Aztec Hooded Vest Round Up!

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As I mentioned in my last post, the Aztec Hooded Vest is part of the Ultimate DIY Bundle, which is back for a quick 2 day flash sale before it is GONE FOR GOOD!

I’ve made so many of these vests, they are the perfect transition piece for Spring. Here are some facts about the pattern:

  • Reversible! Use two fun fabrics and a reversible zipper and you’ll have TWO ways to wear it!
  • Open welt pockets
  • Optional topstitching
  • Stylish Oversized Hood
  • Add a layer of batting for extra warmth
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And don’t forget: when you use my link to purchase the bundle, email me your receipt for a FREE kids pattern! Your choice! That means you can get the popular Manhattan blouse, too! (Or any other kid pattern!) the Manhattan Blouse PDF Pattern

 

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What else is included? 11 awesome sewing patterns, plus a total of 69 awesome DIY resources!

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Buy it here!

FLASH SALE! The Ultimate DIY Bundle is back!

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The Ultimate DIY Bundle is BACK! I know some of you missed it last time, so it’s back for a quick flash sale, TWO DAYS ONLY, until it’s gone for good. (Really gone this time!) The AZTEC Hooded Vest (one of my most loved sewing patterns for BOYS and girls) is a part of the Ulimate DIY bundle, a super great deal for anyone who loves to sew! And as a bonus, if you purchase from my link right now I will give you a second kids pattern of your choice FREE! Just forward your confirmation email to seekatesew1@gmail.com with your pattern selection!

Check out The Ultimate DIY Bundle! It’s your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses. There are projects that the whole family can get involved in – from pet photography and home decor to chalk pastels and sewing.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 69 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

 

 

Here is a quick list of the sewing resources. These are awesome patterns!

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Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 2 days!

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses:

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late!

 

 

This page contains affiliate links, be sure to use one and then redeem your SECOND free see kate sew kid’s sewing pattern of your choice by forwarding your purchase confirmation to seekatesew1@gmail.com.

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The FULL LIST of what is included!

Crafts

  • Chalk Pastels Through The Seasons by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge ($9.99)
  • Easy DIY Crafts for Every Season by Amy @ Mom Advice ($10.00)
  • Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge (FREE)
  • Handmade Gifts for Every Occasion by Kim @ Everything Etsy ($10.00)
  • Infarrantly Creative Printable Collection by Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative ($10.00)
  • Make Believe by Andrea @ Andrea’s Notebook, Kate @ See Kate Sew, Melissa @ Melly Sews, and Shauna @ Shwin & Shwin ($9.95)
  • Nurturing Creativity by Renee @ FIMBY ($3.00)
  • Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by Kristen @ The Frugal Girl ($3.99)
  • Stackapals by Sean @ The Modest Mom ($9.99)

Holidays & Seasonal

  • 101 {More} Days of Christmas by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($4.99)
  • 101 Days of Christmas by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($4.99)
  • Gift It From Scratch by Kathie @ Homespun Seasonal Living ($3.99)
  • Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas by Melissa @ Melissa K. Norris ($2.99)
  • Stress-Free Baby Shower by Sara @ Your Thriving Family ($5.95)

Home & Garden

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Homemade Personal Care Products by Shaina @ Food for My Family ($10.00)
  • Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate by Kristen @ Wicked Goodies ($9.99)
  • Clean & Simple by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($2.99)
  • Cookies for the Seasons by Bridget @ Bake at 350 ($10.00)
  • DIY Herbs At Home by Karon @ Larder Love ($12.00)
  • Empress of Dirt Garden Art & Ideas by Melissa @ Empress of Dirt ($3.99)
  • Simply Canning: Survival Guide for Safe Home Canning by Sharon @ Simply Canning ($12.99)
  • The Cottage Mama’s DIY Guide by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.95)
  • Natural Beauty Guide by Wellness Mama @ Wellness Mama ($10.00)

Home Decor

  • 21 Inspiring Thrift Store Transformations by Jami @ An Oregon Cottage ($4.99)
  • 31 Days to a Staged Home by Leslie @ Goodbye House, Hello Home ($7.49)
  • Autumn Inspired: DIY Home Decor by Myra @ My Blessed Life ($10.00)
  • Easy Mod Podge Decor for Your Home by Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks ($10.00)
  • How to Choose Paint Colours: It’s All In The Undertones by Maria @ Maria Killam ($37.00)
  • Interior Design for Real People by Sarah @ The Yellow Cape Cod ($10.00)
  • Make It! Hardware Store Decor by Curbly @ Curbly ($9.99)
  • The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting by Allison @ Refunk My Junk ($9.99)
  • The Ultimate Tassel Guide by Myquillyn @ Nesting Place ($10.00)
  • Thrifty Decor Chick’s DIY Handbook by Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick ($10.00)
  • Updated & On Trend Tassels by Myquillyn @ Nesting Place ($4.99)

Photography

  • Printable Photo Checklists by Rebecca @ Simple as That ($5.00)
  • Say No to Auto by Kristen @ Kristen Duke Photography ($10.00)
  • Snapping Shelter Dogs…and Cats! by Angela @ Angela Hunt Photography ($4.99)
  • The Spaghetti Shots by Courtney @ Courtney Westlake ($4.99)

Scrapbooking & Art Journaling

  • Animals Coloring Book by Samantha @ Doodle Art Alley ($5.00)
  • A Year of Art Journaling: A Beginner Course in Artful Discovery by Christine @ Bare Branch Blooming ($20.00)
  • Kimberly Kalil Designs Collection by Kimberly @ Kimberly Kalil ($17.00)
  • Life, According to Me by Stephanie @ Somewhat Simple ($5.97)
  • Scripture Memory Cards by Melissa @ The Lovely Words ($10.00)
  • A Year of Mandalas by Samantha @ Doodle Art Alley ($5.00)

Sewing

  • Aztec Hooded Vest by Kate @ See Kate Sew ($8.00)
  • Color Plus Quilt by Alison @ Alison Glass Design ($12.00)
  • Lucky the Elephant by Virginia @ Gingercake ($7.00)
  • Parisian Top by Andrea @ Andrea’s Notebook ($12.00)
  • Seasonal Stitching Club Collection by Mollie @ Wild Olive ($32.00)
  • Sew a Skirt by Caroline @ Sew Caroline ($10.00)
  • Sewing School 101 by Nicole @ NicoleVBennett.com ($12.50)
  • Sleep Over Tote by Virginia @ Gingercake ($7.00)
  • Spectrum by Alison @ Alison Glass Design ($12.00)
  • Sugar Pop Top by Caroline @ Sew Caroline ($14.00)
  • The Norah Dress and Tunic by Hayley @ Welcome to the Mouse House ($9.00)

The Business of DIY

  • Act on Your Craft by Renee @ MadeOn Hard Lotion ($3.50)
  • Make & Sell Your Own Skin Products by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($5.97)
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($8.00)
  • Pinteresting by Tabitha @ Meet Penny ($2.99)
  • Getting Started with Social Media by Jessica @ Create & Thrive ($25.00)

Writing

  • 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, Volume 2 by Bryan @ Build Creative Writing Ideas ($2.99)
  • A Summer of Stories by Tsh @ The Art of Simple ($4.00)

eCourses

  • 30 Days of Prompts by Elora @ Elora Nicole ($25.00)
  • Artful Adventures Art Journaling Basics by Kristie @ Artful Adventures ($20.00)
  • Family Writer’s Club by Mariah @ Playful Learning ($27.00)
  • How to Scan and Digitize Photos & Memorabilia by Mary @ Be Photo Wise ($30.00)
  • iScrap-N-Snap by Beth @ Scrapping Wonders ($12.99)
  • Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners by Melissa @ Digital Scrapbooking HQ ($30.00)
  • Story 101 by Elora @ Elora Nicole ($127.00)
  • Use Your Stash by Elise @ Elise Blaha Cripe ($8.00)

BUY HERE!

bunny nightgown + bunny slippers pattern

DIY bunny slippers with free pattern download

Easter is coming up quick and I haven’t gotten my fill of bunnies yet! So here is one of my last bunny projects! (Also see the free bunny plush pattern if you missed it!)

I made this nightgown with flannel bunny fabric fabric from Ann Kelle. I used my Harper Top pattern and extended it a few inches (about 6″) to make a cute little dress. It was easy and I love the short length and sleeves for summer.

After I made the nightgown, I had some extra bunny fabric and thought some slippers would be fun. The slippers are lined with the same flannel fabric and the outside is made from terry cloth/towel fabric that was in my stash.

They are easy to make and really fun! This pattern should fit a good range of toddler sizes, probably around 7-10. I stuffed them with batting so they are cozy and soft.

So let’s make them!

 

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Bunny Slippers Pattern //
For toddler size 7-10.
Materials:
-1/4 yard flannel
-1/4 yard towel material
-cotton batting
-embroidery floss
-pattern download

 

Print out the pattern pieces and then cut the following pieces:

From flannel lining:
-2 bottom
-2 top

From Towel or Outer material:
-2 bottom
-2 top
-4 ear

From batting:
-8 bottom
-4 top

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Let’s start sewing! Use a 3/8″ seam allowance on all pieces.

First, sew the ear pieces together along the side edges. Clip points and trim seam allowance.

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Turn.

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Stack the batting underneath all lining pieces. There will be 4 layers for each sole and 2 layers for each top piece. As you are sewing, pretend the batting and lining pieces are all once piece. Sew the top to the sole with right sides together on both the lining and outer pieces.

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Side view:

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Sew around and trim seam allowance.

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Baste ears to the outside of the outer fabric main piece.

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Now turn the towel part INSIDE OUT and leave the lining RIGHT SIDE OUT and stuff the lining inside the outer slipper. Pin around the edges.

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Sew up the top and around the heel. Leave a 2.5″ opening on one side of the sole for turning.

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Clip seam allowances and turn.

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Now fold under the openings and sew with a slip stitch.tutorial-11

Add embroidery floss whiskers (and a face if you want!)…

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…and you’re done!

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Enjoy your new bunny slippers!

FREE bunny slippers PATTERN!

free baby doll dress pattern! (with matching headband!)

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Those mini target Circo dolls get me every time. They are so cute! My daughter has been playing with her tiny little doll for months and months but it has been needing some cute clothes to wear. I finally made some little dress and headband sets and it was super easy! Small scale sewing does require a few adjustments, so this tutorial will walk you through how to make your own mini doll dress and then a simple matching headband! There is a free pattern included that will fit most mini dolls with small heads.

The best part about this is that you can use KNIT SCRAPS! I feel like there are less things you can make with knit scraps as opposed to woven scraps. So if you sew with knits, you probably have everything you need on hand already.

I used some pretty fabrics from Girl Charlee for this tutorial. The polka dot is a half yard cut, and the light blue arrows are from the new Modern Air collection. The others are scraps from other projects.

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FREE BABY DOLL DRESS PATTERN //

Materials:
-2 1/4″ of 1/4″ wide elastic
-knit scraps
-Free Pattern Download

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

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Print out the free pattern and cut out the pattern pieces.

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Cut out 1 front and 1 back ON THE FOLD of the fabric with the stretch running across the dress. Cut out 2 sleeves.

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Normally I would finish the neckline of a garment last, but since the neckline is TINY, we have to finish it first. So fold under 1/4″ and press.

 

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Do the same with the sleeve hems.

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Use a tiny zig-zag stitch to finish the edges at about 1/8″ from the edge. Press flat.

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Sew shoulder seams of front and back together with right sides together.

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Open up dress and lay sleeve hole flat.

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Now pin the sleeve into the arm hole, making sure to stretch it out evenly. Pin and sew.

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Repeat on other sleeve.

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To ruche the front of the dress, pin your elastic piece across right under the arm hole. Pin both sides of the elastic about 1/4″ from the side seam.

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It will look like this:

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Now start sewing it on at one end and stretch the elastic to lay flat on the fabric as you go. Use the same little zig-zag stitch for this step.doll-dress-tutorial-16

You may want to do this on the back piece as well, depending on your fabric.doll-dress-tutorial-17

Now fold dress over and match up the side seams. Then sew the side seams and bottom of the sleeve at 1/4″.

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Fold under the hem 1/2″ – 3/4″ and sew. doll-dress-tutorial-19

And you’re done!

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

So make some more!

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

The headband is really simple. Cut a piece of fabric 1.5″ by 8.5″. (1) Turn over so the wrong side of the fabric is showing(2). Fold both edges in, so you have a strip about 1/2″ wide (3, 4). Press and stitch. Then fold headband over and stitch together. Angle the edges if you want!

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FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

PATTERN RELEASE// the MANHATTAN blouse!

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the Manhattan Blouse PDF Pattern

It’s finally here! The new MANHATTAN blouse for infants and girls is in the shop! This pattern has been so fun for me to design and sew. I have made so many!

The MANHATTAN blouse is a bohemian style top with an angled hem and gathered skirt. There are two hem option, angled or straight, plus sweet angled cap sleeves! It’s easy to sew, I recommend it to any confident beginner.

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The best part about this pattern is that it doesn’t require a ton of yardage, plus you can use more than one fabric for lots of neat combos! I used mostly scraps from other projects that I had in my stash.

Okay, I also bought some new fabric for it, too. This arrowhead print is my design, from my Spoonflower shop.

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There aren’t any tricky closures in this pattern! Just a simple elastic loop and button! Easy and cute!the Manhattan Blouse PDF Pattern

 

the Manhattan Blouse PDF Pattern

I’ve been sharing these outfit inspiration posts on my Instagram account all week, in case you need some ideas!

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Purchase the pattern here! And stay tuned for the women’s version!