Gold Collar Girl /// YOU WERE BORN TO SHINE nursery printable

You Were Born to Shine Printable | See Kate Sew

You Were Born to Shine Printable | See Kate Sew

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This is a free 8×10 printable that is great for a nursery or kids room! I wanted to have a little print to go along with the Gold Collar Girl Dress.

The name “Gold Collar Girl” came from the gold collar on the dress (obvious, right!) but I also played off the “white-collar” or “blue-collar” descriptions of working people. (And I guess there is a pink-collar, too, I didn’t know that!) But anyways, the idea behind this printable is that, equipped with a gold-collar dress, this baby was born to shine. No one needs to be defined by a “collar” unless it is a gold one!

These are things I think about when I’m sewing, hah! I hope you like this free printable, designed by my friend Meredith! It is perfect for any kids room or nursery. Or maybe even a sewing room or bathroom! It prints out at 8.5″ by 11″ but you can size it down, too!

Check my instagram today (@seekatesew) for a quick tutorial for that striped frame!

 

You Were Born to Shine Printable | See Kate Sew

You Were Born to Shine Printable | See Kate Sew

 

You Were Born to Shine Printable | See Kate Sew

 

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

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Dress tutorial coming up next!

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Sewing MAMA graphic tees! + Coupon Code!

 

Sewing Mama | Sewing Graphic Tees

Sewing Mama | Sewing Graphic Tees

Sewing Mama | Sewing Graphic Tees

 

I’m excited to release a new sewing themed graphic tee today! The vintage style “Sewing Mama” graphic tee is here just in time for Mother’s day! These shirts are SO soft, printed on a stretchy black tee with white ink and a distressed design. The tee graphic includes a cute little seam ripper (our best friend!). These tees are our softest yet with a 50% Polyester, 25% Combed Cotton, and 25% Rayon fiber content. Stretchy and so comfy! I’ve been living in mine!

This tee is a unisex style, so you can choose to size true or size down, depending on how you like your shirts to fit. To help you get a good idea of how this shirt first, I typically wear a women’s medium. In the photos below, I am wearing a Medium “Sewing Mama” Tee and a Small “Sewers Gonna Sew” Tee. So pick a size based on your preference! Available in XS to XXL, for all the sewing mamas in your life!

This week, save $6 on any TWO shirts with the code: GIMME2. (Ends Saturday night!)

View all the tees in the shop!

Enjoy!

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Sewing Mama | Sewing Graphic Tees

gold button bloomers tutorial

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

These bloomers have been a few years in the making! I’m finally sharing a free pattern for them! This is a size 3M, which is great for baby showers! Download the pattern now, because it is only free for a limited time!

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I originally made the Gold Button Bloomers for the Gold Collar Girl look (above!) a few years ago. The dress tutorial (and this free printable) are coming, too!

Here is the original pair on my sweet tiny girl! Ah I miss that stage!

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Materials:
-1/2″ yard blush kona cotton
-four 3/4″ to 1″ gold buttons
-1/4″ elastic
-1/2″ single fold bias tape
-pattern pieces

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

Instructions:

-Print pattern pieces and tape them together. Then cut out the pieces.

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-Cut fabric. You need the following pieces:

  • 1 front
  • 1 back
  • 2 flap pieces

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

-Sew flap pieces together around the side and top edges. Leave the bottom open. Trim seam allowance and clip corners. Then turn right side out.

The buttonholes are just for show, so you can skip them if you want. If not, make buttonholes where marked on the pattern piece, but don’t bother opening them. Use this tutorial if you’ve never done buttonhole feet before.

Baste the flap piece to the front of the bloomers at the leg openings and crotch.

Lay back piece on top of front piece with right sides together. Sew crotch and side seams.

Sew bias tape to the leg openings. Align crease of the bias tape at 3/8″ from the opening. That is where you will sew.

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When you get to the point where the bias tape meets itself, fold over one side so you get a nice clean finish.

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Sew around the bias tape. Then use pinking shears to trim the seam allowance. Reduce as much bulk as you can. Then fold over the bias tape to the inside and pin.

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Sew it up to make a casing, leaving a small opening for now.

Finish top edge. Then flip over 1/2″ at the top and press. Create a casing by sewing at 3/8″ around the waist, leaving a small opening to run elastic through.

Add elastic to the waist and leg openings and then close them up.

Sew on the buttons, attaching the flap to the front piece of the bloomers.

And you’re done!

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew GOLD BUTTON BLOOMERS | FREE PATTERN | See Kate Sew

Free printable and matching dress will follow! Stay tuned!

cotton + chiffon soho blouse

the SOHO blouse | See Kate Sew

More Soho! I had to share this Soho blouse made with chiffon on the lower half. I found this arrowhead chiffon a while back and wasn’t sure what to do with it. But the Soho skirt is pretty perfect for chiffon! Especially with summer coming up. I’m happy with how the blouse turned out, but I really wished I had had enough fabric to make the arrowheads go up or down instead of side to side.

I paired the chiffon with a black cotton fabric.

This is View A of the Soho Blouse, with a straight hem (versus the angled hem versions I have already showed you.) Just a slight variation to make the top a little more versatile!

 

 

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I hope you aren’t sick of the Soho blouse yet! I have a few more to share PLUS I’m planning a sewalong (a SOHO-along, ha ha *slaps knee*) that I’m excited about! (In May, woo!)

one hour hexagon quilt + the pillowcase bind

ONE HOUR HEXAGON QUILT | See Kate SewONE HOUR HEXIE QUILT | See Kate Sew

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Today I’m sharing a new ONE HOUR QUILT! This quilt is very similar to my One Hour Triangle Quilt but instead of triangles it’s covered with hexagons!

ONE HOUR HEXIE QUILT | See Kate Sew

I love this large hexagon design in aqua! I also made a few other colors. This fabric is printed by Spoonflower, so there is no quilt piecing needed! Just print it off, back it and quilt it! And there is no binding on this one! I’m showing you a quick technique called the Pillowcase bind that is great for baby quilts because it holds up better with multiple washes.

ONE HOUR HEXIE QUILT | See Kate Sew

One Hour Breakdown:
10 Min- Cut, Pin and Baste
10 Min- Pillowcase bind
40 Min- Topstitch + Quilt

Materials:

-2 yards Hexagon Quilt Cloth
-2 yards backing fabric
-cotton batting

Finished Quilt Size:
-44″ by 52″

Additional tips:
-You can buy batting in different forms and sizes. I like 100% cotton needle felted batting. It is smooth, has a natural color, and is 100% cotton!
-You can purchase a “crib size” package of batting. I prefer to buy the Queen size, which will make 4 of these baby quilts. If you plan on stocking your baby gift pile, the Queen size is a better deal economically.
-To save money on backing fabric, use a flat sheet! I found this backing material in a sheet set at Target.

 

ONE HOUR HEXIE QUILT | See Kate Sew

Instructions:

-Cut quilt top fabric to 60″ and trim the edges. 2 yards will be 72″ so it’s just a small piece you’ll be cutting off. Then cut the backing fabric and batting to match.

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-Spray baste the batting fabric to the quilt top fabric and smooth down with your fingers.

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-Now put the quilt backing fabric RIGHT SIDES DOWN on the quilt top (with the batting on the back). You’ll have a little sandwich that looks like this:

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Batting, Quilt Top, Quilt Backing. The quilt top and quilt backing will have the right sides together. Leave a 4-6″ opening to turn. Clip corners.

 

-Now turn the fabric right sides out and push corners out. Topstitch all the way around at 1/4″, which will close the opening you left.

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You can choose to quilt your quilt with any pattern you want. I quilted a hexagon inside of each hexagon 1/4″ from the edges of each hexagon. You can see the pattern a little better on the back:

ONE HOUR HEXAGON QUILT | See Kate Sew

And you’re done!

ONE HOUR HEXAGON QUILT | See Kate Sew

ONE HOUR HEXIE QUILT | See Kate Sew

ONE HOUR HEXAGON QUILT | See Kate Sew