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Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 7 / The Late One

I hope you will all join me for episode 7 of my crafting podcast where I’m sharing all of my quilting, sewing, knitting, spinning, cross-stitch, and acquisitions with you! Plus I have a bunch of fun giveaways too, so make sure to stop by my channel and enter to win!

Watch Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 7 here!

Thank you so much to OUTXE, The Complete Boutique, and Applipops for sponsoring this month’s giveaways! Stop by my YouTube Craft Podcast video to enter to win!

*** QUILT ON THE WALL *** 

*** CROSS STITCH 02:59 *** 

*** KNITTING  08:35 *** 

*** SEWING & Quilting 25:43 *** 

*** SPINNING 38:29 ***

*** ACQUISITIONS & GIVEAWAYS 41:07 ***

*** GIVEAWAY ***

Thank you so much to OUTXE, The Complete Boutique, and Applipops for sponsoring this month’s giveaways! Stop by my YouTube Craft Podcast video to enter to win!

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How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey!

How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I have a really fun and beginner-friendly sewing tutorial for you today! I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable burp cloths and baby loveys! They’re super easy and make great hand-made gifts. Let’s get started!

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need:

Watch Erica’s Easy Burp Cloth and Lovey tutorial here!

Burp Cloth Instructions:

  • Cut a 9.5″ x 16.5″ from both the Chenille and the cotton fabric
  • Cut a 3.5″ long ribbon as an accent

Lovey Instructions:

  • Cut a 12″ x 12″ piece from the Chenille and cotton fabric
  • Cut several decorative ribbon strips into various lengths (I used 16 pieces for mine)

Fold your decorative ribbon in half. Line up the raw edges of your ribbon accent along the raw edges of the Chenille and clip in place. I put mine on the top left corner of the for the burp cloth and all around the edges for the lovey. Next place the Chenille and print fabrics right sides together and clip in place.

Sew around the edges using a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 3″ opening in one side. Clip the corners of the sewn unit close, but not through the stitch line. Turn your project right side out and press. Sew a top-stitch along the outside edge about 1/4″ in to finish it off, making sure to close up the opening. If you’re making the lovey, don’t forget to add in your final ribbon into the opening as shown in the video.

Now, go make more and bundle them up using a fun fabric scrap!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

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How to Make Bias Tape // Tutorial

Hi friends! Today I’m showing you how to make your very own bias tape! You can purchase pre-made bias tape in the store, but honestly making your own is super easy, and you can choose your own fabric which makes all of your sewing projects super cute!

Watch Erica’s How to Make Bias Tape video tutorial here!

Making bias tape is so easy, here’s what you’ll need:

And that’s it! I typically use double-fold bias tape for necklines, curved edges that need binding, and other garment sewing projects. Single fold bias tape can be used to hide raw edges in dressmaking, and wherever a raw edge comes together that might otherwise be difficult to bind using double fold.

And now that you can make your own, you can customize your sewing projects and make them extra special!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, and happy sewing! 🙂

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Erica’s Sew Easy Adjustable Apron

Erica’s Sew Easy Adjustable Apron is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I’ve had so many requests for an adjustable apron and today I’m showing you how to sew this super cute and easy adjustable apron sewing project! All you need is some fabric and your sewing machine!

These aprons are perfect for gifts, and can be adjusted to fit anyone! In the video I’m showing you how to sew an adult/teen sized apron, however, I also have child sizes available below.

For this project you’re going to need the following:

  • 1 yard main fabric
  • 1/2 yard accent fabric
  • Sewing machine, ruler, rotary trimmer, and some pins!

Watch Erica’s Sew Easy Apron tutorial here

Download the Erica’s Sew Easy Apron PDF instructions here!

I used this fun print from the Sweetwater Fabrics Sweet Tea line. It’s such a cute line don’t you think? Every now and then, Sweetwater does an open house sale for all of their strike-offs and scraps. Some friends and I went up to check it out and I’m so glad we did. We each grabbed a huge bag full of scraps for just a few dollars!

I thought the blue shop print was perfect for an apron so I grabbed a yard cut along with the navy print for accent and I love how it turned out!

As you saw in the video, I made my strap fairly long so it could be tied in front. But of course you can adjust the length of your strap to whatever you prefer.

TEEN/ADULT SIZE APRON:

For an adult sized apron you will need 1 yard main fabric, and 1 yard accent fabric.

  • From 1 yard cut a piece 36″ long x 26″ wide. Mark 6-1/2″ up from the folded edge, and make another mark 10-1/2″ in from the side. Using a ruler, connect the marks with a diagonal line and trim along the line.
  • From 1/2 yard cut four 2.5″ x WOF strips for straps and one piece that is 8″ x 17″ for the pocket. Sew the straps end to end and trim to 120″ long or as long as you prefer. (As an alternative to fabric straps you can use 4 yards of 1″ cotton webbing.)

CHILD SIZE APRON:

For a child sized apron (ages 3-7) you will need 1/2 yard main fabric and 1/2 yard accent fabric.

  • From 1/2 yard of fabric cut one piece 18″ long x 20″ wide. Mark 4″ up from the fold and 8″ in from the corner, connect the marks with a ruler, and trim along the line.
  • From 1/2 yard of accent fabric cut three Strips 2.5″ x WOF . Sew the strips end to end and trim to 80″ long or adjust as needed. (As an alternative to fabric straps you can use 2-1/2 yards of 1″ cotton webbing.)
  • From the remaining accent fabric cut one piece 6″ x 10″ for the pocket.

That’s it for this super easy project! I think they would make such fun gifts. You can even customize them to your recipient, then add your apron to a fun little baking bowl with some cookie cutters, a spatula, and a cookbook!

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial, and I’ll see you next time!

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