Stocking Stuff Ideas

Looking for stocking stuffers and gift ideas for the women in your life. Check out my shop for some great ideas! I just listed several new keychain designs, fabric banners and fabric clutches. Also follow me on Instagram and watch for a Black Friday discount code coming this week!

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Chevron Burp Cloth Giveaway!

Time for a giveaway!! I've teamed up with Winding Rhodes Photography for this giveaway and am offering a set of chevron burp cloths! I'm loving these burp cloths right now with my new son. They are super absorbant and who doesn't LOVE chevron?! Click on the photo below to visit my facebook page to enter. "Like" my facebook page Sarah West Design along with Winding Rhodes Photography. Then comment on my site that you've done both. Good luck!!

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Good and bad fabrics for babies

Unbeknownst to a lot of parents is that some fabrics, no matter how new or clean, can actually be hazardous for babies. Since this site is an advocate to DIY crafts for the little ones, it will be a good idea to inform parents which fabrics are relatively safe and which ones can be harmful to use in making personalized items for babies. 

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Looking Forward

This is how I've felt the last couple months!'s been for ever since I've blogged. Between moving, working on new wholesale accounts and being busy with my Etsy shop, the blog has fallen to the bottom and gotten ignored. I have lots of new ideas for this coming year and hope to share some tutorials with you in the coming months. Stay tuned!

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New Summer Canvas Tote Bags

Happy Friday! Lots has been going on the past couple weeks that I'm excited to tell you about! First up is a name change to my Etsy shop. My shop is now called Sarah West Design. It's way easier for friends, family and everyone else to remember. So, I've been busy changing and updating the "look". Feel free to swing over and check it out and let me know what you think! Between re-branding and reading a few books and blogs on marketing, I feel like I'm bursting with so many new ideas of things I want to make. There just isn't enough time to get it all done during a 2 year old's nap time! I have had time to make and list several new baby burp cloths and baby bibs. 

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Baby Bib with Snaps Tutorial

It seems like it is the season for baby showers! I had a couple baby showers to go to a few weeks ago, have another one here in a couple more weeks and have a couple friends that just found out they have babies on the way. This baby bib tutorial is an easy gift to sew for baby shower gifts or your own little one. These bibs are super absorbant because they are backed with terry cloth. The snap closure also helps them stay put on your baby when they learn how to rip the velcro bibs off! 

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Cloth Napkins with Mitered Corners - Tutorial

I wanted some cute cloth napkins for Easter brunch this year and had this fun fabric (Pop Garden by Free Spirit) that I hadn't sewn anything with yet so, I decided to learn how to make my own! I wanted to learn how to sew mitered corners on these cloth napkins and came across several tutorials online but they were all hard to understand. I hope my tutorial clears things up for you!

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Fabric Coffee Sleeve - DIY Tutorial

Do you go to Pinterest much to look for inspiration for your next crafty project or recipe? I love looking for new ideas and dinner recipes on there. I have lots of things pinned but don't get around to making everything pinned to my boards. A couple blogs that I follow regularaly posted "the Pinterest Challenge" last week and I decided to do it! Check out Young House Love and Bower Power if you want more info. The challenge was to take this last week and make something that you pinned to one of your boards. Read more »

Ribbon Key Fob Tutorial

Here is a simple project that doesn't require much sewing or cost much in supplies. This is a great project to make for friends, gifts, busy moms, new drivers, etc! There are so many cute ribbon choices out there you will be able to make each key fob unique!

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Terry Cloth Burp Cloths - DIY Tutorial

These terry cloth burp cloths were my favorite when my daughter was little. They are super absorbent and really cute! They soak up messes really well and wash great. You can match the fabric to your diaper bag, nursery colors or pick out cute blue or pink designs. Or, make these for a gift to take to a baby shower. Your momma friend will love them! I made my example from Robert Kaufman's Urban Zoologie Birds fabric. Follow along to find out how to make these burp cloths or visit my Etsy shop to buy them already made! Read more »

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