Category Archives: sewing

Two-Piece Footed Pajamas for Toddlers

2T, 3T, and 4T two-piece footed pajamas are so useful, yet so hard to find. My solution? Spend less than five minutes to sew cuffed socks onto pajama pants using a zigzag stitch. Stretchy pajama pants with ribbed knit ankle hem are ideal. Footies keep feet warm at night and two-piece pajamas come in handy […]

Also posted in Parenting Tips | 1 Response

Mei Tai Carrier Sewing Kit

Thank you all for the responses and pattern downloads! To make it even easier to sew your own unique baby carrier, I’ve assembled a sewing kit for this Mei Tai with the same durable fabric and components I use. The kit includes: 2 yards of solid black bottomweight twill fabric, 100% cotton 1 yard of […]

Also posted in patterns | Leave a comment

Easy Clean Tablecloths

Borrowing another great restaurant idea: oil cloth (vinyl) tablecloths. Primary reason? Easy to clean. You can purchase the fabric by the yard from and simply sew fitted tablecloths so that your tots can’t easily pull them off!

Also posted in kid-friendly items, kids craft, Parenting Tips | 4 Responses

The Ultimate Mei Tai Carrier – Durable and Easy to Sew

Update! You can now purchase the sewing kit to make a solid black buckled Mei Tai carrier for $36.95 or the notions-only kit for $18. Click here. From my babywearing days, I have tried just about all styles of carriers. And my all-time favorite way to wear my babies is in a Mei Tai carrier. […]

Also posted in patterns, Popular posts | Tagged , , , | 20 Responses

Sew Your Own UV Protective Clothing and Rash Guard

Your first line of sun protection should not be sunscreen. It should be protective clothing. In recent years, we have seen an explosion of expensive high UPF rated sunwear. If you have minimum sewing skills, you can easily make your own rash guard. Rash guard UV protective shirts are simply regular t-shirts or activewear clothing […]

Also posted in sunscreen | 1 Response

Knits and Bamboo Fabric for Casual Summer Style

Everywhere I look, I see t-shirts and pants with unfinished edges – just browse through American Apparel‘s catalog. Trend or not, I’m using this style to quickly sew a casual summer wardrobe for myself and my kids. Look for knit fabrics as they won’t unravel with raw edges. Or, you can do a simple rolled […]

Posted in sewing | Leave a comment

Make Those Onesies Last Another Year. Almost.

At around the time my kids turn one, I tend to stop dressing them in onesies. Yet, I seem to have so many of them laying around, some that they’ve only worn once. As I was clearing out my daughter’s dresser, I remembered what I did with some of them. I cut the bottoms off […]

Posted in sewing | Leave a comment

Make Kid-friendly Tree Ornaments Part I: Using Fabric

With a toddler and a preschooler at home, I’ve temporarily put away the breakable ornaments. In its place, easy to sew fabric ones. Print the included template (scale as desired) and cut two pieces. Either serge or turn and topstitch all-around except the straight top edge. Stuff with fiberfill or even more scrap fabric. You […]

Also posted in patterns | Leave a comment

Easy One-Piece Pattern for Pants 6 – 18+ Months – Cloth Diaper Friendly Too!

Also posted in patterns | Tagged , , , | 9 Responses