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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...]

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...]

Summertime Pocket Placemats

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Hi there Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair Blog back again to share another fun sewing project with you! Summertime is in full swing here in Kentucky, man it was HOT this week! During the summer we love eating outside more than anything. Fire up a grill and throw on some burgers and I'm a happy girl! Since we eat outside so much, and our outdoor table … [Read more...]

DIY Summer Pillow Sleeve

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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...]

Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch

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Hello Tatertots & Jello readers! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair! I love to sew and I especially love dreaming up new projects! I live in Louisville, Kentucky where we've had a particularly hard winter (like most of the country I think!). The long winter has me dreaming of summer, especially summer clothes. Living in the South, nothing says summer like … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Unto Us A Child Is Born Stitchable

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I’m so happy to be over here at Jen’s today! She’s one of my favorite people on this planet and I’m excited to share my new obsession with all of you. It’s stitching. I can’t stop designing patterns and stitching them. Over at U Create I love to share what we call “free stitchables” like free printables, but the patterns are free! I thought it would be fun to share a “free stitchable” with … [Read more...]

Make a PVC Summer Cabana!

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Hello Tatertots and Jello Readers!  We are Elizabeth and liZ from over at  Simple Simon and Company.  We are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same names!  We also are both former school teachers, have the same number of children, drive the same kind of mini vans, and live 5 minutes away from each other.  (We know...it's weird...just ask our mother-in-law :) Over at … [Read more...]

Change Up Your Room — Make Easy Pillow Slipcovers (tutorial)

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  I'm Anna from Ask Anna -- and I am so excited to be here with you today and you're going to be shocked because I'm not sharing a cleaning tip with you, I'm actually going to share a sewing craft!!!  I will happily admit that I am not very crafty, which is why I have a cleaning and organizing blog, not a craft blog. However when I see a good idea I can usually do a … [Read more...]

Make a Whimsical Felt Rug (with template)

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I'm just thrilled to share another project with Jen and all her lovely readers!  Just about a year ago I shared a tutorial to make dino tails, and this time around I have another kids project. My name is Jessica and my blog, Running With Scissors, is my outlet to share all the sewing, crafting, painting, and furniture building projects I've been running around making. Today I'm excited to … [Read more...]