Retro-Vintage Headband Love

Sewww…I ran into this awesome pattern from My Childhood Treasures that allows me to create this adorable headband! Now I can’t stop making them! 

I have natural hair so there are a lot of wash and go’s weekly. This is great for all hair textures of course, but I can’t throw my hair in a pony tail or bun like I use to. Do when I have bad hair days this will be awesome to make my hair something worth looking at!

You can get every creative and blend all types of different fabrics together. I am still coming up with different ideas.

Here it is!!!

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Isn’t it the cutest. I used a floral fabric which gives it more of a retro-vintage look. I love retro-vintage and have been wanting to add something to my personal collection. This is perfect!

Here is my daughter wearing hers!

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I just love this little gal! Her smile can brighten up anyone’s day.  She had sewww much personality. You will be seeing more of this little cutie!

“Made with a Pattern by My Childhood Treasures at http://www.mychildhoodtreasures.com”

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How To Make a Baby Bib Tutorial

Sewww…the universe lead me to do a tutorial quickie. I was working on a Baby bib and thought hummm…why not make a tutorial in the process!

I make a lot stuff for my daughter who is 5 years old, but I would love to have another baby so that I can make baby stuff. I mean that’s not the only reason, but it maybe the main reason (lol).

Nothing beats having your items kid approved, because children are pretty honest and in front right? Right!

A lot of hunting goes on here in Louisiana and my eyes have been glued to the super cuteness of camouflage. I feel like such a late bloomer. No. I have not hunted myself, but it is on my bucket list. I don’t know how I would feel afterwards though. I am VERY compassionate and may feel bad about the whole thing. I can just see myself going into my room and sitting in the dark in shock (lol).

Ok. Anyways…let’s get right to it!

Supplies Needed:
1.Fabric (for the bib front and back)
2. Interfacing or Fleece (optional)
3.Sewing Machine
4. Thread (this needs to closely match your bib fabric)
5.Pins
6.Baby Bib pattern

Step 1:
First cut out three pieces using your baby bib pattern. Two of the pieces are going to be used for the front and back of the outer part of the bib. One of the pieces is going to be the interfacing or fleece. This piece helps to create a thickness and softness that will help absorb saliva and make the bib comfortable.

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Step 2:
Place the two fabric pieces on top of Each other with right sides touching. You should see the wrong sides on the top and bottom. Right sides should be in the middle.

*Note: The right side is the part of the fabric you want to show once completed. The wrong side is the part of the fabric you do not want to show.

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Step 3:
Place the interfacing or fleece on top.

*Note: You do this because you want it to be in the middle on the inside of the completed project.

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Step 4:
Pin all of your fabrics together so that all parts can line up while sewing. You don’t want anything to slip.

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Step 5
Take your bib over to the sewing machine and sew where the pins are. Remove your pins while sewing. Leave an opening so that you can turn the bib inside out. You’re just going to stick your fingers in and pull through from the top of the bib.

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Step 6
This is what your bib should look like once its turned inside out. Turn the opening You have inward to blend in with the creases on the side and pin that area. You want to take it over the the sewing machine and top stitch all around the bib. This will close the opening and give a more finished look to the bib.

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Step 7
Add your snaps to your bib and you are done! Here is the completed look!

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that it was very informative. For more tutorials follow my blog SewRussia Blog Page (Click here!!!), like my Facebook page  SewRussia Facebook Page (Click here!!!), and follow me on Instagram SewRussia Instagram (Click here!!!).

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Meet Bella! That’s Ms. Southern Bella To You!

Meet Bella the Southern Belle!

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I was searching for the perfect dress form. I didn’t want one that looked like everyone else’s, that I had been seeing. Eventually in the future I may reupholster her, but as for now she is perfect as is!

*Insert southern accent here* Ain’t she perrrttyyy? I like to walk around the craft store and let the vibes come to me. I know it sounds crazy, but it works. I always get more than I expect too. Craft stores are my place of peace. I can let ideas run wild in there.

And sewww…I met Bella!

Bella is a pink and white polka dot dress form and she is adjustable. She was born and raised in Louisiana. She has two sides to her. She likes to dress up in the prettiest full dresses and skirts with button up tops.  She like to get fancy and go to balls in New Orleans from time to time. She also enjoys hanging on the front porch with her friends drinking tea and eating tea cakes. She loves to bake and cook things from scratch.

Also, Bella like to hunt with her guy friends on Saturday or Sunday mornings. There is just some thing about the out doors that brings her a sense of peace. Bella is a rebel. She likes a challenge and conquers anything thrown her way. Bella is a risk taker and a creator.

Thats why I bought her!

I grabbed her from my local Hobby Lobby. I am looking forward to many great sewing journeys and projects with Bella.

P.S. I told my daughter Bella was her sibling (she is an only child). That didn’t go to well!😂

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I Just Can’t Give Up Now!

I have had many thoughts about giving up. Some things come naturally and other things are learned. No one comes out swinging as the best when they first start. The hardest part can be that the majority of my projects are from scratch. I have to be the designer and creator. I have been pushing myself to get out more and to be inspired. I stayed inside the house for years, and for it my creativity was stunted.

Sometimes becoming frustrated. I want to give up. I think, is this really for me? Is this really what I am suppose to do? Am I suppose to be doing something else?

Then….

Every time I question myself God shows up. I see a sign wondering if it’s coincidence or if it’s destined.

How crazy is it that my husband gets a hotel for us for a weekend to relax and take my mind off of stressful situations and this👇

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is in the room. We had never stayed in this hotel or city before. Of all the lamps I have seen in hotels I have stayed in all of them were your standard lamp. I have every reason to believe that this is destined.

Basic Sewing- Body Measurements

Sewww…I am trying this new thing out where I talk in front of people. I have a feeling that where I am headed there will be a lot of speech-giving going on on my end. So I might as well get use to it and get to practicing!😬😂

*Insert southern accent here* Is here people in Louisiana come in all shapes and sizes. We embrace our bodies. Our bodies are a gift and a course. We love to eat…that will never stop. Our food is awesome! We can’t help it and we can make it from scratch!😩 So what do we do? We dress our bodies well. With that we need to know our measurements as some parts can be more full than others.

The easiest part of sewing is taking measurements. The video I have provided 👉 CLICK HERE!!! teaches you the basic measurements.

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Of course for more detailed and complex patterns you will need more measurements. This video will set you on the right track.

This information is handy for seamstresses as well as for anyone that wants to get a closer and more exact fit when it comes to purchasing garments.

Enjoy!

I’ll Be Late For Christmas

I know I am super duper late. I am trying to catch up on all the blogging I have been meaning to do. 😬😩

Sewww…during Christmas there was this shirt at Old Navy that I saw, and I just knew my daughter had to have it for her Christmas outfit. I knew I would make a skirt for her to go with it.

At first I wanted to do a fluffy skirt to go with it, but then..as I was walking down the aisle of Walmart, the sewing God spoke to me! 😇😧 There was this metallic-like fabric that I wanted to get a little crazy with and…

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VIOLA!!!!!

I did a red lining under her skirt. It came out great, and it matched the shirt perfectly. I am happy and the most important part was she was happy!

P.S. Later on my sister discovered that this skirt can be wore reversibly. I totally did not do that on purpose, but it’s something I learned! How great is it that some sewing projects make for something more creative.

Tutu Cute

I love creating tutus. My daughter loves everything girly and fairy fantasyland. I am behind her 100%. I have always been creative, and this creative journey I have been on has been a challenge, yet fulfilling! Not only do I get the opportunity of seeing my daughter smile as well as her confidence rise, but that of other little girls I create for too!

Wow! How amazing is it that this gift helps bring out character in a positive way.

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I have had the opportunity to create tutus for Halloween and Birthday occasions. I have conquered Pumpkin, Witch, Minnie Mouse, and Sophia the First themes.

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I got to do two Minnie Mouse versions which I got to create Minnie Mouse ears for each of them, and button earrings for one.

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This Frozen themes tutu makes you think of a real fairytale. One could imagine being in Pixie Hallow flying amongst the Fairies and other living things, seeing what adventures are ahead!

No? Is it just me? Ok…lol

Anyway, I have really truly discovered a way to release my creative thoughts and gifts. The most rewarding part is seeing others smile and wear each piece with confidence!

See the tutorial for the Minnie Mouse Ears I created below!

Click here 👇

Minnie Mouse Ear Tutorial (Click)