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 »

Measuring Gauge

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Do you have this little tool?  Have you ever seen one?  When I took my learn to sew class our instructor gave each of us this tool.  At first I thought, what will I ever use this thing for?  Well, I use it ALL THE TIME. I have used it to find out how far… Read more »

Beach Bag using Sis Boom Laminated Cotton

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Shortly after I started my blog and joined Twitter, Jennifer Paganelli from Sis Boom contacted me asking if I would like some laminated fabric. How could I turn that offer down! She was generous enough to give me plenty to make a nice size beach bag. Thanks so much Jennifer! I have had the laminate… Read more »

Spoonflower Labels

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I am so excited to show you my new labels!  I have been looking into getting labels for a little while now and found that the reasonably priced ones tend to be plasticy (is that a word?) and that the woven ones are crazy expensive because you have to buy so many at a time…. Read more »