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.
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 logo that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine out […]
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:
Use my spreadsheet to calculate how 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, but it was too small. With the […]
Instructions for sewing ring bearer pillows.
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 piece of buckram in the header of the curtain so […]