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.
Remember, you don't need to have blog to add your picture and show off something you made this week. Just leave the 'link' field blank. But if you do have a blog and want to add a link to your picture, great! The most clicked link will be spotlighted here next Friday.
Dress up a plain binder with an easy padded cover!
This DIY binder cover makes your binder so much better with a large outside pocket and two inside pockets for pens, pencils, or scissors.
I'm so excited to offer you my first machine embroidery design! As many of you know, I recently bought a Janome Memory Craft 14000 Sewing and Embroidery machine from SewingMachinesPlus.com and I love it (see my unboxing post here). I find myself torn between sewing and embroidery - I can't get enough of either!
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I'm so excited to share with you this new little clutch bag pattern! I've been loving a whole lot of little bags that I see on Pinterest - especially those that have a zipper compartment on the inside - so I decided to incorporate a little zipper pouch inside this little bag.
Sew a soft and cozy poncho wrap! This free sewing tutorial shows you how to make one using a lightweight throw blanket OR 2 yards of fabric.
I saw a sneak peek at the Black Friday ad for Jo-Anns Fabrics and guess what's going to be 75% off? FLEECE! Oh, I hope I don't get in trouble for telling you that. :)
So I thought I would share with you a sweet little pattern that I designed just for fleece fabric. It's a bolero jacket that folds together like fabric origami and is secured only with buttons. And since fleece doesn't fray, you can choose to finish the edges or not.
You can sew these really awesome plump tufted pillows with fringe all around the edges... and then you can pile them up (with the star I showed you how to make here) and make an adorable Christmas Tree!