Welcome to Cute Tips! Last time we had two folks who illustrate adorable things (and craft them up too!), and this time it's gonna look a little different. But equally cute!
Amy Sinibaldi of nanaCompany makes beautiful things. She chooses wonderful fabrics, stitches sweetness, and it all comes together to make the cutest items for kids and grown-ups alike. I think part of what makes Amy's work so adorable is that she infuses it with her own heart, which is pure gold. But since it's hard to pass that along as a tip, Amy has another super stitchy way to make things cute!
Add a patch! Whether it's hand-embroidered or a fussy-cut patch of fabric, or cut from a roll of printed cotton tape, a patch sewn onto a handmade item adds definite cute factor. It can be a subtle addition of cute (like when added to the a lower corner of a child's skirt or dress) or it can take center stage ~ at the center of a pouch or handbag. The best part is that you can add a patch to a project at any time, it doesn't have to be planned ahead. :)
Thank you, Amy! You're the best!
To pick up more of Amy's super cute style, check out her book, Sweetly Stitched Handmades!