This week I had an idea. I told you about it in a Studio Chat (see the video above)
Oh, and the smarty pants you can hear trying to tell me that I'm wrong? That's my 12 year old boy. He's my new Director of Video Production - which is to say he was giving me so many YouTube and video editing tips that I decided to hire him, lol!
So I tried it, and it’s worked.
Well, of course it did because most zippered tote bags are simply more complicated versions of my little designer zipper bags.
It’s got beautiful quilting on it, just like the Designer Zipper Bags.
And it also has cute little straps.
And pockets on the outside and inside too.
I’m sure you could figure out how to sew it too - but don't worry - I’ll write up a new tutorial and post it as soon as I can.
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.
Get dreamy, designer inspired pillowcases that will look amazing in your bedroom! This DIY sewing tutorial takes just a yard and a half of fabric per pillowcase and works great with cotton, linen, satin, or another light to medium weight fabric.
I have a 6 year old and a 10 year old (who I think qualifies as a 'tween' - she acts 17 sometimes) and they both love to wear headbands. A couple years ago I wrote a series of tutorials for making headbands with FOE (fold over elastic) and ribbon, but this time I wanted to use fabric.
It’s never too early or too late to sew for Christmas - that’s my motto all year long! Here are my 12 favorite Christmas sewing projects…
I must admit that I have made some pretty silly, downright dumb projects before. But sometimes my projects turn out so amazing that I am simply in awe. This is one of those projects. I LOVE this handy pouch!
Did you know that animal shelters often use small quilts or blankets (called cage comforters) in the animals' cages to provide a soft bed and a sense of security? It's a great way to use up leftover pieces of fabric and batting and make something to help our furry friends at the shelters. It's kinda funny how I learned about this project...
You had 3 fun ideas to choose from… a clever drop in tote bag organizer, a modern fanny pack/sling bag/hip pouch (or whatever they call them these days!), or a comfy bed for your favorite pet.
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I decided to sew myself a new little card wallet using all the same steps that I share in my free Designer Zipper Bags Video Course.
I also decided to use my serger machine for quilting and embellishing the sides of the pouch and for finishing the seams. A serger isn’t necessary for this project, but I had fun using it.
The Huddle Quilt is a fast and easy pattern that’s perfect for large prints because it makes them the focal point. Plus there is plenty of negative space to let the eye enjoy your favorite fabrics even more.