Stop Staring and... Start Sewing will be hosting a mini-series in June on how to convert an a-line skirt pattern into 2 easy pieces. Also check out her fabric shop at Fabritopia for sales on Moda fabrics and Michael Miller!Jona over at
Lastly, I wanted to share about one of my new favorite blogs. You have to check out From an Igloo. There are so many great ideas and tutorials here and wonderful new posts every few days. Most are about sewing but she throws in cooking and other fun things too. I think you'll love it! I have already purchased fabric to make the One Hour Sundress for my girls.
So, hopefully I'll be able to get a new sewing machine soon and we'll be back in business. Don't forget to add a comment if you have suggestions for what machine I should purchase. Thanks!
Monday, May 17, 2010
I ordered some great new labels for my sewing projects they are from JennifersJewels on Etsy. I really love them. They can either be ironed on or sewn. She has a wide variety to choose from or you can set up a custom order. They came in about a week and half. I also wanted to mention were I got the pattern for the Fat Quarter Handbag that I mentioned in my last post. It comes from Sarah Gilbert Designs on http://www.youcanmakethis.com/
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
My girls were monkeys in their dance recital this past weekend. They were so adorable. A couple of weeks ago I happened open the FREE Molly Monkey Pattern from mmcrafts. Of course I just had to make a couple for gifts at the recital. They love them and they also match some twirl skirts that I recently made for them too. The twirls skirt is a pattern from Pouty Princess Designs at http://www.youcanmakethis.com/. The angel wing tops are from Growing Up with Rosie also at http://www.youcanmakethis.com/.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I hope that everyone had a lovely Mother's Day! I know I did. I wanted to share this tote that I made for my mom. It comes from a very simple e-pattern found at http://www.youcanmakethis.com/ . Here is the link. I did make a change to the width of the straps. the pattern called for 2" before even folding it and sewing. This meant that you ended up with really thin straps. I changed the width to 3" and this was much better. It does however mean that you will need more than a fat quarter for your piece of material for the upper border, straps, and interior pocket. You will now need a piece 18"x24". I think it turned out cute. Oh I also gave the old Fusible Fleece a try. I figured it was a smaller project than the Weekender Travel Tote and would be a good time to practice. It worked out well. I just followed the instructions on the paper backing that came with the fleece. I ordered mine on-line but did discover that Joann's carries it. That would be a great item to use a coupon on!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I have cut out my material for the Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Sew-a-long. I like how it looks and think it will make a cute bag. This sew-a-long is at a nice slow pace which is nice because I can keep going with my other projects too. I will post pictures of those in the next few days. In the meantime, check out the Sew Spoiled Blog , Flickr Group, and the Sew Spoiled Etsy shop.