January’s New Pattern Make ~ The Kristin Bag ~

I like to try new bag patterns once a month if I can squeeze in the time.  Sometimes they are from new to me designers, other times they are from designers I enjoy.  This month I am sharing a pattern from iThinkSew called The Kristin Bag.  To see previous months reviews read March,  February , January, and November, or type in ‘Pattern Reviews’ in the search bar to read more! The Kristin Bag is a PDF pattern that is sent to you immediately after {Read More}

Red Rabbit Mercantile’s ~ Waxed Canvas Bramble Bag Kit ~

After spending the past week in Jamaica I didn’t realize how hard it would be to get back in the swing of things! Slowly but surely I’m getting there, but it helps when I have some great custom orders on the table ready to sew and a really neat handbag kit to share with you today. Before I left on vacation I had the opportunity to try out a pattern that uses waxed canvas as the main fabric. Ya’ll know {Read More}

My Kismet Trinket Boxes – A Sew Sweetness Pattern

These 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 {Read More}

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}

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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