Monday, October 22, 2018
What a unique gift idea! Staci from Crafty Staci is offering a free tutorial for a game board mug rug. This would be great for everyone whether traveling, or at home. She has added a small loop, so the mug rug can be hung up , as well as a zippered pocket to hold all the checkers when not in use!
Staci has a excellent blog where she has a shop, tutorials and patterns. You can find the Crafty Staci Blog, and the tutorial for this mug rug HERE.
Posted by Linda at 11:34 AM
Saturday, October 13, 2018
For the beginner...this is a great way to use your scraps from bigger projects!! You can make the mug rugs any size you like! Roll them up when completed, tie a ribbon around them with this tag, "Hi I'm a Mug Rug!!...and bless a few people! You could add a coordinating mug or even a box of cookies..the ideas are endless!
You can find a free label here and lots of mug rug ideas at Resliced by Jordan ( The label is from Resliced by Jordan as well).
If you would like to watch a how to video...you can find an excellent one at Strippy Scrappy Mug Rug on You Tube.
For binding check out these ..... How to Finish Rug Mug Binding by Machine or you can learn how to sew it by hand at Crafty Gemini #l and Crafty Gemini #2
Posted by Linda at 4:06 PM
I had a friend ask if I could enlarge the pockets on the original Sew Together Bag, as she was wanting one with deeper pockets. I didn't think I could do it, but a few weeks ago, I decided I would give it a try. Hence, here is what I achieved as my test bag.
The enlarged bag is approximately 2 1/4" more in height, and the width is 1 1/2" wider than the original bag.
The enlarged Sew Together Bag pockets are lined with a iron-on vinyl which I purchased on Amazon. The side panels were enlarged to accommodate the height of the pockets.
Posted by Linda at 12:28 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Now here's a small cosmetic bag designed for the woman who uses minimal makeup, and finds it frustrating when she can't find what she's looking for in a larger bag (containing too much "stuff")! That's me!
This little cotton & vinyl bag is just the right size...no more searching for various items! It's perfect! It's only 8" x 6" x 1 1/2". The straps are 16", secured by rivets, and sewn on.
TUTORIAL COMING SOON ! AN EASY SEW!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
I love making these mini Sew Together Bags. I especially enjoy sewing the binding on by hand.
This one has two zipper pockets (although I have seen 3 zip pockets in the mini size). It is approximately 7 1/2"w x 4 1/2"h.
There are excellent tutorials at OPQUILT.COM for the mini, and THE QUILT BARN for the regular sized Sew Together Bag. The pattern/ tutorial can be purchased on CRAFTSY! You Tube also has various videos for those who like the visual!
There are little wooden tags to go on each bag. I will repost once they are on. Doesn't the bag with the little girls remind you of the Campbell soup girls?