Saturday, October 17, 2009

Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated


The Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated just came out Oct. 10, 2009!!!! I received it this week in the mail!! I love the look! There are 2 pleats in the front and one in the back! No zippers, buttons or even elastic, if you chose to finish the arm seams. Just cloth, thread and fun! After cutting 9 pattern pieces out of my fabric choice it took approximately 2 hours to complete. The fabric was on sale for less than $2.00 a yard!! I will be making more of these, maybe I will try the skirt length next in a heavier fabric!
Happy Sewing!
Leah

Friday, October 16, 2009

Amy Butler Suitable Tote from Sew Spoiled

I realize that some of you can make this with very little instruction. However, I am putting together an easy Epattern that will show you some tricks of the suitable tote and give you some new ideas, I have not shown you yet. I love the Suitable tote! It looks so professional and you can make them quickly! This is a great bag to make and sell in your shop or make as gifts on a moments notice. If you want to carry your fun fabric with you everywhere you go but your colorful fabric does not match your everyday clothes this is the bag for you! :) Yes! I have that problem!!! I made one for myself and I have not stopped using it! It matches everything!!! Also, if your guy has an old suit he can no longer wear this is the perfect project!!! Recycle and reuse that fabric for a fun adventure!!
Can't wait to share!!!! By the way, getting ready for another giveaway!
Warm Wishes!!
Leah

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Sew Spoiled Suitable Tote


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Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled
This is my next adventure! I love this bag. I have made 5 Suitable Totes for friends and family and one for myself. I love that I can dress up or down and it still looks great on my arm. There is one right now in my Etsy shop! I can't tell you how many people have asked, "Where did you buy your Tote?" For those of you who may not sew this is a great opportunity to Sew Spoil yourself. I will only be making a hand full of these and placing them in my shop. Each will be unique and special and of course have the Sew Spoiled tag! They are only $35, which is a great price for a one of a kind, limited edition, Sew Spoiled Tote. One more thing, each will also have a special gift inside!
Happily Spoiled!
Leah

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Questions About the Sew Spoiled Diaper Bag Epattern!

Hi All,
I have been receiving all kinds of great questions about the Sew Spoiled Diaper Bag Epattern. I wanted to share them with all of you.

Questions?

Where can I find the hardware??
I found a great shop on Etsy called 3D Pattern Paper. They have a wide selection of great purse hardware. The adjustable strap hardware you will need is 2– 1.5” Rings, 1-2” slider and 2-2” swivel hooks.

What kind of interfacing do you recommend?I recommend Pellon craft fuse 809.
Are the pictures clear, so I can see every step? In the Sew Spoiled Diaper Bag Epattern there are over 70 clear beautiful photos! This is so you can see what every step looks like from start to finish. Plus the extra advantage of using Sew Spoiled patterns is that if you have any questions at all you can always email me your question for a quick response.

I have not sewn a zipper pocket before, is this step hard? Again this step is very clear and once you add this skill to your bag of tricks you will want to make every purse with a zipper pocket. Your customers will love it too!! (If you sell them.)

I have not made elastic pockets before, is it hard? This step very clear in the instructions however if you want to practice first an easy elastic practice project is the elastic pocket diaper travel case found here at Sew Spoiled Free.

I use cloth diapers, is this a large bag, so they will fit? Yes! This is a large bag, the finish measurements are 14"H X 4" Wide X 20"L. The great part about this bag is that you can change the width measurement of the bag to fit your needs. The sides and bottom of the bag is one rectangle shape. If you want a wider bag you will make the rectangle wider (for the outer shell and lining) therefore giving you a wider bag.

This does not look like an average diaper bag, do you think it would make a good messenger bag?
Yes! Honestly, the bags I have made from this pattern I did give away to new Mommies! Both loved having something different and new! However, these do not have the traditional diaper bag look and that makes them unique! So make one and use it for your needs!
I hope these answers help! If you have any questions feel free to email your questions to leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com.
~Leah