Easy Magnetic Pin Holder Tutorial

Easy Magnetic Pin Holder Tutorial. The Cottage Mama Sewing Blog.

I have been meaning to write a blog post for over a year about this Easy Magnetic Pin Holder, but as life would have it, I just never got around to it. But today is the day! My mom sent me this darling magnetic pin holder that she made last year and I use it so much in my studio. My mom and I have a thing for little dishes. We love to have little cute bowls and dipping dishes around for snacks, etc. We believe you can never have too many cute little dishes!

I like having multiple pin holders going at one time, so I can have straight pins within arms reach at all times. These Easy Magnetic Pin Holders are super-simple to make and would make great gifts for all the sewing friends in your life.

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Sold Out Bundle Boxes

The Cottage Mama Bundle Box. Fabric, Trim, Button and Thread Kits for Sewing!

Sold Out Bundle Boxes You guys......The Cottage Mama Bundle Boxes sold out in under 4 minutes! How did that happen?!?! When all those sold emails came into my inbox, I could hardly believe it! I wasn't exactly sure how many boxes to put together. I knew I didn't want to end up with too many left over, so I settled on 30 boxes. I figured that would be more than enough this first time. When I received the fabric yardage, I actually received less than I ordered (since these lines were pretty much sold out), so I was only able to do 26 boxes. But again, I figured … continue reading

Bundle Box ~ Fabric, Trim and Button Kits

The Cottage Mama Bundle Box. Fabric, Trim, Button and Thread Kits for Sewing!

The Cottage Mama Bundle Box As a lot of you know, one of my favorite parts of the sewing process is selecting fabrics and trims for the different garments that I create. I love mixing and matching patterned patterned fabrics, using unique, classic trims and paying close attention to details down to the very last button. … continue reading

Sewing at the Beach 2017

Sewing at the Beach 2017 with Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Have you ever dreamed of getting away during the middle of the winter to completely immerse yourself in the world of sewing? Well, now is your chance! I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching at Sewing at the Beach January 8-15, 2017! I haven't done a week long teaching event since Miss Josephine was born and I'm really looking forward to getting back in the classroom. Sewing at the Beach is a week long sewing event that takes place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. This is a one-of-a-kind of event that you don't want to miss! … continue reading

Reversible Tulip Petal Sun Hat

FREE PATTERN: Reversible Tulip Petal Sun Hat. Easy Sewing Tutorial.

Reversible Tulip Petal Sun Hat My dear, sweet friend, Evy Hawkins, has created a wonderful tutorial for taking The Cottage Mama 'Tulip Petal Sun Hat' free pattern and making it reversible.......thus a Reversible Tulip Petal Sun Hat! She's also sharing how to add embroidery to this darling hat. Isn't the one she created for her granddaughter just the cutest? Evy is an incredibly talented seamstress and has so much knowledge to share! … continue reading

Happy 7th Birthday, Matilda!

Happy Birthday Matilda Jane! The Cottage Mama

Dear Matilda, Happy Birthday sweet girl! Today you are 7 years old (which feels very weird to say).......it seems hard to believe how quickly you are growing up. I know they say 'the days are long and the years are short', but it just seems like the years are getting shorter and shorter. Here are 20 things that I would like to remember about you when you turned 7 years old and you might like to know about your 7 year old self........ … continue reading

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

So we have four young children in our family which means we go through a lot of snacks and I mean A LOT! So back when my oldest two were itty bitty I sewed together some reusable snack bags that we have been using for many years. Since then we've added two more children and I decided it was time to sew up a few more for all our summer outings. … continue reading

Sewing Dresses for Africa

Pillowcase Dress by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Sewing Dresses for Africa I just returned from one of my very favorite events of the year, Baby Lock Common Threads. Common Threads is an event for a fairly small group of people that are sponsored by Baby Lock Sewing and Embroidery Machines. It always feels like a family reunion because I consider these women a big part of my sewing family and it's a thrill to get to see them at least one time a year and catch up with everyone. There are ladies from all aspects of the sewing industry......quilting, sewing, fashion, embroidery, home decor sewing and … continue reading