I think my favorite part of our Just For You 'Sewlebrity' Sewalong is seeing how other people make the things that Sarah and I worked so hard on when we were writing the book. As we sewed the projects, we imagined them one way, and now we get to see them lots of different ways!Read More
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Sew Steady is sponsoring a HUGE giveaway that includes all of this: The Wish Table (with it's notions tray, Circles Sewing Tool, Universal Table Grid, and Table Lock), the special free motion quilting ruler foot with a basic ruler, and the ruler sampler kit with 6 more rulers!Read More
This week I finally got around to making myself something new for #memademay!
This linen top is a new pattern in the 02/2015 issue of Ottobre Design. It's the first thing I've sewn from this issue and I absolutely love it. I've never had a linen top before and I had no idea how cool and comfortable the fabric would be.Read More
A sewing machine cover is an obvious place for this lovable applique...but my mind is going crazy with all kinds of other ideas of where to use it:) A T-shirt, throw pillow, hand towels...basically anywhere!Read More
I was looking at old photos this week and look what I found... eek! That's me at 17 (graduation photo) in a dress that I made myself. Was it obvious or what? I don't think many other gals my age were walking around covered in sunflowers in 1993. What made me pick that fabric? It's really cute and all, but to wear?Read More
Yes, I've been busy. It's that time of year when teacher gifts are 'due,' lol.
Did you notice that my Bunny Applique blog post included a tote tutorial? Yes, it does, and that's how I made these bags.
Of course, I left off the bunny applique for the teachers. And I added some interior pockets. The finished tote bag measures about 15'' tall and 16'' wide. It's perfect for books and school supplies.Read More
Let's talk undies! Does your little girl love those 'boy shorts' underwear? My almost-6 year old does. And I really don't mind her wearing them since they are actually more modest (and they look more comfortable) than the skimpier variety. I've been so excited to make her some new underwear, but no matter how many different ways I searched 'boy short underwear for girls' I could not find a single pattern. Am I crazy? And believe me, I wish I could 'unsee' some of the things my searches brought up, lol.Read More
There's a fun new product that you may have seen at the craft store... iCraft Deco Foils. I saw them at Michaels near the paper crafting section, but guess what? They are amazing on fabric too!
This 6'' square cosmetic pouch is simple, but looks gorgeous thanks to the Deco Foils, don't you think? Plus, it closes with hook and loop tape (velcro) instead of a zipper. I love zippers, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it's fun to do something different.
Wow, I didn't know I could blab on and on so much. It was like, 'turn on the camera and let her go!'
So yes, I bought a coverstitch machine last weekend! It's the Janome 900CPX and it's so much fun. Let me show you some of my work so far.Read More
First up, Deby's sweet coin purse tutorial from So Sew Easy! This is a brand new tutorial that Deby just posted and I've seen it all over the web...it's making waves and I can see why, she's got great pictures and fail proof instructions. Besides, who doesn't want to make a cute little coin purse?Read More
I'm so excited for our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong projects this month... and the amazing 'Sewlebrities' we have lined up to do them with us!Read More
Is it really May already? I'm ready to go to the beach! I already have my beach house, lol! Our Classic Block: Fresh Fabric sewalong block this month is the House Block. It's a classic block that quilters have made a million different ways. If you sewalong with us you can make any house block you want, and you might just win a sweet bundle of fabric!
Guess what??? Boys can sew too! You just need to find the right way to help them love it.
My little guy is really an engineer at heart, so when he saw me sewing half square triangles and flying geese using the stitch-then-cut method for our Sailboat Block Tutorial, he was fascinated. He had a whole new appreciation for quilt making once he realized that it requires BRAINS, lol.Read More
There's just something about handmade bags and totes that make them irresistible! We all use them everyday, they really are essential, but adding that extra touch of your favorite fabric or strategically placed zipper can make a bag such a pleasure to use!Read More
We've had a great time sewing up projects from Just For You this month! Stephanie Kendron (of Modern Sewciety) made a Faux Wrap Pencil Skirt, Michelle White (of Falafel and the Bee) made a gorgeous Tied Belt, and now check out these new pictures that I snagged from our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong facebook group...Read More
Wow! I thought my readers would like this cute caddy, but I didn't think they'd be begging me to finish the pattern so fast. So I did. Yes, I love sharing free sewing patterns like this. So here it is!Read More