Friday, September 26, 2008

Change can be good, Some new help with a new pattern:)

Hi All,
I would like to make a few suggestions to those who have the Sew Spoiled Ladybug Shoulder bag ebook. This pattern is great, however there are a few things I have tried out since it was released and you might want to make these changes too.
First change, I fused interfacing to the lining. This made the bag sturdier but I will tell you it was a little more challenging to sew down the binding later in the bag making process.
Second, I used the pockets tutorial from my Sew Spoiled Versatile Bag ebook. I cut the same size pockets out for this bag (Pocket A and Pocket B) and it worked beautifully.
Third, I cut the Heat n bond lite 1 3/4" X 68" just to make sure the Heat n Bond would not be exposed.
Happy Sewing!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Embroidery on Canvas!!!

Hey Folks,
I have fallen in love with canvas lately!!! I went to embroider this bag and could not fit the stabilizer and canvas fabric into my hoop. So I took the stabilizer off and stretched the canvas in the hoop and crossed my fingers. I know that you are not suppose to do that but I am happy with the results. If it had been a tighter woven design it might not have worked as well but I certainly will try it again and keep you posted:)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Retro Mama Apron bag by Sew Spoiled


Retro Mama apron bag
Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled
Yes!! That is right I made an apron for my bag!!!! It is adorable and all the apron pockets are great for storing accessories. When the design popped into my head I drew it out and started cutting into the fabric. I love it when a plan comes together. If you are wondering how did she do that, then stay tuned, this pattern is sure to hit my etsy store soon.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Think Green


Think Green
Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled
I love e-books!!! I always have my Sew Spoiled ebooks with me, they are flexible and they save resources like paper and gas:) If you have not give Sew Spoiled ebooks a try you should!!!! After you purchase the pattern of your choice it is sent directly to your email account. So you do not need to jump in your car and spend time or money. Then you read through it and print out the pattern pieces you need to cut the fabric with. It is super easy!! Also with Sew Spoiled ebooks all of the pictures are in color. I have made sure that only bright and easy to see photos are used in my ebooks. Not to mention the free tech. support. If you have any trouble at all technology wise or pattern questions just email me and we will talk through it:) I have had a few customers also ask if a certain pattern can be larger or smaller. Ebooks are extremely flexible for your own needs. Just adjust the size of the printed pattern templates by the same percentage and you have the ideal size for you. If you have not dared to explore epatterns than try these and see how wonderful it is to be a home sewer in the 21st century!!!! These patterns available at www.sewspoiled.etsy.com.
Sew Quick, Sew Easy, Sew Spoiled
Leah:)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ironworks by Michael Miller Ladybug Shoulder bag

This is my latest creation and e-pattern, the Sew Spoiled Ladybug Shoulder bag!! I love this design. I hope you give it a try!!! It is available at www.sewspoiled.etsy.com. It is super spacious measuring at 16” wide X 12” tall with a approximately 20" strap. This is a detailed pattern with over 47 color photos!!! All you need to get started is 3 half yards of your favorite fabric and a magnet clasp. No Zippers:):)!!