Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Make a Friend Doll and Clothes Sewing Patterns

Hello!  Can I just say how much fun I had designing these for you?

My mermaid doll pattern has been very popular, but it never dawned on me to sew up a doll pattern, until recently.

I will tell you a bit about each pattern. First is the Make a Friend Doll. She is 20" tall and takes 5/8 of a yard of fabric to make. You can use felt or polar fleece for her hair. He pony tails can be customized by length and placement if you're making a doll to look like someone special.

Even though she is 20", she can wear those popular 18" doll clothes most of the time. And vice verse, those dolls can wear the Make a Friend clothes. Here are a couple photos of the dolls in the Make a Friend clothes.

Her feet are the size of store bought newborn socks and shoes.....more options to dress your friend.

And the sundress pattern is included with the doll pattern so she'll have something to wear while you're stitching up all of those other clothes in the wardrobe pattern.

This pattern has all sorts of options to keep you sewing for a while. The pattern comes with all if the options you see here. There are undies, socks, shoes, dresses, pants, shorts, and shirts. I am guessing you'll be able to come up with other outfits from the pattern as well.


I'm thinking about a sew a long, like we did with the Little Llama last year, what do you think? Let me know if that's something you'd like to do in the comments.

Have a great day,

Visit my Website, Etsy Shop, Blog, Facebook

Friday, June 8, 2018

DIY Sewn Flower Pot Covers, a.k.a. Plant Bags


Hope your days are going well. I've got a new sewing pattern for you. These plant bags are easy to make and they don't take much fabric. In this post, I will also let you know how you can add handles or make your plant bag a hanging planter. That version is my favorite.

The pattern includes instructions for three sizes of bags, 4", 6", and 8".

To get the printable sewing pattern, you'll need to sign up for my newsletter. You can do that here. Once you confirm your subscription, the pattern will be emailed to you. While your waiting for your pattern to arrive and your planning your fabrics. Here are a couple of options for your bags.      

To make the hanging bag above. You'll need three pieces of rope or cording the length you would like your bag to hang, plus another 6-8". With the plant bag folded over, mark three places around the top of the bag so they are space evenly. This will ensure your plant hangs evenly too. Tuck the rope under the tab and sew around the outside of the tab at each marking. Be sure to catch both the folded over flap and the layer of bag underneath when sewing. 

Bring all three ropes together at the top and tie a knot and your bag is ready to hang.
Handles are made the same way as above. Once your bag is sewn, cut a couple of squares from faux leather. Use a rope or cording and tuck the raw edges under the tabs before sewing to each side of the bags. 

Want something else to sew? Here are a few more of my new patterns.

Have a great day,

Visit my Website, Etsy Shop, Blog, Facebook

Friday, May 25, 2018

Applique Pillow Project

 If you have any kids that want to learn to sew this summer, here's the perfect pillow project to teach them how to sew.

Think of all of the other project possibilities with these appliques.

You can download the project and pattern pieces here.

Have fun!

Visit my Website, Etsy Shop, Blog, Facebook

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

How to Make the Happy Camper Softie with Zoom Zoom the Car

Hello! I have had lots of people ask about how I made this camper and if I have the sewing pattern available. Zoom Zoom the car is pulling it and that pattern can be found here.

It was made using the Happy Camper Bag Pattern with some modifications. I'm going to give you the steps here so you can make one yourself. 

You'll want to follow the same steps as the bag for cutting and applying the appliques to the front and the back of the camper. Leave off the wheels and the flower appliques.

The sides are different because you are leaving out the zipper. You'll cut the bottom and the grass with the same measurements listed in the pattern. The body piece will be cut at 18.25" x 5.75". You don't need to cut lining, handles, or binding for the softie either.

Follow the instructions for sewing together the outer band. The outer band is the top cream, bottom blue, and grass pieces. Once those are sewn together you can add two more window appliques to the body fabric of the band.

If you want your camper to be pulled by Zoom Zoom, you'll want to sew a tab so they can connect. The tab will be added to the Happy Camper and a button will be sewn to the back of Zoom Zoom. You can see the tab below.

Cut the tab 5" x 5" fold in half with right sides facing. Sew around a short side and the long side, turn and press.  Stitch a button hole at the finished end to fit your button. Insert the raw edge of the tab when sewing the camper together.

Cut twice as many wheels. Applique the hub caps on four of them. Place the right sides of the wheels together and sew around, leave an opening for turning.  Turn and stuffed  and then hand stitched on to the sides of the camper.

Hope that helps in sewing up the camper softie, if you make one send me a picture. Pleas ask if you have more questions.

Have a good day,

Visit my Website, Etsy Shop, Blog, Facebook

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Affiliate Opportunities with Jennifer Jangles Sewing Patterns

Do you love Jennifer Jangles Sewing Patterns? Join the affiliate program.
If you have a passion for sewing and want to benefit by earning money from it, you’ll want to sign up for the affiliate program. This program pays you a commission anytime anyone through makes a purchase through after clicking your link. Learn more here.
Visit my Website, Etsy Shop, Blog, Facebook

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

25 Free Stuffed Animal Sewing Projects

Looking for a softie to sew? Here are 25 projects, including Elmore Penguin. Have fun finding your new project.

(Pin it to remember)

Have a great day,

Visit my Website, Etsy Shop, Blog, Facebook

Friday, January 26, 2018

DIY Planner Clips

Are you a planner? I love making lists and planning. These are the pages I use a lot to stay organized. They can be printed and punched to fit your notebook size. I love using printable pages because there is no waste. You print what you need. 

These clips are a fun project that can be made with little pieces of felt. The striped paperclips can be found here

Here is the free pattern for the planner clips. You can print the instructions and pattern pieces all in one. They are hand stitched with embroidery floss. I use the wool blend felt from National Non wovens, it's my favorite felt to sew with.

Have fun!

Visit my Website, Etsy Shop, Blog, Facebook

Pin It button on image hover