DIY Hashtag Pillow

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.Yes that’s right friends, a DIY Hashtag Pillow! As if I didn’t love social media enough, right? This project is great for those who are new to sewing because it will help you practice your curves. Or at least that’s what I kept telling myself when I was prototyping this. Here’s how you can easily make one yourself:

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: fabric, sewing machine, fabric pencil, fabric scissors, pins, poly-fil, needle and matching thread

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.I got the fabric for this project from Minted. Their collection, designed by independent artist, is amazinggg! Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. You can use a rotary cutter for this project, but if you’re new to using it, or don’t have one, scissors are just fine.

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.First cut two equal squares that are 19″x19″. If you want to make your pillow larger, adjust accordingly. I don’t necessarily suggest going any smaller than that. On the backside of your fabric on one of the squares, draw the hashtag shape. If you can’t draw at all, you can do what I did and trace a deflated hashtag balloon.

Pin fabric squares together in the corners and cut out. This method works great if you don’t want to have to trace and cut twice. Once you have your two hashtags, pin together so the pattern is facing each other.

When sewing, try your best to stay on the 3/8 seem allowance. You’ll want to use a straight stitch and back stick at the beginning and the end. Only sew around the edges of the hashtag, leaving the middle open. If you sew the middle, you won’t be able to turn your pillow right side out.

After turning right side out, stuff with polyfil. Once full and smooth, pin the center pieces together and stitch closed by hand. Trim the excess thread and fabric with scissors and you’re done!

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.So what do you think?! Easy peasy for a sewing project, yeah? I can’t wait to experiment with other shapes!

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.This post is sponsored by Minted. All opinions expressed are my own.Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep The Crafted Life making!

DIY Seed Packets

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: parchment paper, colorful thread, cutting tool, sewing machine (I use Bernina)You don't need a lot of money to make your mom something nice for Mother's Day! These DIY Seed Packets cost less than $10 to make and take 45 minutes to make.Who said you need to spend a lot of money to get your mom something nice for Mother’s Day? Instead of wrapping up seed packets from the store (most of which still have the price on them!), make her custom ones instead.

PS If you’re looking for a do-able sewing project, it doesn’t get easier than this! See the full tutorial on Bernina’s blog, We all Sew.

You don't need a lot of money to make your mom something nice for Mother's Day! These DIY Seed Packets cost less than $10 to make and take 45 minutes to make.

 

10 Easy Sewing Tutorials

10 Easy Sewing TutorialsAfter making this gathered skirt last week, all I’ve been able to think about is new sewing projects. Well that and all the dreamy fabric that I’ve been dying to buy, but haven’t had a use for yet.  Since I’m still a beginner when it comes to sewing, and this blog is all about making crafting approchable and fun, I thought I’d roundup a ten easy sewing tutorials that anyone with just about any skill level can complete!

10 Easy Sewing Tutorials1. Leopard Fold Over Clutch by Transient Expression

10 Easy Sewing Tutorials2.  Pretzel Pillow by Studio DIY

10 Easy Sewing Tutorials3. DIY Vintage Twist Scarf by Lovely Indeed

10 Easy Sewing Tutorials4. Canvas iPad Case by Say Yes

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How to Make a Gathered Skirt

How to Make a Gathered SkirtSince the main reason I’m learning to sew this year is so that I can make my own clothes, I decided what better place to start than with the Simplicity Pattern Class on Creativebug.  You can learn to make a few different pieces in the class, but I decided to make the gathered skirt which is perfect addition to my wardrobe for spring!

How to Make a Gathered SkirtThe class is broken into sections based on specific tasks, so I spaced it out over two days. You could stretch it out as long as you want since the videos can be watched and rewatched.  Creativebug also offers a free two week trial (woo!), which is more than enough time to make this skirt and try a few other classes while you’re at it. After that it’s only $4.95 a month for unlimited classes. Seriously, so cool.

How to Make a Gathered SkirtI’m really just a beginner when it comes to sewing, so I did find parts of this class challenging (mainly putting in the gathers and invisible zipper). I believe it’s made for intermediate students, so if this is your very first sewing class, I might suggest you start with something more basic and work your way up to it.

How to Make a Gathered SkirtParts of my skirt are definitely a little weird (nobody look inside my pockets, k), but I’m really happy with it overall, especially since it was my first skirt project! The fit and shape is also really nice, so I see myself trying this project again as my skills develop.

How to Make a Gathered SkirtWhat do you think?! Have you ever made a gathered skirt before? Do you sew/would you like to see more sewing projects on this blog?

How to Make a Gathered Skirt

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