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Tutorial Roundup

July 21, 2010

The paperwork project I started yesterday is shrinking.  Slowly.  I’ve still got miles of paper to deal with, don’t get me wrong, but at least right now I can see the tunnel.  No end or light in sight, but the tunnel is clearly visible.  I hope that by tomorrow I’ll have a little better handle on it.  But that means I was working on that tunnel instead of spending my day dreaming up cute projects and making fun stuff.  So here is a roundup of fun projects tutorials that are on my to-do list.  I’m sure you’ll find one to add to yours!

Peek a Boo Toy Sack from Make It Perfect

Yeah, I want one in every color, for every toy and for every project in my whole house.

Reusable Swiffer Dust Cloths from Sew Much Ado

I wish I had seen this tutorial before I purchased the jumbo size refill box at Costco.  She also has a tutorial to make reusable Swiffer Sweeper cloths.

Gathered Clutch Tutorial by Anna at Noodlehead

Anna posted this tutorial as part of the Celebrating Mom gig that dana and disney put together for Mother’s Day.  So cute, but it has a zipper, so I’m afraid.

Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from How About Orange

These are so going to be a part of every gift giving occasion!

But before I do any of those I really need to make Creamie some new pajama’s.  Not only has she grown out of her current jammies, but they are the kind that snap all the way up the front.  And she thinks it is hilarious to unsnap them before she goes to sleep.  Every single night.  Which wouldn’t worry me, I mean, a kid can sleep with their pajama’s off in the summer.  Except for that one little issue that she knows how to take her diaper off too.  And keeping her pajama’s on is my first line of defense.  So maybe I’ll cut apart some of my old t-shirts and make her a few of these for bedtime.  I can’t bring myself to pay good money for ugly pajamas.  And that is the real reason all of her jammies are too small in the first place.  Everything that is under $20 (for pajamas for a one year old!)  is either scratchy fabric, or ugly, or plastered with character prints which I am so not in favor of.  So mom, I’m coming to borrow your serger.  Jammies here we come.

The 90 Minute Shirt by Dana at Made

Part of her Celebrate the Boy Month it looks like perfect jammies to me!

What are some of your favorite online tutorials?  I’m always looking for some new one’s, so leave a favorite in the comments and share the love.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. rokonmom permalink
    July 21, 2010 8:30 am

    Lol. I don’t have any tutorials, but LOVE the ones you picked. I can certainly sympathize with the diapers and jammies. I used to have to put my oldest daughters diapers on backwards! Can’t wait to see your finished jammies. 🙂

  2. Rachel permalink
    July 21, 2010 1:05 pm

    I don’t have any tutorials either and the pj shirts are super cute! If you need to find cute pjs faster then you can make them take a look at target they had some that were two pairs for 14.99. Just an idea. 🙂

  3. July 21, 2010 2:16 pm

    Make me one of those for my boys and I’ll do your laundry for a week.

    I swear it.
    It will be a good deal for both of us.

  4. July 22, 2010 11:06 am


    I l♥ve to make pajamas! It is one of my favorite things ever! Let’s get together and have a pajama making party. I have at least four pair I could put together.

    My favorite tutorials:
    Appliqué Techniques
    Appliqué with Freezer Paper and Starch (takes the appliqué tutorial one step further. Awesome.)
    Continuous Bias Binding (hopefully this one makes sense 😉 )
    Joining the Ends of Double-Fold Binding
    Unpicking Stitches (she’s got her site under construction, so give it a day or two and hopefully this link will work. Also, why did I never know this?)
    Fancy Pillowcases (not to toot my own horn or anything. They’re just fun to make.)

    Good luck with the paperwork piles.

    xo -E

  5. July 22, 2010 11:10 am

    Rats. I must have entered the code wrong for these two. I wish there was a comment editing option.
    Joining the Ends of Double-Fold Binding
    Unpicking Stitches

    xo -E

    • August 12, 2010 1:26 pm

      OK, finally the REAL Unpicking Stitches link. You can ignore my previous two attempts. I’ve been sewing all my life and I never knew this until just recently. The wonders of the blogging world never cease to amaze me.

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