Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Sales!


Blog readers like you make writing a real pleasure. That is why we are offering a special 15% off to all Sew Spoiled blog readers in my Etsy shop. Just type in BLOGREADER and you will receive 15% off of your purchase at 
You can also find Sew Spoiled Patterns at Sew Mama SewYouCanMakeThis.com, Above all Fabric and Pink Chalk Fabrics. I love hearing about ways to save money so here are a few ways you can buy your favorite patterns and fabric at a discount!
Special Money saving sells!
Fabric Finds!
Giveaway!
Have a Great Day!
Leah

iPad Folding Case Review and Giveaway!

Triana from Rocky Mountain Mama just reviewed the Sew Spoiled iPad Folding Case. Please take a moment and watch her video! Plus her blog is filled with wonderful ideas! I love the 101 in 1001, where she has a list of 101 things to finish in 1001 days! When she completes one she crosses it off her list.
(I am a list maker, so I loooooved that idea!)
Here is the best part you can enter to win a Sew Spoiled iPad (or 10" Tablet) Folding Case on her blog!! This giveaway runs through July15th 2011!
Click here for all of the guidelines on how to enter to win!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4th of July Tutorials!

There are so many cute ideas for 4th of July I thought it would be nice to have them in one place.
Here are a few of my favorites. If you know of one post a comment and link the tutorial.
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Thank you to all of these wonderful blogs for inspiring all of us to have a little more fun around this special holiday.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

My girls and I were wanting to make something special together when we found a piece of leather, Mod Podge and fabric.
This is what we made...
Friendship Bracelet Tutorial
Now you can make them too! :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Winner of June 2011 Giveaway Announce!

Hi Everyone!
I am so excited to announce our winner for June 2011 giveaway, sponsored by Jody of Fabric Shoppe! I love Jody’s blog Everyday Beautiful, filled with inspiring photos and tutorials. Thank you Jody for this wonderful fabric bundle by Josephine Kimbering for Robert Kaufman.
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Just Dandy!
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The winner is #46, Ruth, who said...
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Ruth please send me the address you would like the fabric bundle sent to at leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com.
Thank you everyone for stopping by, commenting and looking around. I hope you follow Sew Spoiled through FlickrFacebook or Twitter!
or become a friend here at our blog.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Calling All Designers!

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Wow! Doesn’t this look like fun! I follow the show Project Runway because I love the challenges the designers face. For instance make an evening dress with party favor supplies. I can’t wait to see what the accessories designers will have to design!
Here is the casting information.
Here is the PDF Application
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Fabric Shoppe Giveaway Is Now Closed!

The June giveaway is for a 1/2 yard Bundle of Just Dandy in Blues by Josephine Kimbering for Robert Kaufman, a $45 value with shipping from Fabric Shoppe!!! Earlier this month Jody shared a little about her self and the beginnings of Fabric Shoppe. Jody’s blog Everyday Beautiful features customers beautiful creations, tutorials and the newest modern fabric available in her shop.
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Giveaway Rules!
+Our Giveaway will run June 20-24, 2011, with the winner being announced June 25, 2011!
+The winner will be selected by Random.org
+The package will be shipped to the winner by June 28, 2011.
+ To enter to win post a comment on this blog post!
+Only one comment please per person.
+This giveaway is open to everyone.
+Leave your EMAIL ADDRESS, you can leave it as: leah(dot)sewspoiled(at)gamil(dot)com
+This giveaway ends June 24, 2011 at 8PM Eastern Standard Time
Thank you Jody for sponsoring our June giveaway from Fabric Shoppe!!
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

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To all of the Fathers in my life and in yours Thank You! We Love you Dads!
Happy Father’s Day!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank You!

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Thank you to all of the seamstress that have offered their talent to help test the Smart Pocket. I am putting all of the information together to create the perfect pattern. It is amazing how much faster the process gets each time I write a new pattern. I have not emailed anyone back yet. (So don’t worry, if you have not received a reply.) Just because the Smart Pocket pattern is not completed yet and I have been busy testing it and taking pictures. I plan to have it ready by June 27, 2011 (if not sooner) and let you know if you are a tester by then. If you are not asked to be a tester for the Smart Pocket Pattern, don’t worry I have many other patterns coming out soon to test. I am sure to need more help. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have such amazing blogger friends who are willing to help and have a little fun!
My goal is to have the Smart Pocket Pattern available in my Etsy shop by
July 4th, 2011!!
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Don’t forget, next week is the amazing giveaway with Fabric Shoppe!!!
Jody has truly chosen a beautiful collection of fabrics, Just Dandy in Blues by Josephine Kimbering for Robert Kaufman.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Interview with Jody from Fabric Shoppe

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Sew Spoiled: Please tell us more about yourself.
Jody: A little about me...I am married to my best friend who by trade is a pastor.
We have 2 girls age1 and 3. {{whew, yes I am busy!}} Since I was little I have had a deep love for creating and handmade! I took a quilt class at a local college and found that I love the possibility that a piece of fabric holds.
Sew Spoiled: Why did you decide to start Fabric Shoppe?
Jody: I started the Fabric Shoppe on Etsy back in 2008 after frustrating searches for modern fabric for my handmade business. The Shoppe has since grown and I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a part of the online creative community!
Sew Spoiled: Do you have a blog? Where can we find you online?
Jody: I blog at Everyday Beautiful! Where we feature tutorials, customers creations, general crafty goodness and inspiration. One of my biggest honors was being invited to Marta Stewarts Bloggers Party this past year for Everyday Beautiful You can also follow me on Facebook or Twitter for sales, giveaways and to see all the new fabric lines.
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Sew Spoiled: What will our lucky readers have a chance to win?
Jody: The June 2011 giveaway will be for 1/2 yard Bundle of Just Dandy in Blues, a $45 value with shipping.
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Wow! Thank you Jody for sponsoring June’s Giveaway and sharing more about you and your shop! The giveaway will start June 20, 2011 and end on the 24th, 2011!!
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Monday, June 13, 2011

The Smart Pocket!

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This is the Smart Pocket, it is a padded pocket for your smart phone with an armband and key fob. If you want to exercise, do an errand or just keep your phone by your side you can easily wear it in three stylish ways. The zipper closure keeps your device protected from dirt and grime. The snap exterior pocket can hold your cards or money. This pattern design will give you a template and a sizing chart so you can customize the pocket for your own smart device.
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The Smart Pocket pattern needs to be tested and I am looking for 3 (or more) wonderful people who are gifted in the field of sewing and can give me some criticism! If you are interested please email me at leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com.
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Please let me know if you are interested!
Happy Sewing!
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Your Sew Spoiled!

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I love receiving pictures like these! These were sent to me from Jo at Angle Quilts.
Great job with the zippers and handles.
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I love this fabric, it is called Star Flower Tiles from Amy Butler’s Nigella Collection. Early this week on Amy Butler’s Facebook page she asked what was our favorite collection from her fabrics. My favorite is the Nigella Collection!
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I think it is great that Jo now has a beautiful customized laptop sleeve. You do realize Jo, you will be asked to make more of these for friends. LOL
Great Job! Thank you for sharing. If you know how to access Flickr please join our Flickr group, Flickr: your Sew Spoiled projects! If you want to email me at leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com like Jo did, I will gladly share them too.
Happy Sewing!
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Sew Spoiled Shoulder Bag Prototype

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This is my new shoulder bag design! I am looking for a new bag name! If you have a bag name suggestion please share your thoughts. I love the shape and wave at the bottom of the bag. The possibilities of fabric color combinations are endless! I am still working on getting all of the details right but the templates are done! I plan to carry my new shoulder bag with me on all of my summer adventures.
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The outer shell is made of Soul Blossom by Amy Butler, Buttercups in Cyan. The lining is the lemon fabric I found earlier this week on sale at Target as a tablecloth. I am so glad that I rescued it from being a tablecloth, now it will be toted around and adored by bag lovers everywhere!
Happy Sewing!
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Scallop Hat by Very Purple Person

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I found this beautiful fabric on sale at Target. This table cloth measuring 60”X84” was marked at $9.00 but was on sale for $6.95! I had to buy it!
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As soon as I saw this bright lemon fabric I knew exactly what to make with it. I have been following Grosgrain: Free Pattern Month and on day 21 Native from verypurpleperson shared the Scallop Hat Tutorial.
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I cut everything out and traced the seam allowance.
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If I had it to do over I would practice stitching the lining cap first and then make the outer shell cap second.
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It looked like a spaceship at this point, turning the rim right side out.
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It is a fun hat to wear. Thank you Novita for sharing this tutorial and all of your sewing adventures with us!
You are so amazing!
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“Tut-tut It looks like rain!”
Happy Sewing!
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

5th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards


New handbag designers from around the global are sharing their greatest creations in the Annual Independent Handbag Designer event. InStyle and Handbag Designer 101 are hosting this wonderful event. If you go to InStyle.com/IHDAPoll you can vote for your favorite bag! The winners will be announce June 15, 2011!