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Happy Holidays: Mini Christmas Stocking Garland

Hi there Tatertots & Jello readers! It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair. Today I'm excited to be sharing a simple Christmas sewing project with you, this Mini Christmas Stocking Garland. These little stockings are not only cute but oh so easy to stitch up! I made five for my garland but you could easily make more to make a longer garland. You can also give the individual stockings as … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat Halloween Banner

Hi there Tatertots & Jello Readers! It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair and I'm so excited to be back with you today sharing a tutorial for a simple Halloween Craft. I have a really BIG collection of Halloween fabrics and I'm always looking for more ways to use up my stash. I was rummaging through the scraps last week and got the idea to use some of them to make this Halloween … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Kimono Top

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

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

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!

>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

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

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

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

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...]