• 1/4" Elastic 
  • Fusible Fleece
  • Minky/cuddly fabric
  • Fabric for lining
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Kitty Sleep Mask (Download Here)
Print off the kitty sleep mask template. Make sure to print off the template at 100% scale or it could be too small. 

Cut out your kitty mask template in your minky/fuzzy fabric, one from your lining and one from your fusible fleece. 
Apply your fusible fleece to your lining piece. You can also add a blackout fabric to the inside for more light restriction. 

Measure the elastic from ear to ear and cut that length. Stitch each end of your elastic to the sides of your masks lining. 
Lay your minky/fuzzy side facing down on your lining piece. Make sure all the elastic is inside. Stitch around the sleep mask leaving a small opening between the ears.  
Trim around the curves and the corners of the ears. Flip to the write side!

Take black embroidery floss and create your whiskers.

Use the small opening to keep all your stitches on the inside of the sleep masks. I did one long stitch for each whisker. Knot on the side. 

Fold the edges of the opening on the inside and stitch closed. 

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Bowties are the perfect accessory for that person in your life who loves to add a little flair to their outfits! They are a small way to add personality to your style without going all out. They can be made from almost any cotton or satin fabric.
Cut out two rectangles, one from your fabric, and one from your fusible interfacing. 
This rectangles should measure 6" Long and 5.5" wide. 
Apply your fusible interfacing to your fabric on the wrong side. Fold your rectangle in half length wise and sew closed, leaving a small opening. 
By doing this you will have creating a tube shape. Unfold and reposition as shown in the pictures. Give it a good press with your seams open. 
Sew down both edges and trim the corners. 
Turn right side out through your small opening and press. 
Pinch your bow to give the desired effect and sew in place. 
Cut out a smaller rectangle measuring 2.5"x 5". Fold in half and sew up the length. Turn right sides out and press. Wrap around your bow with the bands seam facing out. Sew together, keeping it a little loose so that you can turn it so that both seams are facing in. 

Adjustable Strap

Cut a strip 2.5" wide and 22" long. This fits most adult neck sizes! 
Fold it in half and press, unfold and press in the edges 1/4" on each side. Fold in half again, pin and sew down both sides to close and add another line of topstitching.
Take hardware piece #1 and loop around one edge of your strap. Sewing in place. 
Loop hardware piece #2 on your strap and feed in back through piece #1. If this part in confusing, take a look at an adjustable bra strap and try your best to mimic!

Fasten #3 on the other edge of your strap and feed it through your bow! 

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I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and just loved it!! I wanted to make one for myself and made up this template to share. It sews up in just a few minutes and I think it looks really posh :) 

Hope you all enjoy!! 

Melanie oxoxox

This pattern is made for faux leather, real leather or vinyl. If you have any comments, questions or concerns please send me an email at

Cut out all your pieces. Place piece # 2 on to piece # 1 and sew along sides as shown in the photo!
Place piece #3 along the top edges and sew in place as shown! Add a button to piece #2 and cut the button on piece #3 as marked on the pattern :) 



This cowl scarf is so easy to make! I made this one in just a few minutes and it looks so stylish and warm. I had this plaid fabric scrap laying since I made some Christmas stockings with it a few years back. Yes, I said years. Tell me I'm not the only with a fabric stash here ;) 

The plaid has some ivory in it and I thought it would look fabulous with this rose minky fabric
You can use really any fabric for this scarf. Just remember if you use a stretch fabric to use stretch stitches instead of the straight stitch! I like to pair a warm fuzzy fabric for the inside, but that is completely up to you!

I hope you really enjoy this tutorial and let me know what you think of this style in the comments below? Would you wear it? 



  • 1/4 Yard of Fabric (Outer)
  • 1/4 Yard of Fabric (Lining) 
  • Thread
First thing you need to do is cut out two rectangles measuring 9" x  32"
You need to do this for each fabric, one for the outer and one for the lining. 
Lay your two rectangles together right sides facing. Sew down both long edges.
You should now have a long tube shape, fold it inside itself so that the raw edges are together and you still have a tube that you can put your hand through. 
Your raw edges should match each other like in the picture!
Make sure your seams match and sew around.  You should be sewing around the loop and make sure you're only sewing through two layers. Leave a small opening about 3" wide. 
Turn everything right sides out, pulling it though your opening. 
Almost done!!
Sew closed the opening. I just folded the opening together, raw edges folded towards the inside and sewed really close to the edge you can also hand sewing your opening closed. 

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Hey everyone! 

It's wintertime here in Canada and ironcally that means its sunglass season for me! When there is snow, the sun can be blinding! So out some the sunglasses. I really needed a new sunglass case for my shades and I saw these everywhere on etsy and I thought to myself. . . These look so easy to recreate! So I sat down and drew out some templates and sewed these up in ( I'm not kidding) like ten minutes. . . And that included cutting out the faux leather. 

So fast and easy and these would actually make a fantastic last minute gift! 

Don't be intimidated by the faux leather, it's super easy to sew with!

Hope you enjoy!


Hi Everyone!! 

This is the only leggings pattern you will ever need! It includes sizes 3 months to 12 years, which is perfect for your growing littles! 
I draft them a little longer as well for added time for growing little leggies! 

This pattern makes the most perfect little leggings! Great for beginners, this design has 4 seams and then you're at hemming and stitching down the elastic stage. 

Can be made in less than an hour, even for beginners. That's quicker than running to the store ;) 

This pattern comes with clear photo and written instructions, as well as online support anytime during the process. 

Here are some of the basic skills to look up before sewing but don't let these scare you away, they are super easy!!!

-Sewing with knits
-Using a Sewing Pattern
-Sewing with a Stretch Stitch
-Sewing with Elastic


Hi Everyone! 

I thought with the holidays coming up I would put together this 
last minute gift ideas post. This list could also work for any time that 
you need a last minute sewing gift idea! 

I hope you all have a very happy holidays :) 

Melanie oxoxo

Hi Everyone!

Winter has begun here in Canada, and last few days have been nothing but snow. Our yard looks like a winter wonderland and it has me feeling some type of way!

I've been working so hard lately to put together and test out new patterns. And this one is one of my favourites to date. I love the peplum sleeve detail and it's such an easy dress to sew up. My inspiration for this dress was to make something that is perfect for a winter holiday party. 

I hope you enjoy sewing this dress up and if you do make it please remember to tag me on social media @thelittleststudio!

Melanie oxoxox


Hi Everyone!!

Sat down the other day and quickly made some some adorable Christmas star ornaments. I love homemade ornaments that have that not so homemade look to them! I made mine how of linen scraps I had lying around as well as some glitter cotton when I think looks amazing on my neutral themed tree this year. 

Thanks so much for reading and I will be talking to you all soon :) 


Welcome to the world of PDF Sewing Patterns!

I absolutely love PDF Sewing Patterns. There are soooo many incredible designers out there are are producing new and amazing patterns that you access with just a click or two! 

If you have purchased a pattern or have downloaded a free one, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out how to put these together. It's almost like a puzzle and I'm here to give you some solid tips and tools to get you printing and assembling like a pro! 

Thanks for reading and let me know if these tips and tricks helped in anyway. 


P.S I'm sorry for the quality of some of these photos, it was a low light day when they were taken, but all the information is there :)