<![CDATA[The Littlest Studio - Blog]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:20:42 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[DIY-How to Make a Cute Pinterest Dress!]]>Tue, 16 May 2017 14:43:33 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/05/diy-lace-dress.html
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<![CDATA[TOP 10 Free Sewing Projects- Baby Edition]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:51:11 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/03/top-10-free-sewing-projects-baby-edition.html
Hi Everyone! 

Here are my Top 10 Free Sewing Projects-Baby Edition! 


Let me know if this is something you would like to see more of :) 


Melanie

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<![CDATA[Fabric Crown Pattern! ]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:33:07 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/03/fabric-crown-pattern.html
Hi Everyone! 

I wanted to talk a little about my new pattern which I'm soooo proud of. I have seen fabric crowns going around Pinterest and I was so inspired to create my own version. 
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My little girl loves using her imagination and playing dress up is an important part of her day. 
I'm not a massive fan of the silver plastic ones you can find a Wal-Mart and since I'm a DIY'er, I wanted to give this a shot! And once I made one, I had to make more! 

This pattern sells for $4.00 CAD and can be immediately downloaded to your home computer. And also each templates can be printed off each on only 1 sheet of printer paper. 

The pattern is on my Etsy shop and it includes the following:

  • 3 Unique styles
  • Fabric recommendation
  • Clear photo and written instructions
  • Online support at any point
  • Is one size fits all!
  • Reversible

I'm warning these are addicting to make. Once I started, I couldn't stop until I made 6 different ones. 

Another bonus, is that these are REVERSIBLE!! So pick your two fabric fabrics and pair them together to get two looks in one. I hope you enjoy making these crowns as much as I do. Please tag me in all your photos @thelittleststudio!

On another note, thank you so much for all your support on my Etsy shop :) It means to much and your positive feedback means sooo much! 


oxoxox
Melanie 

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<![CDATA[New Pattern for Sale and a Freebie :)]]>Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:31:45 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/03/new-pattern-for-sale-and-a-freebie.html
Hi Everyone! 

I've been busy chipping away at a new pattern for my Etsy shop and it's finally ready! I had this idea to create a master baby hat pattern to include all the adorable styles I could think of!
The set includes the following styles: Basic, Top Knot, Bunny Ears, Bear Ears, Cat Ears, and the Square Beanie. 

It comes in sizes Premie to 12 Months to carry you through all the adorable baby months :) 

As a thank you and to celebrate this new pattern I have decided to give one of the included styles away for FREE!! 

The pattern I'm giving away for free is the square beanie hat is absolutely adorable and so easy to make. It resembles an little owl and I love it! Included in the download is the patterns fitting size premie to 6 months. I didn't included the 12 month size, because it wouldn't fit in the pattern layout but since they are stretchy and depending on the fabrics you probably could get the 6 month size to fit your 12 month with a little extra width added. 

The free pattern comes with fabric recommendations, tips and tricks as well as clear photo instructions fabric recommendations etc!

Click here to download FREE Pattern

Instructions:

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<![CDATA[Kitty Sleep Mask! ]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:44:13 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/01/kitty-sleep-mask.html
SUPPLIES:
  • 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. 

Patterns available for sale:

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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Bowtie-With Adjustable Strap]]>Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:48:59 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/01/how-to-sew-a-bowtie-with-adjustable-strap.html
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.
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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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Patterns for Sale:

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<![CDATA[DIY Coin Purse- With Free Template ]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:48:18 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/01/diy-coin-purse-with-free-template.html
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 thelitteststudio@gmail.com

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 :) 

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<![CDATA[10 Minute Cozy Cowl Scarf]]>Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:28:51 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/01/10-minute-cozy-cowl-scarf.html
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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? 

Melanie 
oxoxox

SUPPLIES:

  • 1/4 Yard of Fabric (Outer)
  • 1/4 Yard of Fabric (Lining) 
  • Thread
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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. 
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Lay your two rectangles together right sides facing. Sew down both long edges.
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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. 
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Your raw edges should match each other like in the picture!
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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. 
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Turn everything right sides out, pulling it though your opening. 
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Almost done!!
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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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<![CDATA[DIY Sunglass Case- FREE Template!]]>Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:18:00 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2017/01/january-02nd-2017.html
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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!

Melanie 
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*When printing the sunglass case template make sure to print the actual size.

Tools:

  • Leather Sewing Machine Needle (Optional, I just used universal needles)
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Printer Paper
  • Sewing Machine
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Trace around your template using a fabric marker or pencil. Cut out your sunglass case template and your thin strip of leather. 

**PRO Tip: Don't pin your template to the leather as they will create permeant holes in your leather!
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Fold the bottom edge to match as shown and sew down both sides. Make sure your stitches are nice and even because they will show on the outside! 

*PRO tip : Increase your sewing machine stitch length for more defined stitches!  
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Cut two small slits on your sunglass case flap. 
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Feed the strip through as shown! 
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Sew back and forth to secure in place and trim the excess close to the stitches!
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And you're done!!! 

Enjoy :) 

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Patterns available: 

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<![CDATA[Children's Legging Pattern! ALL AGES! ]]>Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:17:54 GMThttp://thelittleststudio.com/1/post/2016/12/childrens-legging-pattern-all-ages.html
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!!!

BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:
-Sewing with knits
-Using a Sewing Pattern
-Sewing with a Stretch Stitch
-Sewing with Elastic

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! 

SIZES INCLUDED IN THE PATTERN! 

Here is a look at the instructions to see how easy they are to sew together!! 

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