Red, White and Blue Patriotic Rompers

I love the 4th of July. The 3 day weekend, the food, the bbq’s…and here in Seattle it means good weather has finally (finally) arrived.

I bought this sailboat fabric a few weeks ago with my friend’s twins in mind (their birthday is around the 4th of July and their dad is into sailing), I just wasn’t sure what I was going to make with it. Then I combined the leftover fabric from this dress I made for myself, and some leftover fabric from the napkins at our wedding (I made all the napkins out of various printed fabrics instead of buying or renting them and saved quite a bit of money. The plan is to make a quilt one day.), and decided to make a couple of toddler rompers!

4th of july rompers

Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: It took me three evenings after work. So estimate is around 7 hours for two rompers, depending on skill level.

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DIY Patriotic Mason Jar Lights

This was such a fun and easy project. I haven’t used paint as my craft of choice in a while, so it was so refreshing to bust out some paint brushes and get to work. I love mason jars (we use ones with handles as drinking glasses), so it was only natural that I combined a mason jar craft with one of my favorite holidays – the 4th of July.

mason jars

Skill level: This mason jar project would be good for anyone!
Time commitment estimate: It took about an hour total. You have to wait for each layer of paint to dry, but actual working time isn’t much at all.

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Baby Fox Shirt

I love this pattern (McCall’s M6016). I used it years ago to make a baby gift with men’s shirting fabric from the apparel company I worked for at the time. I hadn’t used it until recently when I found this adorable fox fabric to make a shirt for my nephew. I love that it ends up looking exactly like a miniature version of a men’s short sleeve button up shirt.

baby fox shirt

Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: It took me about 6 hours total, including cutting the pattern, ironing the fabric and hand sewing the buttons and all the snaps.  You could go with the collarless option of this pattern and save some time.

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