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Friday, January 6, 2017

Coffee cup cozies

My latest obsession is crocheting coffee cup cozies. They double as coasters.







Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wallets for the kiddos

I sewed these for my niece and nephew. Not the best pictures but they are gone now. I can't wait for them to get the wallets!






This is one of my favorite wallet patterns to sew. I am hoping to sew some soon to put in my etsy shop. 

Upcycled rice bags

When I visited my mom last week she gave me a pile of empty rice sacks that she'd been saving for me.

She asked if I would make her a bag from one of them.

Here is the bag-


It was tricky to make because she wanted fleece as the liner. It stretched when I sewed with it. 


Here is the back with the pocket. The front had a zipper to open.

I also sewed a simple tote bag with another bag. I found this awesome video that showed me how to sew it. I can't wait to make more of this style.


I'm excited to try it out next time I go grocery shopping. I will update soon!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What to do with fabric scraps?

Ever wonder what to do with all those squares of fabric you've been saving?

Here are some of my favorite free pattern links to share:

2 inch squares.

The Sewing Chick

4 inch squares.

Baby soft blocks

4.5 inch squares

Inverse heart coasters

5 Inch squares.

Mini Log cabin bag 
Fold and turn coasters

6 inch squares 

Nine patches (I've been making a bunch of these lately, sew much fun!) -- Only I use 8 inch squares and cut them 2.5 on each side.

8 inch squares and larger.

The fold and turn coasters can be made into potholders. Just by using larger squares. Half a yard each of two fabrics can make two potholders if you use a 10 inch square and an 8 inch.

I will add more links as I find them! Until then, happy sewing! :-)



Monday, November 21, 2016

Pot holders

I made these for a friend that likes browns.


It took a yard of material to make. The first one used 10 inch squares. The second one 8 1/2 inch. 

They were fun to make. I used insulbrite inside with a layer of cotton batting.