Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pillowcase Tutorial

I am teaching a pillowcase class at Joann Fabrics and I remade the directions I was given because they were terrible. I made up my own directions and I figured while I was at it I would include it on my blog.
Pillow Case Tutorial

¾ yard cotton fabric (A)
1/3 yard Cotton Fabric (B)
1 spool of thread
Step 1
*Cut 1, 43”x 27” rectangle from fabric (A).
(We will refer to this piece as (A) from now on.)

*Cut out 1 long rectangle 43” x 10” from cotton fabric (B)
(We will refer to this piece as (B) from now on.)

Step 2
*Fold rectangle (B) in half lengthwise and iron right sides out.

*Pin fabric (B) to fabric (A) along 43” side matching cut edges.

Step 3
*Sew (B) to (A) along 43” edge and then zigzag along the edge of that same seem.
Step 4
*Iron seam towards (A).

*Fold Pillow case in half lengthwise with right sides together. Pin the 2 unfinished sides

Step 5
*Sew along pinned sides. Then zigzag along the edge of the same seams.
*Clip corners and then turn right side out.

Step 6
*Iron the pillow case. Now you are done!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Teaching Sewing Classes

I am really excited. I am going to be teaching sewing classes at Joann Fabrics. It is a great opportunity. I have wanted to teach sewing lessons for awhile. It will give me some experience. I love being a stay at home mom and it will only take me out of the home for a few hours a week. 
Here is the pillowcase for one of the classes. 
Here are some pajama pants for another class.

Here is a pillow for another class.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Back to School Cupcakes and Thomas the Train Cupcakes

The kids started back to school this month and so of course I had to make back to school cupcakes.
 We went to back to school party at a friends house so I brought the cupcakes.
My son turned two on Friday so I decided to make Thomas the Train cupcakes for him. He loves trains!
I got a new toy a few weeks ago. It's a Silhouette. It is similar to a Cricut. Now I can make bigger papercraft projects. I used it to cut the cupcake wrappers. I love the little trains going around the top.

 Blowing out the candles!

I haven't posted on my blog for awhile because I couldn't get my pictures to download. I finally figured out what to do.

Owl cupcakes just for fun!

Disney Princess Shirts and Skirts!

 I made two of these outfits for a friend and couldn't resist making them for my girls!

Headbands and Hair Clips

I sewed an insane amount of these flowers this summer to sell.

 Here is a robot messenger bag that I made. Some day I will get around to making a tutorial on how to make these.

Twirly Skirt Frenzy

I sewed a bunch of twirly skirts to sell and of course I had make some for my girls too.

I also made this headband to match my daughter's skirt.