Monday, October 22, 2018

The Little Jasmine Cosmetic Bag

The Little Jasmine Cosmetic Bag tutorial will soon be ready!  It's an easy sew, and a great introduction for the beginner wanting to use vinyl for the first time.


Game Board Mug Mat Free Pattern on #freesewingpattern #mugmat #mugrug

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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mug Rug Tutorial

This free rug mug tutorial can be found on Craftsy

Love this !

Making Mug Rugs

What a great little gift idea!!   They're fun to make, so easy, and basically cost free, other than the batting!!!  I first went through my scraps, and picked out pieces that were long enough to cross over the width & length of the mug rug, the  size I had decided on.  As I went a long I cut two pieces of the fabric the same size.  I did this so I would have two mug rugs basically the same!  That was just my way of doing it.

 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 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   

Enlarged Sew Together Bag

 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.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Perfect Little Cosmetic Bag

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 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.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Mini Sew Together Bag

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?