Sometimes, we have that one bag that is just way too heavy, and the straps will dig into our shoulder, causing pain. Add this shoulder pad to any bag’s strap to make carrying your bag more comfortable! Templates are included for 3 different sizes, as well as option for either a snap closure or hook and loop closure.
I just wanted to share the re-release of my tutorial for the ‘Hot Mess Casserole Carrier’ on the Pellon Projects site! It was part of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ series on the Free Spirit blog. As part of the Pellon site, you’ll be getting the full cutting layout of the pattern and the full instructions. read more
1/2 yard lining fabric
1/3 yard accent/strap fabric
1 yard Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex
1 yard Pellon® Nature’s Touch 100% Natural Cotton Batting
1 1/8 yards Pellon® Wonder-Under Tape (or use scraps from yardage)
4 metal o-rings (2″)
|Sawyer Bag made by Erin of www.justplainlovely.com|
2. Open up the bottom left-hand corner and use your fingers to push it into a triangle, aligning the seams. Measure and draw a horizontal line that is 1 1/2” down from the point. 3. Sew along the line that you just drew. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. 4. Repeat Steps 2-3 for the right-hand corner. 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for the Lining Main Panels, leaving a 6” opening at the bottom of the Lining Main Panel for turning the bag right side out later on. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. If you are inserting the magnetic snap, please do so at this time. It should be centered and 1/2” down from the top of each panel. 6. Turn the exterior right side out. Slide the lining over the exterior so that they are right sides together. Sew completely along the top edge. 7. Turn your bag right side out through the opening in the lining. Either fold the opening in 5/8″ on each side and topstitch closed, or slipstitch the opening closed by hand. Topstitch along the top edge using a 1/4” seam allowance. Press the bag well for a nice, finished look.
And you’ve finished! If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you happen to make one, please enter it into my Flickr Group, I’d love to see it!!! read more
– 1 charm pack (33 charm squares) for the exterior
– 1 meter/1 yard interior fabric
– 1.8 meters/2 yards Vilene #G700 fusible woven interfacing/Pellon SF-101 fusible woven interfacing
– 1.8 meters/2 yards Vilene 520/Pellon 520F fusible interfacing (or you may substitute 2 yards Vilene #S80 Heavy Sew-in/Pellon Peltex #70 Ultra-Firm Sew-In combined with 2 yards fusible woven interfacing)
– 0.5 meter or 1/2 yard Vilene #H630 iron-on volume fleece/Pellon #987 fusible fleece
– 50cm (20″) zipper
– 58cm – 71cm (23″ – 28″) leather handles (I used size 71cm/28″ handles for a shoulder bag)
– 1cm (1/2″) magnetic snap
– zipper foot
– seam ripper
– coordinating thread
– hand sewing needle
– fabric marker or chalk read more
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Today, I am very excited to be guest posting for Clover and Violet’s Summertime Adventures Series! This week is about travel sewing kits, and I’ve teamed up with Rachael from Imagine Gnats to bring you this great travel embroidery case. This case will also be available on Pellon Projects.
This square embroidery travel case features a zipper that goes almost all the way around the side panel and a top handle for easy portability. The back of the case has a large pocket that will hold your 6″ or 8″ embroidery hoops. Inside is a sturdy 5-section divider that will hold all of your carded embroidery floss, plus extra room for scissors and other notions. You can find this and other fun sewing projects at Pellon Projects! The embroidery design for the front of the case is from Rachael of Imagine Gnats. The pattern, also included in this project, has full instructions, templates, and stitch/floss color guide. This was only my third try at embroidery; I don’t think I messed up too badly. 😉 Even if you are new to embroidery, you will have lots of fun with this beautiful design!
I was also able to use Cosmo embroidery floss for the first time. The threads look so much more smooth than either DMC or Iris flosses, and they are also glossier. Pink Castle Fabrics carries some nice Cosmo floss starter kits, if you are interested in taking a peek! read more
Welcome to Reader Tutorial week here at Sew Sweetness! Each day this week will feature a wonderful step-by-step sewing tutorial from one of my readers. Today’s guest post is from Sha at Craizee Corners. Sha has a couple of great quilt patterns, which you can see here! My favorite is the Floating Squares quilt! read more
Welcome to Reader Tutorial week here at Sew Sweetness! Each day this week will feature a wonderful step-by-step sewing tutorial from one of my readers. Today’s guest post is from Rachael at Imagine Gnats. I have to admit that my favorite thing about Racheal’s site is her embroidery work and Etsy shop! Check out this cool Valentine that she designed, too! Thanks Rachael! read more
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DIY tote bag with leather straps