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Linky Thursday

Have a hard time getting your little one to wear hats or hoods when the weather turns cold? Add ears! Don’t have a hood to add ears to? This tutorial will teach you how to make one (with ears, pattern included)!

Chill in the air? Then you’ll want to warm up with an oversized faux fur coat.

The Brief Encounter Dress was originally designed with summer in mind, but would definitely look adorable with a cardigan over top.

My oldest loves her body pillow so much hat it is now screaming for a new cover. This one not only has a zipper so it can be easily washed, but it also has a pocket large enough to store a tablet or book.

A mermaid costume that you can not only walk around up, but allows you to slip your feet inside for a ‘realistic’ tail look.

If you prefer to decorate for fall instead of Halloween, be sure to check out this tutorial for a cute pumpkin table runner. Looking for one that can be put out year-round? Try this one designed by Pat Bravo.

This phone wallet not only keeps your iPhone protected, but carries your cards as well. (Beware this is sized for the iPhone4 – you’ll need to change the dimensions for Android or newer iPhones).

There’s no sewing involved, but these Halloween pompoms are too fun not to share (they eyeballs are my favorite).

These clear bags are great for stashing sewing supplies while allowing you easily see what is inside!

Pencil cases don’t have to be simple little bags. This tutorial┬áteaches you how to create a┬áversion that definitely looks more ‘grown up.’

A pretty way to keep your cords tidy.

Looking for a quick gift or just need a cute little clutch? This tutorial will help you make one.

If you’re like me, you never know what to do with those precut fabric squares. This tutorial shows you how to turn them into patchwork floor pillows (with a really interesting shape).

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If you’re wanting to start off the new year with fresh equipment, then you’ll want to check out this Sew Fun Pincushion while you’re there, be sure to check out this tutorial for a Padded Gadget Cover – prefect for those Christmas tablets!

Want to become a sewing star? SewItAll is doing a casting call (contest) for one lucky person to appear on an upcoming episode!

Owls are still wildly popular. Keep up with the trend with one of these fleece stuffies! (Although I’m very partial to this cute little fish)

I love this Polka Dot Pintuck Skirt – it might just be perfect for spring!

Messy chef? This clever apron sports a detachable hand towel for easy washing.

These cute penguins make a perfect toy to cuddle with on a cold day.

The pattern may not be free, but the tutorial for repurposing old purses into baby shoes is, and it’s brilliant!

Spring is right around the corner which means the kids will soon be spending more time outside. Make a handy, portable First-Aid Kit to carry all your essentials with you!

Start the new year off with a new messenger, like this one from OCD.

Turn a shower curtain into a padded bench seat.

This dress may be labeled as a nursing pattern, but I can definitely see anyone wearing this wrapped design.

You may not have to sew these zippered bracelets, but they are definitely “sewing themed”!

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It may be too cold outside to go camping, but it’s always the right temperature when you have a plush felt version!

If you’re looking for a simple, but sharp way to keep warm this New Year’s Eve, stitch up a gorgeous faux fur caplet!

Next time you have to bring a dish to a pot luck, bring it in style.

Keep the kids warm and snuggly with a new pair of pjs (or if they’re like my kids, they hardly change out of them over break).

A pretty way to give a journal to a little girl (although I could definitely modifying for adults, teens, and even boys).

I’m actually not sure how I feel about this shirred legwarmer tutorial, but it’s an interesting way to practice a shirring technique.

Love the look of buttons, but hate to make buttonholes? This Fold-Over Button Pillow give a mock button-up look, without having to make that extra step (plus its a cute project too). It would look great paired up with this Faux Pleated Pillow.

It may be too late to use these adorable Liberty of London Elf Stockings this year, but it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to next – only 363 days until Christmas!

This Kate Spade knock-off may be labeled as a diaper bag, but I’m thinking it’ll make one hot tote for spring!

Whether you’re planning on traveling or just got new brushes as a stocking stuffer, this make-up brush roll is a great way to keep them neat and tidy.

I remember flip chairs when I was in college – now you can learn how to make your own (I’m thinking Easton would love one of these).

This batwing top is perfect for a casual holiday gathering.

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Make your Christmas a bit more delectable, adorn your tree with one of these Sweet Cupcake ornaments.

Simple to make, gorgeous to wear: The Draped Square blouse. This Draped Jersey Circle top is also fabulous.

Still looking for a great, functional stocking stuffer? Check out this adorable Pencil Pouch… it’s ‘pencil’ shaped!

Turn an over-sized men’s T into a cute dolmen top.

Drop that winter sewing and get started on spring. This Washi Maxi Dress is a must sew!

No one would complain if they had to use one of these hotcold packs.

Who wouldn’t want one of these My Little Pony plush? (I even want one!)

Everyone loves new pajamas for Christmas.

Love the look of purse frames (or just always wanted to try one)? U-Handbag has a new tutorial up for the Sew in Purse.

An ironing board cover almost too pretty to use!

If a new purse is on your list, be sure to check out the Olivia Bag (it looks quick and easy to sew, too).

Need a quick skirt? Transform a pillowcase into a pretty retro version!

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What an unexpected surprise when your guests wash their hands: HoHo Handtowels.

Need a quick gift or just a fun addition to a basket this holiday? Whip up a set of these Peppermint Candy Coasters.

These comic book shoes will definitely be a show stopper with any dress (or maybe this one?)!

Leave a special message for Santa (or just let him know which cookies are which) with this Chalk Cloth Cookie Mat.

If you belong to Facebook and don’t mind adding a few folks to your feed, then you’ll definitely want to enter the Stuff Your Crafty Stocking giveaway – 4 winners will win over $2,000 in prizes! (And while you’re liking pages, don’t forget to like this one)

Traveling this holiday? Sew up some of these TakeAlong Games to keep your kids quiet while you’re gone.

Perfect for a baby shower gift or just to show off, this Monster Bib is almost too cute to use when feeding a little one.

Transform an old bridesmaid or prom dress into an expensive looking sequin pillow.

Because it might be my favorite bag to make, here’s another box style cosmetic bag – this one ‘taller’ than the rest.

Add a touch of Scandinavia to your holidays with this Danish wreath.

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These fabric bracelets aren’t just professional looking, but they look easy to make, too.

Perfect for a holiday get together, this Holiday Heroine Cape Tank.

Take a break from holiday sewing and stitch yourself up this gorgeous Urban Jungle Bag.

A portable playhouse, a perfect gift for under the tree.

Need an ornament for an exchange party? This Matryoshka Doll will definitely be fought over… although this Christmas Pickle might be a favorite too!

You might get your child to wear a scarf (or in this case snood) if it has a Santa beard or handlebar mustache attached.

Give new life to old t-shirts. Transform them into into cushions!

No matter if your sewing for an adult or child, learn how to create a ‘pickup skirt’ for holiday dress styles.

Create a Christmas stocking pocket banner great for stashing a days worth of activities and treats for the family.

Make an apron in about an hour – perfect for that last minute gift giving sewing.

Speaking of gift giving sewing, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of Simple Gifts to Stitch!

Have a tea drinker in your house? Then you’ll definitely want to sew up this pretty quilted tea cosy.

This tutorial not only teaches you how to make a maxi dress pattern, but learn how to add some interesting details.

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Is it cold where you are? Keep your tootsies warm while you work with this foot warmer tutorial – so cleaver!

It’s a scarf, it’s a hood, it’s a Fur Snood!

These Bound Edge Tea towels would make a perfect Christmas or hostess gift this holiday season.

No one will ever guess that this cozy shirt vest started as (two) t-shirt.

Spoonflower may call this a bolster pillow, but I think it looks like a fancy body pillow that I’d totally like to snuggle with!

This sweet little Owl Softie would make a perfect stocking stuffer.

No matter what your age, you can make a Red Riding Hood cape – great to wear when on your way to Grandmother’s house.

Those impressive ornament garlands are easier to make than what you might think.

Perfect for a spa themed gift basket – a pretty ruffled towel wrap.

A fun take on your traditional hoodie.

If you’re in need of a new bag, look no further than the Pleated Tote.

Perfect for stashing all sorts of activities, this bag is designed just for kids!

Win an adorable, nautical fabric bundle from FabricWorm.

If the cold weather is keeping your little ones indoors and they need to burn off some energy, try making one of these indoor hopscotch mats (it’s listed as no -sew, but you could definitely modify it to use a machine).

Surprise! It’s (Early) Linky Thursday!

I am guessing that a majority of folks that live in the US will be busy preparingeatingtraveling for Thanksgiving on Thursday so I thought that it might be best to post all the fun a day early! Enjoy & Happy Thanksgiving!:

Still needing a few gift giving ideas? This manicure kit or first aid kit (I love the sucker) would definitely be well received!

Even an ugly tie will look adorable when it’s transformed into a cute clutch.

I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I love raglan style tops. Most tutorials are for the kids, but this one is just for us!

Upcycle a tee and a bit of fabricscarf into a new cowl neck top.

I love a tote with LOTS of pockets – this one doesn’t just have lots of them, the end result looks very professional.

A quick and easy way to stay warm – a wool poncho.

If you have superhero capes on your holiday sewing list, be sure to embellish them with one of these fantastic logos.

I sew on a boring office chair. I think I need to give it some new life by giving it a makeover.

Don’t forget teachers when you’re sewing this holiday. This coin purse will make a perfect gift (especially when filled with a gift card)!

Scarves are such an easy way to accessorize. Check out these easy DIY versions: A ruffled chiffon version, a fun, floral fleece, or a jersey infinity scarf that could almost double as a necklace.

Mail a slice of cake. This has nothing to do with sewing, but it’s such a fun idea I couldn’t resist sharing.

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These pretty parcel pin cushions are almost perfect for decorating or gift giving during the holidays.

If you’re always struggling what to make for the guys, why not whip up one of these fun BBQ mitts and towel? Throw in a (men’s) apron and you’ve got a complete set!

Remember those Charlie Brown Christmas specials we used to watch as kids? Now you can make ornaments to hang on your tree.

If you can’t get enough of the 10th doctor (or just a huge Dr. Who fan) then you’ll definitely want to whip up one of these Police Box Wristlets.

Whip up one of these hooded shark towels and you might actually get your child to take a bath.

Who says those cute little recon tank dresses have to be for little girls? This one is just for the grown ups.

One of my favorite shirts to make is a raglan – it gives so many opportunities to mix and match fabrics. Learn how you can make one in a size 2T.

Recover an old pair of ‘slip-on shoes’ and make a pair of trendy sweater boots! Don’t have a pair of shoes to recover? Then make a pair of Sherpa boots ‘from scratch’

The kids may already be back to school, but in my opinion one can never have too many bags… or backpacks.

If you use coupons to save yourself money while you shop, you’ll definitely want to make one of these coupon organizers – pretty and functional!

Keep your little Indians busy this Thanksgiving by letting them play in their own teepee. Then make these pretty seat sacks for their own table to keep them busy while the adults eat.

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Have a charm pack, but know what to make with it? This beautiful Charm Square Scarf might be a good place to start

Undoubtedly one of the best contests that I’ve stumbled across in a long time: Win fabric for life (a 20 year supply)!

This tutorial may be labeled as a lunch bag, but it’s too stash away until it’s time to eat. I can see carrying it around everyday.

Getting ready for your countdown to Christmas with a fun Advent Calendar Banner.

Don’t toss those old patterns! Upcycyle them into pretty paper flowers.

Need a bag for the holidays? This bow clutch would make a perfect accessory.

Even if you don’t quilt, color catchers and be an important part of laundering your fabrics and finished clothes. Now you can learn how to make your own for a fraction of the cost.

Nothing is more satisfying than a cute a quick project that’s perfect for gift giving. These chapstick and hand sanitizer cozies definitely fit the bill!

Perfect for collecting treasures during nature walks: The Explorer Bag.

Revamp a baggy sweater into a feminine top!

Don’t let your table be naked this Thanksgiving – dress it up with a pretty quilted table runner.

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