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How to Sew a Kimono Top

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Hey there Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair blog. I'm here to share with you a simple sewing project perfect for summer! I was trying to decide what I wanted to make for my latest submission for Jen and was feeling a bit stumped, then I saw her new Fruit Salad fashion line and felt instantly inspired. I loved all of the kimono tops included in the … [Read more...]

How to Sew Outdoor Pillows

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Hi there!!! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair here to share with you a fun sewing project for summer. Have you ever noticed that anything you leave outside just wears out over time? Even the stuff that is supposed to be outside? We live in Kentucky which is very humid and all of our cushions and pillows seem to get really grimy by the end of each outdoor season. So, I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Pom Pom Wall Hanging

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Hi everyone, it's Holly from My Sister's Suitcase and I have an easy DIY to share today, using one of my favorite items... yarn pom poms! Using just a few supplies, I created this heart-shaped pom pom wall hanging for our family room:   … [Read more...]

Easy Patriotic Pillows!

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>As summer gets closer, I start getting excited for red, white and blue decor! It's not too early to get started on some patriotic decor projects, like these easy patriotic pillows! For a fun twist, I took a light/beach blue and red for a little different alternative to the traditional red, white and blue. Here's what I did: … [Read more...]

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Pom Pom Clutch

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Hi All! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair back with you again to share a simple but fun sewing tutorial. A few weeks ago there occurred an event that I call "Lilly-Gate"... people were lined up to buy fun summer designer items and the company that carried them didn't deliver. Y'all know what I'm talking about. Although I wasn't in the line of people to be first in the door that day, I did … [Read more...]

DIY Infinity Travel Scarf

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Hello Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair. Today I'm going to share with you a tutorial on how to make one of my "go-to" travel items, a snap-up infinity scarf. I purchased a similar scarf at a very popular athletics store a few years ago and drug it around everywhere with me. When it was time for a new scarf I decided that instead of purchasing a new one, … [Read more...]

Pom Pom Throw Pillow

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Hey there Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair back with you today to share another fun sewing tutorial! This is my first post for Jen in 2015 and I'm so excited to be here, even if I have a hard time believing it's actually 2015 already! This winter we've been rearranging our house, which ended up being a much larger undertaking than we were expecting. … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Last Minute Gift Idea — 15 Minute Glam Plaid Shawl

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Hello, friends! I'm Michele from The Scrap Shoppe. I'm SO excited to share this project with you today. It's crunch time, right? 3 days until Christmas!! So I have an awesome last minute gift idea that you can create in a mere 15 minutes! Yay!! This Glam Plaid Shawl would be perfect for any of your girlfriends or female family members to receive for Christmas. And, while you're at it, whip … [Read more...]

DIY Monster Trick or Treat Bag

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Hi all! I'm Lisa Summerhays from Stubbornly Crafty here to share a fun way to make a trick-or-treat bag with some character. Let's get started. DIY Monster Trick or Treat Bag Supplies: Black felt Green felt Red cotton fabric White felt 2 Black buttons Black embroidery floss All seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted. … [Read more...]

Trick Or Treat Tote Bag

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Hello!! It's me Melissa Mortenson of the Polka Dot Chair back again with another simple sewing project for you! I always LOVE all of the Halloween fabrics that you see in stores every year and I tend to buy more than my fair share. I've got quite a collection of Halloween fabric now! As much as I love to collect Halloween fabric, I also love to sew with it. I realized that I've never sewn a … [Read more...]