Apple Softie Teacher’s Gift

I came across this Apple Softie Pattern from Positively Splendid and knew I wanted to make two for Mila’s teachers. They are so adorable and unique! I made two; a green apple and a red. They are both contrasted with different patterns in their respective colors. I copied the fabric combinations used from Positively Splendid because I honestly couldn’t think of anything better. For these, I used duck cotton fabric from I had to scale up the pattern about twice the original size for mine because I wanted my apples to be a bit bigger than the one featured in the original post. These cute apples were the perfect gift for my daughter’s teachers. They absolutely loved them and were very impressed that we made them handmade gifts:-)


The stems used for the apples are actually cinnamon sticks which gives the apples a nice Christmasy scent. The leaves are made from two colors of felt. I love that the pattern has pockets. It makes for a great card or treat holder.


The fabric used for the red apple is Premier Prints Oxygen Dots and Small Classic Diamond. Both are in Lipstick Red and White colors.


The fabric used for this pretty green granny smith apple is Premier Prints Oxygen Dots for the bottom and Nicole for the top. They are both in Chartreuse and White colors. I used white piping for the pockets but I think green or red would have worked as well, depending on which color apple you are making.

Head over to Positively Splendid for the free pattern and tutorial. Your child’s teacher will cherish this forever!

apple collage


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20 Easy Sewing Gifts to make this Holiday Season

I don’t know about you but Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love doing handmade gifts for my family and friends. The one issue with that is the lack of time. Having a full time job, being a single mom and juggling life tends to require most of my time. I try to sneak in a few sewing projects during my daughter’s nap time on the weekends or on nights when I just can’t sleep. Sometimes, I bring my sewing machine into the living room and sew while my daughter watches a movie. So, due to my busy schedule, I tend to lean towards easy sewing projects during the holidays. Here are a few of my favorite that I plan on whipping up this season. I am going to try and blog about some of these as I make them, so stay tuned!  I hope the list helps you as you create gifts this season.

Tea Towels

Chapstick Key Chain Holder


Charging Station


iPad Mini Case


Study Pillow


Fabric Headbands


Folded Pot Holder


Portable First Aid Kit


Quilted Wine Tote


20 Minute Infinity Scarf


Fabric Bookmarks


Minky Blanket


Easy Drink Coasters


Easy iPhone Case


 Easy Burp Rags

the best and easiest burp rags

Grab Bags


Oven Mitt


Reversible Bag


Sunglassses Case


Easy Cosmetic Bag


sewing gifts

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