Monday, April 24, 2017

Ellen's Esplanade Sew Along - Week 2

Now that you have your pieces cut out, time to get sewing!!  (I apologize in advance for the quality of pictures, my sewing hasn't been taking place until after dark on most nights and I don't want to stop to drag out the light box for every step!)

One quick announcement, if you post your finished Ellen's Esplanade on Instagram and use the #sewalongcwd you will have a chance to win a free pattern!!  If you aren't on instagram, go ahead and post it on the event or in the main FaceBook group and Christine will be able to post it for you!

Back to the sew along...
First, get the strap out of the way.  This is an easy step that is fast and nice to have done.

Swivel clips from Emmaline Bags - pretty and solid!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday - April is Rushing By!

I'm still looking for that magical pause button for life, but so far no luck... It's almost time to pack up my sewing sprawl for a move to a new sewing room...which means that I won't be able to sew for WEEKS!!  I might go crazy!  Or, it will inspire me to clean and unpack faster so I can get back to sewing.  ;)  Before I go through sewing withdraw, I'm trying to get everything done, like the Ellen's Esplanade Sew along!
Magnolia Mini Messenger by Blue Calla

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dachshund Boon Wallet

I'm definitely going to use every scrap of this fabric!  This time the wallet is a Boon from XOXO by Lauren.  This wallet is still a good size and lots of pockets, but a little faster and less detailed than some of the other ones!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Ellen's Esplanade Sew Along - Week 1

This is one of the Easy Street Patterns from ChrisW, so feel free to move on ahead if you are on a roll and don't want to stop!

To start out, you need to have the Ellen's Esplanade pattern purchased and printed, pick out your fabric, and gather your supplies.
Judith made this awesome Ellen's Esplanade, looks like leather!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

You're Welcome - India Hobo Bag

Not only did I have the opportunity to sew up the fun Neon Character fabric, I also got to play with some pre-order strike offs.  This one is full of Little Maui, and totally cute! You can still preorder it for a few more days at the Little Hatcher, otherwise you'll have to wait for retail!  For another super fast project, I chose the India Hobo by Swoon (affiliated link), a VERY fast project!  I had to do the small one since I only had a fat half of fabric to work with.  I was able to cut ALL the outside main pieces from it and one side of the inner slip pocket.
These fabric look like they were made for each other!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Getting Caught Up...Again...Almost

It's time to start organizing and rearranging my sewing area, which will be a BIG task, so I'm trying to get all the orders out the door and get ahead of everything else I might need for the next month or 2...which means I should probably stitch out more Mulan combs, just in case!
Tab for the Pick a Pocket wallet, Too cute!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Neon Characters Sandra Saddlebag

Now that I've conquered my fears of sewing with knit fabric, I decided to go for broke and combine it with glitter vinyl!  The Disney inspired fabric is a custom knit from The Little Hatcher and I was fortunate enough to be picked to play with it to help her show it off!  She needed a quick turn around since the fabric is already available for retail, so that meant picking a super fast pattern.  I chose the Sandra Saddlebag by Swoon, one I used before on my mermaid purse, and I exactly followed the pattern this time, no changes to the snaps or pockets!  It feels very pocket-lite to me, but the inside not having any pockets means that whatever you stick in there will just glide in.
All the great characters, no princesses but just about everyone else!