Where you will see some of my newest creations, fun sewing ideas and great designers...I will throw in a giveaway now and then! I may even add some of my favorite places and people!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

And the Winner IS.......

The lucky winner of the handmade business card holder is.....


Please contact me with your shipping address.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Business Card Holder Tutorial and Giveaway

I was recently contacted by one of my repeat customers to make a business card holder  to match some of the other accessories I designed for her.....Here is what I came up with....

(This little cutie will be given away to some lucky is what you need to do to enter the giveaway.....follow my blog and leave a comment...both are required to win....The winner will be announced in my next blog post on Tues March 26, 2013)

Here is what you will need to make this cute case:

2 fabric pieces cut 5 1/2” x 4 1/2” (one will be lining, one the outside. You can do the same fabric for both, or different fabric to mix things up)
2 fabric pieces cut 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”
1 fusible fleece piece cut 5 1/2” x 4 1/2”
Elastic cord  (I use hair elastic...they comes in so many pretty colors)

 Here goes...To begin, take your 2 1/2” pieces and iron a double 1/4” hem down one long side.

 Top-stitch your hem in place.

Place your  hemmed pieces on top of your lining piece so your raw edges line up.

 Iron your fusible fleece piece to your top piece  and put it right sides together with your lining piece.  Pin these pieces together, but don’t sew yet!

 On one of your 4 1/2” sides, insert your hair elastic in between the lining and the top piece.  The more elastic you stick in between the layers, the longer your loop will be when you turn everything inside out. I stuck it in about 3/4 of the way.

Then, sew around the perimeter of the whole thing using a 1/4” seam allowance.  Make sure you remember to leave a space for turning!  Clip your corners when you are done.

 Turn and press well

Top-stitched around the entire thing to close the opening.

  Sew down the middle to keep the pieces together

Find your button placement.  I folded the loop up and just put my button where the top of the loop hit .hand stitch.... but make sure not to sew the pocket shut while doing so!
 Add your business cards....

 And you are finished!

Here is the one I made for my special customer...I added a vintage glass button to dress it up a bit...

These are available in my Etsy shop please stop by and take a look!...

Be sure to stop back....Tues March 26, 2013 when the winner will be announced...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Free Tutorial

Hi everyone...wishing you a great weekend!
Watch for my FREE tutorial coming Tuesday March 19, 2013!

Learn how to make these cute business card holders from scraps!
I will also have a giveaway stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fabric Addiction!

I admit.....I am a fabric, any fabric...but my latest love is vintage, retro and atomic!  I came across some fabulous vintage backcloth

Hum..... what to make from these beautiful vintage backcloth?  Any suggestions?

Fun Atomic Patterns

Funky Retro Tye dye 

Stay tuned!
These retro bags can be found.....

Next Week....Free sewing  tutorial....Business card holder!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Count Down to Spring

Spring...Spring...I don't know about you, but I am ready for  warm weather and some color...

 I have put together a new collection for the upcoming Spring and Summer season....

                                                  The Tropical collection 

                                           Clutch on the Go
                                    The Hipster with adjustable shoulder strap


                                          Cosmetic Bag

                                        Zip Coin purse

                                          Tote with adjustable shoulder strap

Watch for these ...soon to be added to my Etsy Shop.....