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Pencil Toppers

Last minute back to school crafts! Let's make some pencil toppers your kids can customize with their initials and favorite colors and shapes. Or add an A+ for encouragement. Follow my tutorial here.

Go and be pretty,

Sara

Maternity Empire Skirt

Maternity Empire Skirt

You have to see this simple tutorial on how to turn any oversized skirt into a maternity empire waist skirt. And if you're looking for more DIY maternity clothes look no further than DIY Maternity.

Materials:

  • Oversized skirt
  • Elastic
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Pins

Find a skirt that is too big for you to wear. Great excuse to go thrifting! After all, who usually keeps skirts in their closets that are too big to wear?

We are going to add elastic to the back side of the skirt. Cut a piece of elastic that will fit from one side seam to the other side seam. Cut the elastic one inch shorter than the amount you need taken in for the waist. For example, if you need to take the waist in by 2 inches, then cut 3 inches off the elastic. 

Match the ends of the elastic with the side seams and pin in place. Continue to match the center of the elastic with the center of the back side of the skirt and pin in place.

I sewed 2 straight lines with matching thread the entire length of the elastic. Make sure to stretch the elastic when sewing. Once completed, your skirt should have some gathering like the picture above.

You can wear it as is or add a belt like I did in the first picture. So easy!

Go and be pretty,

Sara

Pram

Pram

I had never heard of this word before moving to London. Buggy, yes. Pram, no. So here's your lesson… a pram is a stroller.

Get this lovely triangle font here.

Go and be pretty,

Sara

DIY Pencil Cases

DIY Pencil Cases

Check out these DIY pencil cases you can customize for your kids. You can find all the tutorial details here. I can't wait to try number 5! Maybe I will just use them as make-up bags or nail kit holders. 

Go and be pretty,

Sara

Confessions of a Craft Snob

Confessions of a Craft Snob

  • I collect mending kits, yet I have never used one. I secretly think they’re cool.
  • I’m jealous of crafters with serger skills. I want a serger, too!
  • I used to love to bake. When I discovered my son’s food allergies, it all but killed my interest in baking. I feel guilty for making things he can't eat. What should I bake without using wheat, egg, soy, dairy, or peanuts? Any ideas?

Just joining Craft Snob? You can get acquainted by reading all my ripe confessions.

 

 

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