Lessons with Lindsay: 15 Minute Pillowcase

I've been waiting to share today's video with you all and I'm so excited that it's time! My free 15 Minute Pillowcase Free Pattern and Tutorial is one of the most popular posts here on The Cottage Mama and today I have a video tutorial taking you through every step of this pattern. Perfect for all of you visual learners out there like myself. … continue reading

May Bundle Box ~ Now Available!

May Bundle Box from Lindsay Wilkes at The Cottage Mama

May Bundle Box The May Cottage Mama Bundle Box is now available! These boxes will be so beautiful. Perfect for coordinating sibling or cousin outfits. You will be receiving 4-5 yards of fabric, 2-3 coordinating trims, buttons and a surprise notion. … continue reading

Silhouette Art Picture Frame Tutorial

This blog post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, but all opinions, photos, ideas and instructions are my own. Handmade gifts are the best, don't you think? There is nothing like someone taking the time to come up with an idea for a gift and then create it with their own two hands. I know that some people truly do not appreciate handmade gifts. I've heard people say that some individuals in their lives think that handmade gifts are cheap. Well, lucky for me, I don't have many of those people in my life, I have quite the opposite. I was raised in an … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: Picture Perfect Scallops

Lessons with Lindsay: Picture Perfect Scallops by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Today I've got a new Lessons with Lindsay video tutorial to share with you all! I'm really excited about this one because it involves one of my very favorite sewing techniques.......scallops. I know sewing picture perfect scallops can be a little bit intimidating, but I promise you that it's really not that hard with my easy-to-follow technique. … continue reading

Dainty Darling Fabric Tour: Day 5

Dainty Darling Fabric Tour: Day 5. Fabric by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama for Riley Blake Designs. FREE Apron Pattern!

Today is the Dainty Darling Fabric Tour: Day 5! Since we had a little mix up on Day 3 of the tour, I've got two special posts for you today! Hopefully both of these darling projects will inspire you to create with my 1st fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs, Dainty Darling. … continue reading

Dainty Darling Fabric Tour: Day 4

Today is Day 4 for the Dainty Darling Fabric Tour. We had a little mix up with our Day 3, so there will be two guests tomorrow on Day 5! My guest today is one of my long-time blogging friends, Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter. I met Amy in person many years ago when I attended International Quilt Market for the first time in Utah. She has always been one of the most warm, kind and inviting bloggers / designers around. Not to mention that she is incredibly talented! Amy also has her first line of fabric releasing soon from Riley Blake Designs / Penny Rose Fabrics … continue reading

Dainty Darling Fabric Tour: Day 2

Today is Day 2 of the Dainty Darling Fabric Tour! And my sweet friend, Stef from Girl. Inspired., has an adorable pattern in store for you all! … continue reading

Dainty Darling Fabric Tour: Day 1

Today kicks off the week long, Dainty Darling Fabric Tour! I'm looking forward to this week and sharing some different projects with you all using my 1st Fabric Collection, Dainty Darling for Riley Blake Designs. The fabric began shipping about a month or so ago and can be found in most major online retailers as well as your local quilt shops. I've invited some different guests that I know will inspire you to create with this bright, girly, vintage-inspired fabric! … 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