Quick multi Passport Holder

We are going to disney world!! yay!!!  and my number one fear of traveling is… loosing the passports! ugh…  i hate that tiny bit of anxiety that looms over you to make sure you put them somewhere safe at all times! always checking my bag to make sure it didnt some how slip out of the 2 secured zip pouches i placed them in… counting 1 2 3 4, 1 2 3 4

So my goal is to have one spot where i can fit 2 to 4 passports

cut 2 pieces 6 1/2″  x 9 1.4″ 1 outer fabric, 1 inner fabric

cut 2 pieces 6 1/2″ x 6 3/4″  Pocket pieces

For this project i used cotton and canvas, for the cotton pieces i would recommend using a medium weight stabilizer

Take the two pocket pieces and fold them in half

Top stitch down the folded edge

Place the pocket pieces on the lining fabric, make sure the sides are all lined up perfectly

Place the outer fabric on top with the right sides facing the pockets *Note the fusible stabilizer on the back of the cotton cut 1/2″ smaller

Sew around the perimeter leaving a 2″ gap at the centre of the bottom, slip the corners off being careful not to cut into the stitches

Flip the entire thing right sides out and press, top stitch all around the edges closing up the turn hole

And then your done! it turned out perfect and can easily fit 2 or 4 passports and in my case i just need 2 passports and 2 birth certificates for my little ones

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Easy Home decor Pumpkins!

This super easy tutorial only requires a rectangle piece of fabric (of any kind), some (yarn, embroidery floss, twine,string), glue, and needle and thread

I used FabriTac and some upholstery thread for my project, the upholstery thread is  very strong and since i will be tugging on it alot i dont want my thread to break

Cut a rectangle 20″ x 10″, Fold it in half and sew down the side opposite of the fold, this can done either by sewing machine or by hand like so

turn it right side out

take so me more thread and quickly sew around the raw edges, this doesnt need to be neat as we are just going to gather the fabric by pulling onto the thread. you wont see your stitches in the end so dont even worry about it not looking beautiful at this point.

This is how it will look once its gathered.

Grab some pillow stuffing  and stuff the pumpkin, you may have to add more stuffing after you start to sew the pumpkin shut

Again sew around the edge and then gather all the fabric into the centre. Now i am switching to my darning needle and embroidery floss

I will be putting my needle throw the centre of the pumpkin to create the lines on the sides


put the needle through the centre and around the pumpkin 8 times so it looks like the pumpkin has 8 different sections, pull it a little tight so it indents the side of the pumpkin giving it a more pumpkin form

I’m going to be using a scrap of burlap for my stem and im using fabritac and then i will roll up the burlap

using my glue i will glue on the stem of my pumpkin, if you dont feel comfortable using glue you can of course sew it on for extra security


Newborn Scratch Mittens

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


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!!