August 2009 archive

Snowman Quilt Challenge - Block 1

Snowman Quilt Challenge – Block 1

Snowman Quilt Challenge – Block 1 – If you’re looking for a fun winter sewing project that includes fun fabric, needlework, applique and quilting… then you’ve found the perfect project! This project is for all skill levels and is taught in a beginner style. So, no one is left behind! The “Fashionable Snowmen” wall quilt will be 34″ x 34″ finished. It will include 4 pieced and appliqued snowmen quilt blocks. Read more…

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Tote Bag Sewing Patterns

Browse this growing collection of fun and stylish tote bag patterns! Learn how to sew any of these amazing tote bags with detailed step by step illustrated instructions… plus printable patterns. You’ll discover quick and easy tote bags for the beginner sewer… designer bags for more of a challenge… and everything in between!  Read more…

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How To Make A Tote Bag – Designer Style!

Would you believe this amazing looking tote bag was made from fat quarters?! It literally cost me less than $10 to make. And I love it! I plan on wearing it whenever I’m in jeans and a black or white top… with a beige skirt… or even with a black dress! Really nice… with lots of pockets to carry your cell phone, iPod… whatever you need! Read more…

How To Read and Use a Sewing Pattern

Have you put off a sewing project because you just don’t know how to use a paper sewing pattern? I explain all the different pieces of a sewing pattern, from reading the outside package, to understanding all the symbols on the pattern. Using a sewing pattern can be a lot of fun… and easy! Read more…