As December ticks by, the pressure to find that perfect gift is mounting. And if you're anything like me, the idea of spending hours in a crowded sends chills into your soul..... and not the cold related kind.
My solution is to steer in the other direction and find a creative way to give the perfect gift. So I've put together a quick little post gathering up all the tutorials I have that make the greatest gifts or that make festive decorations for your home!
I hope you really enjoy this little post and have the Happiest of Holidays!
Not going to keep you here too long! But I wanted to put a Sewist spin on the traditional Christmas Tree Ball Ornament. And I think these are so perfect for creating a unique and simple decoration. These are also super useful because we have pets and young kids and the delicate tree decorations just aren't practical. But ones made of fabric? Yes please!!
Another idea if you're thinking about these for a kid friendly tree, is pairing them up with cute and colourful fabric. Throw in some Christmas themed pom-pom’s and you have yourself a tree like no other!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! Hi everyone :)
This is my most favourite season and I have so many new holiday DIY's in the works, so keep checking in cause you don't want to miss these DIY projects. These elegant trees are soooo simple to throw together and they remind me of similar trees I've seen at Homesense. I threw these together with scraps I had laying around. They are a great budget friendly project to get your home holiday ready.
I've included three different sized trees in the pattern below! I hope you enjoy and make sure to share your projects on Instagram by tagging me @thelittleststudio!
If you have any tutorial or project requests please let me know in the comments below :)
So lately I've been thinking about branching out and trying some of the fantastic indie pattern designer that have been popping up all over the Interwebs. And I thought: " well if I'm sewing it anyway, I might as well post a mini review/first impressions of the pattern". I asked on Instagram what people recommended for a great fall project, and almost instantly someone suggested looking into the Blackwood Cardigan. I fell in love instantly and as I waited for it to print out, I nervously hoped it would meet my exceptions. And you know what? It did!
So easy to sew, I completed it in about 40 minutes of sewing time. Cutting it out was nice and simple. The fabric I used was some Ponte de Roma that I had just enough of to make it work. I was worried the Ponte wouldn't have enough stretch to suit the fit of the Blackwood, so I did frequent fit checks to make sure things were going smoothly. I did use a 1/4" seam allowance rather then the suggested 3/8" to allow for a bit of a looser fit and I think that was the right call, just because my fabric wasn't a stretchy as it probably should have been. I can't wait to play around with some great sweater knits, I would love to have a more lightweight version to add to my fall wardrobe!
How are things going? If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen me asking if anyone was interested in me releasing this as a free download. Well there was so much interest, I thought I would get this up asap!
I'm going to keep this intro short + sweet. I love how easily this dress went together. I made it for my daughters halloween costume and out of some old lining fabric I had lying around. Which is why it looks a little wrinkly :) But hopefully you can see past the wrinkles and get loads of use out of this simple pattern!
This style is super timeless and can be made a fancy or as causal as you like.
I hope you enjoy and leave a comment how which fabric you would love to make this out of!!
I've had this idea for such a long time! I wanted to jazz up my Basic Legging Pattern and thought that cute little hearts down the side? I mean, super cute right? And you can use this technique on any legging pattern you have and play around with the placement of your appliques. And don't be afraid to play around with different designs, I have included a free template of the hearts I used in this tutorial but you can use any shape you want!
You could even do this to a pair of leggings you already own by taking out the inseam of the leg, adding your appliques using the steps below and resewing the leg up!
Here are my Top 10 Free Sewing Projects-Baby Edition!
Let me know if this is something you would like to see more of :)