A Modern Quilt for Steven – Making a Strip Quilt

My husband was snuggling under the very first quilt I ever made – which was covered in birds, blooming flowers, climbing roses and generally girly fabric. (You can read about it here on the post the “The Doodle Quilt”.) I felt a little bad about all the girly fabrics and asked if he wanted his […]

Ten Pocket Travel Tote Sewing Pattern with Optional Zipper Closure

GET ORGANIZED.  GET SEWING. Getting organized is a little easier with my newest Ten Pocket Travel Tote sewing pattern. This nifty tote has 10 pockets – a 3 section utility pocket, a large interior zipper pocket, 4 accessory pockets, 2 inside divider pockets and a large roomy interior.  A top optional zipper makes it great […]

The Doodle Quilt – A Diary of my First Quilt Adventure

One day while puttering in my sewing room I came across of box of assorted fabric charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes. I had forgotten about these fabrics and it’s always a delight to “find new toys” to play with. This one fabric cake in particular caught my eye. All rolled up tight with […]

Free Cafe Apron Sewing Pattern

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m not much of a baker, but who doesn’t love a cute little apron? This free Cafe Apron sewing pattern is a play off the Memory Lane Tote pattern  I have for sale on Craftsy and it’s great for using leftover strips of fabric. French seams are used to connect the fabrics and the stitching […]

A sunny sewing room + folding fabrics to size

It’s a new year, a new start and a new sewing room! Here’s a little peek around at what I’ve been doing during my 2 month blogging hiatus. Folding fabrics and getting organized! I’ll show you how I spent a couple afternoons folding fabrics to fit inside 4 different sized cubbies and crates while watching […]

“Find it Fast!” DIY Purse Organizer

Some projects come out of necessity and this was one of them.  I recently purchased a new leather bag on vacation that I loved, but it had only one small zipper pocket on the inside.  I was forever groping around in the bag to find my glasses, keys, phone, lipstick, etc. and as a result, […]