Saturday, July 23, 2016

DIY Planner Clips Sewing Pattern

Welcome to Christmas in July! I've got 8 days of projects to inspire you to get making those holiday gifts now. These gifts are great for giving at other times of the year so building a stash of ready to give gifts is another way to look at this week if you can't think about Christmas this early.



Jennifer Jangles is celebrating Christmas in July over at the website as well with 40% off all PDF patterns this week. Woohoo! Stock up on some patterns today!


Hey Hey, it's week two of the Holiday Projects. There are so many uses for these little clips, as you can see I currently have them in my planner. 
They would be great for bookmarks as well. The printable pattern can be found here.


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Friday, July 22, 2016

DIY Embroidery on Clothes


Welcome to Christmas in July! I've got 8 days of projects to inspire you to get making those holiday gifts now. These gifts are great for giving at other times of the year so building a stash of ready to give gifts is another way to look at this week if you can't think about Christmas this early.

Jennifer Jangles is celebrating Christmas in July over at the website as well with 40% off all PDF patterns this week. Woohoo! Stock up on some patterns today!


Have you tried embroidering on clothes? It's a lot of fun and a great way to personalize them. You can also embroider on tea towels, pillows, just about anything.


Here's the secret to getting embroidery on to clothes easily. It's wash away stabilizer. This stabilizer from C&T is my favorite, it's easy to wash out, I've found some others that don't wash out as easily.




Trace the embroidery pattern onto the stabilizer. Loosely cut around the design. Peel the backing off and place it on to the fabric.


On t-shirts, I like to use an embroidery hoop to help stabilize the fabric even more since it's stretchy.

Embroider just as you would on fabric, stitching through the stabilizer.


Once you're finished, follow the instructions on the package. Basically you soak the embroidered portion of the fabric and the stabilizer disappears.

Here's a closeup of the embroidery. You can find the free pattern here.

If you need some brushing up on your embroidery skills, here are some step by steps.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

It's Christmas in July!



It's Christmas in July! I don't know about you but I get a lot of sewing and crafting done in July. It's too hot to go outside most days here in Georgia so I cozy up on the couch, while the kids are home and stitch.


Over the next eight days, I am going to post a project each day that would make a good gift for someone. Maybe this will inspire you to get a head start on making those gifts.

Along with the celebration, I am releasing some new sewing patterns.


And to top it all off, over at the Jennifer Jangles website, all PDF's are marked 40% off. Yes, even the new ones!

Have you started thinking about making and buying gifts for the holidays? I was printing this list out for myself so I could get better organized here. It seemed like a good idea to share this printable list again with you, just in case you need to get going on gifts as well. You can find it here, ready for printing.

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