Books, Books, Books! Do you love Handbag Books?

I have a *healthy* sewing library.  My Ikea Expedit bookcase has a few cubes reserved for my general ‘how to’ sewing, textiles and garment sewing.  But I also have a few cubes for my special handbag books, written and published in the United States and Japan. They are a never ending source of inspiration! Have you noticed in recent years that more books on handbag design and patterns are being released? When I started sewing handbags a few years back {Read More}

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Ink & Arrow Fabrics ~ Whip It Up!

Happy Friday!  I am so excited to finally share a big secret project I’ve been working on in the studio.  A few weeks ago Sew Mama Sew gave me the opportunity to sew with a new fabric line called Whip It Up from Ink & Arrow Fabrics as part of a kitchen sewing challenge.  I’ve been showing little hints on IG on what I’ve been working on but today you get to see it all! Aren’t these patterns and colors the cutest?! {Read More}

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The Totes Ma Tote by Emmaline Bags…on Steroids!

The Totes Ma Tote by Emmaline Bags is one of my favorite tote patterns out there.  It has great pocket storage with a magnetic closure and a nicely designed hidden zipper panel.  If you have sewn this pattern you know how the fabric selection can take this tote to a business room, or to the beach!  I have a customized Totes Ma Tote in my Etsy shop right now that I love.  It’s slightly smaller than the original and I modified {Read More}

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Exciting Metallic Linen Shop Update

I have been slowly building up my stock of my favorite Robert Kaufman linens the past few months.   The quality and style are top of the line and are so versatile.  You may see them being used in quilts and garment sewing, but did you know they are awesome for handbag and accessory making?  Last year I started stocking their Essex Yarn Dyed Linens in my Etsy shop.  They have been a great seller for me and I use {Read More}

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Adventures in Industrial Sewing ~ Bias Fold Binders ~ Take 1

If you have an industrial sewing machine, did you know that there is a chance their are feet for it beyond the standard one that came with it?  I have quite a few in my 5 years as a Juki owner, check some of them out here.  A few weeks ago I purchased a new attachment for the Juki. It’s a 2″ Double Fold Binding Attachment: Now, before you go surf for an attachment for your industrial read the rest of the {Read More}

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