I love using scraps!
There’s something so satisfying about making use of every little bit of fabric left over from a yard.
I especially don’t want to waste any of the scraps from my Sweet Caroline fabric collection (a collaboration with QT Fabrics - shipping to quilt stores now!).
So I decided to make pretty lanyards with some 2 1/2’’ strips and tiny squares.
These are sewn in the same way as my Pretty Lanyard Tutorial with two exceptions:
I used one 2 1/2’’ strip instead of sewing two strips together
I skipped the fusible fleece so they aren't puffy
I love these new lanyards so much… I put a little pair of scissors at the end of one, and my keys on another. Now I just need a fun quilting event to attend and I can use the last pretty lanyard for my badge!
Also… this week I started a new thing: Studio Chats!
Just a quick video ‘hello’ to you!
I’m hoping that this will be a fun way to keep in touch and let you know what’s going on in my studio. I’ll post the new Studio Chats at the top right corner of my website.
What do you think?
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Today’s Friday Spotlight is this custom duffle that is a smaller size bag that works great for kids!
Wow! Can I tell you how amazed (and happy!) I am that so many of you want to sew up this little case for crochet hooks? But really, you can make this fold over case to fit so many different items that I didn't want to limit you.
Introducing the Easy Ruffle Shrug! This pattern belongs to me, I once sold it as a .pdf pattern, but now I'm offering it to my SewCanShe readers as a free download from my Craftsy Shop.
Read on to see my girls' Easter outfits.
You know what that means, there is something new today at This Little Light.
The third Tuesday (like today), is when new journaling pages and other printable are released so members of my sewing support circle can keep on planning, journaling, and more.
I'm so excited to show you the classic quilt blocks that I've been working on for July. As soon as Blend sent me this fabric, I knew that I would make the sailboat quilt block. Isn't it perfect?
In case you are catching this blog series for the first time, we're spending a year making gorgeous quilt blocks using the classic patterns and fresh modern fabrics from Anna Griffin and Blend Fabrics! So far we've made the Dutchman's Puzzle Block, the Churn Dash Block, the Friendship Star, and the Snowball and Nine Patch blocks together!
I have been wanting to sew something like this for so long! I guess I'm just really lucky that you voted for it for our March Un-Tutorials project. I'm not sure where this style of boxy tote came from, but it sure is cute, isn't it?
Finish your Chubby Lunch Tote.
My 7 year old son Connor has been nagging me for ages to sew him something for his bike. His sister's bike came with a little zipper case to carry things in, but alas, his did not. I did not feel particularly inspired by this request for a long time so other things got in the way. Finally I realized that I needed to make his bike bag pretty quick or feelings would be hurt.
It’s always so much fun for me to scroll Instagram and see something you made with one of my patterns.
Today let’s have fun checking out all the Fat Quarter Sized Fold Up Baskets that you have been sewing up!