Tag: accessories

Cross Blocks Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Sandra Clemons, author of the new Scrap Patchwork, is here to share a little about the book and give you a free Cross Blocks Zipper Pouch tutorial! Sandra and C&T Publishing are also giving you a chance to WIN a copy of the book…

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Madweave Foldover Clutch Tutorial

Tara J. Curtis uses special weaving techniques and the tool she created, the Tjaye Fabric Weaving Needle, to create beautiful items with fabric. Tara showed us how to make the Woven Chevron Pillow earlier this month, and now she has her original design for the Madweave Foldover Clutch featuring a classic tumbling blocks design. The weaving gives this bag such a lovely, unique look!…

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Sew Easy Sunglasses Case

Laura Hensley of The Sewing Class recently shared her experiences and knowledge about How to Run a Successful Sewing Camp for Kids. Her Sew Easy Sunglasses Case is one of the first projects her campers tackle, and it’s a useful sewing project for any beginning sewist. Learn how easy it is to make the case, and don’t miss Laura’s very helpful how to if you’re thinking about starting a sewing camp of your own!…

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Free Discotech Clutch Pattern

Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness celebrates her new Windy-city Bags book and Building Better Bags Craftsy class with a GIVEAWAY! She also has a free Discotech Clutch PDF Pattern for everyone to download and sew. Sara is such a generous, talented designer and instructor… Lucky us!

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The Summer Purse Free Pattern + Tutorial

Amy Barickman from Indygo Junction is back with a free Summer Purse PDF pattern excerpt from her new book, Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun. There’s a giveaway too!

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Crafter’s Utility Belt Tutorial

The Crafter’s Utility Belt from Ashley Lotecki is a must for craft shows or intense, creative sewing sessions! Ashley shows you how to make her easy, reversible belt and she also has a PDF pattern for you to download. It’s a fun and functional project!…

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How to Install Rivets

Anna Graham from Noodlehead is the designer behind our Round Three Challenge in the Super Online Sewing Match II, the pretty Caravan Tote! Anna has an intuition for just the right bag hardware picks and placement in her bag designs. She shows you how easy it is to install rivets so you can use them in your next bag! Rivets are a nice way to “up your game” as you sew accessories, and you can use relatively inexpensive tools to get the job done…

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Boho Leather Fringe Bag Tutorial

Samantha from Handmade by Mrs. H is an independent pattern designer, living in Wales, UK. Samantha specializes in bag sewing patterns and also runs the Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H Etsy shop. She designed this Leather Fringe Bag to take you through all of your summer adventures on into fall. You can use leather or “pleather,” and pop a favorite print in for the lining. Add a little Boho/Coachella vibe to your summer look!…

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Rosabelle Hat Free Pattern + Tutorial

Wendy Talené from Elsewhen designed this pretty Rosabelle Cloche, an elegant hat with handmade roses for sizes 19” – 25” (Toddler – Adult Large). You can download the free pattern and follow Wendy’s step-by-step instructions in her tutorial below! All of your friends will want their own Rosabelle…

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Handmade Holidays Nov. 1: For the Glamour Girl

Welcome to our 8th Annual Handmade Holidays series! It’s our favorite time of the year here at Sew Mama Sew! Visit every day for a new theme, and new prizes. Happy Handmade Holidays!… You don’t have to be a Hollywood starlet to enjoy a little glamour once in a while. These gifts are the perfect way to indulge your girlfriends; there’s one for the classy guys in your life too.

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Travel Wallet

Marina Brumpton of Frocks & Frolics is back with an easy travel wallet, great for organizing all of your travel document essentials. There’s a free pattern and a video tutorial too…

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Date Night Clutch

Caroline Hulse has a free Date Night Clutch pattern and tutorial featuring her new Gleeful AGF Limited Edition fabric collection. You can also enter to win a Gleeful fat quarter bundlel!…

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Pink Peony Bag Pattern

Anna from Charmed Liebling designs bags and bag sewing patterns, and she also sells bags in her shop. Anna is sharing her latest pattern here as a free tutorial and PDF download. The bag converts from a shoulder bag to a clutch or wristlet; it’s both versatile and pretty!

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Easy Organza Flower Accessories

Learn how to make these Easy Organza Flower Accessories featuring our Peony Fabric Flowers. Gia of Fairytale Flowers and One Perfect Day shows you how to turn her signature flowers into a Floral Crown, Wrist Corsage or Flower Headband. We think these are perfect for spring celebrations, dances, summer weddings and more!

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Peony Fabric Flower Tutorial

Gia creates beautiful handmade flower accessories, bags, bracelets and more which she then sells in her Fairytale Flowers and One Perfect Day shops. Today she shows you how to make a Peony Fabric Flower, a big wedding trend this year and a fun way to make every day a little more special…

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Flower Barrette Tutorial

Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright are here with a fun project to introduce their new book, Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects. Today you’ll get a peek at the easy, sweet style of projects in the book with Sarah and Lexi’s Flower Barrette tutorial. Plus, comment for your chance to win a copy of the book!

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FunStitch Studio Camp: Wrap Stitched Bracelet

FunStitch Studio author Kristen Sutcliffe is here with another project in our FunStitch Studios Summer Camp series. Kristen’s book, Fabric Paper Thread: 26 Projects to Stitch with Friends, is full of projects to “use, wear, give, and brighten your space.” Focused on basic embroidery stitches and techniques, the book is perfect for kids or for adults looking for fun and easy projects. Today Kristen’s here to share colorful Wrap Stitched Bracelets!

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Quick Key Clip with Clip-On Pouch

Today Lisa Lam from U-Handbag has a tutorial for this Quick Key Clip with Clip-On Pouch. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the It’s a Cinch! Tote. Have fun making this handy, little bag; it’s a super-quick and satisfying project, completed in about half an hour!…

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Boy Suspenders Tutorial

Kelli from True Bias helps you get ready for the wedding and summer party season with these cute and easy suspenders. They’d be perfect with our Shirt Onesie!…

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Fat Quarter Tutorials

Our latest Fat Quarter Series is coming to a close, but May is full of more Fat Quarter Idol, Giveaway Day (details coming soon!), fantastic, original tutorials and lots more! Here are all of our Fat Quarter tutorials in one handy, linkable page…

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Fat Quarter Project ~ Ric Rac Clutch

We love Jennifer Ladd’s beautiful handmade bags and purses. As she notes, they’re “modern and elegant, simple and sleek, cute and quirky too!” We have weeks of new, fun Fat Quarter projects ready to go, and we’re kicking it all off with a new fat quarter tutorial and pattern from Jennifer. Download the beautiful Ric Rac Clutch PDF pattern today!…

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True Love ~ Sweet Little Capelet

We have more True Love fun today, this time from Elizabeth and Liz, the talented sewists of Simple Simon & Co. They joined us early this year in our Reflections + Predictions series, and they’re back today with a tutorial for this Sweet Little Capelet…

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