I have a surprise for you! Pat Sloan who hosts American Patchwork and Quilting Radio (and podcast) asked me of I would mind being interviewed on her show. I was so amazed and thrilled, of course I agreed!
When I first sketched these drawstring backpacks in my little notebook, I wanted to design them entirely out of fabric. Because sometimes I really want to make something without going to the store for special notions. The casings, loops, and drawstrings are all made of fabric. Of course you can substitute ribbon, twill tape, or grommets for the loops. And you could always use bias trim stitched together, ribbon, or rope for the drawstrings. But if you have plenty of fabric in your stash (like me), you will probably appreciate an all-fabric project too.
There were so many great project for everyone to click through this week, we got tons of clicks...but the most by far went to this absolutely incredible original design made by Michelle of Falafel and the Bee.
Check out these beautiful dresses made by you in our Just For You 'Sewlebrity Sewalong'! Earlier this month we introduced two projects from Just For You (the Crafty Satchel and the Quilting Bee Dress). The book contains patterns for both projects, and more... 24 fun things to sew for yourself!
I've been working so hard on my girls' Easter dresses lately, that one day this week I needed to take a break from it and sew something completely different - an 'Easter Dress' for myself. And I knew exactly what fabric I would use. I recently got this charcoal polka dot jersey...
It's Friday Spotlight and the winner of this weeks Show Off Saturday linky party is Jennifer from Never Just Jennifer! This quilt is just stunning. I'm really drawn the bright reds with the contrasting cream. Even with the snow in the background of the photos, the quilt makes me think spring will be popping right around the corner!
Didn't you just love Heidi's Crafty Satchel that she posted yesterday? Those leather handles were awesome. If you are dying to make the Crafty Satchel but don't want to put down the money for pre-made handles you are in luck because today Sarah's going to show you how to make your own "pre-made" handles out of fabric and a little Soft & Stable interfacing.
Guess who our 'Sewlebrity' blogger this week is??? It's Heidi Staples of Fabricmutt! I'm a huge fan of Heidi (and I love her new book Sew Organized) so I was thrilled when she agreed to join our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong.
Some of that fabric you have hidden away in your cupboard or on your little fat quarter shelf is too pretty to be hidden away. Put it on display on your wall! The best part about this storage, um... home decor, is that when you think of the perfect project for that FQ or half-yard, it's easy to take it down.