My Onesie Pattern got a face lift

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It doesn't take long to know that I have had a few babies. And after having so many, I have come to know what I like and what I don't like in regards to clothing. Onesies are a main staple for me. My babies live in them. Whether it is for extra warmth in the winter, or a quick outfit in the summer, I need to have a onesie on my baby.
I don't think that I'm alone in this regard. When I first...

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Ruffles ruffles ruffles | Rosie's Ruffled Legging pattern

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Rosie's Ruffled Leggings. Can a sewing pattern designer have a favorite design? Well, let me answer that question by a bit of history trivia.
Did you know that Charles Dickens, one of the most prominent authors of all time, had a favorite book? It was 'David Copperfield'. Charles said that he favored the book so much because it most resembled his own life, and it was a pleasure to write it/read...

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Free Bib Pattern

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free bib pattern

Lets face it, keeping baby faces clean is a full time job. Keeping their clothes clean doesn't have to be though. OK, maybe that's not true, cleaning baby clothes is definitely a full time job; but keeping drool and food off of them can be a bit easier. That's where bibs come in.
Baby bibs are really a necessity when it comes to making supplies for our little ones. They can be pretty expensive to...

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Reversible Baby Romper Tutorial

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Recently I was asked to design a reversible baby romper for baby boys. Cute baby boy clothes are hard to find patterns for, so I decided that I was up for the challenge. Elijah is still leary of modeling for me, but I did snap a few adorable pictures of this process so I hope you enjoy it!


how to make a reversible romper


The first thing that I did was start with my shorts pattern and my reversible jumper pattern. I wanted...

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Recycle a t-shirt into a baby shirt

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It's so close to summer. My Elijah has been proving to be a terror on his wardrobe. This child wants to play hard so I need to make him some clothes that won't break my heart if he ruins them.

My inner "freak out" is usually associated with expensive clothing, or clothes that take me a while to make. So I am combating that by making him shorts and cut offs out of t-shirts! In fact, I found a new...

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What type of cloth diapers should I use?

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At one point I had an article on different types of cloth diapers, but I can't find it! I've recently had a friend who is asking about the types of diapers out there, and what I think that she should sew for her new grandbaby. This is the perfect, short but sweet, list of what you want to know about the new cloth diaper systems available today. There are many more options available, such as wool,...

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Do I need a serger to sew clothes?

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I am sometimes asked if you need a serger to sew clothes. Specifically knit clothes. Knits are the stretchy fabrics that can give you a harder time if you don't know how to use them.
I love using my overlock/serger for sewing with knits. I love that it cuts the edge for me, making it completely clean, without any excess seam allowances. I really appreciate using it when I'm sewing over bulky...

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Where do I buy PUL fabric

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An email that I get frequently is, "Where do I buy PUL fabric". People are always worried about making cloth diapers because PUL fabric isn't something they have ever worked with. The biggest fear though is, "Can I buy it in my local fabric store?". Not usually.
one size diaper pattern
Some fabric stores have a dedicated cloth diaper section, which is becoming more frequent since the boom of "going green". However, it's...

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How to fix a plastic snap

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I love my snap press. It makes me happy to attach great snaps to anything. Whether a diaper, or clothes, I know that the snaps will outlive the item that I'm making. Unfortunately I tend to fly through my projects sometimes, and that can make for some 'snappy' disasters. I frequently attach a snap backwards or in the wrong place. Then I'm stuck with it. What makes matters worse, is that snap...

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Sewing to avoid Human Suffering

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I've been struggling with conviction over the things that I buy. Almost everything that we purchase in the USA originates in another country. Just because it's in another country, doesn't necessarily mean it's been in the hands of a slave or person undergoing unfair treatment (Definition: A person or child who is forced to work and/or paid less than what is required by government regulations in...

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