Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Heart Pouch Tutorial

Just in time for Valentines Day!  These sweet pouches would make the ideal gift for  Valentine's Day.  I've made  two for my great granddaughters Hallie and Blakey! 

I thought it would make a great place for them to store their Valentines each year. 

I've added a long ribbon joining them with the idea in mind, that they could hang these pouches from a hook on the wall , out of the way, but within sight.

The tutorial can be found on P4P Sewing Patterns

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Cork Fabric DIY Card Wallet

This free  tutorial can be found at SEW CAN SHE.  It's a quick, easy sew!   No lining needed as the cork has it's own backing.  I used  a scrap piece of cork fabric.  It is so nice to sew!

The tutorial is easy to follow, and includes the measurement for a larger wallet.

 While visiting have a look at all the lovely bag tutorials, quilt patterns and various sewing projects Caroline has on her blog.

 She suggested a stitch for this wallet which I've never used before, the triple stretch stitch.. I think it worked really well.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Designing Bag Interiors

This is an excellent site for all bag makers!  It has much information on  designing bag interiors,  as well as techniques and tutorials!

You can find it all on BAG'N-TELLE   Enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Newsy Letter!

If you have any  projects , I'd love to post them, whether it be quilting, sewing bags, clothing.  It's great seeing other's creations!

There's two bags I'm interested in making, the Boronia Bowler Bag and the Speedwell Sling Bag. 

There are excellent tutorials on You Tube.  I think the Speedwell Sling Bag may present as a challenge because of the number of pieces (90+), which just means you have a lot of interfacing and sewing to do.. step by step.  The Boronia Bowler Bag looks quite easy to make, especially after watching the video.  Both are by Celine at Blue Calla.

A friend, Carol Meagher,  just completed a Boronia Bowler Bag (above) using all cork.  It's gorgeous!!   It has an exterior double pull zipper, a interior zipper pocket and two interior slip pockets.  She does an amazing job on all of her bags!   A link for the pattern can be found HERE. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

ODICOAT Fabric Coating Gel

There's a new fabric coating on the market ladies.  It's called ODICOAT.  It's a clear brush on product that creates an oil cloth feel and is water resistant!  It repels oils, mud and water from your fabric.

Either a matt or glossy finish can be achieved.  It's great for coating fabric for bags, cosmetic bags, boots, umbrella's, table runners, you name it!

 The ladies in some of the Facebook groups are talking about this product.  A few have produced  videos to show the application and result.

  I haven't tried it yet, but I sure like the look!  I know it can be purchased on Amazon.

Here's a You Tube video by Debby Hunker of Doodabug Dreamer using Odicoat for the first time.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sunshine Wristlet

The Sunshine Wristlet  is a favorite of mine.  I recently found a pattern for boxing the corners.  The original has rounded ends which gives it less space inside.  This one measures approximately 10" w x 7 1/2" h x 3" depth.  I've added tabs with D rings to the ends of the zipper in the one bag and secured them with rivets.

The other wristlet below I've added one tab to each side.  Both are really roomy.  I like the size and the shape as well!  Both wristlets have interior zipper pockets and an adjustable strap..  With making these for my family members in earlier posts, I also added card slots.

 The pattern/tutorial can be found HEREFor a closer look, just click on the pictures.  The D ring rivet hack can be found here.  Clematis D Ring Rivet Hack , by Debbie Hunker.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Bowl Cozies

Here are some bowl cozies I make yesterday.  I've never attempted them before, but they are a quick, easy sew!

I used 100% cotton fabric, 100% cotton thread, and 100% cotton batting.   When purchasing supplies you should double check the batting  as some is marked as 100%, but other parts of the package say something else.  Silver or gold threads going throughout the fabric are a no-no.  If used, you would have a fire.  Make  sure you have a bowl, plate or saucer in the cozy with food in/on it before placing in the microwave..  Some of the instructions I've read emphasized using the cozy for reheating food only, not cooking!  Reheating should only been done at 2 minute intervals, and with a watchful eye!

If you've made cozies and have some tips/hints, please feel free to leave a comment, or if you have made different shapes, I'd love to see them.

Some other ways these cozies can be used can be found at Happy Hour Stitches as well as the instructions I used!