I'm Jenny from Seamingly Smitten!
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If you LOVE to sew and try new patterns, you will HAVE to check out our sewing pattern company!
We are called Seamingly Smitten and are growing everyday!
Currently we have 8 PDF sewing patterns and 4 on the way.
And GUESS WHAT? We also specialize in WOMEN'S PATTERNS! If you think sewing for your little girls and boys, nieces and nephews or grandchildren is fun...wait until you sew something for YOURSELF! Once you start, I have to warn you, it's ADDICTING :)
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Women's Ruffle Collar Cape - LOVING it on Natalie!!
Ruffled Collared Cape for Girls
Ruffled Collared Cape for Girls
Your most basic Classic A-Line Dress
No buttons, zippers or frills!
Every beginner to advanced sewer will LOVE this on their little one!
LADIES...The Ruffled Women's Tunic...HOTTEST pattern for ladies!
Recently released - Miss Mod Top...SUPER SUPER TRENDY!
Any lady would LOVE to make this or get this as a gift!
Ruffled Collared Cape for Girls (this is my little girlie!)...Yes, she LOVES wild colors!
Ruffled Halter Dress for Girls...Show off 2 fabrics here!
You can check them out here!
Christmas TUTORIAL TIME!
Is everyone ready for Christmas? Our house is gearing up and these cute faces CANNOT WAIT til Christmas morning! My two sweet babies (aren't they always babies in a Momma's eyes?) are so sweet and have way too many toys to count (thanks Grandparents!) so Santa is going to surprise them with a little playhouse to enjoy ALL YEAR LONG! You won't find too many knick-knack toys under our tree this year.
Since I LOVE to sew and love things handmade, I thought I would share with you this
QUICK and EASY
Every year during Christmas does the same question go around and around in your mind? You know, the one that sounds like, "What am I going to get my husband (or boyfriend, grandfather, man in your life...). He hates clothes!" Well, I have a GREAT item you can actually MAKE in less than 20 minutes! And, it's a perfect guy gift - rough, rugged and useful!
1 thrifted pair of XXL men's pants (poly/cotton blend...something sturdy. It felt like outerwear - something that could wipe off easily.)
3 and 3/4 yard nylon straps
COST: $5.00 TOTAL!
Pants were $3.50 at the thrift store and I used a Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon for my nylon straps.
Woo-hoo for saving money when crafting!!
*I was going to use outdoor fabric, but didn't see anything manly enough.
When I saw these pants I had to have them!
7/8 yard of heavy duty fabric
(ex: denim, curduroy, duck, canvas, outdoor fabric) - you can make 2 holders out of this
3 and 3/4 yard nylon straps per firewood holder
1. Gather supplies.
2. Fold the pants in half lengthwise and cut off the legs.
3. Lay them side by side but facing opposite directions. They fit together like a puzzle.
4. Lay right sides together and pin one long seam.
5. Sew along the pinned edge using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Open up and straighten each short end. Use a straight edge and some scissors.
6. Hem each short side 1 inch.
7. Lay your firewood carrier right side UP. Place your straps where you would like them. I placed mine 3 inches away from each side.
8. Sew around both sides of the nylon straps.
Put some wood in it and get ready for a crackling fire!!
These would look GREAT monogrammed and given as gifts to all those men that you love!
If you used fabric (and not thrifted pants) you will have enough left over to make another firewood carrier!!
Easy to hold! Fun to use!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!
Have fun crafting and creating!
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Thanks for having me, Natalie!