DIY Upcycled/Repurposed Sweatshirt to Baby Sleep Sack Tutorial

Making your own upcycled baby sleep sack is so easy! If you have an old sweatshirt you can easily repurpose it into a fun sleep sack to keep your baby warm and cozy. Plus it will save you money by not having to buy a new sleep sack!  Fall is definitely in the air. We woke one morning this week to a chilly house and we already had our first light frost a few weeks ago. We … [Read more...]

DIY Blown-out Carhartt Button Waistband Repair

My husband is part owner of a solar business so is constantly up and down ladders, roofs, crawl spaces, and attics. Needless to say he is hard on his clothes so he is primarily a Carhartt guy and Carhartts are expensive. So a few weeks ago when he told me he blew out the metal grommet button on the front of his Carhartt shorts that still had a lot of life left in them, I … [Read more...]

DIY Snap-fitted Nursing Tank and Nursing Bra

Making your own nursing bra and tank is so easy and so much more affordable than buying them at the store! When I was pregnant last year and planning to breastfeed and return to work, I knew I needed to get some nursing shirts and bras to make nursing and pumping easier. I always try to buy second hand when I can, a consumer philosophy I’ve had for a long time, but finding … [Read more...]

Feelin‘ Scrappy #2: DIY stuffed owl

 I am always dreaming up more ways to use fabric scraps since like most fiber artists I have a hard time throwing them out if they can be used for something. I previously wrote about making scrap fabric cloth napkins and baby wipes which you can read about by clicking here. But there are only so many napkins and wipes a family needs and my scrap pile is growing!So the other day … [Read more...]

DIY: Allspice Teething Necklace for Babies and Toddlers

Over the last few months, I've seen several babies and toddlers in Missoula wearing very cute little baby necklaces. When I saw them, I thought they were adorable little accessories but since I could barely get our little nugget clothed and out the door on time for appointments I figured putting on cute baby accessories was out of our league.Then last month at a clothing swap, … [Read more...]

Feelin’ Scrappy: How to turn fabric scraps into cloth napkins*

These easy, DIY scrap fabric cloth napkins are a great way to reduce the amount of paper your family uses and help you live a little more frugally! Since I began sewing things to sell two months ago, I have been quickly accumulating a pile of fabric scraps. I have been pondering ways I could use them; the challenge has been that many of the pieces are too small to use for cloth … [Read more...]