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15 Easy Sewing Projects For Kids, Tweens and Teens

15 Easy Sewing Projects For Kids, Tweens and Teens By: NotSoIdleHands.com

My girlies are getting older and have started showing more interest in learning more "grown up" activities, like sewing. But, of course they need to start off with the simpler types of projects.....and since I'm a champ at sewing straight lines (and somewhat wiggly)....that's exactly what I teach them. I've been on the lookout for some cute things they can start off with and these are some that … [Read more...]

Adorable Flannel Hand Warmers and Cold Packs Too! + Video

Adorable Flannel Hand Warmers and Cold Packs Too! By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So, I have a confession to make.....these cute hand warmers were supposed to be gifts our oldest daughter Maddie was going to make for Christmas. But then, more than a week before Christmas, the plague hit our house....hard! Ok, so not really the plague, but pretty bad! We had to drag our sorry selves into the pediatrician's office on Christmas Eve day (thank you for even being open!) to get some … [Read more...]

Easy Last Minute Neighbor Gifts~Freebie Printables Too!

Easy Last Minute Neighbor Gifts~Freebie Printables Too! By: NotSoIdleHands.com

If you're like me, you are still scrambling to get things done and that includes the trying to find a way to show your friends and neighbors that you think they're awesome. I wanted to make something that would be usable for the whole family and not just sweets (which I love BTW....just in case you wanted to bring any my way). So I thought and though (and then got strep throat) and thought some … [Read more...]

Cute Fabric Drawstring Bags for Neighbor or Teacher Gifts

Cute Fabric Drawstring Bags for Neighbor or Teacher Gifts By NotSoIdleHands.com

I love finding creative ways to wrap gifts and send them off to friends and family. And sometimes part of the gift can even be the wrapping itself! This cute bag can be something you throw some treats in, or a small gift for friends, neighbors, teachers, or anybody! These take about 20 minutes to make (or less if you are better at sewing than me), so you can whip out a whole bunch for all your … [Read more...]

No-Sew (No Kidding) Mermaid Costume

No-Sew (no-kidding) Mermaid Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

My oldest came to me awhile ago and told me she wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween so I immediately started scouring the web for cute costumes. The only things I found, though, were either Ariel costumes (from the Little Mermaid) or really adorable custom ones, that we couldn't really afford. So then I started looking for ideas on how to make one myself. But then I remembered that even though I … [Read more...]

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

Yes, we LOVE Despicable Me at our house....and after seeing the 2nd movie, my youngest ran around with some homemade goggles her sister made for her yelling "Bee-do, bee-do, bee-do!" all.day.long. Therefore, it was a no-brainer and unanimously decided by all that she would be a minion for Halloween this year. I just finished this last night and I'm so excited to show how easy it was. You … [Read more...]