I’ve made a few projects with the insulated thermal lining before, the Long Arm Oven Mitts, the Can Cozy and Easy Quilted Pot Holders. So when Daniela from On the Cutting Floor wrote to me with some more ideas she had, we were inspired to create a couple more projects … Continue reading →
I’ve always been impressed by butcher knife rolls and Victorian physician surgical tools rolls: One of my dreams (and I have quite a few), was to have something similar for my sewing tools, a sort of emergency kit I can grab to take with me when I spend my lunch break finishing … Continue reading →
Here’s a fun and easy little project that is perfect for beginners. It will help you learn some techniques like sewing zippers and boxing corners. It would also make a great gift to show off your sewing skills. Sometimes you don’t need a big bag. Just something small enough to … Continue reading →
I was working on a bag design and wanted to create a particular type of handle. Not the usual bag handle where you simply fold the fabric into 4 and topstitch. I wanted a ‘nicer’ handle, one with two different fabrics so it would be reversible and feature both of … Continue reading →
This convertible tote bag turns into a backpack and a cross body bag. I have been thinking about a convertible tote bag that can answer some of the needs I have when I travel and because I just got a new computer. I only change my equipment when things don’t … Continue reading →
One easy way to adapt any bag pattern is to add your own pockets to the design, and the slip pocket is the easiest way to add some extra storage and organisation space inside your bag. What is a slip pocket? A slip pocket is a basic open pocket, usually … Continue reading →
Today, a free pattern with a difference – there’s no pattern! Well, and it’s not actually free. Other than that – it’s a free pattern! What on earth am I talking about? Well, I’m not making any sense because I’m just over-the-top-super-excited. You see, I made my own fabric and … Continue reading →
Over the last few months, I’ve had several readers write and ask about how I design and produce my sewing patterns. I thought it might be interesting to see how a pattern is developed right from the early stages of first idea through to pattern development, testing, and the production … Continue reading →
The belted pouch has been on the catwalk nonstop since the Summer of 2012 and will continue to be seen throughout the year. Just about every designer or ready-to-wear label has had a version of it. From $1,500 for a Gucci to just a few dollars at H&M you can find … Continue reading →
Hi, Stephanie from Swoodson Says – a new year brings renewed organizing and decluttering energy, so I have the perfect tutorial for you –a simple drawstring bag with a view! The older my son gets, the more small toys we have building up, so I sewed up a drawstring bag … Continue reading →
My own makeup bag was in need of some attention. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eyeshadow colors that haven’t changed since the early 90’s and some supermarket brand lipsticks. I do have a couple of … Continue reading →
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