Create & Celebrate

on March 18 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 21 Comments

  • Jenn writes, “I have been wanting to make my own grocery bags, but just knew that I wouldn’t get around to making enough for bringing home actual groceries. My compromise was to use a cheap reusable bag and make it cute.” Find Jenn’s “Cutifying Re-usable Grocery Bags” Tutorial on her ferferfly blog.
  • Janine from Betty Ninja writes, “My blogging friend at Fat Orange Cat recently posted a super easy, and helpful tutorial on how to sew a double sided strap for purses… I know for me that is always the thing I get stuck on while sewing a bag.” Thanks for the tip, Janine!
  • Ting from Tingaling wrote her “first tutorial ever” for a yoga mat wrap. Ting says it’s easy to make and keeps your yoga mat rolled up: Yoga Mat Wrap Tutorial.
  • Michelle wrote about a great tip to help with your sewing organization and productivity. She was inspired by our interview with Denyse Schmidt and her book to make a flannel layout board for her sewing area. She writes, “I loved her idea of hanging flannel on the wall to lay out the quilt. That idea got my mind rolling and I made a flannel board of sorts out of plywood and love it. I posted about it on my blog Sew Much More… You can actually see her book in the pictures opened up to the instructions for binding. I’m so thankful for this tip from Denyse that got me scheming and planning. That board has been wonderful to work with!” What a great idea!
  • Jennifer of Scrapdash sent in her CD Coasters Tutorial and writes, “I’m not sure if anyone else has done this before–or better–but putzing around in my sewing room, I came up with this way of creating coasters with those junk mail CDs that come through the mail. It takes a little bit of hand sewing, but the stitches can be uneven and large (some of them need to be) because they will be hidden underneath. The star of the show is the fabric chosen.”

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21 Responses to Create & Celebrate

  1. Barbara says:

    LOVE the grocery bag idea…I hate to take bags from other store to other stores too. This will solve my dilemma and inspire me to start using my reusable bags more. Thanks!

  2. shar says:

    So sweet! Thank you!

  3. Phyl says:

    Great tutorials! I will visit the contibutors:).

    I am having a bag give-a-way to celebrate my 200th post! Come here to check it out:

  4. Becca says:

    What great projects! The chick & egg are so cute! I definitely want to do the grocery bag & CD coasters!

  5. Emily says:

    The chick and egg are sweet! A great collection of tutorials – all new-to-me! Now the trick is to get me off-line and on-sewing! Thanks for posting them!

  6. Lynne in Hawaii says:

    Love the CD coasters and the grocery bags. Thanks!

  7. Crisanne says:

    These ideas look like so much fun!!

  8. What great ideas everyone has. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Libby says:

    Lots of creative ideas. Great job everybody.

  10. Marilyn says:

    I so luv this grocery bag!

  11. Amy W says:

    Those are cutest cd coasters I’ve ever seen! I too thought I’d never get around to sewing up reusable grocery bags–but when I visited my mom she had sewn me up a whole bunch!

  12. Barb Anderson says:

    SIGH…do I SEW or do I clean for the holiday company????

    Love the ideas, and will definitely try some AFTER I do a “lick and a promise” cleaning!

    Thanks for sharing

  13. Courtney says:

    These are all great ideas! Thanks to everyone for sharing such awesome tutorials.

  14. debra says:

    Wow…I am going to have to try those great cd coasters….I have many “junk” cds sitting in my craft box, and have asked myself want can I do with them, now I know 🙂
    and I love the yoga mat wrap.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Cary says:

    You have NO idea how much I needed that strap tutorial. I was laying in bed last night thinking, okay, how am I going to pull this strap off since I’ve never made one before.

    Thanks so much!

  16. Mellissa says:

    Thanks for all of the great tutorials. I really love that Spring chicken and egg!

  17. Amy says:

    The CD coasters are just great! Love the idea…and the little chick is too cute!

  18. Tina says:

    Love the felt egg and chick. I’m going to have to try that.

  19. Amanda says:

    I LOVE all of these so much! These are brilliant ideas! Good job girls! 😀

  20. Kate says:

    These are all great projects! I look forward to making some! 😀

  21. Shelly says:

    I love the CD coasters!! But , the grocercy bags are totally awesome. They look pretty sturdy. I have some nice ones I ordered online for a pretty penny. They will last awhile. But I am saving the bag tutorial and will make my own next time Thanks!!

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