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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. ūüôā 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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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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Hip hop, you don’t stop. Hip hop, why not romp? Ellie & Mac’s newest pattern release hits all the right notes.

If you're a fan of quick, simple sews that breathe life into your kids' wardrobes...look no further!  This morning, Ellie & Mac released another fun pattern that's perfect for your little girls this summer. Its called the Hip Hop Romper pattern. This pattern is a pdf file, available for immediate download. Its available in sizes 12-18… Continue reading Hip hop, you don’t stop. Hip hop, why not romp? Ellie & Mac’s newest pattern release hits all the right notes.

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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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Testing, testing. 2 new tops from Ellie & Mac = something for everyone!  

Hey everyone! I've been staying super busy, as always. Between 4 kids, working from home and homeschooling my preK kid, life is never boring.  Testing has really ramped up in the last month! I've been testing about 5-10 new projects per week for my favorite designers. There is also an "outside the box" (for me)… Continue reading Testing, testing. 2 new tops from Ellie & Mac = something for everyone! ¬†

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Arrr maties! New weekly feature: Patterns for Pirates

Hi everyone! Hope you're having an amazing week. My post is a bit late this week, as we took a short trip to North Carolina to see family. It was tons of fun. I'll post more about that in a separate post later this week. Today's post is all about one of my favorite pattern… Continue reading Arrr maties! New weekly feature: Patterns for Pirates

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Annelaine pattern testing

Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted. Mainly, we have been busy with school, sick kids and everyday life. But I have also been doing a few fun things for work, such as pattern testing and sewing strike offs.  I was blessed enough to be part of a work at home mom's group on… Continue reading Annelaine pattern testing

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A tutorial I’ve been dying to try!

Are you a blanket maker? I've noticed that within the sewing community, There are a fair nunber of us who don't really "do" blankets, it seems. (maybe it's just me). That being said, I have been trying to dip my feet into the blanket and quilting world, and this tutorial seemed like a great place… Continue reading A tutorial I’ve been dying to try!

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Where do I shop? (Fabric edition) with coupons, discount codes, tips and more!

Hi again! Are you a fabric lover? I am officially addicted to it. Soft, fuzzy, sheer, silky, stretchy and amazing, fabric is wonderful, in all its many forms.   When I first started out sewing, I shopped at JoAnn's. I still love this store. Its my 3rd favorite, based on the reasoning below:  1.You can double… Continue reading Where do I shop? (Fabric edition) with coupons, discount codes, tips and more!