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Ultimate Collection of DIY Dresses for Toddler Girls

diy dress for toddler


Want to create a dress for your little toddler? Here is a collection of pretty DIY dresses for toddler girls with free patterns. Feel free to browse their sites and grab a free pattern or tutorial. 

how-to little girl dress...and I would love one too!
Photo Credit: craftinessisnotoptional.com
The June bug dress tutorial from craftinessisoptional.
homemade by jill: cowgirl t-shirt dress with bow (I think I'd do a bow in the front)
Photo Credit: homemadebyjill.blogspot.com
Create this cute tshirt dress from homemadebyjill.

Made it on Monday: sewing toddler dress
Photo Credit:madeitonmonday.com
This lovely Circle Dress pattern and tutorial is up for grabs at madeitonmonday.


"Let's Go Fly a Kite" Sundress {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
Photo Credit: theribbonretreat.com
This cute "Let;s Go Fly a Kite Dress" tutorial was created by theribbonretreat.com.

Oh my adorable!  Repurposed t-shirt dress with ruffles in the back.  Slightly more difficult than others, but pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen
Photo Credit: creatingbycami.blogspot.com
Have time to make this pretty layered shirt dress from creatingbycami.blogspot.com


The Madison Dress Tutorial -- love the bow on here... tacked down, would stay just like this.
Photo Credit: craftinessisnotoptional.com
learn how to make the Madison Dress by CINO.


easy baby dress pattern for the summertime - see kate sew
Photo Credit: seekatesew.com
Make this DIY Summer Baby Dress with free pattern from seekatesew.com.

Fashionable Toddler Dress
Photo Credit: favecrafts.com
Make this long sleeved toddler dress from favecrafts.com.

DIY 4th of July Bustle Dress for little girl ::LOVE:: I only wish that I knew how to sew! :(
Photo Credit: heartbreakkids.com
Create this beautiful layered dress from heartbreakkids.com.

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress from an Adult Tee from The TipToe Fairy #sewingtutorial #upcycletutorial #upcycletshirt
Photo Credit: thetiptoefairy.com
Make this dress from an old shirt by following the tutorial from thetiptoefairy.com.

Leah top (from this pattern: http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2011/04/leah-tunic-part-1-making-pattern-and.html)
Photo Credit: sewset.com
Make this cute dress shirt from sewset.com.


I love this dress! Hopefully I can make the girls this dress some day... red on the bottom would make a beautiful Christmas dress with a little sweater.
Photo Credit: craftinessisnotoptional.com
Create this pretty Penny Dress from CINO.

Super cute sundress....maybe a little shorter for Leah. Wider chest band? So many directions I could take this one.
Photo Credit: lilblueboo.com
Make your little girl ready for summer with this cute sundress tutorial from lilblueboo.com.

Free Toddler Dress Pattern
Photo Credit: fabnfree.com
Create a whole week's dress for your little girl with layered shirt dress tutorial from fabnfree.com.


This looks like a good pattern to showcase some amazing fabric.... And my little Fifi would be blown away by pockets
Photo Credit: probablyactually.wordpress.com
Wow your friends with this cute dress with pockets from probablyactually.


The Party Dress. pattern tutorial link, for toddler and little girls. Pretty party dress for my granddaughters.
Photo Credit: thecottagehome.blogspot.com
This dress can worn even for formal occasion, grab the tutorial from thecottagehome.
DIY Toddler Dresses | Make cute baby dresses from old pillowcases with the PATTERN & DIY ...
Photo Credit: prettyprudent.com

Make this simple DIY Pillowcase Baby dress by following the tutorial from prettyprudent.com.


Crochet Spring Dress with Flower - Free pattern!
Photo credit: mymerrymessylife.com
Love crochet? Try creating this Simple Spring Dress with step by step tutorial from mymerrymessylife.com.


The QUICKEST Toddler Play Dress…you’ll ever make!
Photo Credit: makeit-loveit.com

Make and easy dress with the Quickest Play dress tutorial from makeit-loveit.com.

I think I'll make one of these for me and one for each of my nieces!  So excited to put my new sewing machine to use :)
Photo Credit: iheartnaptime.net
Craft this Milk Maid Dress with a DIY instructions from iheartnaptime.net.


Perfect for 4th of July!  An old tank top turned cute toddler dress!  via www.wineandglue.com
Photo Credit: wineandglue.com
Recycle an old tank with this Upcycled Toddler Tank Dress with DIY instructions from wineandglue.com.

Have fun creating!

DIY Baby Headbands with Various Materials and Styles



Want to make headbands for your baby girls? Here are a number of tutorials that can inspire you and teach how to create different styles of headbands from various materials

1. No Sew Baby Headbands

Ridiculously Easy No Sew Baby Headband, doesn't have to be for baby! Might just make for myself!
Photo Credit: ambermaybe.com
DIY No Sew Headbands in less than 5 minutes and cheap, too!! at #amomstake
Photo Credit: amomstake.com
No-Sew Bow Headband  40 Homemade No-Sew DIY Baby and Toddler Gifts - DIY for Life
Photo credit: hipandsimple.com





2. Lace Headbands

DIY hair bows and head bands. Not sure when Im going to do all of this stuff but it should probably be before June...
Photo Credit: iheartnaptime.net
No-Sew Elastic Lace Headband and Bonus Giveaway!
Photo Credit: icandy-handmade.com



3. Fold Over Elastic Headbands
DIY Fold-Over Elastic Headband Tutorial - Nina Says Blog
Photo Credit: ninasay.com


Clover & Violet — Big Bow Fold Over Elastic Headbands {tutorial}
Photo Credit: cloverandviolet.com





4. Baby Turbans
DIY: Baby Turban Headband / You could make a bandeu bra with this tutorial too
Photo Credit: culturedblog.com
DIY Knotted Baby Turban // Full Tutorial (also a tutorial for baby leggings
Photo Credit: thesaraproject.com
Top Knot Turban Head Wrap Tutorial
Photo Credit: lindseykirkland.com
5. Fabric Headbands
DIY double-sided cloth head bands. I plan to include one in each "detective kit" since Nancy Drew wore ribbon headbands.
Photo Credit: happytogetherbyjess.com

tutorial for head ties
Photo Credit: bloglovin.com

6. Felt Headbands
Easy rolled felt/fleece/knit flowers on a soft headband. Many varieties of flowers and headband tutorial.
Photo Credit: deliacreates.com

felt flower tutorial.
Photo Credit: idonteatpeas.typepad.com

7. Recycled Headbands
An easy way to make a headband.....I would surge the edges of the "flower" maybe in a different color
Photo Credit: kellimurray.com
Easy DIY Nylon Headbands from BabesInHairland.com
Photo Credit: babesinhairland.com

These big bow headbands are made from scraps...and comfy enough that Baby will forget she has it on! Tutorial form Made it on Monday.
Photo Credit: madeitonmonday.com
Instructions: DIY Nautical Knot Headband
Photo credit: blog.swimwearboutique.com



8. Crochet Headbands

Easy crochet headband/ear warmer - free pattern
Photo Credit: tangledhappy.com
DIY Turban Headband : DIY Crochet Baby Turban Pattern
Photo Credit: thismamamakesstuff.com
I made this cute little headband for my niece for Christmas. The crochet headband pattern is real easy to make and you can whip it up in no time.
 Photo Credit: midwesternmoms.com
Crochet baby headband free pattern
Photo Credit: crochetcraftsandme.blogspot.co.uk

Easy Crochet Lace Headband: free #crochet pattern
Photo Credit: bitsandbobblesblog.blogspot.co.uk


Baby Headband Sizes
DIY Baby Headband tutorial at blooming homestead
Photo Credit: http://www.bloominghomestead.com/2014/04/diy-baby-headband.html

Where to Buy Ribbons?
- Joann.com
- Dollartree

10 Ways to Organize Your Beads


For crafters who like to create jewelry and other beaded crafts, storing your beads may be quite an ordeal. But if you know how to organize your beads crafting will be easy and will make your crafting time a breeze.

Here are several ways you can organize your beads:

Using Recycled Materials

Use baby food jars to store beads.
Craft rack
Photo Credit craftynest.com
Use Evian bottles to store beads.
Perler storage with Evian bottles by Badassbeadz (a good way to recycle bottles)
Photo Credit: imgur.com

Use Mason Jars and attach them to a shelf.
Might be kinda cool to do on a couple of your shelves??
Photo fromdiyconfessions.com

Use spice jars and attach them to a magnetic board.
I love this idea for so many things....jewelry, scrapbooking, spices, hair clips...the list could go on and on!!
Photo from babble.com


Using Ready Made Bead Organizer

Use clear mini storage cups.

All my beads and sequins stored! by toriejayne, via Flickr :: storage!
Photo Credit: TorieJayne.blogspot.com
Use clear storage tubes and arrange them inside a drawer.
A great way of getting my gemstones organised and visible. I'm going to need a lot of drawers though.
Photo Credit: bhg.com

Use Custom Made Drawers with Division

Create a custom-made bead drawer organizer.

oh if only I had someone who could build me this!..studio bead organization
Photo from flickr.com


Use a drawer with custom wooden divisions.
Bead organization in letterpress cabinet
Photo from lorelei1141.blogspot.se



Using Dollar Store Organizers

Use single storage organizers if you only have a small number of beads.
Mini Storage Organizers from Dollartree.com
Glass Cookie Jars with Metal Lids from Dollartree.com
Use multi-bead organizers if you are keeping a lot of beads.
Bead Storage Organizer Box - 4"
Bead Storage Organizer Box from Dollardays.com


Plastic Storage Box - 8.75" x 11.75" x 1.5"
Plastic Bead Storage with Dividers from Dollardays.com