Free Fabric Friday & Flickr Features = Fun!

on September 14 | in Contests & Giveaways, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 132 Comments

The kids’ clothes (and scarves from our sew-along) just keep multiplying in the Kids’
Clothes Month pool
and the Sew,Mama,Sew! general photo pool. Look at a few of the fun creations below, then take a look around the blog. Did you see Christie’s great baby overalls pattern review? The boys’ clothing tutorials? Comment anywhere in the blog between now and Monday morning to be entered into our drawing; we’ll randomly select five people to win one yard of fabric ($9.10 or less).


Patchwork scarf by Allison, La Mammina

Allison made this patchwork “Molly birds scarf” for her daughter (find the bird fabric’s story here). She also made a great tree scarf for a three year old’s birthday present. Have you made yours yet? Enjoy Allison’s other photos on Flickr and her blog, La Mammina.


Puppy pants by Kirsten, kirsten*can

Kirsten repurposed her sister’s old brown cords for these puppy pants, “spruced up” with some Heather Ross fabric. Discover what else those cords turned into on Kirsten’s blog, kirsten*can, and visit her Flickr site too.


Birdseed dress by Angie, Pretty Me

Angie used Alexander Henry fabric for this beautiful dress. She designs “sweet clothing for hip girlies.” For more visit Pretty Me and Flickr.


Jackie’s triceratops shirt by Jessie, sweet jessie

Jessie created this appliquΓ© triceratops shirt for her son, Jackie, with his guidance (they had to find the right dinosaur image, and orange was the way to go). Enjoy Jessie’s good fabric karma and craft on her blog, sweet jessie, and her Flickr site.

Explore some more, and don’t forget to add a comment for your chance to win some free fabric!

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132 Responses to Free Fabric Friday & Flickr Features = Fun!

  1. Chris says:

    I absolutely love the birdseed dress; do you think an adult could pull off that fabric πŸ˜‰

  2. Christy C. says:

    My ‘baby’ is now 13, but I do have a niece who I can sew for! πŸ™‚

  3. Alice says:

    I”m so excited about this month. Ideas are flowing, now just to find the time!

  4. oh my gosh! what a dress and what a cutie model!!

    thanks for the inspiration and instruction!

  5. Alicia A. says:

    It’s my week- I can feel it…

    : )

  6. I just ordered fabric from you. I love your website and your blog. There are so many creative designers out there!

  7. Shelly says:

    Cute projects!

  8. Deana Wells says:

    I would love to make my boys really cute clothes, but the way they destroy an outfit in no time at all, I don’t even bother!

  9. Valerie says:

    Love your Blog, flickr groups and shops! YOU ROCK!!

  10. Jennifer says:

    I love the Birdseed dress !

  11. Amanda says:

    Wow, there are some talented people out there! I just love the bird dress…now, if only it was in a bigger size…

  12. Nada Jones says:

    adorable! i really need to get back on track w/ my pile o’pants

  13. Sarah N. says:

    The pink bird dress is adorable. It inspires me to want to sew formy daughter again. She is 8 and it is getting hard to find dresses for her that are not meant to make her look 21. She is my little girl not a college student, for pete’s sake! What is the big hurry to make them grow up? Thanks for sharing these great childrens’ clothes!

  14. Lara says:

    I love that birdseed dress – I think that I need one for me! And I must make some scarves (plenty of time to get them done before next winter though in Australia). Great inspiration!

  15. Stacy says:

    Aww I love that little scarf.

  16. Lisa says:

    LOVE that dinosaur. I just put a dino on the back of a hoodie for my son, and it didn’t even occur to me to use a patterned fabric.

  17. meg says:

    put my name in the hat

  18. Tanya says:

    LOVE all the tutorials — my head is spinning w/what to start w/first!

  19. Love the orange dinosaur!

  20. Libby says:

    Wow! What cute clothes. Have you seen the adorable horsey dress in Angie’s Pretty Me etsy shop? I love it!!

  21. Nicole says:

    I love the triceratops shirt!

  22. Angela says:

    Oooh, great ideas here and thanks for the links to everyone’s blogs! Oh my, I can tell I’m going to have more reading to do!

  23. Alisa says:

    Thanks for the links for blogs featuring children’s clothes. They are so much fun to look up!

  24. Beth says:

    I love the dress. So sweet. My little girl needs one.

  25. Maxine says:

    That birdseed dress is just beautiful!

  26. Sara says:

    I love that little girl birdy dress. So darling.

  27. Ruth says:

    So inspiring! Sigh….I wish I were so creative.

  28. meowy says:

    Still loving those scarves, I think I’ll make myself one too in a larger size!

  29. jessi says:

    such great clothing – thanks for sharing!

  30. Beth says:

    The birdie dress is adorable… I’ve found some inspiration!

  31. Beth H says:

    oh, I love the dinosaur applique. That is on my crafty to do list.

  32. Janice says:

    Great features! I’ve already went and bought some brown corduroy to copy those pants πŸ™‚

  33. so many inspiring sewing mamas out there!

  34. Natalie says:

    The Birdseed Dress is absolutely adorable – what a cute pie!

  35. Tammy says:

    The birdseed dress is TOO TOO CUTE!

  36. sarah says:

    I love the ideas!

  37. kayla_d says:

    Thanks for providing these links. It’s always great to discover new crafters.

  38. Jessica says:

    Love the patterns, and Alexander Henry has the best fabric. Thanks for all of the cool ideas πŸ™‚

  39. Karie says:

    those are all so great, my son wants me to make him a t-shrit with an appliqué monster on the front… I still have to find time to make it. I really thought it got easier with more time once kids were back into school, I am finding I have less time.

  40. Sally K. says:

    I can’t get over how cute that bird dress is. It’s to die for!

  41. earthchick says:

    So many sweet things. Love the triceratops shirt.

  42. kimberly says:

    I’m being so inspired from all the wonderful photos at the flickr group. Thank you.

  43. Linda Lehn says:

    There are so many talented people out there. So much inspiration to draw from! I am really enjoying all the pictures in the photo pool!

  44. Lori says:

    I love the Alexander Henry fabric and it is just so perfect for that dress!

  45. nw says:

    love the scarf! especially the cute name added!

  46. Jeannine says:

    That dress is absolutely adorable!

  47. stacy says:

    I absolutely adore the Alexander Henry dress!!!

  48. Geri says:

    Do you ever get tired of people just commenting to enter your contests? You know, of course, we are powerless in your hands!!

  49. Allison says:

    Oh thanks for putting me up here! Everyone should have a go at those scarves, they really are very easy! And they make fantastic presents for your non-crafty friends. They will be amazed!

  50. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait to start making some clothes for my kids. I have been gathering fabric up and hope to get some projects done tomorrow. Some free fabric would help!
    There is a new tutorial for a wrap dress at the tiny happy blog. She just posted it yesterday I think.
    I am definately going to try it. After I figure out how to make bias tape.

  51. Mel says:

    I love the dress Angie made – I just might have to try that one!!

  52. Chandra says:

    Great ideas!

  53. Mandy says:

    I just love all the info about kids clothes this month! That Birdseed dress is precious!

  54. samantha says:

    i am so loving that birdseed dress. very inspiring!

  55. Christy says:

    I love this month!! Pretty much all I make is kids clothes (girls mostly) loving seeing the boy stuff πŸ™‚

  56. Jessie says:

    Thanks for the all the Triceratops love! It took like ten minutes to make that shirt – if anyone needs help making one, I’d be happy to come up with a tutorial!

  57. Lisa says:

    I really enjoyed those boy clothing tutorials. I am working up PJ pants during the next month and there were some great tips!

  58. dianne says:

    It’s all just too cute!

  59. Mrs.Pear says:

    I want to sew everything!!!!! It all looks so good! Now if I just had more time…..

  60. Jeanelle says:

    I just measured my son this morning for the cape! I can’t wait to have a few minutes of calm to work on it.

  61. Toni says:

    I love everyones designs. So adorable!

  62. Stefanie says:

    I just have to say MY GOODNESS that dress is cute!!!

  63. Erin says:

    So many talented, creative people out there! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  64. Shannon H. says:

    Oh how cute! I so need to make my girls matching dresses.

  65. Nikko says:

    Wonderful stuff. This blog is full of some creative ladies! I need to spend more time looking at that flick pool.

  66. Tammi says:

    The puppy pants are sooo cute. Great ideas!

  67. Sarah says:

    So cute! Thanks for collecting all these wonderful ideas!

  68. Kate says:

    I need to make some more clothes for my little guy. So cute!

  69. Pam says:

    I love seeing everyone’s project pics! This month, I finished five new things for my big kindergarten girl. When people compliment her, she beams and proudly says, “my mom made it!” Swoon!

  70. erinmalia says:

    can’t wait until my 14-week fetus is old enough for this stuff! ha.

  71. love the photo pool. I subscribe to it using bloglines and I love seeing new things pop up all the time. Great inspiration!

  72. Michelle says:

    I’m just loving this kids’ month, it’s full of inspiration and fun! Thanks so much… but so many projects to do, so little time!

  73. WebMS says:

    These are so creative! I love them all but particularly the dress… πŸ™‚

  74. mj says:

    The tree scarf is great!

  75. Tracy Cushman says:

    Loved the little girls bird dress, where can I get the pattern to make one for my granddaughter? This is my first time posting, but then I am finding new things every day and isn’t that what it’s all about!


  76. irene says:

    LOVE that dress!!!

  77. Risa says:

    That birdseed dress is too cute!!!

  78. Meghan says:

    The birdseed dress is very cute. Pink and white are the perfect little girl dress colors.

  79. alison says:

    Love the puppy pants. My 1 year old boy would love them! The dino shirt is a great idea for my 3 year old boy. Thanks for the great boy clothes inspiration!

  80. Amy says:

    I took the patchwork scarf I made up to show someone, and my daughter freaked out because *her* scarf was leaving the house! I love the birdseed dress, too….and now I’ve got to go search out “t-shirt’ pants because they sound like something I have to make. Right now πŸ™‚

  81. Joy says:

    I LOVE the Mollybird Fabric on the Patchwork Scarf! Too cute!!!

  82. Oiyi says:

    The birdseed dress is adorable! I am loving all these kid’s projects.

  83. kirsten says:

    thanks for the linky love, guys! πŸ™‚

  84. Lynn says:

    The Alexander Henry Fabric dress looks great… I want an adult version!

  85. Kristine says:

    The skirt and scarf are adorable!

  86. Joanna says:

    I have been sewing every chance I get, but I seem to get bogged down in the details. My biggest problem is trying to calm the perfectionist in me!

  87. Liz says:

    GAH! Those puppy pants are out of control cute!

  88. Shelley says:

    All of this is adorable! I have to make one (or twelve) of those scarves!

  89. Laura says:

    I love the dress… it’s very cute! I just finished my scrapwork scarf for my little girl and I can’t wait to post the pictures. I’ll do that this weekend.

  90. Heather says:

    I love all the kid’s clothing ideas. The repurposed cords are a favorite for sure. TIme to dig into the closets and reuse some items!

  91. KBG says:

    I totally need the bird fabric now so that I can make a dress. Not that my daughter would ever agree to wear anything I made…

  92. Annie says:

    Just found this blog and I have to tell you I’m so inspired! Can’t wait to try some of these ideas.

  93. Celeste says:

    The projects here are really insipiring me!! I love the corduroy pants, and that dress is so, so sweet.

  94. veronica says:

    those puppy pants make me swoon!

  95. Kerri Kowal says:

    I love that birdseed dress… and the little girl is such a cutie!!

  96. Carmen says:

    Love all the kiddie clothes! And thanks for including boys in the mix. I usually feel a little left out with my boys with all the cute girlie clothes, but you made me welcome! Thank you!

  97. kerri says:

    wow, these kids dress better than i do! and i completely love the dino shirt…i want one for me, and i’m old! i recently made a handbag w/a mammoth on it for my sister. i guess dinosaurs never really lose their appeal. great job!

  98. sarah says:

    SO cute!

  99. Heather says:

    Oh I love that little dress! It reminds me of summertime.

  100. Emily says:

    That dinosaur appilque is fantastic!

  101. Christy says:

    I wish I had a dress that cool when I was her age! What am I saying? I wish I had a dress that cool now!

  102. Kathryn says:

    I’ve been sewing since wednesday, but have yet to post the photos. I love how easy and fast kids clothes can be, such lovely simplicity and the more I sew, the more creative and inspired I get. I’ve been loving all the photos and tutorials. Love, love, love the fast way to make kids pants tutes, I have 3 pairs made and 3 more to come.

  103. Shelba says:

    Oh my, this post makes me want to whip out the sewing machine. Beautiful clothes!

  104. Shannon says:

    I love that triceratops tshirt. thanks for the inspiration!

  105. andrea says:

    Trying to get motivated to try some of this great stuff! Still working on handbags, etc. Just checked some old mail and want to thank Kristen for her link to a ruffle tutorial… sorry, I never saw it before :)d

  106. liz elayne says:

    so beautiful…all of these are gorgeous. i adore that patchwork scarf! oh and all this fantastic fabric…

  107. Tuesday says:

    Oh everything is oh so lovely…HOPEFULLY I’ll have something to show in the pool this month (don’t hold ‘yer breath though LOL).

  108. Emilee says:

    I love that Birdseed dress. So cute!

  109. Heather says:

    All of the projects are lovely! My 2 year old just pointed at the dino shirt and roared… looks like I have another request.

  110. Kathleen says:

    I adore the birdseed dress!

  111. Amy says:

    Those are all so adorable! My favorite is the birdie dress.

  112. Amby says:

    That scarf is adorable! What a fun gift idea.

  113. Dawn says:

    There are some many great project out there! It’s so inspiring!

    My favorite project has to be the great scarf by Iheartlinen. GORGEOUS!

    I hope I win FREE FABRIC FRIDAY so I can create a scarf for my niece.

  114. D says:

    I agree that the birdseed dress is adorable!

  115. meg says:

    Oh, these are just killing me! I really need to step up production around here… .

  116. Rachel H. says:

    I agree – for dinosaurs, orange is the ONLY way to go.


  117. Jessica says:

    I’m working on some fleece baby shoes for my son right now…need to get them finished so I can post pictures!

  118. Shelley says:

    I can’t wait to make that Super Cape – my one year old isn’t quite old enough yet, but I think it won’t be much longer! I’m so impressed by how talented all you ladies are – and a little jealous!

  119. Sam. says:

    These are great projects – my poor little dude is now the owner of 7 pairs of t-shirt pants (hey, I had to do something with all my thrift store tees!) πŸ™‚

  120. katie says:

    What great projects!

  121. Lisa D. says:

    I look forward to following the month of your kids’ clothing feature, even though my kids probably wouldn’t wear anything mom-made!

  122. Valerie says:

    As soon as it actually cools down here, I will start a scarf of my own!

  123. brandy says:

    Wow, there are some awesome creations out there! Thanks for the inspiration.

  124. SO MANY TALENTED MOMS! I’m so inspired by all the ideas flying around…

    Have a great weekend one and all!

  125. Megan says:

    Love that dinosaur! In my experience, finding the “right” image is usually the hardest part of a project involving my son.

    Today’s project in my house is one of those scarves. I’ve been thinking about it all week and today is the day! After all, it’s a cool 75 degrees outside… πŸ™‚

  126. Lynne S says:

    Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  127. Johanna I. says:

    I continue to enjoy the great inspiration and ideas on your blog. Now, can you whip me up so more time for sewing? πŸ™‚

  128. I loved seeing all the scarves too. I need to get in gear and get mine done! I’ve been doing them for women for not the little ones. πŸ˜‰

  129. Tina M. says:

    So cute! I love the bright orange dino πŸ™‚

  130. kara says:

    LOVE the birdseed dress!!!

  131. MrsHaley says:

    Angie is an excellent photographer as well as an excellent seamstress. having such an adorable model can’t hurt!!

  132. Kacy says:

    The birdseed dress is adorable!! Making dresses for my daughter is definitely one of my favorite things to sew.

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