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Hey dudes! I’m Julia, your guest tutorial maker for this week! If you’ve come into the store recently, I’m the one with purple hair who’s more than likely wearing a comic book teeshirt.

Today’s tutorial is a decently sized tote bag, perfect for trips to the farmer’s market or a day on the beach.

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Finished dimensions of the bag are 12″x17″x6″ with a 12″ strap. Continue reading


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I know it’s still the middle of August, but as far as I’m concerned it’s never too early to start making things for Halloween! We have been getting some pretty awesome new Halloween prints in, and I have been feeling very inspired! This bat shaped sleep mask is a super quick project that only takes a little bit of fabric! Let’s get started!

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Pot holders are a great beginner sewing project! They are quick to sew and are a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics! Everyone at Harts is obsessing over the new Cotton + Steel collections, so I though this would be a perfect opportunity to sew with some fabric from  August, the collection by Sara Watts!

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So, I’m currently 7 months pregnant and was researching about the different kinds of wrap style baby carriers, and let me tell you… they are expensive! I love how beneficial they are for baby and mom but spending upwards of $50 for one just seemed a little bit much, plus they are all solid and not as cute as I would like them to be. So here is a tutorial on how to make one for  way less. I chose a knit spandex blended fabric from the line Arizona from Art Gallery Fabrics. Fabrics that would work great for this project are: Bamboo Knits, Organic Cotton Knits, and Modal Knits. The organic cotton knits do not have as much stretch to them but that would be great for carrying slightly older children that are a little heavier, while the stretchier fabrics are great for newborns up to 1 year old.

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This is a simple project that is great for beginners and sewists of advanced skills too who need to make some awesome gifts for a baby shower or for their own bundle of joy. These taggy blankies are becoming increasingly more popular because they stimulate baby’s sensory skills and help with their developing brain, and they are super soft! I’ve seen these taggy blankets at different stores and range in cost from $10-$16 but you can make one here with supplies from Harts for about $8.50 and have enough minky left over to make another one, so you are defiantly getting more bang for your buck making these little guys. So here is what you’ll need: Continue reading