love the simplicity of this classic handbag, no fussy pockets or straps. Just pick it up and go. The sewing tutorial is suitable for a beginner! An excellent sewing project to use recycled fabrics. A fabulous everyday bag too.
I saw this neat-o idea for making lunch bags on Skip To My Lou and since I am in an Oil cloth-crazed phase lately I thought how perfect would these be for a picnic! I changed it up a bit though and added a velcro closure so the oilcloth would stay folded shut and make carrying the lunch bag a little easier for smaller hands. Wanna see what I did?
Since my last post on ‘How to Sew Bias Tape’ found here, many of you have had some questions about how to sew it around corners (like with a square potholder). So I thought that I would put together another tutorial for you about taping up those darn corners that seem to cause so much sewing room chaos!
So, it occurred to me…after receiving several emails from you lovelies…that maybe I should give you a run down of how to sew with bias tape after I posted the Double Oven Mitt Tutorial here. This project uses quite a bit of bias tape and I didn’t even think that maybe some of you might not sew with it often or even ever to really know how to put it on.
It’s basically two oven mitts that are connected in the middle, kinda like mittens on a string but cooler and with a greater function. That middle section plays a key part in protecting your forearms and clothing from larger and sometimes heavier hot pans (yeah, I’m talking to you Lasagna pan!)
I wanted to make a sweet little clutch to use on our date, something fun and flirty. Something cute and eye-catching that speaks of the warmer spring weather we should be having. And with enough room for my phone, wallet, and a few different lipgloss, you know, just the essentials, lol!
My tutorial today is super easy! Last year I bought some coloring fabric and designed a marker roll that would fit a pack of 10 washable markers (the thick kind!) These projects are so great for gifts! In fact, I sold out of all the marker rolls I made at an Easter craft fair – moms were buying them for Easter basket stuffers!!! They are great for party favors, stocking stuffers, graduation gifts (well…..maybe kindergarten graduation???!) And you can whip out several in a short amount of time!
I’ve got a fun and simple precut pattern. It’s a houndstooth quilt made easy! We’re going to bypass cutting 3″ or 4″ strips with angles, etc. and instead opt for Jelly Rolls (Rolie Polies) and Charm Packs (Stackers) depending on the size you want your finished quilt to be.
I love roman shades for their simple style and versatility. They look good on there own or can be paired with long curtains. I made a lot of these shades for my previous home and a couple for the one that I live in now. You can pretty much use any fabric, but I've found using a heavy weight cotton decorator fabric or cotton duck works best. Plus, you don't need to line the shade with these types of fabrics.
I needed a new wallet. I sat down and thought about how I used my previous wallet, and what items I would want in a new design to suit my needs. As it turns out, I wanted a wallet that would hold my money, credit cards, change, and cell phone. Maybe even my keys or some sunglasses if room spared. I wanted a wallet with a leather exterior, 2 inner pockets, and lots of pockets for credit cards or other annual membership cards.
This tote is lined for extra strength. It also features two pockets on the front, so you don't have to go digging around in a huge bag for your keys. Because keys are heavy, so they go all the way to the bottom and you end up having to pull everything out to find them.
It goes together quickly and easily. The bottom of the bag is rounded, as is the top of the exterior pocket and the tab closure. There are three versions of the bag, each with its own list of supplies, cutting layout diagrams and checklist. The instructions have diagrams to help you through the assembly.
If you live in a cold climate, I'm sure it feels like spring and summer are very distant. Fortunately, they're right around the corner and since it's never too early to start dreaming about blooming flowers and sunny days, here's a mid-winter project that is sure to fill you with warm thoughts.
Always up for a creative challenge, I decided to use the Talbots bag as inspiration. So this is my version, a similar tote style, with a bit more flair and durability. And, so that you can try your hand at creating your own, here's the longest tutorial I have attempted to date. Fasten your seat belts...
April’s little tote is the perfect size for a picnic lunch on a summer day. The lining is made with canvas and has a pocket hanging from the top edge of the bag for your phone and keys. The outside of the bag is made out of cotton linen. It is simply constructed and a perfect afternoon project. ENJOY!!!!