Links for the Weekend

Once again, summer got the best of me this week and I missed Linky Thursday. Have no fear, I’m back on track today with fantastic sewing links to take you into the weekend!:

This mixed stripe flare dress is a fun way to use stripe material in your next project (of course it would be equally as cute in a solid too).

Learn how to alter your dress pattern to make it into a great summer maxi.

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but it’s HOT here. I live in shorts this time of year and this pattern, with only 3 pieces, looks like it’s easy to make and has a great fit too.

Looking for a new, slim wallet to slip into your bag this summer? Be sure to check out the Lucky Penny – perfect to use with vinyls, cork, and kraft-tex.

Keep toddler’s tidy while they craft when you whip up this cute art smock. Need something more for adults? This apron could easily be made in laminated cottons and is reversible too!

I’ve never thought of using toweling for storage, then I saw this salad bag tutorial. I’m intrigued.

Full disclosure, I had to look up what a Chocobo was (for those that don’t want to Google it, it’s a Final Fantasy fictional bird)…. but no matter what they are, they sure are cute. Get the tutorial to make the plush here.

Keep yourself organized while sitting and sewing with this handy tool caddy thread catcher project.

Headed out of the country this summer? Learn how to make your own passport wallet! Then you can make yourself a matching luggage tag!

Want to win a $30 gift certificate AND a dress pattern? Be sure to follow the rules in this Instagram post to be entered (with optional bonus entries).

This fish bag is designed for laundry, but I think it would make for a great kid’s pool\beach tote too!

If we had larger trees in our backyard, I would definitely consider making us a hammock chair to lounge in.

These little strawberry coasters not only channel summer, but look so simple to make too!

Clearly I am behind on sewing books because I had no idea one of my favorite plush designers had a book out. Enter to win a copy of Sew Cute to Cuddle by DIY Fluffies.