Star Wars Dopp Kits

Star Wars Dopp Kits

Today I made personalized Dopp Kit toiletry bags for the boys with Star Wars fabric lining. I used a simple pattern from Craftsy ( https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/12/dopp-kit-tutorial/ ) Then I used my Silhouette Cameo cutter and heat press to add the boys’ names on them.

Kid-size messenger bag

Kid-size messenger bag

I sewed this kid-size messenger bag for my older son. I used pattern #545 from The Green Pepper (http://www.thegreenpepper.com/product/545-oregon-trail-messenger-bag-pattern/). The black exterior and red lining fabric are both 500 Dernier coated Cordura nylon from Rockywoods Fabrics (http://www.rockywoods.com/1000D-Cordura-Nylon/500-Denier-coated-Cordura-Nylon-Fabric). The graphic is a personalized Star Wars Imperial…

Success with my First Upholstery Project

Success with my First Upholstery Project

I used the book “Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design” by Amanda Brown to take apart the Morris chair that I’ve hated for 15 years, and then sew a new cover for the chair. I am really proud of the result. BEFORE: AFTER:

Spreadsheet to sew any size tote bag

Spreadsheet to sew any size tote bag

Use my spreadsheet to sew any size tote bag. Whenever we go on a picnic or spend a day at the beach we never have a tote bag to carry the food and toys in. I found this great tutorial for Inspired Wren’s Lined Tote Bag,…

Sewing Ring Bearer Pillows

Sewing Ring Bearer Pillows

Instructions for sewing ring bearer pillows.

It is easy to sew your own curtains!

It is easy to sew your own curtains!

Sewing tutorial–Lined Curtain Panels (March 2017) My biggest fear the first time I sewed curtains was with the blind hemming. I learned that if you just sew a regular hem, it is barely noticeable. No need for blind hemming. I also discovered that inserting a…