Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Giveaway 2011!

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Happy Halloween!
This giveaway is for 6 fat quarters of Amy Butler’s newest collection called Lark.
The winner will receive one fat quarter of each of these prints…
Sun Glow in Jade
Ivy Bloom in Cinder
Floral Couture in Pitch
Sparkle in Pitch
Souvenir in Lemon
River Shine in Charcoal.
Giveaway Rules!
+Our Giveaway will run October 31- November 3, 2011, 
with the winner being announced November 4, 2011!
+The winner will be selected by Random.org
+The Amy Butler, Lark bundle of 6 fat quarters will be mailed to the winner by November 5, 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 November 3, 2011 at 8PM Eastern Standard Time.
November’s blog theme is Semi- Handmade!

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Thanks!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How to make a Kids Cabrio Tote

Recently, I had a Sew Spoiled seamstress ask how to make a kid version of the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote.
Here is my first attempt, made with just a few minor changes to the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote ePattern.
If you own the pattern you can use it to make these adorable totes! These two totes are for a 9 year old and a 5 year old.
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First, gather your supplies and then cut out the following…
Cut 2 Tops (same using template)
Cut 2 Bottom (same using template)
Cut 2 rectangles measuring 9”X18”
Cut 2 straps 28” for small child, 30” for medium and 32” for older child X 4” wide
Cut 2 Loops 4”X 5.5” (smaller)
Cut 2 pockets the same size
Cut 2 Lining templates, use the temple in the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote Pattern and cut off 3.5” from the bottom.
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Sew these pieces together as if you were sewing an adult size tote. Follow the directions in the pattern.
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When you are sewing the pockets, place the pockets 3” from the bottom of the lining.
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If you give this a try please upload your photos to Flickr: your Sew Spoiled projects!
Thank you for asking great questions and if you want to know how to create something or recreate something, please let me know.
Best wishes and happy stitches!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

New iPad2 Case from Cork

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I just wanted to share a sewing project with you.
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I recently made myself a new Sew Spoiled iPad2 folding case. It is made from cork fabric or cork leather.
The cork is soft like leather and sturdy! It is probably buoyant but let’s not test that out. :)
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I also tested out clear elastic. I have been very skeptical about using clear elastic.
It looks as if it would tear after sewing it to the case. However my kids and I have been using my case for over a week and the elastic has held up beautifully.
I really like the look with the white face of the iPad2. I will let you know otherwise if something happens.
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There is something new in this picture but I am going share more details later.
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I hope you enjoyed these pictures!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Inspiration #4; ePatterns

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First, on your computer you can organize your epatterns into folders. I have found this extremely helpful in finding what I want to make!
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Second, epatterns can be placed on your smart phone or tablet (iPad) as a PDF. In this picture I have used the iBooks app.
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Finally, I can upload my epatterns to Google Docs. and have them available to me wherever there is a computer. This is called cloud computing.
I love technology!

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Inspiration #2: Hang Your Fabric

I love finding new ways to store fabric and supplies. This month I will show you inspiring ways to organize your space no matter how large or small. Truly I store most of my fabric stash in bins under the daybed in my sewing space but it keeps growing so I am in need of some other ideas. Here are a few inspiring ideas I have found.
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Hang up using pant hangers.Sewing Room | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I have seen this dome also with the large pant hangers for multiple pants.
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This is cute and a cheap way to keep scraps off of the floor.
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File your fabric. Wow, this looks professional!
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Silhouette Spelling Fun!!

My daughter has to study spelling each night. We try to make it fun for her by giving her different ways to spell the same words all week. Here is a neat idea we shared together.
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First type the spelling words into the Silhouette program.
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Second, hook up your computer to your Silhouette and cut out all of the letters.
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Now at this stage it looks like alphabet soup! Mix up the letters and have your student turn them right side facing up!
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Finally, call the spelling words out and with a glue stick paste the words together.
We had so much fun that little sister wanted to spell too. This is great for your little ones who are learning how to spell their names. After you make all of your words or your name you can hang up your art work!
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Inspiration #1 Fabric Shelving

This is color coordinated, fabric shelving system by DeNiece’s Designs.
I love that the organizers stand up by themselves like books on a shelf.
Picture from Girl. Inspired. blog.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011