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Pinterest is the DIYer’s dream come true

Internet surfing got a whole lot easier when Pinterest came along.

Let’s face it, though they love to use the excuse, men aren’t alone in their tendency to be “visual” creatures by nature.  We all love pictures, visual aides, and a link for directions.  Recipes, crafting tutorials, color palette inspirations, style ideas, hair braiding tutorials, funny quotes, etc…  Pinterest has it all!  My latest obsession… free patterns for children and baby clothing, of course!  So, I’ve set myself a minimalistic goal (which may still be way too ambitious, considering that baby #4 is coming out whether she wants to or not this Wednesday… that’s the day after tomorrow… I just threw up in my mouth a little) I would like to try to complete one of these Pinterest inspiring patterns a month.

And for the month of March…. dun da da dun…..

 

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…and here is your first tutorial link!

Ahhh, so I noticed, in my “About” page, that I would offer tips and tricks for the beginning sewer.  Since I’m a beginner myself, I’ve noticed good help is hard to come by… except for the occasional tutorial on YouTube, but even then you have to have a pretty substantial background in sewing.  For instance, the most popular tutorial search that I make when I sew is “how to add a zipper”, but you have to know what type you want to do (lapped, invisible, centered, etc…) and you install zippers at the end of your project which makes it oh-so-tricky because if you screw it up… well, you’ve just screwed it all up.  Crap!

So, I thought the first tutorial link should be the easiest and most requested by mothers.

Ta-Da!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shew… I know, I worked really hard on this post for you guys;)

Actually, I didn’t at all… in fact, I didn’t even make sure that the link to to tutorial worked.  Good grief!  Never fear, all is working perfectly well now!

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Boy things…

In a last ditch effort to make more “boy type things”, I’m going to venture out into blogger tutorials.  I do make tie onesies:

(This one is just an example.  Mine look similar.  However, I hand-dye my onesies and felt back the tie to give it a 3D effect.  There is still one, size 24 months, available at Europa in Cambride, MD.)

So, I thought it would be great if I could make the pageboy caps to match.  I’m going to shrink it down to baby size and make some other adjustments, but this tutorial is going to provide me with the basics.

pageboy cap (tutorial link)

Wish me luck!