Look what we've sewn this month in our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong! Each month we're making 2 different projects (or anything you want to make) from the book that Sarah and I wrote, Just For You. We have a Facebook group for everyone who sews along to share ideas and inspiration... and so I can grab photos at the end of the month to share here.Read More
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Equilateral triangles are awesome! Equal length sides, equal angles, and yet so many ways to put them together, they could never be boring! I think this shape was invented to be put on a quilt. :)
Here are some of my favorite equilateral triangle quilt projects that I've seen. If they've come from a blog post I'll link to it so you can learn more. The pillow comes from one of my sweet friends in the SewCanShe Sewcialites facebook group.Read More
We're on a little stay-cation this weekend... testing out the camper with our newly recovered cushions - I still have to take pictures of them but you'll see them soon.
I want you to know that I've been reading ALL of your comments on my last post about the cost of handmade items. Most of you make me feel so happy to be among women who create for the love of it. Some of the comments are upsetting, and not because I pity those whose talents are misused by others - but because I know exactly how you feel! I feel so much guilt saying 'no,' that I often take on projects for which people would never pay me what the item is worth and I end up just giving it to them.
Anyway... back to sewing for the love of it: Before we left I stitched up a little dress for Chloe - it's from this summer's Ottobre Design magazine (Issue 03/2015).Read More
Here's the handmade dress that you asked me to make... and said that of course you'd pay me to sew it for you. I hope you like it. It's custom fit to your measurements, using the fabric that you picked from my stash and the pattern that you provided to me (I'm so glad you found it for only 99 cents!).
So I thought you'd like a breakdown of the costs. Here you go:Read More
Remember the pop-up camper that I bought way back in April? And I swore that I was going to do a sewing makeover to it? Well, it's July and I finally got started. With the deconstruction at least, lol.Read More
Handmade gifts are the best, aren't they? Here's something you can whip up quickly when a friend is having a baby. Just toss in a few diapers and wipes and you've got the most thoughtful gift at the shower!Read More
I made another Big Pocket Baby Clutch (well, 2 more actually).Read More
Welcome back to the Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong! Join with us as we sew skirts, totes, and other fun items for ourselves this year from the book Just For You. Sarah Markos and I wrote this book and stuffed it with amazing patterns from our favorite bloggers..
This week we are so excited to have Abbey of 'Sew Charleston' sewing along with us as our 'Sewlebrity.'Read More
I've been on such a hand embroidery binge lately... I think it's because I can pack my supplies in a bag and take them to the park, the pool, or even the dock while my kids are fishing. It's truly take-anywhere sewing, exactly what I need during the summer.Read More
I finished my Valentines Day quilt right before Independence Day (funny how I am always running late) but it somehow fit in with our celebrations anyway.Read More
Today is going to be a fantastic Friday, I'm sure of it! We have 3 incredible linky party winners to spotlight today from this weeks Show Off Saturday linky party that you're gonna LOVE! The projects this week included some of the coolest and freshest new quilting ideas I've seen this summer...I'm so excited to share them with you!Read More
Okay, you may be looking at these super tight swim trunks and thinking 'eeew,' my boys would never wear those, neither would I let them! If that's the case, I totally understand. I had never seen swim jammers until my boys were on a swim team last year and even then I thought they were pretty inappropriate at first. Which brings up the question, why do we let our girls wear skin tight and comparably skimpy swimwear without a second thought? But I digress... if your boys are not on a swim team you may like my DIY Boardshorts post better.Read More
Equilateral triangle quilts are relatively easy to make because there is only one size and shape to cut out - and you'll cut out lots of them. Start with a plan (whether you want random triangles or a carefully arranged design) and I'll provide some tips for making your work go smoothly. :)Read More
Introducing 'Create This Look,' a new blog series brought to you by Caitlin from The Fabric Market! Each post will inspire you to knock-off something gorgeous using your own sewing machine.
This week I was inspired by the "Business Lunch Lovely Dress" from ModClothRead More
Welcome to our July SewCanShe Sewalong! Each month we're sewing 2 projects from the book that Sarah Markos and I wrote, Just For You. Our book contains 24 selfish sewing projects to help you sew something special for your self every month of the year. We have a facebook group where you can post your photos and questions and get inspiration from other sewists.Read More