Quick Sew Ties

 There are so many things I love to do, but sewing is by far one of my favorites! I adore small projects that can be done quickly, so being able to whip something up in under an hour is a project I can get on board with!  Of my 5 kids, 3 of them are boys. I don’t know about you, but I find OODLES of fun things to sew and make for my girls. It takes some searching for my boys, but these are one of those things I pump out all of the time for them. These are perfect to make for holidays, for family photos, and for gifts BIG and SMALL…and if you can believe it, once you get the hang of them, you can make several in an hour.


The best part of this pattern, is that you can make it fit a newborn (just by shortening the pattern a bit) and my 9 year old even wears them (just by adding a bit to the length of the pattern). It is super versatile and super quick to make.


Are you ready to get started?

To get started you will need:

THIS free template

1/4 yard tie fabric- this will make 2 ties

1/4 yard of neutral fabric

elastic

velcro (not the sticky kind)

wonder under

sewing machine

needle

iron


Directions:
Like I said, the more ties I made, the easier and faster I have become at it. My kids LOVE to pick out the fabric that will become part of their wardrobe..and it makes a super adorable baby gift to give as well!


I hope your adventures with making these ties are as fun as mine..

 Happy tie making!

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Summer Sewing Cards {free printable}

 I LOVE summer, but I also love to have lots of activities for my kids to do to keep them busy. My 6 year old has been begging me to teach him how to sew and my 4 year old loves to do whatever activity I am doing, so I thought this would be a perfect time to teach each of them to sew and get comfortable with a needle in their hand, and thus designed some sweet summer sewing cards that will do just the trick!


These sewing cards are super easy to put together and get them sewing in no time!

To put the cards together you will need:

-THESE downloads.

-self laminating sheets

-hole punch

-yarn

-plastic kids needle, a dull ended big needle (I found mine at Wal-Mart) or tape

1-Print out the downloads and cut them out around the black outside line

2-Using your self laminating sheets, laminate the cards. You can even do this at any print shop for super cheap.

3- Cut out laminated cards. Hole punch every inch or so in the white areas all around the designs.

4-Cut yarn and tie a knot at the bottom of each card.

5-You can either thread the yarn in a needle and get them going, or if you don’t have one around, tape the end of the yarn and it is ready to go!

Sit with them and let them go at it. Teach them how to do some different stitches..or simply let them go at it.


It took my daughter a few minutes to get the hang of it, but she was determined…and did amazing!

It took her a good 20 minutes to get it done. She really enjoyed herself…

and I think was pretty darn proud of herself.

So go ahead and go grab these sweet little cards HERE…

and enjoy summer break with your kids!

What are YOU going to teach your kids this summer?

What they wore: Easter Edition

Easter is always a favorite holiday around here. We started out with church at 8 am and because I didn’t want the kids hopped up on sugar for church, the Easter Bunny came after church. It worked out perfect as we went to church and remembered the true meaning of Easter, came home to do the Easter Bunny and then finished off the evening by going to visit some sweet friends in our congregation at an assisted living facility. It was a perfect day.  For church, I had a bow tie for each of the boys to wear. I made them from THIS tutorial except I added elastic to put around the neck.


And for my lone girl I made a really simple a-line dress that had bunny ears on each of the buttoned closures:


and a tail as per her request. :) She saw this dress and fell in love, but as I was making it and got ready to put a face on it, it just didn’t have the look I was going for, so the dress had a very subtle bunny feel to the front, and made you smile when she turned around.:)

It turned out to be a great Easter…and was a fun holiday to be together.

What did your kiddos wear on Sunday?

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