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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...]

DIY Monster Trick or Treat Bag

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

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...]

How To Sew Kangaroo Pockets

Hi, everyone! It's Amy from Positively Splendid here again to share a sweet little sewing project. Sometimes it's the little touches that can elevate a sewing project to the next level, and one of my favorite ways to punch up dresses or tops is to add a kangaroo pocket. These pockets are not only adorable, but they also make for a wonderful place for little ones to store their little treasures. … [Read more...]

DIY Yarn Tassel Bedskirt

Hi TT&J readers! I'm Holly from My Sister's Suitcase and I'm back this month to show you guys a simple way to update a little girl's bedroom with this whimsical yarn tassel bed skirt! When I first discovered tissue tassels, I made them for parties, holiday decor, and even created a tissue tassel mobile for my baby's nursery. The downside of the tissue paper tassels is that they can get torn … [Read more...]

DIY Summer Pillow Sleeve

Hello there Tatertots & Jello readers! My name is Melissa and I'm the girl behind the Polka Dot Chair Blog. I'm very excited to be back here with you again sharing a simple sewing project perfect for summer. I love simple sewing projects that have a big impact. Even though I love to sew, sometimes I can be a bit lazy. I wanted new pillows for my couch for summer but didn't' want to go … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Yo-Yo Clips

Hi, everyone! Amy from Positively Splendid here, and I am so happy to be back at Jen's place to share a super quick and easy craft idea! These little yo-yo clips are such a fun way to keep papers and other items wrangled in stylish fashion, and they are a  perfect little gift for teachers, moms, graduates and more. Today, I'm going to show you how easy it is to whip up a few of these to use … [Read more...]