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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I originally made the Gold Button Bloomers for the Gold Collar Girl look (above!)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

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Free printable and matching dress will follow! Stay tuned!

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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!)

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one hour hexagon quilt + the pillowcase bind http://seekatesew.com/one-hour-hexagon-quilt-the-pillowcase-bind/ http://seekatesew.com/one-hour-hexagon-quilt-the-pillowcase-bind/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13402 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! 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! […]

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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

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DIY leather fringe bag http://seekatesew.com/diy-leather-fringe-bag/ http://seekatesew.com/diy-leather-fringe-bag/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13279 I can’t quit leather! Or fringe! This DIY leather fringe bag is fairly easy to construct and I just love how the leather flounces as it moves. I used a navy suedge for the bag with pops of quilter’s cotton. Everything came from my stash! It’s fully lined and there is a pocket on the […]

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Leather Fringe Bag DIY | See Kate Sew

I can’t quit leather! Or fringe! This DIY leather fringe bag is fairly easy to construct and I just love how the leather flounces as it moves.

I used a navy suedge for the bag with pops of quilter’s cotton. Everything came from my stash! It’s fully lined and there is a pocket on the outside at the back!

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DIY Leather Fringe Bag | See Kate Sew

Materials:
-leather/suede remnant
-1/2″ yard fabric for lining and strap
-two 1.5″ D-rings
-one 12″ zipper
-pattern pieces download

Helpful posts:
-How to sew with leather
-Basic Zipper Pouch Tutorial

This bag is very similar in construction to the basic zipper pouch. I refer to that post all the time because there is just so much you can do with it! I do recommend checking out my Sewing Leather 101 post if you have never sewn with leather before, it can be tricky, but a few simple tools and adjustments will make it so much easier.

Okay, let’s get started!

Instructions:

Print out the pattern and tape it together like so:

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You’ll have to trim about 1/2″ of the paper off around the edges.

The SOHO blouse | See Kate Sew

Then cut out the following pieces:

Leather:

  • 2 main pieces
  • 2 fringe pieces

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Fabric

  • 2 main pieces for lining
  • 1 pocket piece
  • 2 tab pieces
  • 1 strap piece fringe-bag-2

Cut fringe into leather by following the guide on your pattern piece, each fringe strip is about 1/4″ wide. It doesn’t matter if they are perfect or not, so just cut lots of strips up to about 3/4″ from the top. My wrists got really tired at this point, with all the cutting! But this is the main feature of the bag, so it will be worth it!

Now place fringe piece at the bottom placement mark on your pattern piece. Use wonderclips to clip each side to hold it in place. Now stitch it on using a matching thread.

Repeat with second fringe piece at the top.

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Fold all edges of the pocket over 1/4″. Then fold the top over another 1/4″ and stitch in place. Place pocket on main back leather piece and sew around the side edges and the bottom edge. Backstitch at the start and stop.

 

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Sew zipper between main pieces. Start by sewing it to the front with the zipper facing down with the lining on top. It will be a sandwich: Leather/Zipper/Fabric. Sew. Then flip open and sew it to the other side with the second lining piece. To see a photographed version of these instructions, refer to the basic zipper pouch tutorial.

 

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Create the D-ring tab pieces. Fold over and press 1/4″ on one side of the tab piece and 3/4″ on the other side. Then fold folded sides over and match them up. Stitch both sides. Then fold strip over the D ring and sew as close to the D-ring as you can. Place the D-rings facing into the back on the edges, with about 3/4″ remaining at the top. Baste or pin in place.

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Leather Fringe Bag DIY | See Kate Sew

The SOHO blouse | See Kate Sew

Sources:
Suede: Tandy Leather
Lining Fabric: Cotton + Steel
Top: Soho blouse
Blue Heart Fabric: c/o Dear Stella

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new PDF pattern! the SOHO blouse http://seekatesew.com/new-pdf-pattern-the-soho-blouse/ http://seekatesew.com/new-pdf-pattern-the-soho-blouse/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12984 The Soho Blouse is here! And I’m so excited about it! This is the women’s version of the Manhattan top, which was released a few weeks ago! Want the details? The SOHO blouse is a bohemian style gathered top with an angled yoke and sleeves. Perfect in lightweight fabrics for hot summer days! Two hem […]

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The SOHO Blouse Pattern | See Kate Sew

The Soho Blouse is here! And I’m so excited about it! This is the women’s version of the Manhattan top, which was released a few weeks ago!

Want the details?

The SOHO blouse is a bohemian style gathered top with an angled yoke and sleeves. Perfect in lightweight fabrics for hot summer days! Two hem options and little side pockets!

-Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
-Two hem options: angled or straight
-Angled V neck in front and back
-No closures required!
-Includes instructions for a simple FBA
-Angled cap sleeve
-Easily length to a dress!
-Simple construction
-For confident beginners to intermediate sewers
-34 page PDF file with full size pattern and illustrated instructions

Recommended Fabric
This pattern is designed for lightweight woven fabrics. Recommend are voile, double gauze, lawn, chiffon, lace, and other lightweights. Use any light or medium weight fabric for the yoke including linen, cotton, chambray, etc. Knits are not recommended for the yoke.

Yardage Requirements, 44″ bolt
XXS: 2.5
XS: 2.5
S: 2.5
M 2.5
L: 3
XL: 3

I have LOTS of photos of the Soho to share today! The pattern is available in my shop!

The SOHO Blouse Pattern | See Kate Sew

^^This is the ruched sleeve option! Ruching is such an underused technique in my opinion and it’s SO easy. So I added this to the pattern. It’s a soft and feminine look. The other sleeve option is the angled cap sleeve shown in the first photo in this post.

The SOHO Blouse Pattern | See Kate Sew

The Soho and Manhattan tops are also available in a bundle! You can save $5 when you purchase them together!

The SOHO Blouse Pattern | See Kate Sew

^^It looks like I am picking bugs off my daughter, but I’m not! She has the cutest little curls, I am just “Boinging” them. Like Ramona the Brave ;)

 

 

The SOHO Blouse Pattern | See Kate Sew

I’ll show you more of my arrowhead chiffon top soon! Chiffon is great for the skirt portion of this top.

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Fabric Sources:
Yellow Double Gauze: Cotton + Steel
Pink Eyelet: c/o Michael Levine

 

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a little Easter dress http://seekatesew.com/a-little-easter-dress/ http://seekatesew.com/a-little-easter-dress/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13335     Just popping in today to share some photos of this little spring dress! It’s becoming a tradition to make a bunny print dress for my daughter every Easter. I don’t think it was on purpose, it’s just so hard to pass up cute bunny fabric! This fabric is from Dear Stella, the bunny […]

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Just popping in today to share some photos of this little spring dress!

It’s becoming a tradition to make a bunny print dress for my daughter every Easter. I don’t think it was on purpose, it’s just so hard to pass up cute bunny fabric! This fabric is from Dear Stella, the bunny fabric is called “Playground Bunnies Peach” and the mint heart fabric is from the same line and is called “Playground Hearts Mint”.

I love them together. I actually made this dress a while ago, it was one of my rough drafts when developing the Manhattan blouse pattern.  I was playing with different angles and ways to create my angled yoke idea and ended up with this paneled dress.

I made it at night when my daughter was sleeping. It’s a tad shorter than planned, but I think I’ll just make some bloomers to go with it!

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Happy Spring!

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Aztec Hooded Vest Round Up! http://seekatesew.com/aztec-hooded-vest-round-up/ http://seekatesew.com/aztec-hooded-vest-round-up/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:44:16 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13329 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 […]

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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!

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FLASH SALE! The Ultimate DIY Bundle is back! http://seekatesew.com/flash-sale-the-ultimate-diy-bundle-is-back/ http://seekatesew.com/flash-sale-the-ultimate-diy-bundle-is-back/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13327   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 […]

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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!

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  • Chalk Pastels Through The Seasons by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge ($9.99)
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  • Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge (FREE)
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  • 101 {More} Days of Christmas by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($4.99)
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  • Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas by Melissa @ Melissa K. Norris ($2.99)
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Home & Garden

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Homemade Personal Care Products by Shaina @ Food for My Family ($10.00)
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Home Decor

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Photography

  • Printable Photo Checklists by Rebecca @ Simple as That ($5.00)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • Monkey See, Monkey Do by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($8.00)
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bunny nightgown + bunny slippers pattern http://seekatesew.com/bunny-nightgown-bunny-slippers-pattern/ http://seekatesew.com/bunny-nightgown-bunny-slippers-pattern/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13276 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 […]

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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!

 

DIY bunny slippers

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Harper Top ruffle detail^

DIY bunny slippers DIY bunny slippers

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!

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free baby doll dress pattern! (with matching headband!) http://seekatesew.com/free-baby-doll-dress-pattern-with-matching-headband/ http://seekatesew.com/free-baby-doll-dress-pattern-with-matching-headband/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13199          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 […]

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FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern   FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern   FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern    doll-dress-pattern-2  FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

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.

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

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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I like to hold it down with a few pins.doll-dress-tutorial-6

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

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