Mother’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Fabric Bookmarks!

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. YAY! Sadly, I did not realize this until yesterday. Fail.

Thankfully, I have a sewing machine, a ton of fabric, and an imagination.  So, I came up with these fabulous bookmarks for mi madre.

IMG_20130508_101436_522My mom loves to read, so I know this will be a perfect gift for her.  Although, I do tend to laugh at the genre of books she reads.

I won’t tell you what they are because I might embarrass her.  And then she might throw my bookmarks that I toiled over in the trash. read more

{Reversible} Car Seat Strap Covers

Since my second daughter was born, I’ve been meaning to make this project. She just turned four months and I just now completed it.

Can we say procrastinator?

Anyway, I got fed up with the car seat strap rubbing against her neck, so I whipped these together real quick and I must say that I am super pleased with the outcome!

These Reversible Car Seat Straps were a breeze to make and I am going to show you how to do it.

But before I begin I just want to mention that this is a great way to use some of that left over fabric you have laying around. This would be great to use for yourself or to give as a baby gift. read more

{What is it?} Wednesday + Link Up

This week’s {What is it?} Wednesday project has something to do with the below video:

Ahhh… Oklahoma. My home state. Living here has inspired me and I am going to sew up something great for you.

I know this is a broad hint, but why don’t you go ahead and take a stab at what I am going to make anyway?

While you’re at it, link up your projects below and you may just be the lucky person featured on Monday!

Also, if you could like the Rookie Seamstress on Facebook, that would be great. Show a girl some love! read more