|Do you know someone on the cutting edge of popular culture? Here are some fun ideas for what’s everywhere right now. What did we miss? Zombies? Steampunk? Twilight? Share some tutorials in the comments for your chance to win some great prizes!* It’s almost Giveaway Day! Are you ready?|
|Sweater to Cardigan
Emma Pillsbury from Glee would totally wear this! Learn how to make it in the Sweater to Cardigan tutorial from xoxo, Trina.
Make a flock of Angry Birds with this tutorial at Obsessively Stitching.
|Knit Harry Potter Scarf
Harry might not be cutting edge anymore, but we couldn’t resist this Knit Harry Potter Scarf from Tangle!
iPads and iPhones are definitely everywhere now! These iPad/iPhone Gloves from Lil Blue Boo utilize metallic thread so you can use the devices out in the cold! Brilliant.
|Layered-Look Pirate Shirt
Get a little “pirate flare” with Emily’s Layered-Look Pirate Shirt at The Boy Trifecta.
Bag a Day
There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.
|Easy Wrist Strap
OK– This isn’t a bag, but we think it would make a great addition to so many little clutch and bag tutorials out there (like any of ours!). Vanessa shows you how to make these Easy Wrist Straps at Little Big Girl Studio.
“Geeks” are always in around here! Check out the Geek T-Shirt from Shop Gibberish, where they help “celebrate the geek in all of us.”
Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:
|Gabrien’s choice||Irene’s choice||Beth’s choice|
Mary and Allison at Butter + Cream show you how to bake this delicious Monkey Bread, perfect for holiday mornings.
Make your own Holiday Village with these printable templates from The Crafty PC.
Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these books!
Author: Jodi Rhoden
Publisher: Lark Crafts
In the south, cake ladies are the ones with the skills and heart to bring a little sweetness to life’s big moments–potlucks, christenings, weddings, funerals–and their communities treasure and depend upon them. Modern-day cake lady Jodi Rhoden shines a spotlight on this great tradition with profiles of 15 diverse southeastern women who wear the term with pride. Each profile features a bite of that woman’s “life in cake,” and includes luscious photos along with at least one signature cake recipe, from classic Vanilla Almond Pound and Hummingbird cakes to Mississippi Mud Cake and Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes.
The Silver Diva uses sterling silver and birthstones or pearls to create personalized hand-stamped jewelry for moms and families from their sunny studio on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The art of hand-stamping involves striking metal with steel stamps to create letters, words and designs. The result is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
This week you can win a $50 gift certificate to select something fabulous from The Silver Diva!
Amanda of Tenderfeet Stitches writes, “My passion for color and textured, coupled with my need to create has led me to design and write patterns for children’s clothing. I hope you can find inspiration to create something beautiful through my tutorials.” You can win a $25 gift certificate to Tenderfeet Stitches, where you can purchase PDF tutorials for children’s clothing designs. The image here is for Amanda’s Girl’s Classic Sundress PDF eBook for babies, toddlers and kids.
Learn more about Tenderfeet Stitches on Facebook.
Author: Kathleen Barac
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sewer, this comprehensive book is a must. Filled with detailed instructions, A to Z of Sewing is an indispensable reference book for readers who wish to develop their skills and give each project a professional finish.
* Features a gold mine of more than 180 sewing techniques, all meticulously demonstrated.
* Includes clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions.
* Contains all you need to know about sewing machine basics, equipment and supplies, working with patterns and fabrics, and troubleshooting.
27 ~ Passion for Fitness
26 ~ Passion for Picnics
25 ~ Passion for Parties
24 ~ Passion for Coffee + Tea
23 ~ Passion for Writing
22 ~ Passion for Food
21 ~ Passion for Sleep
20 ~ Passion for Nature
19 ~ Passion for Technology
18 ~ Passion for Photography
17 ~ Passion for Color
16 ~ Passion for Reading
15 ~ Passion for Imagination
14 ~ Passion for Growing
13 ~ Passion for Decorating
12 ~ Passion for Jewelry
11 ~ Passion for Art
10 ~ Passion for Travel
9 ~ Passion for Cooking + Baking
8 ~ Passion for Exploration + Adventure
7 ~ Passion for Teaching + Learning
6 ~ Passion for Sewing
5 ~ Passion for Organization
4 ~ Passion for Relaxation
3 ~ Passion for Clothes
2 ~ Passion for Play
1 ~ Passion for Accessories
We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.
You can receive a free copy of the Perfect Zip Bags Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (a $10 value) with your order of $30 or more. Check out this post for all the details. You can also see how versatile and pretty the bags are in our pattern sample posts!