My Kismet Trinket Boxes – A Sew Sweetness Pattern

2016-11-18-11-16-26These cute little boxes are part of Sew Sweetness newest pattern, Kismet Trinket Boxes!  This new pattern is part of Sara’s ‘Value Series’ of $5 patterns, and has less than 20 steps.  With 2 shapes and 3 sizes each you can pick what you’d like to sew (sew all the sizes!!) I bet once you make the first one, you’ll agree.  They’re addictive!


I made the small circle and small square for my first go-round.  The small square- 5” long x 3-1/2” tall x 3” deep and the small round – 12” circumference x 4” tall.   If you choose to make the set of 3 in both shapes you’ll notice they nest into each other nicely for storage.  And I have to say that these pretties make the best scrap buster projects because they all use less than a FQ!


After a few pattern re-reads I was able to sew these up in about an hour and a half.  I used a sewing fabric I’ve had hoarded away from JoAnn’s so it’s a nice cotton weight.  I think you could make them in other assorted fabric weights, but keep in mind the smaller ones need more “hankering” with so i’d try a larger shape first and see how it does.


Kismets would be a great pattern for a sewist comfortable with sewing curves an with zippers.  The Lid was the most challenging for me, but once I got a feel for how it goes together it was fine.  I suggest the use of fabric clips, scissors to snip fabric or zipper material slightly to help with various curves and handsewing needles for sewing an opening closed.

If you’d like to grab a copy of the Kismet Trinket Boxes, head over here to grab your $5 copy!


So Many Tutorials, So Little Time!


I have been so busy cutting fabric and making bags for the shop I forgot to check my Bloglovin’ feed the past week! Oh my gosh did I find a ton of great posts! So to clear my feed and to save the links (besides pinning them) I thought I’d share my favorites with you today. Here they are:  Cape Scarf Tutorial by Delia Creates  –  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that my town got almost 30″ {Read More}

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Traveling Handmade – My Style –


Every time we go on an outing or vacation it is pretty much guaranteed that I will be bringing along something handmade.  It is usually a pouch and tablet sleeve, but for bigger vacations I bring a bag too. In a few weeks I will be going on my 20th Anniversary trip to Jamaica!  I am beyond excited (and a little anxious) for this adventure.  Right away I start planning outfits, luggage and of course the, “Ooh! I should make {Read More}

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Sew4Home Bags and Totes ~ A Review ~


Oh, I have a gorgeous new handbag book to share with you today! Say hello to Sew4Home Bags and Totes – 10 Easy, Fashionable Projects Anyone Can Sew.  This book was created by Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, the founders and current managing editors of Sew4Home. Since 2009, Sew4Home has created a TON of on trend projects for the DIY enthusiast.  And don’t let their name fool you.  Yes, they have projects for bed, bath and beyond, but they have quite a long list of {Read More}

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Sparkly Linen Goodness ~ New Handbags ~


Wow, it’s been over a month since I posted! Geesh. With school back in session and hubby’s knee surgery over and recovery ongoing I am sewing away and using my calendar to plan all kinds of things! So please stay tuned as I have book and pattern reviews coming up as well as shop updates and current WIP to share!   With the holidays fast approaching I’m sewing during any spare moments I have.  Besides the 10 (and more coming!) {Read More}

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