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Gita Makes: Green Monkey Fabric Lined Jute Boxes using Diaper Boxes

Billy is born in the Chinese year of the monkey. So we decided to make the theme of his room “Little Monkey.” While on a trip to Joanne Fabrics with my wonderful mom in law, I came across three coordinating fabrics and and decided to use them for my second set of fabric lined jute […]

WORK IN PROGRESS: Gita Makes: Customized Totes for for Jimmy and Billy using Silhouette Cameo – Iron On Heat Transfer

Almost done with this project. Just have to iron onto the tote bags we use for the boys when they go to child care!   Creating and Setting the Letters   First, I used the Silhouette Studio program to create the “Jimmy” and “Billy” text. I reversed the lettering to the mirror image and made […]

Gita Make | Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Onesie using Heat Transfer Vinyl

I wanted to try out my professional cutting device, the Silhouette Cameo, using iron on vinyl material. I purchased some sparkly red vinyl from and cut out a simple heart shape for JP’s plain white onesie. I thought it would look super cute for Valentine’s and it worked out very well. The teacher’s at […]

Silhouette Cameo – My necklace form cutout design template made in Adobe

Silhouette Cameo – Design Studio – How to use Trace Feature for custom design

  I would like to learn how to use this feature so that I can create my own templates in the free Silhouette Design Studio without having to purchase the $49.99 Design Edition. I have made a few patterns using Adobe Illustrator and can convert the to .SVG files. However only the Design Edition can […]

Wishlist Item – Silhouette Cameo Designer Edition – $49.99

I have been purchasing templates/patterns designs from the Silhouette Store but there have been times where I have not found what I was looking for. In these instances, I wish there was a way for me to make my own designs. Upon further research I found out that there is a software called the Silhouette […]

Gita Makes | Silhouette Cameo Pattern File for Mannequin Pin Cushion

The Mannequin Pin Cushion from was not very even. Upon further inspection it was probably hand drown hence the lack of symmetry. So I took matters into my own hands and designed my own vector based version of the Mannequin Pin Cushion using the magic of Illustrator. In order to ensure that I symmetrical […]

Gita Makes| Pillow Covers to Match the Yellow and Gray Fabric Lining

After making the fabric lined jute baskets from diaper boxes, I had some left over fabric, just enough to make a few envelop pillow covers in Euro size (24X24). Since I was almost out of the pattered fabric, I purchased some plain yellow cotton fabric for the back and was quite pleased with the results. […]

Gita Makes: Fabric Lining for Jute Baskets – Upcycled Diaper Box Project

I came across the idea to upcycle my diaper boxes into fabric lined jute boxes, from a Pinterest post from RedStickMom. I deviated from her tutorial by putting in a little extra effort by sewing the fabric lining instead of just gluing it one. I watched several tutorials on YouTube on how to sew a […]

Gita Makes | Lined Jute Baskets With Diaper Boxes

Diaper boxes are durable and sturdy, it’s a shame to have to throw them away or even recycle. The boxes that we purchase also fit perfectly into our kid station in the family room. Once again the internet came through! I found several Pintrest posts about how to reuse/repurpose diaper boxes and was inspired by Red Stick Mom […]

Gita Makes – Envelope Pillow Case | Home Decor Project

Background Story I purchased a Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine in 2009 but never really had a chance to use it until recently. After several years of sitting in the box, I finally had an opportunity, and the interest, to open up the box and learn to use it. It took me a few hours […]

Gita Makes – Dress Form Pin Cushion – In Progress

Background My very first project with the sewing machine was a pin cushion. I needed one before embarking on future sewing adventures and found a video on YouTube by Debbie Shore on how to create a simple Mannequin / Dress Form Pin Cushion.  Here’s Mine.  I wanted to make more of these but with more […]

Mannequin Pin Cushion – Take 2 – DIYDish Pattern

Pin Cushion Take  – DIY Dish After completing the first pin cushion I came across a video on YouTube from DIYDish which came with a pattern for a Mannequin Pin Cushion. I tried this one as well and had a little trouble sewing it but it still came out great. The nice thing about the DIYDish […]

Mannequin/Dressform Pushpin Project | My First Sewing Project

The Mannequin Pushpin Project Since I didn’t already have a pincushion I thought to make this my first project. I had not used the sewing machine before so this was a perfect test project for me to get to know the machine. I had some trouble in the beginning and so this was a good […]

Brother SE270 D Sewing and Embroidery Machine – Information Page

I own the Brother SE270D Sewing and Embroidery Machine which I purchased from COSTCO in 2007.   Manuals These have been downloaded from the Brother website for safe keeping and as a backup copy for the hardcopies that came with the unit Brother SE270 D Sewing and Embroidery Machine – Instruction manual : ENGLISH Brother […]

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