Polka Dot Cottage Category Archive for : sewing

Archive for sewing

Pillow talk

I’ve had this on my to-do list for several years: re-cover some old Christmas pillows with festive Santa fabric. CHECK!

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It’s all about the scarf, baby

Patchwork and Flannel scarves: make your own, or buy one pre-made at Polka Dot Cottage

It’s the Choose Your Own Adventure of patchwork scarves: Learn to make your own, or buy one of mine. Check it out!

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Shifting gears

Kid quilts in progress, at Polka Dot Cottage

I’ve been knitting so much lately, it’s time to shift gears just a bit and be somewhat more well-rounded, don’t you think? Time to finish some of those languishing quilts!

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Apron update

Tea Towel Apron Adjustments, at Polka Dot Cottage

My tea towel apron had a bib that was too wide, and straps that were too far apart. This is how I fixed the problem.

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Fun with tea towels

Tea Towel Apron at Polka Dot Cottage

The idea of turning tea towels into an apron kept me awake one night last week. (Exciting life I lead, eh?) Here’s how that insomniac idea turned out.

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The Easy A-Line and the Robot Overlords

Easy A-Line Skirt, tutorial at Polka Dot Cottage

Yes, it’s another eBook! What can I say, it’s been a prolific kind of summer so far. This time I show you how to make your own skirt pattern, and then sew an elastic-waist A-line from it. If you’ve been waiting to hear how to make the Robot Overlord Skirt, this is the pattern you need.

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So, there’s a book tote tutorial now…

Library Book Tote, an eBook tutorial from Polka Dot Cottage

The Library Book Tote is the perfect size to carry craft books to and from the library (or magazines, home from the book shop). The 9-page illustrated PDF tutorial is suitable for motivated beginner sewists, and includes instructions for customization. Click through for photos and more information!

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Robot Overlord Fabric? Cool.

Robot Overlord Fabric, featuring the Clarkesworld Magazine robot, at Polka Dot Cottage

I designed this fabric, featuring my husband’s Clarkesworld Magazine Robot Overlord, and you can get some if you like! Coming soon: a skirt tutorial and a book tote tutorial, both featuring the robots.

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I made a dress, and it fits!

Go Anywhere Dress @lclarke522

I’m excited that I’ve made a dress I can wear out in public (unlike all of my previous failed attempts over the years). Let me tell you a little bit about it…

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Wicker makeover

Wicker Makeover @lclarke522

With a can of spray paint and some fabric, a discarded wicker stool got a little makeover. And now, if i can just get rid of the spray paint fumes, I can enjoy having a new piece of furniture in my family room.

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