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How I sew button-up shirts

How I sew button-up shirts {Heather's Handmade Life}

I talk a lot about the clothes I sew for our daughter — we all know she’s my life-sized Barbie baby — so today I thought I’d share some details about the button-up shirts I sew for our son. While I have quite a…

No-sew pennant banner

Back when my friend was pregnant, she’d mentioned wanting a burlap pennant banner to hang over the baby’s crib (which you might remember from this sweet little makeover). I insisted I’d made one, but then I found myself procrastinating the project. Burlap is a pain…

Sew a reversible circle skirt

A reversible skirt gives your child the fun of being able to change their outfit (without actually going through another outfit).

Easy-to-sew swim shirt + modest bathing suit

This project has been sponsored by Atlantic Fabrics’ six locations across Nova Scotia, including the newest store on Parkland Drive. All opinions and freezing-cold backyard photo shoots are my own. Somewhere between my own childhood and becoming a parent myself, everybody started putting their…

No-sew Canadiana fabric art

The crushing U.S. election results — and the angst that’s continued ever since — have me feeling pretty grateful to be a Canadian these days. So I thought I’d experiment with making some true patriot love fabric art for our son’s bedroom. I’d seen…

The (almost) no-sew sweater pillow

‘Tis the season when you dig out the winterwear, and we’ve learned from Marie Kondo that we probably don’t need ALL of those sweater, right? Today I’m sharing a quickie DIY that takes an old wool sweater and gives it a new (way more…

Why I sew my kids’ clothes

Why I sew my kids' clothes

Sometimes when people find out I sew almost all of my kids’ clothes, they get weirded out. I totally get it. It probably would have sounded insane to me a few years ago. Like, what, are you trying to channel The Sound of Music…

How to sew fabric bins

How to sew fabric bins {Heather's Handmade Life}

I use fabric storage bins in every room, which is why I’m SO excited to have figured out how to sew fabric bins myself — from any fabric!

Sew a removable cushion cover

My friend Michele recently bought a cute bench for her back door. It was the perfect size and finish, but she was startled by the fabric cover for the cushion: spotless white. Did I mention she has a three-year-old, a nine-month-old and a dog…

Easy-sew fleece facewarmer

The problem with little kids — well, one of the problems — is that you can’t put scarves on them without terrible fears of them hanging themselves accidentally on the monkey bars. (I know, right? They must have shown a scary video in school…

Ridiculous but amazing: sew a cosy for your cleaning wipes

Yes, this is quite possibly the most hilarious, unnecessary thing I have ever created, but it’s also one of my favourites. I love using antibacterial wipes to clean the kitchen counters and polish up the taps in the bathrooms, so I had one container…

Sew your own mermaid tails

We are deep into a mermaid phase in this house. I didn’t mean that to be a pun (ocean = deep) but that’s because I have mermaids on the brain. ALL. OF. THE. TIME. I started the fascination, actually. They were playing with C’s…