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Crimson and Clover Train Cases Finishing Video

My friend Terry made these beautiful Crimson and Clover Train Cases (pattern available here) out of Tula Pink Foxfield fabric. Although there are photos in the sewing instructions on how to sew the lid and the bottom of the bag, this step is better visualized in person, so Terry shot this hyperlapse video of the final… Read More


VIDEO: How to Use Traditional and Invisible Magnetic Snaps

Traditional magnetic snaps with prongs and invisible magnetic snaps, which are encased in clear vinyl sleeves, are two pieces of purse hardware that can be used to easily add top closure in your bag or to finish a bag’s flap. I’m pleased to share this post, which I wrote for the Craftsy blog, which features… Read More


Holland Road Bag

Today I’m pleased to show a brand new sewing pattern called the Holland Road Bag, available now in my pattern shop! This is a medium-sized bucket-style bag that features a bit of hardware on the straps and an optional fabric covered button closure (or use a magnetic snap in the lining instead!). Because this bag… Read More


Charity Sewing

This month, I am participating in a charity sewing challenge for an organization called Days for Girls. Days for Girls is a nonprofit organization that makes sure that every woman and girl around the world has access to sustainable feminine hygiene by sewing and distributing feminine hygiene kits to women in countries that needs them.… Read More


Assignment: Eliana Dress

Today’s finished garment sew is the Pauline Alice Eliana Dress. I ordered this beautifully-assembled paper pattern straight from the designer in Europe. Instructions come in English, Spanish, and French (all in the same booklet, but divided by language). I was eager to make this pattern, as Pauline Alice has several other beautiful patterns. This one… Read More


The Fabric Enabler

Happy Friday! Here are your fabric sales for the weekend! Premium Sewing Outlet - SAVE 20% on Wonder Clips from Clover! SAVE 30% on Bobbin Ring Holders by Sew Mate! Save 20% on the Dritz Grip & Stay Tape Measures! SAVE 20% on Bendable Bright Lights! Shop Now! Shabby Fabrics - Our news this week at Shabby Fabrics is that we have unveiled our newest monthly club! Vintage Blessings is a 12 month… Read More


Assignment: Linden Sweatshirt

I made something comfy and cozy to wear, and it was a really quick sew! Continuing along on my garment making journey (you can see a list of past finishes here), I made the Grainline Linden Sweatshirt. This is a beginner level pattern. I wanted to add to my everyday wardrobe, and this looked like something… Read More


Assignment: Butterick 6019

I am reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreally excited to show you this dress!! I worked really hard on it. I knew it would be a challenging dress to fit, with the bra cups in the bodice and all, but I did it, and it fits great! Woohoo! This is the Butterick 6019 pattern by Gertie of Gertie’s New Blog… Read More