Luckily, I like to organize! I say luckily because with a fabric shop and sewing classroom, there is a lot that needs to be kept tidy. I wanted to make some fabric bins or baskets for a while. I tried several different methods, interfacings and stabilizers and they just weren’t what I was going for. I wanted a really sturdy basket with handles. More like a box, really. So, I decided to try using a cardboard box. Voila, just what I wanted. It took a…
I have been busy getting ready for our kids summer classes. In one of our classes, we paint a doll bed, make bedding for it and make some pajamas for 18″ dolls. I searched for a fairly easy doll pj pattern, figuring there had to be one out there somewhere. I couldn’t find quite what I was looking for, so I drafted my own pattern and thought I would share it.
I love making these leather handle tote bags! I have made so many in different fabrics. They are are great way to use the gorgeous canvas and linen fabrics that so many designers have been releasing. I have been wanting to write down the pattern for ages now, and I was finally able to do it. If you prefer to download a printable version – Leather Handle Tote Bag.
The shop is open! After months of building shelves and opening boxes and moving things all around, we are open! I have been blow away by the support from the local community. Thank you all for stopping by and for spreading the word. I would like to extend a special thanks to Craig, Steve, Laura, Sue and Liz for their help getting everything ready. If you stop in you are bound to meet them at some point!
Since it doesn’t look like I will be making Halloween costumes this year (sniff, sniff), I wanted to come up with a fun Halloween Sewing project. I had been wanting to use the Ghouls and Goodies Jelly Roll that I have in the shop.