Tag Archives: quick


Simple t-shirts are one of the quickest and easiest projects to make! You don’t even need a pattern, you can just trace a t-shirt that you already own!

Here’s how I made mine…

Continue reading

Minkee fabric is super soft and great for making adorable plush toys! It doesn’t take a lot of fabric to create a cute one of a kind toy! Here is what you’ll need:


Minkee – I used 1/3 yard Turquoise Dimple Dot Minkee – how much you need will depend on the size plush you are making, buttons for eyes, thread, stuffing, and a marking pen.


My wacky plush guy (who I’ve named Kevin) was drawn freehand, I wanted him to be a fun shaped little critter so I just doodled a bit until he was born.  Have fun with it!


Trace your pattern onto the wrong side of you fabric, make sure to mark where you want your buttons to be for the eyes.


Sew your button eyes onto the right side of your fabric! You can also add a face with embroidery floss, have fun!


Pin your front and back pieces with right sides together.


Sew the pieces together using your traced pattern lines as a guide. Be sure to leave a 2″ opening at some point (I put mine between Kevin’s legs), you will need the gap so that you can flip it right sides out.


Cut around your shape close to the stitch lines.


Using the gap left in the stitching, turn right sides out!


Stuffing time!


After you have completely stuffed it, hand stitch the gap closed.


There you have it! An adorable little plush creature! Now go have fun with him!

Happy sewing!!


Alexis Blog







This super cute faux fur collar is an easy project that sews up quickly! Faux fur is a fun way to spice up any outfit – plus, all of your friends will surely be jealous of your sewing skills and killer style!


Here is what you will need for this project: faux fur – I used an 18″x30″ fur fat quarter, 1/3 yard lining fabric, 1 yard of ribbon, thread, and scissors.

For my pattern, I traced the removable collar off a cardigan I already had – but you can draft your collar to any size you like.


To start, cut your faux fur on the fold.


Cut your lining on the fold.


Pin your pieces with right sides together.


Pin you ribbon at the closure of the collar with the ribbon ties sandwiched between the fur and the lining.


Sew it up!


Be sure to leave a couple inch gap at the inner curve of the collar, this is where you will turn the collar right side out.


After you turn your collar right side out, use a small brush to comb any trapped fibers out of the seams.


Stitch up your gap in the lining

Now your collar is basically finished, however, I though it would be fun to add a couple of pom poms to the ends of my ribbon ties! It’s an easy extra step, and it’s super cute!


Cut out two circles of fur. Mine have a 2″ diameter.


Next, run a basting stitch around the circumference of the circle


Pull the basting stitch tight cinching the circle into a ball. Insert the end of your ribbon into the opening and securely stitch in place!


All finished!

Happy sewing!!


Alexis Blog