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  • Favorite Sewing Things

    Favorite Things – Sewing Edition – Part One

    Sing along with me, ‘These are a few of my favorite things‘. (famous lyrics from the Sound of Music – so I’m told, I don’t ever recall seeing it Just saw it for the…

    May 27, 2019
  • Finished Bag

    When Converting a Purse into a Cross Body

    I have a new(ish) purse.  It was a great price, color and size. It has lots of pockets in just the right places for what I need to organize. Only downside is it has…

    July 3, 2017
  • Purse Strap

    How to Make Tote Bag Straps

    There are a few different ways to make straps but this is my favorite and it’s sturdy! You can use the same fabric as the tote but remember if you are making something out…

    June 6, 2017
  • straighten fabric edge

    How to Straighten Fabric Edge for Sewing & Quilting

    Knowing how to straighten the edge of your fabric is an essential skill when making anything that requires straight edges like quilting, tote bag straps, etc. Straightening edges for sewing and quilting is not…

    May 9, 2017
  • Replacing Straps on a Vera Bradley Tote Bag

    The straps on my favorite Vera Bradley pattern at the time were fraying and looking rather shabby. They really needed replacing. My new favorite pattern (yes, I know it’s not a recent pattern, but…

    March 21, 2017