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All year long we've provided different kinds of sewing projects, tutorials and ideas. Now we've rounded them all up to determine the most loved ideas of the year. Here are the projects readers like you chose as the top sewing tutorials of 2012.
Create an easy gift for your child with the 20 Minute Reversible Apron. This apron sewing pattern is a quick and easy project that your kids will love to wear. When your kids receive their adorable reversible aprons, they will be so eager to find opportunities to use them. It's a win-win situation because your kids will want to wear their adorable aprons, and you won't have to worry about ruined clothes. Keep your kids' clothing protected and inspire their creativity when you give them fun reversible aprons.
Welcoming a new member to your family is a wonderful and joyous time, but it's also a major drain on your bank account. Money saving tips are always welcomed by new and expectant parents who want to give their baby the best without completely breaking the bank. One way to cut down on the cost of raising a child is to sew some of the items your baby will need. Check out the baby sewing projects below to learn how to make baby clothing and more.
February 14th is right around the corner. Are you ready to feel the love? Love is in the air with these Valentine's Day crafts. Enjoy this special holiday with fun sewing projects you can make with or for your sweetie.
My name is Allison Harris and I blog over at Cluck Cluck Sew and publish quilt patterns. I started quilting about six years ago and started my blog about that same time. I started a sewingquilting blog because I loved sharing my projects.
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Give a plain, boring shirt a boost. Cute sewing projects like the Applique Basketweave Shirt for Boys are great ways to transform a shirt. This is the perfect sewing project for beginning sewers who are looking for upcycled t-shirt ideas. This applique is easy to make, and sewing is the very last step. Your child will love how soft his newly textured shirt is. Applique ideas like this are budget-friendly and simple to produce. You can make this project in any color you want. Try it in a variety of colors on basic, solid-colored tees.
It only takes a few simple steps to sew a fun sweater for your son. Use this sewing tutorial to make an Applique Monster Sweater and let the fun begin. Check out the tutorial to learn how to sew your own clothes and add a simple applique to create the adorable monster. Easy applique designs like this are a budget-friendly way to dress up any plain shirt. There's no need to buy clothes from the store when you can sew your son a sweater he can't wait to wear.
This amazing tutorial shows you exactly how to upcycle a shirt, a onesie, or really any other piece of kidswear. Using simple applique techniques, this Appliqued and Upcycled Kids Clothes tutorial makes creating a new piece from an old piece extra simple. All you have to do is cover up an unsightly stain or impossible to patch rip with a cute and creative applique. From letters and shapes to collars, these applique ideas are all absolutely precious.
Is it your child's first year trick-or-treating? Then you will want it to be extra special. Make them the Baby Sunshine Costume, and you'll have the cutest baby costume on the block. This costume is a two-in-one deal. The front is a sunshine, while the back is a colorful rainbow. People will gush over how adorable this easy-to-make costume is. Your child will love their bright and sunny costume.