last minute tutorial roundup

hello!  just popping in for any of you cramming a little extra sewing in before Christmas…i realized i’ve published a few tutorials that might help quickly knock a few gifts off your list!  you know, like in case you maybe thought you’d make some amazing quilt or handmade dress or something but now you need to readjust your sewing time requirements for simpler projects because this Christmas season is way shorter than normal…?

all of these are super quick projects, probably an hour each, maybe even less.

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: :  > >  FOLDOVER CLUTCH TUTORIAL  < <  : :

a fun sew and easily customizable gift for moms, sisters, friends, teachers, etc.  can be made in my original doily version…

foldover doily clutch

or follow Cherie’s awesome supplemental tutorial to add a color blocked panel to show off a cool print!  great project for fat quarters and scraps.

foldover clutch // skirt as top

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the pleats look more complicated than they really are, and the envelope closure makes this one a quickie.  make in any fabric with some cool texture, stuff with a cheap down insert (try IKEA, i think they’re $7), and you’ve got a pretty gift for anyone who loves decorative pillows (and who doesn’t, really?).

pleated pillow tutorial

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: :  > >  SUPERHERO CAPE TUTORIAL  < <  : :

for that super kid  in your life!  totally unisex and customizable depending on your fabric selection, and sized for ages 2 – 6 or so  (Em still wears hers at age 5.5!).

superhero cape tutorial

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got a baby/toddler around?  pair a quick scrap-busting appliqué bib with something store-bought for an easy handmade touch.  tutorial includes a free bib pattern and templates for a mustache, fox, whale, and paper airplane.  you can also throw the appliqués onto store-bought onesies or shirts if that floats your boat!

applique boy bib tutorial

okay, now GO GO GO!  SEW SEW SEW!

i’ll be back after the holidays with the gifts i made – current count is 7 and i’m not quite done yet!  have a very Merry Christmas!

2 thoughts on “last minute tutorial roundup

  1. Rachel says:

    Thanks! I think I’m sticking with my sewing plans, but the fact that you posted these reassures me that I’m not the only one who has to sew day and night the weekend before Christmas. Maybe I’ll whip up a clutch for myself for new years.

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