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April is Digital Delivery Sewing Month!

I will be featured in the April Digital Delivery Sewing Month with Sew Mama Sew!! During the month of April they will feature epattern designers, show you how to use epatterns, describe how to make your own and host free digital tutorials!!! I am so excited! Can’t wait to see who else will be featured! Thank you Kristin and Beth at Sew Mama Sew for putting all of this information together about digital patterns!  ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ The March Giveaway for a signed copy of Chic and Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes is still running through March 31, 2011!!! Click here to enter to win!

Giveaway and Crafty Goodness!

The March Giveaway for a signed copy of Chic and Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes is still running through March 31, 2011!!! Click here to enter to win! ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ I recently came across some wonderful April sewing and printable projects and I want to share them with you! I love finding new printbles!
These vintage Easter labels are adore! She shares how you can print them on paper bags to give to family and friends. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ This is a great idea for Easter! T W O * S U C C U L E N T * S I S T E R S: Egg Door Decoration Tutorial ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Make these cute shoe laces for your little ones or your self! Sara vs. Sarah: Scrapbuster No. 18 / Challenge Submission: Scrappy Shoelaces (Tutorial) shows you how! ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ 10 Beautiful Fabric Flower Tutorials | Skip To My Lou ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Whatever Dee-Dee wants, she's gonna get it: Spring Fling- Recovering an Umb…

March Chic and Simple Sewing Book Giveaway!{CLOSED}

March Giveaway is being sponsored by the author Christine Haynes. Christine has written Chic and Simple Sewing, a wonderful sewing book filled with 23 patterns for you to choose from. All of the templates are full size and located in a side envelop pocket for easy storage. Her book is divide into the seasons of the year. You no longer have to wait till spring and summer to sew clothes for yourself. Anytime of the year you can fine a chic and simple project to spruce up your wardrobe. If you haven’t already, you can read all about Christine and her book in our interview. There is also a Flickr: Chic & Simple Sewing: The Creations photo sharing group where you can see more chic and simple projects completed. Now for the best part Christine has sponsored one signed copy of her book, Chic and Simple Sewing!!! The giveaway will run through midnight on March 31, 2011 with the winner being announced on 
April 1, 2011! What do you have to do to enter to win? Post a comment below, only one com…

Wrap Skirt from Chic and Simple Sewing

I made this wrap skirt from Chic and Simple Sewing written by Christine Haynes. I loved making it because the skirt itself is one piece with ties you sew on to it. So it is a great project for someone who is a beginner. Simply cut the skirt and ties, iron and sew! Christine Haynes wrote in her book that this skirt started it all. I can see why! It is simple to make and looks great on any body shape. Tomorrow you can enter to win a signed copy of Chic and Simple Sewing. It is filled with great projects, like this one, for any season! The book also comes with full size templates! See you tomorrow!

Favorite Fabric Finds on Etsy!

I am always on the look out for new beautiful fabrics! Here are a few fabrics I love and Sew Spoiled projects that would look great. I wish I had hours of time to sew to my hearts content. The trouble is it is never enough! I hope you are enjoying the wonderful weekend! Next week is the Chic and Simple Sewing book giveaway, starting March 25th! Darjeeling by Rosanna Bowles Blue and Green at the Cotton lossom Farm Etsy Shop Anything made from these prints by Rosanna Bowles would look awesome but I first thought of the Sew Spoiled Ladybug Apron when I saw them together. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Central Park Reservoir Bundle Kate Spain 3 yards at the Venezie Designs Etsy Shop A new mother would love a new Sew Spoiled Diaper Bag made in these prints by Katie Spain. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Riley Blake Fabric Sugar and Spice Green in Half yards at the Fabric Worm Etsy Shop If you are thinking about teacher gifts for the spring, the Sew Spoiled Wristlet would be a …

Chic and Simple Sewing Interview with Christine Haynes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Stuart Mullenberg photo

Today, Christine Haynes from Chic and Simple Sewing joins us to share more about herself, sewing tips and upcoming projects. Her amazing book Chic and Simple Sewing has become one of my favorite sewing books. March 25th we will be hosting a giveaway with the winner receiving an autographed copy of her book Chic and Simple Sewing.
Sew Spoiled:How did you learn to sew?
Christine: I was lucky that my mom was crafty and taught me to sew at a young age. I
didn’t really do it on a serious level until after high school when I
bought my first serger. That was amazing and I was officially bitten by
the sewing bug! I’ve pretty much been sewing ever since!

Sew Spoiled: What were your favorite projects as a beginner seamstress?
Christine: When I first started sewing as a kid, I tried skirts. But honestly I
hardly finished anything. In my late teens when I bought my serger, I went
a bit crazy with dresses and skirts, and that’s pretty much where my lo…

Silhouette Fabric Applique Tutorial

You can buy the Silhouette fabric interfacing (sewable or clean cut) or you can buy HeatnBond (Sew or ultra hold). The price difference is $5.00 for the same amount of interfacing (17” X 36”). $7.99 VS. $2.47 ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ You can see what I chose. Step 1: Cut your fabric and interfacing the same size. Make sure it will fit your adhesive mat. It works best on the thicker mat. (This is the thin mat, I need to purchase a new thick media cutting mat. The green mat is the one you should use.) ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 2: Iron the fabric to the interfacing and peel away the paper side. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 3: Place the fabric right side up on your adhesive mat. You want to use the thickest adhesive mat. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 4: Go to your computer, set up your applique design. Click send to Silhouette. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 5: Send the cutting job to your Silhouette. Use the pink ca…

Sew Spoiled iPad Folding Case is Compatible!

The iPad 2 is here and has been in Mac stores since Friday! I want to buy one but the lines for the iPad 2 are insane! I did get to look at this one on display. I just happened to have my leather Sew Spoiled iPad Folding Case with me (wink;) and tried it on. I was worried about the 33% smaller iPad 2 not fitting snuggly into this case however my worries are over. It does fit. I do plan to take a closer look at the iPad 2 and the Sew Spoiled Folding Case and make a few updates. The iPad 2 has magnets set inside, this allows for the iPad to fall asleep when the case is closed. I plan to see about using this technology in my updated design and making a few other modifications. Did anyone succeed at buying an iPad 2 this weekend? Tell us about your experience!

Sew Spoiled Flickr Group Pictures

It is no secret that I love Flickr! I have posted almost every sewing project that I have ever made on Flickr. I have also started many Flickr groups, the first called Flickr: The Sew Spoiled Pool. It has a total of 267 members, all sharing sewing projects that are handmade to Spoil someone else. Here are a few fantastic pictures! Flickr: Hands Full Creations' Photo stream Flickr: laurastantz's Photo stream Flickr: LilyClaire on madeit.com.au's Photo stream Flickr: Merry Made Quilts' Photostream Flickr: anna.warzecha's Photo stream Flickr: lwhelan's Photo stream Join in the fun and post your pictures! Thank you to the members that love to make handmade gifts. Happy Sewing!