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Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners

Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners @NotSoIdleHands.com

My kiddos have been wanting to flex their sewing muscles more and more, so I'm always trying to think up little projects that are cute and useful. And we decided to match the thread to the ribbon, so it shows up against the felt. Today we made these little felt envelope wallets and they turned out perfect! I like felt for kids' projects since you can just slap some together and sew it up … [Read more...]

Adorable DIY Scripture Tote or Book Tote For Kids

Adorable DIY Scripture Tote or Book Tote For Kids By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Today I wanted to show how to make this cute book or scripture tote for your kiddos. I actually made this one awhile ago for my oldest daughter to replace hers that was falling apart and she begged me to make her one this time {I don't know why, my sewing skills aren't super}. So, after she gave me the puppy look, I gave in. But, it turned out looking fairly decent, so I decided to share after … [Read more...]

DIY Heart Elbow Patch Sweater~JCrew Knockoff

DIY Heart Elbow Patch Sweater~JCrew Knockoff @NotSoIdleHands.com

Here is a simple, little sewing project to bring a little LOVE into your wardrobe and it's perfect for Valentine's Day! I It's so simple you don’t even need a sewing machine (that’s my kind of sewing!) I saw a sweater with heart patches on the elbows, similar to this, online at JCrew and thought it was adorable (but it was waaaaay out of my price range)! So I decided I would try to make my … [Read more...]

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens @NotSoIdleHands.com

  Right now the days are still chilly and sometimes the kiddos can't get out to play and burn off energy {and give mom some quiet time}. So, we have been busy hunting down more sewing projects that my older 2 girlies can busy themselves with at times when their hands are "Not So Idle." I posted these ideas here last year and they have been great at the times when kiddos get bored … [Read more...]

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Bags

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Totes By: NotSoIdleHands.com

*I was looking through my old {yes, super old} posts, and came across this gem! I sooooooooo need to make more of these, so I thought I would share the tutorial again in case you missed it.* Hello all! Thanks for all of your sweet comments......I LOVE 'em!!! But, for now, on with the post. Sorry about the weird looking pics. I am finally able to post something for freecycle friday!! … [Read more...]

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids…Makes A Great Gift!

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids...Makes A Great Gift! @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather here has been pretty warm lately, but it will get definitely get frosty again soon and the kiddos have been longing for snuggly warm things to cuddle up with on those days. We were lucky to hit up Joanns on black Friday when they had some screaming deals on fleece and got tons of it for %70 off. The girls really wanted to help make these, so they aren't going to be Christmas … [Read more...]

DIY Pink Robot Girl Costume {Or Boy}

DIY Pink Robot Girl Costume {Or Boy} By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so I admit that I reeeeeeeelly wanted boys....3 to be exact. I was always a tomboy, so I thought I would make the perfect "boy" mom. Well, obviously that didn't happen. Even with our youngest, whom we adopted....the chances of getting a girl were, like, %10. Boom! I would get my boy at last! Nope, still not in the cards. Turns out, though....she's a tomboy too. She likes bugs {a little too … [Read more...]

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland Party~Part 1

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, these days have been full of party planning for one of my kiddos....have you seen the pattern in my posts yet? She wants a Frozen themed party, so I've been up to my eyeballs in ice blue and purple {and Olaf}. One of the decorations I wanted to make is a cute and easy paper circle garland to hang in our living room for the festivities. These are SO easy peasy to make....you won't even … [Read more...]