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The Satchel Bag

Satchel Bag

This Spring’s Sew Fab Sale includes my own pattern, The Satchel Bag!  The Satchel Bag is one of my best selling patterns.  It’s an easy pattern, no zippers, no fancy stitching, and it has a nice simple look that can be changed up easily with different fabrics.

Satchel Bag

I love a good canvas bag, which is pretty obvious by my choices in fabrics.  A nice organic cotton canvas is actually pretty easy to find, which makes me love using it even more.

Satchel Bag

Satchel Bag
HT 008 Satchel Bag

I get most of my organic cotton canvas from Fabric.com and all my purse hardware from a great shop called Tantalizing Stitches.

Today is your last chance to purchase The Satchel Bag through the Sew Fab Bundle!  The sale ends tonight!

Read more about the Sew Fab Bundle below!

For one week only, you can have nineteen patterns (plus a fun bonus pattern), chosen specifically for this sale, for only $29.95!  That’s over 80% off the retail value of the bundle!  Plus you can enter to win one of two amazing sewing themed giveaways!

For less than $30 you get a library of sewing resources that you can use over and over again.

Buy It Now

If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is!  After downloading your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will.  Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern!  At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric, or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tracing paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size.  PDF patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for… the patterns!

A collection of 19 PDF Patterns from 19 well-known and up and coming designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle.  Imagine all of the combinations that you can put together with this bundle of patterns, with many transitioning to fall and winter as well!  Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below the collage for more  information about each pattern.):

Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage

The Laurel Dress or Tunic by Greenstyle Creations, The Satchel Bag by Handmade Therapy, The Lexi Knit Dress and Top by MODKID, The Piko Top by EYMM, The Bowling Shirt from Scientific Seamstress (unisex), The Seraphic Pant by Figgy’s (unisex), The Tulip Pinafore by Too Sweets Patterns, The Big Tote Bag by Things for Boys, The Doll and Carrier by Patchwork Posse, Poppy and Pip Penguins by Betz White, Leather Accent Foldover Pouch by LBG Studio, The Norah Dress and Tunic by Mouse House Creations, Crayon Art Folio by Gingercake, The Tennis Skort (12M-12Y) by Heidi & Finn, The Ruffled Bustle Top by Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Long Beach Board Shorts (unisex) by Terra’s Treasures, The Cupcake Top (unisex) by Sewing Mama RaeAnna, The Saffron Twirl Dress from Paisley Roots Designs, The Sweet Tea Shorties by Molly Blossom Designs.

New this year is the Sew Fab Pattern Tour!  Some of our favorite sewing bloggers will be sharing their versions of the Sew Fab patterns on their blogs this week, so be sure to check in with them throughout the week of the sale to see how versatile these patterns are!  Here are the stops on the pattern tour…

Sew Fab Pattern Tour Graphic

This Sew Fab Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from May 5th at 8 a.m. EST through May 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds. The pattern bundle expires six months from the end of the sale, so please download and save your patterns upon receiving them.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 20 PDF sewing patterns from 19 of the best designers out there!

Buy It Now

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!  We all appreciate your business!

 

Long Beach Shorts

Long Beach ShortsA couple of weeks ago I pulled out my older boys’ summer clothes only to realize that ninety percent of their shorts are now too small.  Thankfully shorts are a really quick and easy sew and the Long Beach Shorts from Terra’s Treasures are no exception.

Long Beach Shorts Long Beach ShortsI love the flat front of these and the piping on the back is a really great detail.  Brayer loves them and Kaed is patiently waiting for a pair for himself.

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I used some fabric I picked up years ago, literally.  I had always planned to make shorts out of it but never got around to it.  When I saw the Long Beach Shorts pattern I knew it was time to cut into it.IMG_6360 IMG_6356 Long Beach ShortsThe Long Beach Shorts are a part of the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle. You can purchase yours here!

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!  We all appreciate your business!

 

Sew Fab Sale!

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!  We all appreciate your business!

The Sew Fab Pattern Sale Spring 2014

It’s the Spring 2014 Sew Fab Pattern Sale!

It’s that time of year again… time for the original pattern bundle sale, The Sew Fab Pattern Sale!  I’m so excited to announce this season’s pattern bundle to you today.  The excitement has been building over the last few weeks, and today it’s finally available.  Nineteen incredibly talented pattern designers, some who are very well known in their field and some who are quickly making a name for themselves, have come together to bring you a great bundle of patterns that will take you through the spring and summer.

For one week only, you can have nineteen patterns (plus a fun bonus pattern), chosen specifically for this sale, for only $29.95!  That’s over 80% off the retail value of the bundle!  Plus you can enter to win one of two amazing sewing themed giveaways!

For less than $30 you get a library of sewing resources that you can use over and over again.

Buy It Now

If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is!  After downloading your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will.  Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern!  At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric, or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tracing paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size.  PDF patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for… the patterns!

A collection of 19 PDF Patterns from 19 well-known and up and coming designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle.  Imagine all of the combinations that you can put together with this bundle of patterns, with many transitioning to fall and winter as well!  Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below the collage for more  information about each pattern.):

Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage

The Laurel Dress or Tunic by Greenstyle Creations, The Satchel Bag by Handmade Therapy, The Lexi Knit Dress and Top by MODKID, The Piko Top by EYMM, The Bowling Shirt from Scientific Seamstress (unisex), The Seraphic Pant by Figgy’s (unisex), The Tulip Pinafore by Too Sweets Patterns, The Big Tote Bag by Things for Boys, The Doll and Carrier by Patchwork Posse, Poppy and Pip Penguins by Betz White, Leather Accent Foldover Pouch by LBG Studio, The Norah Dress and Tunic by Mouse House Creations, Crayon Art Folio by Gingercake, The Tennis Skort (12M-12Y) by Heidi & Finn, The Ruffled Bustle Top by Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Long Beach Board Shorts (unisex) by Terra’s Treasures, The Cupcake Top (unisex) by Sewing Mama RaeAnna, The Saffron Twirl Dress from Paisley Roots Designs, The Sweet Tea Shorties by Molly Blossom Designs.

New this year is the Sew Fab Pattern Tour!  Some of our favorite sewing bloggers will be sharing their versions of the Sew Fab patterns on their blogs this week, so be sure to check in with them throughout the week of the sale to see how versatile these patterns are!  Here are the stops on the pattern tour…

Sew Fab Pattern Tour Graphic

This Sew Fab Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from May 5th at 8 a.m. EST through May 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds. The pattern bundle expires six months from the end of the sale, so please download and save your patterns upon receiving them.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 20 PDF sewing patterns from 19 of the best designers out there!

Buy It Now

And now for the always exciting Sew Fab Giveaway!

This spring there are two prize packages up for grabs, and both will inspire you in your sewing!  I’m so excited about these giveaways!  Can’t buy the pattern bundle?  It’s okay… purchase is not required to enter.  There are lots of chances to win and each entry applies to both of the giveaway packages.  Just use the Rafflecopter widget below the prize descriptions to enter as many times as you want, no purchase necessary.

Prize Package #1 includes…

Sew Fab giveaway Prize

The Lane Raglan Pattern from Hey June, an organic fat quarter bundle of the yet unreleased Everyday Party Collection by Emily Isabella, from Fabricworm, The Washi Dress Pattern from Made by Rae, a $50 gift certificate to The Delhi Store, a free class from Craftsy.com, a fun gift package from Sew You Studio, a custom made Geranium Dress from Nest Creations, a Sew Happy print from Pen+Paint, and a $15 gift certificate to GYCT Designs!

Prize package #2 includes…

Sew Fab Giveaway Prize #2
The #ISEW necklace from Hello Cheeseburger, created especially for the Sew Fab giveaway, a collection of vintage buttons and 20% off your purchase at Anna Mia Clothing, the Playdate Bag pattern from Fishsticks Designs, The Kensington Dress and Tee Pattern from Hey June Handmade, a $30 gift certificate to Casa Crafty, a $40 gift certificate to Girl Charlee, 3 yards of laminate fabric from Anne Kelle, The Essential Sewing Reference Tool by Carla Crim, a “Happiness is Handmade” print from Pen+Paint!

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The Sew Fab Pattern Sale is Back!

Coming soon, for one week only, nineteen pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!

The Sew Fab Pattern Sale Spring 2014

The Sew Fab Pattern Sale is the original pattern bundle sale! Grab the bundle when it goes on sale next week and you’ll be all set for the spring and summer seasons! You have to wait until next week to see which patterns are included in this fall’s bundle, but take a look below to see which designers you’ll find! I think you will be as excited as I am to see some previous favorites as well as several amazing designers that are new to the Sew Fab Sale.

Greenstyle Creations, Handmade Therapy, MODKID, Everything Your Mama Made, The Scientific Seamstress, Figgy’s Patterns, Two Sweets Patterns, Things for Boys, Patchwork Posse, Betz White, LBG Studio, Mouse House Creations, Gingercake, Heidi & Finn, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Terra’s Treasures, Paisley Roots, Molly Blossom Designs, Sewing Mama RaeAnna. Sale sponsored by The Southern Institute.

See you right here, bright and early on Monday morning!

More Kids Clothes Week Sewing

A few months ago I splurged and bought some Liberty of London Hello Kitty fabric.  Ara is a big Hello Kitty fan and I’ve always wanted to buy some Liberty of London fabric so I figured it was just meant to be.

Hello Kitty DressToday I finally cut into it and sewed up a dress for my girl for this coming Summer.  I might have to find a cardigan and some leggings for her to wear with it though because she has her heart set on wearing it to church this coming Sunday.

Hello Kitty DressI used a simple dress pattern I had and added a strip of ruffled fabric with lace.  I wanted something simple but pretty and I’m happy with the result.  I still have just over one yard left and I’m thinking a tiered skirt for the last of the fabric.

2014 01 31_00152014 01 31_0068_edited-1I also figured it wasn’t Kids Clothes Week without adding another Bimaa to my kids’ collection so Lachlan got himself a new hoodie too.

2014 01 31_0048_edited-1The moose knit is from Girl Charlee.  I bought one of their slightly flawed bundles so I have yards and yards of this stuff.  Both my older boys want a shirt just like Lachlan’s though so I’m confident it will all get used.  The brown knit and ribbed knit were both in my stash.

Moose Bimaa2014 01 31_0047_edited-1 2014 01 31_0050_edited-1 2014 01 31_0076_edited-1My little dude is long and skinny so I made his Bimaa in a 2T.  He has lots of room left in the sleeves and it’s nice and long on him which I love.

Moose BimaaAfter attempting to photograph my kiddos all week indoors I’m seriously looking forward to Spring and being able to get back outside to photograph.

Honeycomb Dress + Fancy Pants Leggings

Yesterday I stitched up three new dresses and a pair of leggings.  I let Ara pick which dress she wanted to keep for herself and she went for the honeycomb print.  That’s my girl.

Blog 062I recently bought a few too many gorgeous prints in lovely organic cotton so I knew I had to get some dresses made.

Blog 0791This dress is my favorite for a couple of reasons.  It slips on and off really easily. It looks great with skinny jeans or leggings underneath or a long sleeve tee on cold days.  It’s also just perfect for a breezy dress in the summer.  The last couple of years my girl has grown up but not out so I love it when a dress works as a tunic style with pants when it starts getting too short.

Blog 088 Blog 106I really love this print too.  The birds are just gorgeous and the colors are perfect.  It’s another really great organic cotton, soft and sturdy with a really smooth feel to it.

Blog 045 Blog 054The last dress I stitched up is from a really pretty vintage print I picked up at a thrift store last week.  I’m guessing it’s a cotton/poly blend.  Really light weight.

Blog 091I also sewed up some solid gray Fancy Pants Leggings by Titchy Threads in an organic cotton jersey.  I’m definitely ordering more of this fabric in other colors.  The quality and feel of it is amazing.  I ordered this one from fabric.com as well as the bird and honeycomb fabric but it looks like they are all sold out of all three!

I’ve written about the Fancy Pants Leggings before but I’ll say it again that I love this pattern.  This is my third pair I’ve made and I’ll make many more in the future.

The dress pattern is a very altered version of a pattern by Too Sweets Patterns.  I don’t see the pattern available for sale anymore but the Pockets are Best Dress looks pretty close to what I altered the original Best Bubble Dress to.

Blog 092I think I’m doing pretty good for the Kids Clothes Week so far but I have a few more projects in mind.

Reversible Zippy Hoodie

Blog 035I finally did it.  I sewed a garment with a zipper in it.  It’s one of those things I’ve been putting off for no real reason other than it was learning a new skill.  I’ve sewn with zippers a ton just never in clothes before and let me tell you, it’s NOT that hard.

Blog 027It helps that I picked a pattern with seriously amazing instructions.  I used the Reversible Zippy Hoodie pattern by Kitschy Coo and I was really impressed.  It was one of those rare times when I sewed something brand new and didn’t stop at some point completely confused.

Blog 028My goal was to make Brayer a really warm hoodie.  I picked an extra thick sherpa fleece from Fabricland and lined it with a cotton jersey I think I got at a thrift store.  The result is a warm hoodie that is warm through the body and the sleeves.  I’m I the only one who gets annoyed when hoodies are lined through the body and not the sleeves?

Blog 033Brayer loves it. I loved sewing it and the end result is a high quality sweater that cost me under $10.  I’m happy.

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Simple Organization for Patterns (and Lego manuals, recipes, and more!)

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I’m a PDF Sewing Pattern junkie. I’ll admit it.  I have way more than I’ll probably ever sew and only half of those are already printed out.Blog 065 The problem with having so many patterns is trying to keep them organized and sorted so I don’t  print them out a second time when I can’t find the original one I printed.Blog 060

On top of all the bought PDF Patterns I have I also have all my own patterns and templates to store so I needed some kind of filing system for them that didn’t take up much space.  I thought about a small filing folder but I didn’t really have a place to put one so I went with the same system I use for printed out recipes I want to keep.Blog 064

Now each of my patterns, my own or bought, have their own sheet protector.  I often print out a copy of a pattern I really like several times and cut it out in the different sizes that my kids are wearing.  All the sizes of one pattern go in the same sheet protector.  Then I organize the patterns into categories with binder dividers and the whole stack goes in one monster binder.

I love that I can flip through my binder and visually see each of the patterns.  If it’s not obvious to me which pattern it is I write the name of it on with a sharpie on the plastic sleeve.Blog 061I think it’s time I stop buying new patterns. Or I could just get a second binder.

I use this same system for recipes and recently I put it to use for Lego instruction manuals.  My kids love looking through their old manuals to find something new to build but they kept loosing pages and entire manuals.  Now each kit has it’s own sleeve for all the manuals that came with it.  Most kits only have one manual but some of the bigger Lego sets they’ve gotten have had several.

Blog 068The best part about this is that the kids can flip through the pages and find the manual they want without taking each one out.

Blog 069 Blog 071 Thankfully the Lego manuals still fit in one small binder.

You can get sheet protectors at most office supply stores and department stores.  I bought mine at Costco.

Are there other things you can think of to organize this way?  My next thought was for organizing seed packets…

Fancy Pants – Mustache Style

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!

September 2013 324It’s almost November so I figured it was a good time to cut into the mustache fabric I got from Girl Charlee.  I also thought it was a great chance to use that fabric on a pair of Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads! September 2013 322The Fancy Pants Leggings are part of the Sew Fab Sale that is happening for a just a few more days. September 2013 314 Fancy Pants LeggingsI had been eyeing up this pattern for a while.  I’ve sewn several different legging patterns in the past, some bought and some I just drafted myself but I can confidently say this pattern is my favorite.

September 2013 345I can’t decide if my favorite part is the extra panel on the bum, or the fact that you can make them without any elastic on the waist.  The extra panel is amazing, especially for those cloth diapered bottoms.  Not having to put in an elastic makes the whole project faster and easier than most pants patterns. September 2013 335 September 2013 369I’m a big fan of leggings on babies both because they are super comfy for them and because they work so great with my Baby Booties. Finding leggings that aren’t completely girly however can be seriously difficult.  I think I’ll make Lachlan’s from now on. September 2013 362 September 2013 373Next up I plan to sew a pair of these in Ara’s size and maybe some for the boys in some thermal knit for long john’s!

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!

Bimaa Sweater

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So as I mentioned, there is this huge pattern bundle sale going on right now. The Sew Fab Sale and I’m not going to lie, this is my favorite pattern in the bundle.  I guess I can’t really say that because I haven’t had the chance to make every pattern but seriously, I LOVE this pattern.  It’s the Bimaa Sweater by Sarah at Lou Bee Clothing.Bimma Sweater, Red

 

The fit on it is so great.  I love a nice fitted hoodie on a girl, something about it makes it a bit more feminine, no matter what the print.  I also love the length of the sweater.  Sarah’s instructions and photos are so nice and clear.  Shirt patterns come together pretty quick for me now but I’d say a beginner could sew this sweater as well.September 2013 278 I’ve made this pattern twice now.  The first time around I made it too small.  My own fault, I picked a size smaller than I usually do for whatever reason and it was just too tight.  Second time around I sized up a bit and despite the fabric not having a ton of stretch it fits just right. September 2013 284

If you do decide to make this sweater I highly recommend you go with Sarah’s recommendations and use a four way stretch knit fabric.

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I also love the large hood.  I used a fleece outer and lining on Ara’s and next time I think I would go with a lighter weight lining just because the hood is a bit stiff.

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The pattern also comes with a cowl neck option or a shawl neck.  I plan to do the cowl neck next.

September 2013 271 September 2013 268 September 2013 261 September 2013 256 Forgive all the photos but I’m a little biased in the whole “my daughter is adorable” thing.

Want to get the Bimaa Sweater Pattern along with 25 other ones?  You can get the whole bundle here!  The Sew Fab e-pattern sale event is only on for one week!

Want more information on the Sew Fab Sale before you buy?  Read all about it here: Sew Fab Sale

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!