Sew Easy

I’m not a very good seamstress. Half the time when I sew I have to have a un-picker, scissors and band-aids close by.

But I did it. I sewed a few really easy things for our new baby. They were so easy I thought I’d share. (Granted I was able to find step-by-step tutorials on Pinterest which probably saved my projects from turning into giant balls of string.)

There are still a few things I want to make if I still have time and energy but here’s a few things I’ve done so far.

I got a package of striped onesies and decided to doll this grey one up. Then I made a felt flower for this headband to go with.

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Here’s a link to a tutorial for the felt flower:

http://rainydaysjoy.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/felt-flowers-tutorial.html

I got this really cute polka-dot fabric from my husband’s grandma who passed away in June. I decided to make a skirt out of it.

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Then I got a striped onesie and added a polka-dot flower to doll it up. I also made a matching headband. 

Here are two links that I used to put together the skirt:

http://www.fabnfree.com/2013/04/08/free-circle-skirt-pattern-super-easy/ http://craftideas.bitchinrants.com/skirt-tutorial/

Here is a link to how to sew the flower I added to the onesie:

http://www.flaxandtwine.com/2014/05/fabric-flower-tutorial/

I found a tutorial for a great baby bassinet sheet. It’s a pocket sheet not an elastic one.

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It was so easy I decided to sew four.

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Here’s a link to the tutorial:

http://pollydanger.com/blog/2012/08/27/tutorial-fitted-bassinet-sheet-from-vintage-sheets/

Here’s a look at the diaper changing cover that I made. I’m not going to lie, this was the hardest thing for me to sew. I also made a teal colored one but I am not going to post a picture of that one. It looks pretty scary.

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Here’s the tutorial I tried to follow:

http://www.aloadofcraft.com/2010/03/tutorial-how-to-make-contoured-changing.html?m=1

Here is the set of burp rags I have made. I didn’t really follow a tutorial, but here’s a link to where you can easily find out how to make some:

http://www.anythingpretty.com/2012/01/burp-cloth-tutorial-field-tested.html

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Finally, here are a few things I have crocheted. Some barefoot sandals, baby leggings and mittens. Who knows if they will actually fit and for how long, but they sure look cute.

Thank heavens for easy-to-follow Internet instructions otherwise I wouldn’t be able to make anything. Here’s to making many more happy sew-easy projects.

 

 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jaclyn
    Sep 18, 2014 @ 08:24:12

    So cute! Nice job!

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  2. Elise
    Sep 18, 2014 @ 12:54:12

    You are amazing! I am totally impressed with how much you have done to get ready for this little girl! I’ve never had enough energy for that at the end of my pregnancies. Congrats on all your hard work, I think they all look great.

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    • Natalie
      Sep 18, 2014 @ 20:21:02

      Thanks Elise. Funny thing is I feel like I haven’t done hardly anything to get ready. Oh well, I guess she’ll come whether I’m ready or not!

      Reply

  3. Jenn
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 00:15:36

    Everything looks great! Here’s a simple little dress that is fun to make…this is what got me really started into making clothes for my girls and I’ve had so much fun learning more about sewing over the last couple of years! http://www.sewmuchado.com/2012/01/infant-peasant-dress-free-pattern-and-tutorial.html

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    • Natalie
      Sep 19, 2014 @ 09:42:42

      Jenn I have pinned a peasant dress tutorial! I found some fabric at Joanns that I want to use I just need to get to it. The tutorial you sent me looks much easier than the one I pinned. That’s one of the things I want to try to get to next week. Thanks for sending me the link. I’m excited!

      Reply

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