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Riley’s Retro Psychedelic Bedroom

I’m so excited about this post! While I’ll never feel like her room is done and will probably keep buying more for it, I’m ready to share some photos! The theme is a mish-mash of psychedelic, retro, hippie and bright colors! Let’s take a tour and I’ll share where I got some of the decor!

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Starting off, I centered the room theme off this great area rug from Novagratz. Then we have this cute and classic white metal frame bed also from Novagratz with a vintage chenille bedspread passed down from family and then this adorable strawberry blanket. A fun flower pillow from H&M and a little Frida Kahlo doll (Frida quickly became a favorite after reading a story about her). Above the bed is a cute canvas with Frida Kahlo again that I found in Home Goods.

Riley has always had a couch or chair in her room for story time. She currently has my beloved pink couch from college, although it’s quite beat up, it’s a great place to read a story before bed. To finish up this corner we have a retro pillow I made with my Aunt as a kid, fun blackout curtains from Target, a felt ball garland and more Frida! The paper garlands can be found here at Two Hands Paperie.

Click through to find some of the goodies:

Novagratz Bed Frame

Similar felt ball garland 

Strawberry Blanket

Novagratz Rug

Frida Kahlo Pillow Doll 

Paper Garlands (Flowers and Frida Kahlo)


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At this end of her bed, I used an Ikea Kallax shelf for her books and bins for some toys. We have a bunch of these 3 Sprout Bins for stuffed animals and laundry. I repainted an Ikea shelf and hung some metal decor for some extra details. I found some vintage fabric and used embroidery hoops to make some fun artwork.

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Over on this side is the dresser/changing table for her little baby sister, Hazel. I painted this vintage dresser awhile ago for Riley but she needed a bigger one, so now this is the baby’s. I found the white storage rack and the mirror in Home Goods. The banner is from Two Hands Paperie.

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I love how everything came together, and can’t wait to find more special pieces for her room. And to give credit where credit’s due, my mom painted the walls pink since I was pregnant. Riley loves having a pink room, it is a pretty cool room for a little girl.

Free Baby Top Knot Hat Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Baby hats are both useful if your little one is born in colder months and are super cute. I love this little top knot hat so I thought I’d share how to make it. It’s made for size 0-3 months and fits about a 14″ circumference.

This project is super easy and quick so you could easily make a few in one day. They’re best if made from a stretchy cotton jersey knit. It needs to have good stretch and retains shape (doesn’t stretch out). Using cotton jersey also ensures its breathable so they won’t get too hot. These aren’t necessarily outdoor winter hats, but perfect for inside on chilly days. I have a selection of cute cotton jersey prints available in my fabric shop for sale here.

 

What You’ll need:

1 Fat quarter of cotton jersey knit fabric, which you can find here.

Printable Pattern – DOWNLOAD HERE Baby Hat Pattern (make sure to print at 100% scale. Check box is 1 inch. There are two pages, line them up and tape together)

Equipment and Tools: 

Sewing Machine

Scissors, Pins, Iron

 

First, Cut out the pattern from two opposite facing pieces of the fabric. Hint: typically I will fold my piece of material in half with the right side of the fabric facing each other. That way, when I cut it, all I have to do is pin it because it will already be lined up. Here I show it with the right sides out. 
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Next, pin the two pieces together in a few places. 
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Next, you will serge or sew the two pieces together along the edges except the bottom. If you don’t have a serger, you can use a tight zig-zag stitch or your machine might have a special stitch for stretch. Do not use a straight stitch as it will rip when the hat is stretched onto the hat.

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Now that the two pieces are together we’ll finish the bottom. This is the quickest version of these hats, but I also like that it gives two ways to wear it, down or cuffed up. While the hat is still inside out, fold up the bottom 2 inches all the way around. Busy Bee Fabric Co | Baby Hat Tutorial | Baby Hat Sewing Pattern | Baby Top Knot Hat | Newborn Hat | Sewing Pattern | Free Tutorial

 

Remove the extension table/storage compartment so you can slip the opening of the hat around the machine. Starting at one of the side seams, use a zig zag stitch and stitch all the way around the hat overlapping the edge of the fabric. Be mindful of your thread color as this will show on the outside. I used white for contrast.

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Now, flip the hat right side out, make sure to get the point at the top nice and flat. Now, iron the hat flat.

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The last step is to tie the knot and you are done! you can adjust the fit of the hat by adjusting the knot. Also if it is too long on their head, fold up the bottom to make it like a little cuff.
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New Fabric Collection Available at Spoonflower

Being a bit of a fabric addict and being picky has its positives and negatives. I love shopping for fabric when I have the chance. I can get sucked in browsing the internet for hours for the best prints and designs to stock in the store. Sometimes though, nothing calls to me after hours of searching. So an idea came to me. I’ve recently been working on illustrating using the iPad, so I decided why not design my own fabrics. I did some research, brainstormed ideas, and got to work. That leads me to the exciting release of my very first fabric collection!

The idea for this one came easy to me. The driving concept behind this collection is retro-inspired ‘girl power’. This phrase will never get old or uninspiring for me. Next, I came across the most perfect vintage sheets and pulled this amazing color pallet from it. The designs came together naturally and with lots of tweaking, I completed the collection. I’m so excited to make this available, and to create more and more!!

The prints are available to purchase on Spoonflower digitally printed on the fabric of your choice!

 

The full collection and the super fun retro sunglasses.

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The scale has been made smaller on the leopard prints and this scattered daisy to make them even cuter!

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A playful girl power packed print!

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Couldn’t resist making a tiny pair of leggings with these retro sunglasses!

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Check it out at spoonflower!

 

5 Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Goodies for Toddlers

 

Valentine’s Day with kids is fun! Between crafts, making cards for their friends, and picking out a few little treats, it’s a sweet way to show how much you love them. Here’s a few non-candy ideas for a little gift on Valentine’s Day.

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  1. Matching girl and doll pajamas for your little girl.  These pajamas look so cute from Leveret. They’re 100% cotton and come with a tiny set for their 18″ doll. The perfect, cozy way to get in a Valentine’s Day mood.

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2. A subscription to Green Kid Crafts. Get your toddler a subscription for a monthly box of crafts combining science and crafts. They also have individual boxes available if there’s a specific subject your little one likes. These are sure to keep them busy and learning each month.

3. A new dress up costume. Find the perfect dress up costume from Little Adventures. Your little one will love dressing up to create their favorite fantasy.

4. The sweetest outfit for Valentine’s Day. Find adorable outfits for Valentine’s Day at Janie and Jack. This sweet color block dress is simple and charming. Then there’s the cute shirts for boys, and more.\

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5. A Valentine’s Day Craft. Your little toddler will love decorating their own heart magnets with this set from Melissa and Doug.

 

 

Finding Time to Sew as a New Mom – Tips and Tricks

I’m often asked how I have time to run a handmade Etsy business, be a mom to a toddler, and work a full time job…. well it’s a good question. A lot of times I shrug my shoulders. Working on my Etsy shop became just a normal part of my day, but it wasn’t always that ‘easy’ when I think back. I started my Etsy shop before I had Riley, so I actually had a lot of time, but I wasn’t as serious about it as I became. Admittedly, I couldn’t start back up my business again till she was 6 months old when we moved. All of my supplies were in storage, which was a huge bummer. There were definitely things I wished I could have made her.

When I did get back to sewing it was quite a challenge, but I wasn’t working. I had, what seemed like, an abundance of time, but I was learning to balance that with a young baby. I think this transition period helped prepare me with some time management skills. I wanted to share some of the things I learned along the way for those of you who are just starting out. Whether you are sewing as a beginner and just wanting to make something for your little one, or if you’re thinking about starting your own sewing business.

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Tip #1

Don’t use naps to clean and do chores. Okay, just not all the time. Don’t sleep during every nap either 🙂 What worked best for me, and still does, is to get some of these household tasks done while your little one is awake. If you have a baby, fold laundry on the couch or floor while they do tummy time on a mat next to you. If they’re old enough to sit, get them set up with toys in a highchair or bouncer activity center while you do dishes. You can still interact with them, be alert and available, but you can get things done as well. Nap time is so precious, you should not be wasting it on chores. I did most of my sewing and business tasks during nap time or after Riley’s bedtime. Yes, it was still only a 1-2 hour chunk of time, and if she woke up early it was a bit of a bummer, but it was relatively uninterrupted ‘me’ time.

 

Tip #2

Sew in assembly-line fashion. This is especially helpful if you’re sewing for a small business. It also works if you’re making a few of the same item at once. For example, if I’m making a few pairs of baby bummies, I will cut all my fabrics, then pin them all, then do 1-2 steps for each pair, and repeat until done. The main reason I do this is it breaks up the projects into manageable chunks. This is especially helpful if your sewing time gets cut short as there’s a better chance of finishing one or two tasks of a project during each ‘session’. It makes it easier to stop and pick up again and not be completely lost. It also helps keep your space and supplies organized.

Tip #3

Keep your space organized. This feels like an obvious one, but I thought i’d put it out there anyway. First, keep all tools you need regularly handy. I have a mug with pinking sheers, fabric scissors, paper scissors, seam ripper, pencil, small ruler, and poking stick to turn stuff around. I can get what I need quickly and switch between tools. I also have tape, pins, safety pins within easy access as well. I find myself putting off stuff that takes longer to dig out like all the supplies for snaps. I do have these all in one place, but I have to drag a bin out, etc. I also have all of my patterns organized and easily accessible as well. When I had to dig through a binder to find them, I actually took longer to start a project. I know it’s so silly and minor, but as a tired mom, one more thing to do and dig through was just holding me back. I have my patterns organized in a rolling cart drawer bin, and then each pattern is in a labeled file folder with all the sizes labeled in side it. Each drawer is a different category: Dresses, tops, bottoms. I pretty much know where to find everything quickly and know I can find all my sizes.

 I have two of these carts. They’re cute and keep my supplies and patterns organized, and fit under my Ikea desk.
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Tip #4

Entertain your little ones while you work. If you do find you have to work while your little one is awake, you will need to find a way to entertain them. First of all, set them up in the same room as you. This depends on the child, but even when Riley was 3 and able to play independently in the room next door, she’d rather bring her toys into my room where I was sewing and come set up right next to me. It felt a little bit like “being annoyed” but naturally she wanted to be involved in what I was doing. What I found to work best, was to just sort of embrace this. I would give her a few fabric scraps, even got her a toy ‘sewing machine’ and set her up at a little table next to mine. Other times I would just let her bring whatever toys into the room and have her play near me and try to be engaged verbally with whatever fantasy game she was playing. It is not easy and a bit distracting, but if I had to get something done it was my only choice. Setting her up with a tv show and snack in the next room never lasted long and I should be relatively grateful in the grand scheme of things. When she was younger I would set her up with toys in the pack n play in the room I was in. Some days, this simply doesn’t work. It’s too distracting, they need too much attention, too much interruptions. That’s okay. Its not their fault and its not your fault. Take a break, see if you can get them set up with an engaging activity and try getting back to work. If not, come back to it later. I want to say, you do not need to feel guilty for not sitting on the floor watching them play every second of the day. You are setting an example for them and you are not ignoring them! You are showing them how to work independently, how to concentrate, how to create things, etc etc. Riley even started folding her washcloths perfectly from watching me fold fabric. She learned that mommy does work and creates things and makes things for people.

 

This is the toy sewing machine we ended up getting Riley. It doesn’t actually really sew (I think there are a few out there). I was even prepared to just get her a tiny portable machine, but she ended up really liking this one, does not care at all that it doesn’t actually sew, but she loves the noise. There are a few things you can make with the yarn and felt, but she just pretend plays with it for the most part. Toy Sewing Machine

Tip #5

Set Realistic Goals and don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to get everything done as a new mom or if you’re new to sewing. There are definitely projects that have stopped me in my tracks as well, but you have to get past it. First of all, don’t take on too much, and be realistic. It’s great to have goals and timelines in mind of when you want to finish stuff, but if it doesn’t happen, you haven’t failed. You still have time, and you can still finish. It’s even okay to scrap a project all together if it’s not working out or just simply too hard yet. Set it aside. Get back to it later, or not, it’s okay. If you feel like you haven’t been in the mood or don’t have the energy to sew, go shopping (in the store or through your stash) for new fabric and get excited about something new. I usually do a personal project I’m really excited about to get back into sewing after taking a break. Browse new ideas on Pinterest to try something new.

 

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Announcing Sew Jersey Mama becoming Busy Bee Fabric Co

Hello all!

I started Sew Jersey Mama as a place to share sewing patterns I had perfected and developed over time. I wanted to share these patterns and sewing tips, and anything to do with that. I was also running a handmade Etsy shop selling baby and toddler clothes and more recently started my fabric shop on Etsy. After thinking about which of these ventures to focus more of my time on, I decided to combine the fabric shop and blog as they are most related to each other. So that is why Sew Jersey Mama (the blog) is becoming Busy Bee Fabric Co (the fabric store and blog).

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I am so so excited for this new adventure!! I will be continuing to share sewing tips, patterns, and more as well as offering the perfect fabrics to complete the projects I share in my blog.

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Free Baby Bib Sewing Tutorial

I thought I would share a special tutorial for the best handmade baby bibs out there (just sayin’). These bibs are a top seller in my handmade Etsy shop and make a great new baby gift. For one, they’re a great size – not too big or too small. They have snaps which babies can’t yank off, and gives you a few neck size options. Finally, they’re made with cotton and a thick terry cloth backing which makes them soft and soaks up mess. Find these cute prints here in my fabric shop tab right here and the super awesome waffled cotton terry cloth here.

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Of course you can use different materials, and even add a layer in the middle of waterproof PUL for extra protection. Instead of terry cloth backing you can use two layers of flannel for a thinner but more flexible bib or minky for a super soft bib. Although, I would definitely recommend to stick with 100% cotton materials at least for the front which is best for baby’s skin and will soak up spills the best.

Find some fun cotton prints to make adorable bibs! Click the pictures to my fabric shop.

What You’ll need:

1 Fat quarter of quilter’s cotton, which you can find here.

1 Fat quarter of your backing material of choice. (My favorite is this waffle terry available here. It is very soft, and the loops are inside which makes it safety compliant)

Snaps or Velcro  (If you have snaps and snap pliers-awesome, if not you can use velcro, but I prefer snaps)

Printable Pattern – DOWNLOAD HERE Baby Bib Pattern (make sure to print at 100% scale. Check box is 1 inch. There are two pages, line them up and tape together)

Equipment and Tools: 

Sewing Machine

Scissors, Pins, Iron, Pinking shears

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Step One, Cut out our materials. Fold the fabric in half, line the pattern up to the fold, pin and cut. (The fabric is here is pictured folded in half)

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Pin your front and back pieces together, right sides facing in. Leave about a 2-3 inch gap on one side of the point to turn the bib inside out. Sew around the bib, making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of the opening. Trim with pinking sheers.

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Turn the bandana bib inside out and use a dull pencil tip or stick to push out the corners and ends. Iron it flat, making sure to fold in the opening flap where you turned it around.

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Now we will top stitch to close the opening and to give it a professional, crisp look. Change your stitch length to 3 for topstitching.

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We will be adding the snaps now. If you are using velcro, pin down 1 inch strips of velcro on the ends. Make sure to sew to opposite sides so it matches when you overlap the back to close it.
For the snaps you will need your snap pliers, and this sharp point stick to make your hole. I also made a template from cardboard, so my snaps are evenly placed on both ends. (Pliers kit and snaps)

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Insert the cap into the remade hole on the outer side of the fabric. Insert the other half on the other side. It doesn’t matter if you use a socket or stud, as long as you keep it consistent if you will be using more than one snap on each end of the bandana bib. I like to put sockets on this side. Take your pliers, with the cap at the bottom, flat side down, and squeeze. Repeat for the other hold on this side (if adding snaps for adjusting).

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Repeat on the other side, but make sure to insert your cap from the inside, and use the opposite (stud or socket) from your other side.

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Check that your snaps click and open easily, and use the pliers again on any that need fixing. Then you are done! Congratulations!!

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One thing I do want to note. If you plan to sell these, you can not use flannel or a loop cotton terry (facing out) because it will not be CPSC compliant.

Three Easy Sewing Projects for You and Your Home

If you’re relatively new to sewing and looking for some easy projects, I have a few great ideas. Below is a list of pretty easy projects, that are great items to add to your house or for yourself. The fun part about making these things yourself is that you can pick the perfect fabrics to go with your house or style.

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  1. The Car Trash Bag
    This is a great easy pattern and something you probably didn’t realize you need. This little trash bag for your car is great to have, keeps the car cleaner, and gives your car a little style.
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  2. Easy Plastic Bag Holder
    Another project for keeping spaces neat and clean is the trash bag holder. This one is even easier!
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  3. Yoga Mat Bag
    This one is fun, and the perfect project to pick a great fabric that shows off your style. Nice little tote to make carrying your yoga bag easier from class to home.
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    If you’re looking to do some sewing for a little one in your family check out my tutorials for kids and babies.

Free Pattern for Easy Baby Bummies

If you’ve never heard of baby bummies and you have a little one, you need to make these. They are the perfect little shorts for summer. Keeping them cool and keeping diapers in place. The pattern goes up to size 3, so they’re also good for under dresses of your little girls. This pattern runs big (compared to ready-to-wear) so my 4 year old fits comfortably in the size 3t when she’s normally wearing 5/6 in store clothes.

There are a few adaptions you can make with this pattern to, so you can make it exactly how you like it best. The best part, the pattern is free. It can be found here under the free section or bottoms section. Find some cute fabrics for these, including the space unicorns, at my fabric shop tab here at Busy Bee Fabric Co.

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For the bummies I made, I used a ‘hack’ to do just a band instead of elastic. If you want to do this follow these directions:

To do this, I folded down from the top of both the front and back of the pattern about 3/4 inch. You will do this to have less height because this would’ve made the casing part for elastic.. Then I made a pattern for the band. To do this, I measured across the pattern (remember it is ‘half’ the actual pattern because the fabric is folded when you cut.) So I measured the half, and multiplied it by 4. (to get the measurement all the way around front and back). Then I took that number and found 80% of it. That is the length my band needs to be. For the height, I did about 3 inches so when folded over to be sewn, it’s about 1.5 inches high. This is your preference. I cut out paper in these measurements to make it easier to cut the fabric but you can also use a cutting board.

When sewing the bummies, you will sew the band in to the top just like the leg cuffs in the directions.

Find adorable fabrics to make these in my fabric shop tab here at Busy Bee Fabric Co

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If you have any questions, please ask!!!

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Adorable Pajamas!

Hi all!

I know it’s been awhile, but I just had to share these pajamas I found for Riley. Riley has been loving her dolls the past couple months, and she enjoys dressing them (read: makes me change their clothes for her). Anyway, I found these cute pajamas from Leveret that come with a matching pajama in doll size!!

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Who knew something so simple could be so exciting? But I guess when you’re almost 3, little things like that are pretty surprising. I love getting her dressed and then showing her that her little dolly (who my husband named “Baby Hank”) is already dressed in matching pajamas. She just lovesss it.  The best part is that they’re 100% cotton. I never liked the flame-treated pajamas because of the stiff feel or the polyester ones. Riley has a tendency to sweat at night, so these are perfect. They’re breathable so she doesn’t overheat, and they’re just really soft.

She loved the ballerina nightgown too.

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With so many cute prints to choose from, your kiddo will definitely find something they love. Oh, and matching for baby and mom and dad. Seems like they have a sale going on so check it out!