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Now that warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to pull all those t-shirts out from the back of your closet and put them front and center.  There are probably a few shirts that you’re unsure whether to keep, so …

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Tutorial: Simple gauze swaddle blanketSara and Melissa from alice & lois design studios guest blog at Pretty Prudent today with a tutorial showing how to make a gauze swaddle blanket.  Gauze makes awesome swaddle blankets because they’re stretchy and breathable.  The blankets are easy to …

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20140412-094032.jpgFrances Suzanne guest blogs in the DIY Babies series at iCandy Handmade with a tutorial showing how to make her Baby Sacques. They’re the sweetest little baby dresses and sleep sacks, made with a onesie for the bodice and a …

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Stroller-Cell-Phone-CarrierKatie from Made to Be a Momma shows how to make a cell phone pocket to hang on your stroller handle.  She designed it to fit on her umbrella stroller, which is lightweight and portable for spring and summer outings, but which lacks a …

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HighChairCushionDIY4Christie from A Lemon Squeezy Home shows how to make a cushion for a high chair seat.  A pocket at the top of the cushion fits over the back of the seat so it’s easy to put on and take …

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Free pattern: Knot top baby hatsAshley from Make It and Love It shows how to make a knot top baby hat.  They’re made from a stretch knit fabric to fit snug around baby’s head.  They’re so easy to make, you’ll have a hard time sewing …

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Tutorial: Car seat canopy with perfect turned cornersJen from iCandy Handmade shows how to make a car seat canopy with folded corners embellished with big buttons.  The folded corners give a peek at the perfectly coordinating lining.  She includes a bonus video tutorial showing the method her mother-in-law …

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Tutorial: Nursing pillow coverRae from Made by Rae shows how you can make a cover for a nursing pillow.  You can make it to fit any nursing pillow, as you’ll trace around your pillow to get the pattern.  It has a zipper on the …

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Tutorial: Baby boy suspender onesie with interchangeable bow tieAshley from Make It and Love It shares a tutorial for making this little boy’s suspender onesie with an attached bow tie.  Cuteness overload!   She shows two versions of the attached suspenders – one with the faux suspenders stitched all the way down to …

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Free pattern: "Ann Kelle" Baby BootiesAndrea from Knitty Bitties shares a free pattern for making a pair of baby booties.  She designed them to feature the Remix flannels from Ann Kelle.  The bright, fun fabrics are perfect for these little booties!  Ribbon ties at the ankles will hold them …

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Free pattern: Bird baby mobile, no sewing requiredAmy from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop shares a free pattern for making this bird mobile for a baby’s room, no sewing required.  She used felt to make the birdies and assembled it with hot glue.  If you have a sewing machine, it …

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cribsheetWhen you’re decorating a nursery, it can sometimes be difficult to find bedding in the right colors – especially if you’re using a non-traditional color palette.  (I know this from experience!  This happened to me when I was designing my daughter’s …

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Free pattern: Scrap fabric bunny softieKim from Seven Thirty Three shares a free pattern for this scrap fabric bunny softie.  He is so cute!!   His arms and legs and ears are a fun mix of color and pattern, and his tail is a bright pom pom.  …

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Tutorial: Little Scarlet Number ruffled A-line baby dressThe Little Scarlet Number is a ruffled baby dress designed by the girls at iCandy Handmade for the Color Your Summer series a while back.  They’ve now posted a tutorial showing how to make it.  It’s a pretty sleeveless A-line dress …

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Tutorial: Minky ruffle baby blanketShelly from Giggles and Beans shows how to make a ruffle baby blanket.  This would make a sweet gift for a new baby! The blanket is made from two layers of soft cuddly Minky and is edged with a ruffle made from …

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