Big, cozy, blankety scarves are just what a Canadian winter calls for. I love using scarves to really change up my outerwear anytime I'm running out of the house. And I can't really think of a better way to remain cozy and stylish all at once. 

Blanket scarves are all the rage right now and I wanted to DIY a version that was fast and easy. This fringed trim is the perfect way to fit in with this seasons hottest trend! 

The project can be completely in about 20 minutes and is soooo satisfying to make!

I hope you all enjoy this DIY :) 

Happy Sewing!

Melanie oxoxox

 
 
This hat came about with an intense desire to make a pom pom. I saw a pom pom and knew it needed to go onto something! And being a Canadian I figured the most appropriate thing would be a Toque. This is also a fantastic project to use up fabric scraps, comment below if you recognize this fabric ;) 

Make sure to share your project! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram @thelittleststudio 

Happy Pom Pom Making! 

Melanie oxoxo

 
 
Pom Poms are among my favourite things and making them is so much fun! There are so many fun ways to use them.  I put together this post  just in case you wanted to a quick DIY on how to make them! 

Happy Crafting!
Melanie 
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Take a coordinating coloured yarn and wrap it around your fingers. The number of fingers determines the width of your pom pom. I wanted mine to be nice and fluffy so I choose all! 

Wrap the yarn until you have a good amount and slip it off your hand and tie it in the middle with another piece of yarn. You want to tie it as tight as you can to keep it all secured. 

Cut the loops and trim all your fringe. I found that trimming was the key to creating a lovely pom pom. Also the more you handle it the more the yarns separate and create a beautiful fluffy pom pom. 
 
 
This knit cowl neck dress actually came about by a happy accident. I was making Annie a little sweater dress and I cut the neck too low. It an attempt to correct the situation I decided to put a cowl on it and loved out it turned out! 

At the moment I'm only putting up a Toddler Size 3 pattern, when I have a spare minute I will be including a full size range for kids.

Also if you're wondering did I bribe her with a cookie to make her stand still for the photos? Yes, Yes I did. Did it work? No, No it did not. 
 
Happy Sewing! 


Melanie oxoxox

 
 
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I was recently browsing online and saw these lovely leather totes that are so fashionable nowadays. It was a designer label and was priced around $500 :/ 
Not really in my budget.

I picked up some faux leather on sale at my local fabric shop for a steal, so I think that final cost to me was around $15.00 including leather sewing needles. I would highly recommend sewing with a heavier duty thread to help make this nice and strong.

This project turned out so nice and stylish, I can't wait to go out shopping with it!

Happy Sewing!
Melanie oxoxox 
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Hi Everyone! 

This dress is just another way that you can utilized the Bodice Pattern and another fun and stylish way! I really do feel that this pattern has endless possibilities. I found this knit fabric that Fabricland and knew instantly what I wanted to create with it! The stripe used in this tutorial is about 3/8" wide, you can have fun with different widths. I think this tutorial would look stunning in a wide striped fabric! When sewing this dress I used a serger but you can make this with a regular sewing machine using a stretch stitch (more info here).



Melanie 
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I have been loving the turban headband trend that's been happening the last few years and wanted to recreate in an easy to sew way.
 I had a scrap piece of this gorgeous print left over from other projects that I thought would be absolutely perfect! 

Even if you have had little to no experience with sewing, this project is something that can be made in about 15 minutes! Also makes a fabulous last minute gift idea :) 

Happy Creating :)

Melanie oxoxox
SUPPLIES:

  • 1/4 Meter of Stretch Fabric
  • Small Piece Contrast Fabric (Optional) 
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

 
 
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Well Everyone,


This is a project that I've been working on for months now. I had a thought of how nice it would be to have a library of pattern pieces that are completely interchangeable with each other. This would allow you to mix and match tops with different bottoms for any style of dress. Add sleeves or cut outs, whatever you wish. This knit bodice pattern is the first of the collection. I will be added more when I can and also included many tutorials on different variations that you can do with this first piece.  


This pattern comes in 9 sizes, but because it's drafted for stretch fabrics it creates a really comfortable garment that accommodates all shapes! Make sure when printing this pattern to turn off your printers scale to fit as this will distort the sizing.

This pattern is used for knits only and works best with medium to heavy weight fabrics like Ponte or Double knit. Its super easy to sew and is perfect for beginners. I mostly used my serger when sewing this dress but you can also use a stretch stitch on your regular machine, more info on that here. This is the first of what I hope to be many pattern pieces and tutorials. I hope you get tons of use out of it.  
Lots of Love! 

Melanie oxoxox
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