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Woven Headband Pattern and Tutorial

 

Got scraps? This kid’s headband pattern is the perfect way to use them up! Even better… it’s fast and cute. You could make matching headbands for any outfit!

This will fit newborn to 12 years. To make for teens and adults, you can just adjust the length of the casing and elastic.

Sizes included are:

Extra small (approx newborn to 12 months) – 14-15 inches / 35-43 cm
Small (approx 12-24 months) – 15-17 inches / 38-43 cm
Medium (approx 3 – 6 years) – 17-19 inches / 43-48 cm
Large (approx 6-12 years) – 19-21 inches / 48-53 cm

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Free Pillow Bed Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to make a pillow bed. I chose to make the cases envelope style so that you can easily remove the pillows for washing, but they won’t fall out like they would with a traditional style pillowcase. There are also handles for easy carrying!

Here’s how to make one of your own:

Download a copy of the pattern pieces and full tutorial here:

What You’ll Need

  • The full tutorial with pattern pieces & cutting chart (it’s free! just click & download)
  • 4 yards of woven fabric (I chose 4 different coordinating prints and a solid white for the back)
  • 4 standard sized pillows
  • Coordinating thread
  • Poly-fill (for optional puffy bow)
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter or scissors

 

I was able to use my scraps to make these cute details!

To create the Pieced Cover, sew the two middle pieces together, and then sew the outer pieces on either side of the now joined middle pieces. Finish seams and press them to the right.

To create the Puffy Bow, place the outer pieces right sides together and pin. Starting in the middle of one of the long edges, sew around the entire bow leaving a 2″ gap for turning and stuffing. Clip corners and turn right side out. Stuff full with poly-fill. Sew the opening closed. For the bow center, I suggest a stretchy knit or elastic so that I could get it over the stuffed bow. Fold bow center in half right sides together, pin, and sew along the long edge. Turn right side out and move the seam to the center and press flat. With the seam facing down match the short ends, pin and sew. Turn right side out and stretch it over the main bow so that it is in the center. It will naturally cinch the center in, but you may want to pinch it a little to get the perfect bow shape.

 

Construction

1. Press one of the handle pieces in half lengthwise wrong sides together. Then, open the fabric back up with the wrong side facing up. Next press each of the long edges toward the crease that you have just created so that they meet in the middle. Now, press it in half again lengthwise. Sew ” from the edge on both of the long sides. Repeat with the other handle and set handles aside.

2. Place the top front section right side up and place the next section right side down on top of it. Pin and sew together along the bottom edge. Using the same method, attach the remaining front sections together. Finish the seams and press them down. Set aside.

3. Each of the back sections will be made of two pieces to create an envelope style cover.

Using the same method used in step 2, sew four of the back section pieces together, finish the seams and press them up this time. Repeat with the remaining four back section pieces.

Now, hem the right side of one of the strips by pressing the edge to the wrong side ½” and then pressing it another ½” so that the raw edge is enclosed in the fold. Sew ” from the top edge of the fold. Now hem the left side of the remaining strip of back section pieces using the same method.

4. Place the front of the pillow bed right side up and place the left back section strip right side down on top of it matching up the raw edges. Now, carefully match the seams, pin and sew. Repeat with the right back section piece and finish the seams.

5. Find the center of top section of the front of the pillow bed and mark with a pin. Measure 1.5” from each side of the pin and mark each one with a pin. Line up one of the raw edges of the handle with the top of the section of the pillow bed where you placed the pin on the left. Pin in place. Now repeat with the other end of the handle with the pin on the right side. Baste the handle in place. Use the same method to attach the remaining handle to the bottom of the pillow bed.

6. With the pillow bed right side up, fold the left back section piece so that it is right sides together with the front section of the pillow bed. Pin in place along the top and bottom. Repeat with the right back section piece (the hemmed edges of the back sections pieces should overlap), sew and finish the seams.

7. Turn the bed right side out and press well. Pin the front to the back along the seams between each section. It is important to make sure they the seams are lined up really well. Now stitch in the ditch along each of the three dividing seams. If you want to add the puffy bow, tack it in place at the base of the top handle now.

8. Insert the pillows and give it to a child or pet to enjoy!

 

Check out the FREE Animal Pillows pattern and tutorial to make matchy pieces and complete the cuteness! <3

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A New Pattern is Floating Its Way To You!

Calling all floaty/breezy/drapey/gorgeous fabric lovers! This floaty top is super simple but absolutely stunning on.

Floaty Florence top
Once familiar with the pattern most sewers will be able to cut it out and sew it in less than an hour. Plus, there’s both ladies and children’s version – love love love.

There are two neckline options (high and boat line), a high/low hem, a double flat-fell seam option & tutorial, optional buttonholes so you can thread a belt through and 19 mod/hack suggestions at the end of the pattern so you can really make it your own!

A really versatile pattern… It makes for a fab beach swim cover, a sophisticated day look with a belt or go super luxurious with minky and make a cosy winter poncho! Plus it’s maternity-friendly and comfy to nurse in. Yay! <3

Special release pricing – Bundle price only $9 which includes all ladies and children’s sizes ! Or get the ladies only or child’s version only fegular price $8 each). Sale price ends 24 October 2016.

Get yours now at http://rebecca-page.com/product/bundle-floaty-florence/

 

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“Buy it! It’s a fun pattern that’s quick and a great intro to scary fabrics. I’m always looking for ways to expand my sewing knowledge and this was a great introduction into sewing with slippery fabrics. Also, sewing the cotton voile one for my daughter was the quickest thing I’ve ever sewn!” – Amanda Squire-Lee, www.facebook.com/ohsewgorgeousclothing

“This pattern is incredibly simple yet can be easily be altered to create an entirely new top. This will be a staple in your closet!” – Lauren Sisk, www.facebook.com/AvaryRoseDesigns

“This pattern is perfect for all seasons. Just change your fabric types and you can get from summer/ spring outfit to winter poncho! It is so very easy for a beginner. You can’t go wrong with this pattern. The pattern is very simple and loose-fitting and therefore allows lots of variation/ hacking to be made.” – Pimrak Pakdeethai, http://leasclosetclothing.bigcartel.com

“The Floaty Florence is a wonderful sew that looks elegant with its soft drape & flowing lines. It’s very versatile as you could use lighter weight fabrics for a top cover or a heavier weight for a warm fall top.” – Kat Neih, www.instagram.com/littlebuttsmum

“I REALLY love this pattern! I usually prefer knit tops but this will get me through pregnancy/nursing and beyond. The silhouette is flattering on a multitude of body shapes and sizes which is rare in PDF patterns these days. I whole-heartedly love this pattern.” – Courtney Wandell, http://saltyandsouthern.com

“It’s a great quick pattern that makes up a beautiful looking garment that can be modified to suit your style and needs. I’m happy and love with how it looks on my body, hiding 5 babies belly!” – Felicity Goward

“Want a different silhouette than what is out there? Try the Floaty Florence! This is such a versatile top. Made without any modifications and with fabric that drapes well this will be a go to shirt that can be dressed up or be casual. It may camouflage certain mid section parts of us and accentuate others. Want a more cinched in look? Add the button holes/belt loops!” – Jennifer Lichak, www.inspiredbyamara.blogspot.com

“I love having a pattern that uses wovens for apparel. I’ve been in a knit fabric rut for a while! I would say that it is great as a cover-up or over a tank. It’s easy to nurse my daughter in it.” – Kasey Ray-Stokes, www.onestillstar.com