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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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Creative Bug Contest

Victory Patterns is an Independent Pattern company out of Toronto Canada run by one lovely lady named Christine. After many years teaching sewing lessons she quit her job as a costume maker to become a pattern maker and has put out 10 wonderfully different designs that we here at Harts, just love.  We have made many of her patterns and love they way they are laid out, and are very easy to follow. Some of her designs are really easy, and some are more difficult so there is a pattern that can full fill every sewists needs, plus they are all adorable.

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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


Creative Bug Contest

Is everyone getting excited about our independent pattern contest? I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about one of our favorite independent pattern companies: Colette Patterns!

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We always notice the cutest clothing on Mod Cloth that is made from our exact fabrics.  All of these garments are really cute but can cost a pretty penny, and can actually be made for cheaper by buying the fabric and the pattern here at Harts, plus you get the satisfaction of saying “I made this!”

This first is this sweet little gingham dress that we found: gingham-dress

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