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Homemade Fabric Trick-or-Treat Bag Tutorial

It took less than a yard left over from last year’s party tablecloth fabrics to create a new trick-or-treat bag. My daughter chose her two favorite prints and I cut them to use together. I cut four pieces of fabric that were 16-inches square.  I also cut two 16 by 2 1/4-inch strips to use as handles.  I […]

Continue Reading By on October 31, 2011 in frugal, homemade, parenting, sewing, thrifty, with our own hands

Child Closet Organizer: Free Pattern and Tutorial

Want to try making your own version of a clothes organizer for your child or grandchild?  As promised, here’s the free downloadable pattern for you to try at home: Pattern PDF Link The pattern should be printed in “tile large pages” format so that it comes out on four 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of […]

Continue Reading By on September 10, 2011 in children, craft, frugal, sew, stitch, thrifty, with our own hands

Thrifty Back-to-School Napkin Tutorial

Want a thrifty and green way to send your student back to school?  Here’s an easy project for anyone who’s ever touched a sewing machine.  We recently made our own pretty, color-coordinated,cotton napkins for  less than one-fifth the price of the trendy resale ones.  Here’s a thrifty back-to-school napkin tutorial: When I saw kids’ napkins […]

Continue Reading By on September 6, 2011 in craft, education, frugal, green, school, sew, thrifty