Lessons with Lindsay: Reusable Snack Bag Pattern

Lessons with Lindsay: Reusable Snack Bag Pattern by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

It's that time again.......another Lesson with Lindsay. This week I'm sharing a very easy, beginner friendly tutorial for my Reusable Snack Bag Pattern. I posted a photographed tutorial of this project many years ago and it's been a very popular free pattern here on The Cottage Mama. So I decided to make a video tutorial for all of you visual learners out there. It was funny, as I was watching the edited version of this video (which, oh my goodness.....it's always so weird to hear yourself talk), Josephine came up carrying one of the snack bags that I made … continue reading

Happy 9th Birthday, Savannah Rose!

Dainty Darling Fabric by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama for Riley Blake Designs

Happy 9th Birthday, Savannah Rose Dear Savannah, Today you are 9 years old! Happy Birthday!! Wow, it's hard to believe that you are only one year away from double digits. It's true what they say......time flies when you are having fun! Here are some things that I would like to remember about you when you turned 9 years old and a few things that you might like to know about your 9 year old self. … continue reading

New Adelaide Bubble Romper and Dress Pattern!

Adelaide Dress Pattern (Size 6M - Size 12) from The Cottage Mama.

It's been a good while since I released any new The Cottage Mama Sewing Patterns, but I'm happy to announce that yesterday I released two brand new patterns! I call these two patterns the Adelaide patterns since they coordinate with one another. One is the Adelaide Bubble Romper (Size 3M - Size 4T) and the other pattern is the Adelaide Dress Pattern (Size 6M - 12 Years). These are being offered as separate patterns, but they make absolutely adorable coordinating sibling outfits. I can definitely see some sweet Easter photos in both of these patterns. … continue reading

Darling Quilt ~ Free Pattern!

As you know, my 1st fabric collection, Dainty Darling for Riley Blake Designs, is now shipping and can be found online as well as in many of your local quilt shops. I wanted to share this free quilt pattern with you all that features Dainty Darling. It's called the Darling Quilt and it's a wonderful pattern to showcase your favorite printed fabrics. This pattern utilizes all the prints in the Dainty Darling collection by using one of the fat quarter precut bundles. … continue reading

Josie Mae Bonnet Pattern – Now in Print!

In the last few years, I've been releasing a lot of my new patterns in PDF format only, but today I'm excited to announce a new The Cottage Mama Pattern now in print! Josie Mae Bonnet Pattern SIZE NEWBORN - SIZE 4 The Josie Mae Bonnet is a vintage-inspired button sunbonnet for your darling little ones. It features a large bonnet brim to keep sun off of those sweet little faces and has 9 buttons creating a gorgeous scalloped look all across the top of the bonnet. The bonnet ties around the chin with a large sash style bow. The back of the bonnet is perfect for … continue reading

Dainty Darling Machine Embroidery Designs

Dainty Darling Machine Embroidery Designs. Coordinates with Dainty Darling Fabric Collection by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama for Riley Blake Designs.

Today I'm excited to introduce to you, my first ever, machine embroidery design collection! I love to use machine embroidery in my sewn creations, so when I began designing my first fabric collection, Dainty Darling for Riley Blake Designs, I knew I wanted to create some coordinating machine embroidery designs. … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 3

Two weeks ago I shared The Party Dress ~ Part 1 video, last week I shared The Party Dress ~ Part 2 video and today I'm excited to share the final installment of The Party Dress Sew Along. Today you are going to see me finish up The Party Dress including constructing the skirt and the contrast band, attaching the skirt and more! And after this video, you should have a completed Party Dress! … continue reading

Dainty Darling Fabric is Almost Here!

I'm so very excited that my 1st fabric collection, Dainty Darling, should be arriving any day now. I spoke to the folks at Riley Blake Designs and they are expecting it to arrive in the warehouse possibly this week! I'm thrilled to be able to design fabric now that I feel is the perfect compliment to my sewing pattern line. Dainty Darling is everything I could hope for in my debut collection......it's classic, sweet, girly, colorful and vintage......all wrapped into one! … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 2

Last week I shared The Party Dress ~ Part 1 video and I've been thrilled by the response from you all. I'm so happy that you are enjoying these videos! Today I've got the second installment of this three part series where we finish constructing the bodice and the side sash pieces. Next week we will finish the series by adding the skirt to the dress. I hope this really helps those of you that are visual learners because personally, I think it's so helpful to see someone sew right before your eyes! … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 1

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress Free Pattern Video - Part 1. Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

I've been so excited for today's Lessons with Lindsay video for months now! Remember my Free Party Dress Pattern? Well, today I am launching Part 1 of my Party Dress sew along! Yay!! You are going to be able to watch me sew The Party Dress from start to finish in this three part video series. I'll be showing you all the techniques found in the pattern as well as how to change up the pattern a bit and add in some of my favorite trims. And guess what? This video is completely free! If you are new to sewing or just want to brush up on some of your basics, this … continue reading