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This cowl scarf is so easy to make! I made this one in just a few minutes and it looks so stylish and warm. I had this plaid fabric scrap laying since I made some Christmas stockings with it a few years back. Yes, I said years. Tell me I'm not the only with a fabric stash here ;) 

The plaid has some ivory in it and I thought it would look fabulous with this rose minky fabric
You can use really any fabric for this scarf. Just remember if you use a stretch fabric to use stretch stitches instead of the straight stitch! I like to pair a warm fuzzy fabric for the inside, but that is completely up to you!

I hope you really enjoy this tutorial and let me know what you think of this style in the comments below? Would you wear it? 

Melanie 
oxoxox

SUPPLIES:

  • 1/4 Yard of Fabric (Outer)
  • 1/4 Yard of Fabric (Lining) 
  • Thread
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First thing you need to do is cut out two rectangles measuring 9" x  32"
You need to do this for each fabric, one for the outer and one for the lining. 
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Lay your two rectangles together right sides facing. Sew down both long edges.
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You should now have a long tube shape, fold it inside itself so that the raw edges are together and you still have a tube that you can put your hand through. 
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Your raw edges should match each other like in the picture!
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Make sure your seams match and sew around.  You should be sewing around the loop and make sure you're only sewing through two layers. Leave a small opening about 3" wide. 
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Turn everything right sides out, pulling it though your opening. 
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Almost done!!
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Sew closed the opening. I just folded the opening together, raw edges folded towards the inside and sewed really close to the edge you can also hand sewing your opening closed. 

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Hey everyone! 

It's wintertime here in Canada and ironcally that means its sunglass season for me! When there is snow, the sun can be blinding! So out some the sunglasses. I really needed a new sunglass case for my shades and I saw these everywhere on etsy and I thought to myself. . . These look so easy to recreate! So I sat down and drew out some templates and sewed these up in ( I'm not kidding) like ten minutes. . . And that included cutting out the faux leather. 


So fast and easy and these would actually make a fantastic last minute gift! 


Don't be intimidated by the faux leather, it's super easy to sew with!

Hope you enjoy!

Melanie 

 
 
Hi Everyone!! 

This is the only leggings pattern you will ever need! It includes sizes 3 months to 12 years, which is perfect for your growing littles! 
I draft them a little longer as well for added time for growing little leggies! 

This pattern makes the most perfect little leggings! Great for beginners, this design has 4 seams and then you're at hemming and stitching down the elastic stage. 

Can be made in less than an hour, even for beginners. That's quicker than running to the store ;) 

This pattern comes with clear photo and written instructions, as well as online support anytime during the process. 


Here are some of the basic skills to look up before sewing but don't let these scare you away, they are super easy!!!

BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:
-Sewing with knits
-Using a Sewing Pattern
-Sewing with a Stretch Stitch
-Sewing with Elastic

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! 


 
 
Hi Everyone! 

I thought with the holidays coming up I would put together this 
last minute gift ideas post. This list could also work for any time that 
you need a last minute sewing gift idea! 

I hope you all have a very happy holidays :) 

Melanie oxoxo




 
 
Hi Everyone!

Winter has begun here in Canada, and last few days have been nothing but snow. Our yard looks like a winter wonderland and it has me feeling some type of way!

I've been working so hard lately to put together and test out new patterns. And this one is one of my favourites to date. I love the peplum sleeve detail and it's such an easy dress to sew up. My inspiration for this dress was to make something that is perfect for a winter holiday party. 

I hope you enjoy sewing this dress up and if you do make it please remember to tag me on social media @thelittleststudio!

Melanie oxoxox

WINTER DRESS PATTERN


 
 
Hi Everyone!!

Sat down the other day and quickly made some some adorable Christmas star ornaments. I love homemade ornaments that have that not so homemade look to them! I made mine how of linen scraps I had lying around as well as some glitter cotton when I think looks amazing on my neutral themed tree this year. 

Thanks so much for reading and I will be talking to you all soon :) 

Melanie 
oxoxox



 
 
Welcome to the world of PDF Sewing Patterns!

I absolutely love PDF Sewing Patterns. There are soooo many incredible designers out there are are producing new and amazing patterns that you access with just a click or two! 

If you have purchased a pattern or have downloaded a free one, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out how to put these together. It's almost like a puzzle and I'm here to give you some solid tips and tools to get you printing and assembling like a pro! 

Thanks for reading and let me know if these tips and tricks helped in anyway. 

Melanie 
oxoxo

P.S I'm sorry for the quality of some of these photos, it was a low light day when they were taken, but all the information is there :) 

 
 
Hi Everyone! 

Happy beginning of the holidays to everyone! 

So excited to finally share this new pattern that I've been working on! I've had soo many requests to release this in a full size range and I'm so happy that I have finally gotten around to drafting and grading and it's now ready for retail !!!


It comes in sizes 2-7 Child. I love making these dresses for my little girl, it sews together to quickly and every time she wears it out, we get so many compliments. 

It retails for $6.00 CAD and is now available on my Etsy shop!
I'm going to link here some of my favourite fabric options for this making this dress, I find that choosing the right fabric can make or break a project. 

Sweater Knits
Ponte De Roma
Piqué Knit

If you ever make any of my patterns and you some comments, questions or concerns please send me a e-mail letting me know: thelittleststudio@gmail.com

Lots of Love!

Melanie 
oxoxox
 
 
Hi everyone!! 

So excited to share with you all my new pattern! Grow with Me Baby Harem Pants. These are so easy to make and they look absolutely adorable. These are a great project if you are just getting started making knit garments. Best made in a super soft knit fabric. These are so comfy and perfect for growing little baby legs. I'm including the instructions below so that you can get a real sense of how easy these are to make. I included four different sizes in the pattern to cover a board age range:
0-6Months
12 Months
18-24 Months
 and 2T
This pattern will carry you through the times when your little ones grow so fast and you can get a little more wear out of these pants than you would otherwise!

 I hope you really enjoy this pattern and remember if you these, be sure to share them on Facebook or Instagram @thelittleststudio 

Melanie oxoxox

 

Updates!

11/20/2016

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Hi Everyone! 

Just wanted to share some exciting updates that are happening around The Littlest Studio HQ (a.k.a my computer desk). Last night we had our first snow fall of the season and there is nothing more motivating for me! So I wanted to share some exciting new updates and patterns that are currently available as well as some workshops and classes that I have planned for the near future. 

First bit of exciting news is that I have offically opened an Etsy shop! I have listed here the patterns that I have for sale including a new beanie hat pattern! (Pictured)
The beanie pattern comes in three different sizes: Adult, Child and Baby. It is very easy to sew and a great option if you're just starting out sewing. It's sold for $5.00 CAD and can be made up in less than an hour!

I will continue to sell my patterns on Craftsy as well but they seem to have trouble with their checkout at the moment and so purchasing the patterns there has been a little tricky! 

Another bit of news is that I have been really focusing on my sewing workshops and courses! I'm about to host my second course starting next week and I'm so happy with the response I've had! A big thank you to everyone who signed up. 

I also just put up the information for my Christmas Stocking Workshop! I've wanted to host one for years and I'm excited to finally get the opportunity! If you are local to Clinton Ontario Make sure to check it out and if you have any questions send me a message or e-mail! 

That's it for now :) 
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

Melanie oxoxo