DIY – Cub Scout Patch Banner

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I live in a house full of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.  My husband is an Eagle Scout, so it was only natural that our boys joined Scouts when they started First Grade. When you are involved in Scouting there are many opportunities for service projects, classes and other events both locally and out of town.  After these events are done, the boys are given patches with the event logo on it.  So you can imagine with three boys and tons of {Read More}

Adding an Adjustable Strap to your Spring Fling Bag

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When I designed The Spring Fling Bag I kept the straps on the smaller size for hand-holding or resting on the forearm.  But for those who would like to have more options try an adjustable cross-body strap! They are easy to sew, plus it will free up your hands. Here are my two favorite go-to tutorials for creating various adjustable straps: 1.   Sew Sweetness –  Sara’s tutorial shows you how to make an adjustable strap with swivel clips on both {Read More}

Free Pattern ~ The Spring Fling Bag ~

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I am so excited to share with you a free new pattern I created for Sew, Mama Sew!  I’ve been giving sneak peeks on IG for a few weeks, but now I can finally share the finished product with you. My original idea came about after thinking of all the small bags I use to carry around as a young girl. (Yes, my obsession with bags has gone on a long time!)  A nice rounded bag ready to transport treasures, {Read More}

Fabric Rag Garland Tutorial ~ Flashback~

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I wanted to post this tutorial again for those of us who like a more vintage, homey Christmas theme. I made these for my staircase 3 houses ago. (Notice I don’t know dates anymore…I know what house we were in though!) I believe it was 2011. Burlap, twine and a fat quarter of your favorite holiday fabric is all you need. And depending on the length of your rails you may have enough leftover for some more projects. Enjoy the {Read More}

The Sunshine Sling Bag! Tutorial & Download

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I gave up my weekly Menu Monday’s to work on the finishing touches on my first free tutorial and download. I have previously done a few small tutorials, but this is one I’ve been working for some time now. So without further babbling let me introduce you to: The Sunshine Sling Bag! The inspiration for this bag came from a similar look I saw a woman wearing last year on the t-ball fields. The sling I saw had the tie-top {Read More}

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