halloween tutorials

 From the super simple no sew costume to the somewhat challenging, there are all kinds of Halloween costume ideas out there.  Personally, I like costumes that avoid the overly trendy, but what would a costume list be without at least one Elsa and Anna in it!  Best I can tell, most neighborhoods will look like a casting call for Frozen this year!

Star Wars Costumes by Melly Sews

Star Wars Costumes by Melly Sews

 

Elsa Pattern from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop

Elsa Pattern from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop

 

Anna Coronation Dress from Sunset Family Living

Anna Coronation Dress from Sunset Family Living

 

No Sew Olaf from Crazy Little Projects

No Sew Olaf from Crazy Little Projects

 

Batman Costume from Peek a Boo Patterns Shop

Batman Costume from Peek a Boo Patterns Shop

 

Mary Poppins from Craftiness is Not Optional

Mary Poppins from Craftiness is Not Optional

 

Baby Cow Costume from Make it and Love it

Baby Cow Costume from Make it and Love it

 

No Sew Shark Costume from Atkinson Drive

No Sew Shark Costume from Atkinson Drive

 

Skeleton Costume from Finley and Oliver

Skeleton Costume from Finley and Oliver

 

Rapunzel from Make It and Love It

Rapunzel from Make It and Love It

 

Little Red Cape from Do It Yourself Divas

Little Red Cape from Do It Yourself Divas

 

Infant Bear Costume from It Happens in a Blink

Infant Bear Costume from It Happens in a Blink

 

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sale shopper

 

Fat Quarter Shop – We have over 400 books and patterns on sale for up to 60% OFF! This is our biggest pattern & book sale of the year, and it’s a great time to pick up new project ideas for 2015! Hurry, this event will only last until Friday, October 17th, 2014 at midnight CST!

Fabricworm - Happy Friday Fabricworms! This week we’ve discounted Michael Miller fabrics by 10%. Get your fill of these super cute kids prints, dots, chevrons and more while you can. This sale ends 10/16 @ 9 AM PST. And don’t forget to use code “Linus5” to take $5 off orders of $50 or more OR use “Bulk10” to take $10 off orders of $100 or more. Just enter the coupon code at Checkout!

Shabby Fabrics – 20% off remnant sale of over 200 fabrics! Sale began Friday morning and runs through Sunday at 12 am PDT. Hurry fast to get the best selection!

Canton Village Quilt Works - All Batiks will be marked down by 15%!! The sale is on Saturday, October 10 through Sunday, October 11.  No code needed.

Sew Simple Fabrics – Fall Sale extended to the end of October! 30% off all fabrics in stock, even sale items!

Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Crafter’s Vision – save an addition 15% on sale section & free shipping over $30!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Gorgeous Fabrics- take a look at the sale section! Lots of apparel fabrics!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – sale section, $6/yard and under!

Shabby Fabrics - sale section!

Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!

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If you are teaching yourself to sew like I did, then getting your hands on any handy tips and guides is like finding gold at the end of the rainbow.  Okay, well maybe the gold would be better, but here’s a valuable little guide that won’t have you fighting a leprechaun to get.

Sew Daily has created a free guide (you will end up getting their newsletters, but you will either find them worth it or you can just cancel) that includes great resources.  There is a thread guide, a quick reference to basic techniques and tools, a glossary of terms, and even a few beginner sewing projects.

Get your free PDF copy!

(I am in no way compensated by Sew Daily, I just think this is a great guide)

  sew daily beginners

 

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deals and steals

Click the image to find the deals!

 

Marie Madeline Studio has great stripes in their $6/yard section!

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Canton Village Quilt Works has beautiful batiks in the clearance section!

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Cuts of Cotton has fantastic basics starting at $6/yard in the sale section!

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Dutchess Metallic prints are on sale at Shabby Fabrics for $7.42/yard!

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Fashionable Fabrics has the Priscilla collection on sale for $7.50/yard!

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Sew Simple Fabrics has Apple of My Eye prints for $4.20/yard!

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Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Crafter’s Vision – save an addition 15% on sale section & free shipping over $30!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Gorgeous Fabrics- take a look at the sale section! Lots of apparel fabrics!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – sale section, $6/yard and under!

Shabby Fabrics - sale section!

Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!

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tutorial tuesday

 

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that no one called me on misspelling Christmas yesterday?  I did not realize the typo until AFTER the email went out to hundreds of people.  Embarrassing.

I’m not going to misspell Halloween, Fall, or Autumn in today’s post.  But I am going to suggest 7 awesome sewing project ideas for fall!

Fall sewing ideas

 

Sophisticated Pumpkin Tablecloth from All People Quilt

Sophisticated Pumpkin Tablecloth from All People Quilt

 

Fall Coffee Cozy from Seela Made

Fall Coffee Cozy from Seela Made

 

Fall Table Runner from Made to Be a Momma

Fall Table Runner from Made to Be a Momma

 

Pumpkin Pincushions from Sizzix

Pumpkin Pincushions from Sizzix

 

Color Block Candy Corn Pillow from Positively Splendid

Color Block Candy Corn Pillow from Positively Splendid

 

P is for Party from Thats My Letter

P is for Party from Thats My Letter

 

Embellished Towels from BHG

Embellished Towels from BHG

 

 

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