Strap Tutorial – Two Pieces of Fabric

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Here is the second strap tutorial that I wanted to show you.  This one is the easiest to do if you want to use two different fabric designs.  I like this method but the strap isn’t as substantial as the version with one piece of fabric. To start out, cut out your strap pieces from… Read more »

Strap Tutorial – One Piece of Fabric

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I wanted to share one way that you can make straps for a bag.  For this method it’s best to use one pattern of fabric. To start out, figure out what size you want your final strap to be.  This of course will depend on what you are making and how the strap is being… Read more »

Elastic Waistband Tutorial

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I was making a few skirts for a coworker’s daughter and thought I would take pictures of the process of making an elastic waistband. To start out, fold and iron the edge in by about a 1/4 of an inch.  If you have a serger you can also serge the edge. Next, fold and iron… Read more »

Fabric Turtle

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We have a new baby in the family and I wanted to make him something fun.  I was originally planning on making another cloth block but then found this turtle tutorial on Make It and Love It.   Isn’t it cute?!?  I especially love Ashley’s pictures of the turtles in the grass! The tutorial was super… Read more »

Lillian’s Tote Bag

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I made Lillian a tote bag just like the one that I gave away and the one I made for our cousin’s daughter. Except this time I appliqued an “L” onto it so it was a little more personalized.  I am very happy with how it turned out.  I actually made this one before I… Read more »