Newborn Scratch Mittens

Learn how to make adorably and extremely soft baby mittens, perfect for cold weather and to prevent scratching

Materials

Get the pattern here!

Minky Fabric – for the outer

Flannelette – for the lining

1/4″ – elastic

for 1 mitten cut out two pieces of each fabric, also 5″ of elastic

Place them against each other, right sides together. Normally i just wing things and dont use pins but minky tends to be  very slippery and shifts during the sewing process so i recommend a ton of pins.

This is a photo of a protype so disregard the fabric being different, once you have sewn around each glove leaving the cuff open turn the lining right side out and place that inside the outter piece like shown. If you have any difficulty understanding please check out my tutorial linked below!

Sew around the edge of the cut leaving a 1 inch Gap (which is used for turning)

This is how it will look when you turn it all right sides out with the 1″ hole visible

Place the lining inside the Minky fabric

Sew a 1/2″ hem around the cuff to create the casing for the elastic (the 1″ hole will now be used to insert the elastic)





put the elastic in using a safety pin and secure the two ends with your sewing machine. dont make it too tight as you dont want to cut off circulation on little baby

using a needle and thread do a blind stitch to sew up the 1″ hole and then your done!

So adorable and soft and perfect for my new niece who is ready to enter the world any day now <3!!

 

 

Organizing on a Budget at Dollar Tree!

My little haul from Dollar Tree

I love these Acrylic trays perfect for organizing small things like makeup, nail polish, razors, nail trimmers, bandaids and essential oils

  

The Large Baskets with handles are perfect for toilet papers and paper towels, cleaning supplies and hair appliances such as hair driers and flat irons

White grip trays are perfect for your drawers as they wont shift when you open and close the drawers, perfect for tooth pastes, hair accessories

Acrylic trays are perfect to display your make up or perfumes

Use some fancy Labels to label your baskets and make things easier to find for other people in the house like your…. husband who wouldnt find his head if it wasnt attached to his neck haha!                                             

Here is what we are working with :/ what ha mess! first i took everything out and disinfected the shelves, some products were actually leaking onto the wood which thankfully it hasnt been too long so there was no damage but all the more reason why you should put those items in a plastic basket or tray

Yay!! so clean! haha if only you could see the rest of the bathroom…

Here is the finish product! i have the white baskets on the left top shelf, the acrylic trays with makeup, oil, medecines,

Second shelf i have my hair dye kit in the first basket and blow dryers and flat irons in the next, combs and brush in the tray and then products and deodarants in the large basket

second shelf i have towels and excess products that arnt used as often, and my make up bag

I save the floor for the toilet paper and a laundry basket

and the top shelf has excess appliances like hot rollers and face steamers

Dollar Tree has a great selections of organization items and i plan to do ever other nook and cranny in the rest of the house!

Notebook Pen Holder Sewing Tutorial

Things you will need for this tutorial

Cotton or Canvas fabric

Elastic or Fold over elastic (FOE)

Notebook you wish to put the holder on (for sizing)

Cut 2 pieces the height of your book by 3″ (My book was a standard size 8 1/2 x 10 so my pieces measured 10″ x 3″, Cut a shorter piece half the length of your longer pieces also 3″ wide (my pieces measure 5″ x 3″)

The short piece is the front of the slip pocket

Cut your elastic 1″ less the length of your longer pieces (my elastic would be 9″ in length since my larger pieces of fabric were 10″)

Take the shorter piece of fabric and  fold down the short end 1/4″ – Iron to hold it in place, sew about 1″ away from the edge to create a hem

Lay the longer piece of fabric down with the right side facing up, place the elastic on top (if its a pretty elastic or has a shiny side have that side facing up) Place the elastic down with one edge of the elastic along the left side of the first piece of fabric, lay the pocket piece ontop with the wrong side facing up

This is a better view for you

place the last piece of fabric on top with the right side facing down

Sew along 3 edges leaving the one end open for turning

Flip the piece right side out and then sew down the middle of the fabric which will create 2 spots for 2 pens

Fold in the edges of the hole and slip the elastic in and sew the hole closed with a top stitch, continue to top stitch the entire piece and then your done!

Make one for each book, your text books – Great way to keep a highlighter on hand for your studying and great for the minimalist in you who hates to have to much bulk and a billion pens when your walking to class!

Hope you enjoy and please Pin This and check out the video tutorial!

 

 

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