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Sewing – Page 2

It’s a First – Hand-sewn

This lovely Julia shirt represents a big first for me and something I had been thinking about for a while – a completely hand-sewn garment. I have been sewing with a machine for a really long time now but the part I enjoy the most was always the hand sewing part. Continue Reading →

Make a New Bag!

Malcolm and I made this bag a few years ago but its a great, simple, easy-to-sew bag. Enjoy!

Malcolm was invited to a very good friend’s birthday party. Instead of buying a plastic toy Malcolm and I decided that we wanted to make something for Nolan. After a bit of discussion and thought we settled on a tote bag. These boys like to carry toys to each others houses so it could be well used. I went through my stash and found Star Wars fabric that would be perfect! Here is how to make your own. (I call myself a “seat of the pants” sewer since sometimes I design as I go. That led to doing things out of order on this bag. We should have done the pocket first so plan accordingly.) Continue Reading →

Spring Scarf

I just love the English floral crafty sensibility. It is happy and bright and unapologetically girly. This website – The Cottage Home – offers a tutorial for an infinity scarf that is easy to follow. It only requires basic sewing skills and tools.

This super cute fabric was just what I needed for an adorable gift. It was super-easy and took less than an hour. This would be a great Mother’s Day gift, don’t ya think? I think I need to make a few more! Time to head to the fabric store!