Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sewing: Some Things for the Fourth of July


The Fourth of July is just heartbeats away but you still have a bit of time. Last year I didn't get around to it until literally a day or two before but I came up with some fun last minute decorations.



You can find tutorials here for:
  • Striped tablecloth
  • Star bunting
  • Star buttonhole napkin rings (similar to these)
  • Hot dog trays

And, if you are like me--any holiday is an opportunity for a new outfit for your children--you might like to sew something for your girls to wear to the fireworks. You could try my Patriotic Pillowcase Dress tutorial here.

This tutorial has also been published by All Free Sewing in a free ebook, "Create a DIY Fourth of July," along with some other great sewing tutorials!


Hope your holiday planning is shaping up. I'm buying little flags for my girls to wave and looking at menu ideas for the traditional BBQ. There is nothing better than a patriotic summer holiday with family and friends!

20 comments:

Sharon said...

I love the napkins rings and the drss si just beautiful!

Musings Of A Gem said...

Really love those Napkins!

Gemma x

p.s -

I'm having a giveaway which is open world wide if anyone wants to enter!

http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-giveaway.html

Theophanie said...

Great ideas!

GGBunnie said...

I am so envious of your beautiful photography...you take "the best" photos. The one thing keeping me back from starting a blog is the photos.
Thanks so muuch for sharing :)

needlekrafter said...

so pretty! love the star napkin rings and the lovely dress (your daughter is precious, too!).

Untypically Jia said...

OMG All the color, visual love!

Jen said...

So gorgeous! I found your blog on the SITSgirls site, and I am so, so glad I did. Talk about inspiring! You have amazing talent and creativity, and I love it. I can't wait to read more!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

When I saw you on SITS, I was hoping you'd inspire me to get crafty...and you did! I look forward to returning!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Happy SITS Day!

The napkin rings are fabulous.

I LOVE the pillowcase dress. I always wanted to make one for my daughter, but she's 50 inches tall, so I think already too big, plus, then I wouldn't have anything for my son to go with!

Adrienne said...

I love that dress! So adorable!! Congrats on your SITS Day! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! Happy SITS day!
I'm going to poke around and see if you have any easy to make pillows!

Robin said...

Good morning!....and Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun!

Cute ideas for the 4th, and I love the patriotic pillowcase dress!
Gee....I wonder if I could make myself one out of an XL king pillowcase? :-)

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Happy SITS day! Love the photos.

Blue Cotton Memory said...

You inspire me! I can't wait to make the Stars Line for the 4th! I'll be putting my adorable boys to work!

jamie @ kreyv said...

Love all of the patriotic ideas! You are so talented, and your little models are adorable! Thanks for sharing your blog today on SITS!

Far From Perfect MaMMa said...

Love your ideas for the 4th. No BBQ at our house this year...heading to take a new Peruvian friend to a baseball game. First one for him! Great way to celebrating the 4th is introducing non-Americans to our favorite traditions. Baseball & fireworks! Thanks for the ideas. wish I had the patience for sewing. you have beautiful things. Visiting from SITs.

The Dutch Girl said...

That table cloth... I LOVE it.

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy the comment love today.

Hanneke

Amy @ babybabylemon said...

I love the star bunting! Stopping by from SITS,

Jen (Mama Schell) said...

I love the entire tablescape! Such a cute idea! Enjoy your SITS day and all of the comment love!

Conny's Cottage said...

great decoration.

And a sweet girl.

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