574The sweatshirt was upcycled from an XXL hoodie that I snagged at a thrift store a long time ago. It’s suuuuper soft. Upcycling tip: use existing pieces of the garment to create your own. I re-used the hood and part of the pocket. I also cut off the waistband and re-attached it onto the bottom of my sweatshirt. Such a time saver!DSC_0538The hoodie wasn’t a henley, so I added the placket and buttons. I did my stitching in a green thread to match the shorts… just because I liked the green so much.DSC_0592The gingham shirt was one that had been retired from my hubby’s closet. Have you ever sized down a button-up for your kiddos?

 

 

Re-size a men's button-up shirt for a kid

It’s so easy…. here’s how to do it:

DSC_0466Place a pattern piece [or a folded shirt] on top of the button-up shirt. If your pattern piece is for knit fabric [like mine was], give some extra seam allowance. Cut around the pattern piece, cutting through both the front and the back. DO NOT cut through the button placket or the collar. Leave those in-tact.

Note: Unless you’re making a shirt for something super formal like a wedding, you can most likely get away with leaving the collar in-tact for an older child. Or if you have a smaller child, use a smaller shirt. It will be a little big, but not so noticeable that you need to go through the trouble of messing with the collar.DSC_0470Cut off both sleeves and cut them to match your sleeve pattern piece [or use a shirt that fits your child]. Re-use the hem of the sleeve to make it an even easier sew.

Enter super fancy graphics…

vscocam2Unfold the body of the shirt and the sleeves – sew the sleeves on. vscocam1

Sew along the bottom of the sleeves and down the sides of the shirt. Seriously easy.

DSC_0612Thanks for popping in today! Happy sewing. :)

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