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Last fall I bought a bolt of gridded interfacing from Amazon and discovered a whole new way to sew patchwork. The cool thing I discovered was that all my pattern ideas were immediately scalable - every project could be big or small depending on what size square I decided to use.
Welcome May! Nothing could be better this month than a fresh and beautiful quilt block.
A couple months ago my friend at Blend Fabrics asked me if I'd sew up a couple projects for their Spring Market booth - something I LOVE to do because you wouldn't believe how much fun it is to be roaming around Market and suddenly see something that YOU made, lol!
Keep everything you need handy - and organized - in the car with this sweet little bag! Mine holds my phone (and the cords, lol), a couple pens, and anything else I want to toss in there quick while I'm driving. From the front you can see it has all the features that we noticed on this month's Pinterest Un-Tutorial. But there's more...
I love sewing welt zipper pockets! They are so easy to customize for any project... my favorite place to sew them is on a tote bag. But I've also seen them on pants, pouches, wallets, and even shoes!
I had so much fun making tons of totes and pouches... in lots of sizes!
There are so many ways to use fabric baskets...I'm thinking a basket full of cute fabric scraps would be my favorite:)
Check out this adorable Car Diddy Bag! It's ready to hold my phone (and the cords, lol), a couple pens, and anything else I want to toss in there quick while I'm driving. From the front you can see it has all the features that we noticed on our Inspiration Bag. But there's more...
Warning: This post is long... but I have so much to tell you! Scroll to the bottom for your chance to win Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets!
I'm so excited that I can finally share some big news that I've been sitting on for months:
I went to Denver to film a Craftsy class! I'm sure that you (my readers) understand how big this is for me... you already know what a huge Craftsy fan I am and how much I looooove watching and re-watching the classes.
I've got so much exciting news! Last week I traveled to Denver and filmed my first online sewing class for Craftsy (maybe you saw my facebook post). I'm in the middle of writing a 'behind-the-scenes' post about it, but meanwhile today is Show Off Saturday...
One problem I had while traveling was that I had nothing to pack my jewelry in. I have given away every single Travel Jewelry Case that I've sewn using my tutorial, lol. I designed the pattern for my first book Just For You but then we were over our page count and something had to be cut, so this became a free sewing tutorial for my blog readers. :)
These little tags are darling...and I'm thinking they might be just perfect for my grade school kids backpacks:)