New Pattern ~ Crimson & Clover Train Cases by Sew Sweetness ~

Happy Monday!  I am so excited to finally share with you The Crimson and Clover Train Case, a new pattern by Sew Sweetness!  I tested this pattern awhile back but  Sara held it back a bit so she could make a few cases in Tula Pink’s upcoming line Elizabeth! What is wonderful about this pattern is that you get 3 different size options included. Finished Size of each case:   Small 6” long x 4” tall x 5” deep.  Medium 8” {Read More}

Introducing ~ The Beatnik Waist Bag! ~

I am so excited to finally share the newest release from Sew Sweetness! This is the Beatnik Waist Bag: The finished size of this cute little bag is 11″ long x 6″ tall.  And with only 1/2yd of interior and exterior fabric needed, you can whip one of these up in a few hours.  If you are comfortable with zipper installation, this is a fairly easy straightforward pattern. Sara also designed the strap to be fully adjustable to fit your {Read More}

Introducing: The Peas and Corn Lunch Bags!

Earlier today, I gave you a sneak peak of the fabric I was using for a pattern I was testing for Sara over at Sew Sweetness. Well, I just got her e-mail about the release so now I can share more pictures of all the cuteness!! The Peas and Corn Lunch Bags pattern is Sara’s newest pattern release. I have been testing patterns for Sara since the beginning of the year, so I can honestly say you can’t go wrong {Read More}

The Anita Bag – Pattern and Review

When I dusted off my sewing machine last summer and started to sew again I discovered a great site called iThinkSew.  This site is a handbag sewists dream! Full of bags, wallets and pouches in various sizes and designs. What’s great is that the prices are very reasonable and all her patterns are instant download.  If you are not interested in handbags, she also has the cutest patterns for feminine shoes…mary janes, slippers, sneakers, boots. Oh my goodness are they {Read More}

Changing It Up

What is so fun about handbag patterns you purchase is the ability for the sewist to alter the pattern.  If you have large amounts of tracing paper or other preferred pattern making paper your options are endless.  Personally, I use craft paper for initial patterns (Actually it is a big-honkin’ roll of 18″ coloring paper I bought for my kids last summer that I use more then they do!).  Craft paper is nice because while it is strong enough for {Read More}

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