This shirt was totally inspired by my friend Jessica, aka Jonestown UkeSTAR. Until last week, I knew she played the ukulele, but I didn't know she was a youtube star. Then one day she texted and asked if she could come over and borrow my computer for a bit. She said her laptop was down and she needed to update her videos. I was like, ''WHAT??? you have videos???''Read More
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Heather, from Having S'more Adventures shared this picture of her travel trailer cushion makeover job in this weeks linky party and she won almost four times more clicks than any other participant! That doesn't happen very often! Especially considering this weeks party was jam packed with fabulous entries...we really should be having a spotlight on 30 or more projects:)Read More
Time for another post in our 'Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong!' Our Sewlebrity this week is the host of my favorite sewing podcast Modern Sewciety. Read on to see the beautiful Faux Wrap Pencil Skirt that she made that's found in Chapter 4 of the book. Join our sewalong and find out more in our facebook group!Read More
I'm so pleased to bring you this applique pattern. As you can see, it was truly a work of love for me. I made this pillow for my sister. I machine-felted the applique pieces to gray background felt before I hand embroidered the detailed.
Since fusible web is a more common applique technique, that is the method that I explained in the instructions. Of course, you may applique the pieces to your background any way that you choose.Read More
Look what I got this week! A pop-up camper. I'm so excited. I've been saving my pennies and searching craigslist for something just right for our family and I finally took the plunge.
Now I've got a delightful makeover project ahead of me, it makes me giddy just thinking about it. I mean, look at these vomit-colored curtains and mattresses with no quilts.Read More
Are you looking for our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong? Well, you're in the right place! Since we have 5 Wednesdays this month, it gives us one extra blog post for our sewalong and I thought I'd use it to share my secrets for finishing the hem on the Faux-Wrap Pencil Skirt.
Plus I'm going to giveaway a skirt!Read More
This month for our Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric Sewalong, we are sewing one of the oldest, sweetest blocks around... the 9 Patch Block! Of course you may sew it using any method you like, but if you stick around for my tutorial I'll show you how to make quick work of a whole bunch of blocks. I stitched up 16 in just a couple hours.Read More
I'm so excited about the projects we're making this month in our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong... and about the 'Sewlebrities' that are sewing for us!
If you haven't joined us yet, we're sewing two new projects every month from Just For You, the book that Sarah Markos and I co-authored together. Just For You has 24 projects to inspire selfish sewing: skirts, dresses, tops, tote bags, and accessories.
And everyone who sews along with us will get a limited edition Sewlebrity button. Scroll to the end to see.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
This week I made some cute drawstring backpacks for Blend Fabrics to show off in their Spring Quilt Market booth. Sewing them up was so easy and fast that I see a tutorial in the future.Read More
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!Read More
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...Read More
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!Read More