Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 2012 Giveaway!

January 2012 Giveaway will start today and run through January 31, 2012, 8pm eastern standard time.
The winner will be announced February 1, 2012.
It is for a Sew Spoiled Bundle Pattern Package of 4!! That means the winner will choose 4 Sew Spoiled Patterns from my Etsy Shop. Simply post a comment on this blog post to enter to win.
Please one post per person.
The winner will pick 4 patterns from any of these…
The links are pictures of each pattern.
Giveaway Rules!
+Our Giveaway will run January 29-31, 2012, with the winner being announced February 1, 2012!
+The winner will be selected by
+The Sew Spoiled bundle will be emailed to the winner by February 3, 2012.
+ 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 January 31, 2012 at 8PM Eastern Standard Time


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Acrylic for iPad Cases

"Hi Leah,
Your iPad case is one of the nicest ones I've seen on the internet. Could you please tell me what the masonite is used for? I'm asking because I was thinking that it is very sturdy but I also thought it was a heavy material. If you actually use it in your case, doesn't it get too heavy? Are there alternatives?

"Hi Kathy,
Here is a blog post about what masonite is where to find it, It is 1/8" thick so it is pretty light. However, I have had a customer from England use a thin plastic sheet but I have not been able to find that material here in the States. Let me know what you find if you find an alternative.

"Hi Leah,
Thanks so much for the link about the masonite. I remembered this morning that a quilt shop near me in San Diego sells laser cut acrylic purse bottoms (for inside the purse) and will cut it to your specs. I phoned the man who does the laser cutting and he said the acrylic is 1/8" thick also and was the same as acrylic rulers are made of. Small pieces, I think, are about $6.50 each. I think it sounds promising. Here is the link in case you're interested:
The "Acrylic Purse and Bag Bottoms" with a price calculator are about 2/3 down the page. I'll probably go in and see for myself what it's like.
Thanks again!
Thanks Kathy for your awesome email! I learn so much from you! If you have any questions or even answers:) please email me at

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Customer Question????

I recently had a question from a costumer about the iPad Case.
She asked, “Why does the iPad case open opposite of a book?”
There is a really good reason for it. I made the case below to open up like a book. This is what happens.
That is also why a nondirectional print is best for this project.
I hope this helps explain the design a little more. I love questions so if you have any please send them to

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Jacket, from the Chic and Simple Sewing Book

The Jacket, from the book  Chic and Simple Sewing, by Christine Haynes, is an easy afternoon project. I can’t tell you how much I love this book! I have made 4 projects from this book and I have been satisfied with all of them! If you are new to sewing your own clothes, this is a great book to read first. The templates are located inside the envelop, in the book. Some sewing books have patterns printed on top of other patterns, so you have to do a lot of tracing before you can even start. But Chic and Simple Sewing uses white tissue templates that are easy to cut out. Of course if you want to be able to produce different sizes you would need to trace the patterns out.

On a different note, I received this dress form for Christmas from my husband! I was shocked!!! He even research and found it in my size! Honestly, I would not be where I am today without him. He makes balancing motherhood, music teacher of 1000 students, blogger and designer an easy task. He takes pictures for me, draws out shapes on the computer, makes dinner (he is a great cook) and advises me through it all. He is truly my best friend.
I love you, Brad.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Congratulations to the winner number 5, Celkalee, she has won this beautiful Tic Tac Toe pincushion and two ePatterns from Sew Spoiled.
Celkalee please email me the physical address and which ePatterns you would like at
I hope all of you have a great 2012 year!
Best Wishes and lots of Stitches!