Peruvian Woven and Leather Baby Booties

peruvian woven and leather baby shoes - sew fearless.com

Goodness! It feels so good to be back in the sewing saddle again. It takes a bit more negotiating hobbling around on crutches, but it is manageable because I have an organized sewing space with my tools close at hand. I attended a baby shower yesterday for a lovely friend of mine. She is welcoming her first boy after five girls. Her joy at welcoming … [Read more...]

A Quilt For Teacher

Baby Quilt for a Teacher

Normally, I don't do much for teacher gifts -  a little potted basil with a family recipe is my go-to. However, some teachers are just so amazing and loving that you want to do a little more, and when you have the perfect charm pack in your stash, and Amazing Teacher is expecting a baby, a baby quilt nearly makes itself. Quilt Top - "School Days" by … [Read more...]

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

They didn't have these fantastic lightweight swaddles when I first started having babies (dude, that makes me sound so old!), but I can see why they are all the rage with the new moms these days. Large enough for a decent swaddle, but breathable for the summer months. The fabric is "Island Breeze Gauze" at Fabric.com, and there are some really … [Read more...]

How To Finish A Shaped Quilt Edge Without Binding

Hexagon quilt, finished edge, without binding tutorial

I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for my fifth-born child's first birthday. If I had more time, I would finished off the quilt edge by making a hexagon facing (see Bad Skirt for her drool worthy tutorial). However, his birthday was looming close and I needed a quicker method for finishing it off, but still keeping the wonderful jagged … [Read more...]

I Spy A Hexy Quilt

Vinny and His Quily

Disclosure: Crafterhours' Susan provided one of the the I Spy charm packs to me. I was gonna buy it anyways though, but full disclosure 'n' all that, yo. It's been a year. A YEAR! My baby is one, and for his gift, I gave him a quilt that was just shy of a year in the making. One hundred thirty-eight 2 1/4 inch hand-sewn hexagons. Now I know others … [Read more...]

Bundles for Babies: Silk Ring Slings

double layer silk dupioni ring sling - sewfearless.com

(I am writing this post on Saturday morning and scheduling it for Monday. I wonder if the baby arrive before then.... nope, no baby yet.) I've gotten more than a few raised eyebrows from friends and family when I said I was sewing a silk ring sling for the new baby. Why use such a fancy fabric? Won't you worry about it getting spit-up or pooped … [Read more...]