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This new round from RP custom fabrics will rock your world…quite literally! 

HI all! Hope this post finds you well, out there in your home, fabric land, the online sewing comminity, somewhere with more crazy kids than you know what to do with....or wherever you are. 🙂 happy summer! This is, hands down, my favorite time of year. Every year, around this time, "the funk" (seasonal depression)… Continue reading This new round from RP custom fabrics will rock your world…quite literally! 

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Sew, what do we wear?: little girls’ swim edition. 

 This new Sash swimsuit by Call Ajare is proving the exception to the rule, where swimwear is involved. There were no curse words, but tons of options, a really fun, quick sew, and tons of compliments on the end result. You know what this means, right? First, it means you need to try it! Secondly, it means less work for you and more summery fun for your little girl! 

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In need of a confidence boost? Look no further than this new collection from George & Ginger pattern Company!

In my time spent testing patterns, I have found that there are some designers who seem to have the midas touch, because every pattern they design turns out  golden. This is the case with Kristi Fitzpatrick of George & Ginger Patterns.  If you arent familiar with the George and Ginger Pattern Company, you can visit… Continue reading In need of a confidence boost? Look no further than this new collection from George & Ginger pattern Company!

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Swim into summer in gorgeous prints from RP Custom prints

Summer has arrived! Say hello to it in style with a beautiful new swimsuit or cover up! One of my favorite fabric shops, RP Custom prints, is running a flash round of swim fabric, board short fabric and jersey fabric. Theyre all made in the USA and are super thick and easy to sew up.  I… Continue reading Swim into summer in gorgeous prints from RP Custom prints

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Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!

Hi all! Occasionally, I come across a stand out tutorial while doing research for a project. I recently had a patten test that called for a bias tape/banded neckline. I have never been great at these, so I was a little nervous about it. Luckily for me, the pattern had an excellent explanation, but in my… Continue reading Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!

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Don’t miss out! 5 out of 4 patterns is having a 15K celebration and a massive sale!

Hey everyone!  I've been taking a short break from blogging to focus on my house, kids and work for a bit, but I'm back! Wanted to let you know that there is an amazing sale going on right now on all 5 out of 4 patterns. This company has some of the best swimwear patterns… Continue reading Don’t miss out! 5 out of 4 patterns is having a 15K celebration and a massive sale!

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Star Dust & Moon Beam Textile’s newest round of fabric is essentially magic 

Hi all! It's been a minute since I have posted, as it's been an incredibly busy few weeks here at Mermaid Mama Designs.  I have been testing patterns, sewing strike offs and processing orders for my Etsy shop every single day for the past 2 weeks! It feels great to be so busy and productive! I'm definitely… Continue reading Star Dust & Moon Beam Textile’s newest round of fabric is essentially magic 

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Having pants fit issues? The solution is here!

Hi! I don't know about you, but I struggle with fitted pants. I have had a jeans pattern on my to do list forever, but I'm terrified of them. I have noticed, in cruising the online sewing community groups,  that I'm not alone in my trepidation. While this makes me feel better, it makes me… Continue reading Having pants fit issues? The solution is here!

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Sewing Tutorial: How to create a Reversible Lillebaby drool bib / topper / headrest cover using Laura Lough (square peg farm)’s FREE pattern! 

Hi everyone! I've posted several times how much I love the lillebaby bib and suck pad tutorial by Laura Lough here on WordPress at Square Peg Farm. Her tutorial is clean, concise and shows you how to create an amazing lillebaby accessories set.  I'm not hoping to reinvent the wheel here. Her tutorial is amazing and… Continue reading Sewing Tutorial: How to create a Reversible Lillebaby drool bib / topper / headrest cover using Laura Lough (square peg farm)’s FREE pattern! 

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The Easter dress

I don't know about you, but I've never been a big fan of Easter. I mean, I'm a fan of celebrating the religious reasons for it, just not the whole frilly dress up, overgrown bunny rabbit 🐰 and candy hunt parts. This year it's a completely different ball game.  So I must look at my… Continue reading The Easter dress