Archive for July, 2007

  • Big, Big Bag Month Contest Winners: Tote Category

    Jul 31 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 10 Comments

    We are all in awe of the incredible submissions for our Big, Big Bag Month Contest. It’s been a fun month full of fantastic tutorials and guides, some excellent pattern reviews and lots of inspiration as well. You all were busy and you outdid yourselves, submitting a collection of works of art our judges found […]
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  • Pattern Review ~ Indygo Junction Handle with Style Patterns

    Jul 30 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 4 Comments

    From Beth: Beth N. went above and beyond for her pattern review, creating three bags utilizing the Indygo Junction Handle with Style pattern book. The book provides patterns and instructions for to create eight basic styles of bags with techniques to alter basic bags for up to “26 different handbags.” Beth utilized some SMS handles, […]
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  • Introduction ~ Beth N.

    Jul 30 | Contributors | | with Comments Off on Introduction ~ Beth N.

    Beth N. from Modern Jax took on a major pattern review for us, right as her son turned one and her family had a vacation! Amazing! Beth writes on her blog that she’s a “college professor by day, and a mid-century modern design fanatic by night…” She made three fantastic bags using the Indygo Junction […]
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  • FFF Winners

    Jul 30 | Contests & Giveaways | | with Comments Off on FFF Winners

    You all have some excellent ideas for organization (and it was such fun seeing those work spaces– Wow!). The random winners of one yard of fabric are Elizabeth, Karie, Jennifer, Shorty and Jessi. Check your email. Congratulations! Now, will they wrap their new yard around cardboard and file it? Roll it and organize it by […]
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  • Free Fabric Friday

    Jul 27 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 148 Comments

    We’re still excited about all of the fun ideas you gave during FFF last week! It started us planning in a big way (as we simultaneously work on announcements for the Big, Big Bag Month Contest next week!). Craft space and supply organization was mentioned, and lately it’s at the forefront of our minds too. […]
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  • Interfacing Guide from Amy Butler

    Jul 25 | Sewing + Quilting Tips, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | | with 28 Comments

    We are so pleased to bring you this post! When we started planning bag month, we knew we had to talk about interfacing, but to be honest, we’re a little in the dark ourselves. It never hurts to ask, so we went to Amy Butler for some help. After all, each and every Amy Butler […]
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  • Sew,Mama,Sew! Staff Bags

    Jul 24 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 9 Comments

    We want you to know that Beth, Lauren and I have been loving Bag Month too!  It has definitely been motivating.  We enjoyed trying out new patterns, using some beautiful fabric, and taking advantage of the great tutorials from Lisa and Autum.  Without any intention at all, we each made two bags–one a little playful and the other slightly more sophisticated.  Ta da! Lauren’s Gnome […]
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  • Pattern Review ~ All for One Shoulder Bag

    Jul 23 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 7 Comments

    From Beth: Jessica wrote this great review for the Betsy Ross All For One Shoulder Bag pattern. She ran into a few snags with the pattern, fixed them for us all (she contacted the Betsy Ross people!) and gives great ideas about how to perfect this bag. Enjoy her review and her introduction. Jessica’s Jump […]
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  • Introduction ~ Jessica

    Jul 23 | Contributors | | with Comments Off on Introduction ~ Jessica

    From Beth: Jessica’s got a fun blog, Jump Up and Down (and a giveaway until Tuesday so hop on over!), and sells items she’s sewn in her Etsy shop under the same name (check out her pleated bags). She has a rich history of craft and creativity in her family. Jessica’s Betsy Ross All For […]
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  • Thank you and FFF Winners

    Jul 23 | Contests & Giveaways | | with Comments Off on Thank you and FFF Winners

    Wow!  Thank you so much for the amazing suggestions!  Some repeated themes: Aprons Quilts (Bed, Baby, Doll) Sewing for Men Sewing for Boys Toys/Softies Japanese Style Sewing for Babies and Kids Sewing for the Home (kitchen, pillows, dining, curtains, bedroom, etc.) Heirloom Sewing Gifts (for weddings, birthdays and holidays) Holiday Sewing (costumes and decor) Tips for […]
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  • Book Review and Free Fabric Friday

    Jul 20 | Contests & Giveaways, Products | | with 155 Comments

    Happy Friday!  First, I’d like to tell you about this great book I received.  It is Simple Gifts to Stich: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects by Jocelyn Worrall.  If you love to make and give fabric gifts, you’ll appreciate this book.  If you are just learning to sew there are some great projects and tips […]
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  • Flickr Feature ~ Bag Month

    Jul 19 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 1 Comment

    There are some absolutely incredible bags already entered into the Big, Big Bag Month Contest. Is yours one of them? We’ve had questions about whether it’s too late to enter (enter away!…) and if it’s OK to enter a bag if you’re based in another country (no problem!…), and we just want to make sure […]
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