Saturday, September 14, 2019


There's a Crafty Business Weekends Link Party button in the right side column.

Any small business that is handmade or sells craft-related supplies (fabric, ribbon, beads, jewelry, notions, patterns, etc) is welcome to link up.  The party is open from 12 a.m  EST Friday to 12 a. EST Monday every week.
All are welcome!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Rose Fabric Bag

This lovely bag was made by Annette, a lady who purchased the Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial!

The tutorial can be found here at  BLUPRINT.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Easy to make, roomy and fashionable, this tote features an inner zipper pocket which provides adequate room for a cell phone, lipstick, or what have you. There’s a magnetic closure as well as an inside ring tab to secure your keys. To add to the stability and structure, this bag also has an insert for the bottom. The outer tote’s quilted finish adds detail and a soft but durable construct.

 This bag is versatile and is open to easy to make changes, from adding bag hardware, a recessed zipper, a shoulder strap and so on, should you wish to add them. The tutorial would be rated between an advanced beginner and intermediate level.  

Pattern pieces are not provided, but measurements for each of the pieces are.
The tutorial can be found on BLUPRINT

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sunshine Wristlets - Free Pattern

I've been busy making another Sunshine Wristlet using cork and denim.  The difference from the other bag is the label on the front, and  a different fabric for the lining.  I also added an overlay over the zipper, and six card slots, adding cork to each side of the slots.  With the busy fabric used I thought it would be easier to spot where the card slots were.

My friend, Carol Meagher, also made a Sunshine Wristlet out of denim and cork. She didn't add a label or the wristlet strap. I really like the look of the bag without it.  She made an adjustable cork strap.  The changes make for quite a  super nice looking bag.  The free bag tutorial can be found  HERE.  There are also videos to help in the construction of the bag.

                                                       Zipper Overlay made of  cork.

Bag made by Carol Meagher

         Bag made by Linda

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Perfect DIY Wallet - Free Pattern

The Perfect DIY Wallet is a FREE sewing pattern.  You can find it at SEW CAN SHE.  It hosts 8 card slots facing the center of the wallet so they won't fall out, a zippered coin pocket, plus two pockets for your cell phone and bills.

The quilting adds a nice detail to the wallet, and best of all you can use your favorite fabric.

Numerous free patterns can be found here, so have a look.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Cute Checkered Tote - free tutorial!!

What a cute tote from Better Homes &'s actually a quilted backpack with loads of room for all your essentials plus!!  The tutorial is free!


A super on-line fabric shop I just discovered a few weeks ago is the  STUDIO 39 FABRICS.  There's a variety of lovely fabrics, and  shipping starts at $4.95 in Canada. 

The site is so organized and easy to follow!  If you're looking for some fabric at a reasonable price, this is the place!