Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sew Spoiled Braid Bag Sew Along

The Braid Bag Sew Along group is growing. We have 36 members signed up! If you would like to join go to Sew Spoiled Braid Bag Sew Along Flickr Group and join. Then start to post pictures of your Braid bag fabric choices. We will start to sew September 1, 2012!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Silhouette CAMEO 6 Different Giveaways!

Here are six Silhouette CAMEO fabric interfacing bundle Giveaways!  If you put your name into the hat of all of these blog giveaways, you might have a better chance in winning!
Most of these expire at the end on the month!
Good luck! These are amazing machines!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Road Trip Doodle Bag Tutorial!!!

I am suppose to be packing but I couldn't wait to show you these adorable road trip bags!
Main Fabric- half yard
Lining Fabric- half yard
1" wide Ribbon- 2 strips of 46-50" (depending on your little doodler)
Ink jet printable fabric for doodling
Step 1: Cut out…
Main Fabric 15"X 27"
Lining 15"X 27"
2 strips of 46"ribbon (for small kids)
Step 2: Serge the two fabric pieces across the top. 
(I am making two Travel Doodle Bags at the same time.)
Step 3: Make a button hole 2" from the top. Center the button hole in the middle of the fabric. 
The button hole is 1" wide.
Step 4: Make it fun! 
Use coloring sheets or make it simple.
We created simple doodle pages for you to use. If your doodler uses washable makers, he/ she can color their doodle bag over and over again.
Step 5: Pin the Doodle page, 3" from the center and 1/2" from the bottom.
Because my main fabric was dark, I used another piece of white fabric measuring 8.5" X 11" under my doodle page.
Topstitch the doodle page to the bag. 
Make it fun use a decorative stitch!
Step 6:Serge the side and bottom raw edges.
Step 7: Sew around the bag's bottom and side. Leave an open hole opposite from the button hole for the ribbon straps. 

Step 8: Fold the top of the bag over by 1.5" and sew around the top of the bag to make a casing.
Step 9: Start on the button hole side and thread one ribbon strip through the entire casing. Then take the other ribbon strip and start at the side opening and thread through.
Step 10: Roll the raw edges of the ribbon twice, pin on the back of the bag and sew close to the edge.
Before your little ones doodle, place a piece of card stock inside the bag. Washable makers are great because Doodlers can recreate new drawings again and again. 
Here are some fun games to make your road trip rememberable….

Unplug Me, I need to be Recharged!

I am going to the mountains with my family this week. We are planning to stay a few days and enjoy our time together. There will be no internet! Getting away from "screen time" (TV, iPad and iPhones) will be awesome. No distractions just wonderful conversations, reading, cooking, exploring, hiking, collecting and taking beautiful pictures like these.
North Carolina Mountains
My shop will be offline this week. So if you want to buy a Sew Spoiled ePattern you can find me at….
I have also started a Sew Along for the Braid Bag
We are gathering our materials for the sew along and will start to sew in September. We already have 5 members! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July Giveaway Winner!

The July 2012 winner is number…
who said..
Thank you St. Martin's Press for the fun giveaway! Thank you everyone who commented. 
I have been working on the blog themes for the next few months as well as giveaways and tutorials.
Here are a few sneak peek topics and insights…
August; Back to School, Giveaway: iPad Case!
October; Costumes, Fall Home Decor, Kid Crafts and more.
November; Handmade Gifts, Each week new ideas!
December; Holiday Fun and How to keep warm!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Amy Butler's, Cameo Collection

I love Amy Butler's new line of fabric called Cameo!! I loved it so much I had to buy some but I have to order it online and that means buying it at top dollar. Most shops have it for $9 or $10 a yard and if you buy it in a bundle it is not any cheaper! That does not even include shipping. So how did I get my New Amy Butler Cameo fabric for $7.63 without a shipping charge?? I am going to tell you.
First go to Fabric.com!
Then choose 5 yards of Amy Butler, Cameo Collection Fabric!
This was one of the 5 yards I bought! 
It will add up to $44.90 ($8.98 per yard) and orders $35 or more have free shipping! So then add this coupon Code; THX218, for an additional 15% off! 
I found this great coupon at Coupon Network.
Now my total is $38.15 and that means I just bought New Amy Butler Cameo Collection fabric for $7.63 per yard!! 
Let me know if you find it any cheaper!
Happy Shopping!

Wrapped Up in Dresses

The Simple Crocheting Book Giveaway is still going on through July 20th, 2012.
This week I made a few wrap dresses but this time for me.  
I made the belt wider and added a loop on one side as well as the hole on the opposite side. This allowed me to adjust the belt better across my frame.
I serged the raw edges, then ironed and double stitched around the entire dress. 
Here are the (2) belt ties and the (4) pockets. 
I used the pocket template from the Colette Iris Shorts pattern.
I hope your week is going well!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Closed: Simple Crocheting Review and Giveaway!

I love to crochet but I am one of "those people" who won't try something new until I have a project that I want to make so badly that it forces me to learn a new technique. That is one of the many reasons why I love this book, Simple CrochetingIt has so many projects I want to try! Simple Crocheting is a beautiful book written by Erika Knight.
Erika Knight has written countless books about crocheting/ knitting and has given inspiration around the globe. She has a new line of fibers now available in the US through a British company called Blue Water Fibers
Simple Crocheting is a complete guide to crocheting. Not only does it show you in great detail about each stitch but this book also has 20 projects inside for you to make.
The photography and graphics are so clear for each step. This book makes me want to learn even more about crocheting.
Here are some projects that I will be making soon….
Slipper Boots
Contemporary Clutch
Fingerless Mittens
Now for the best part, St. Martin's Press is giving away one copy of Simple Crocheting to one of our Sew Spoiled readers!
Giveaway Rules!

+Our Giveaway will run July 17- July 20, 2012, with the winner being announced July 21, 2012!

+The winner will be selected by Random.org

+The package will be shipped to the winner by July 25, 2012.

+ To enter to win the Simple Crocheting book just leave a comment below. Please only one comment per person. 

+This giveaway is open to everyone.

+Leave your EMAIL ADDRESS, you can leave it as: leah(dot)sewspoiled(at)gmail(dot)com

+This giveaway ends July 20, 2012 at 10PM Eastern Standard Time.

Good Luck!


Monday, July 16, 2012

What's New?

We have started accepting credit cards in our Etsy Shop! We have had customers tell us that they did not have a Paypal account and/or some would rather pay with a card, so now you can! 
The shop has also gone under a face lift. We have update pictures and hope you enjoy the new look.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sewing Sales!

Sew Mama Sew is having a Christmas in July Sale on all of their Holiday fabrics. Take 15% off with the 15HOLIDAYJULY coupon code on any fabrics in their Holiday section.
Offer good through July 15 11:59PM Pacific time.
i Think Sew has a free pattern, the Leslie Bag they are offering on their site. I am a sucker for a bag!
Some of the smaller pouch and clutch patterns are 50% off!
Kona Solids are 20% off at Lola Pink Fabric Shop. No need for a coupon, $5.20! They also have a sales section that is filled with cute prints for under $7!
Christmas fabric on sale but do remember it is by the half yard.
You can save $5 on purchases of $50 or more at check out, if you use the coupon code "linus5".
Jo Ann's site has a new feature, where you can choose the the of home decor project you want to start and Design your own Decor will tell you the price of your project and how much fabric you will need.
Also starting tomorrow July 15- 2, 2012 Butterwick Patterns will be $.99!!! 
Just a reminder, all Sew Spoiled ePatterns are available for $8. Except when you buy a bundle package, you can buy a 3 bundle package for $20, at $6.66 per epattern and if you buy a 4 bundle package it is $25, at $6.25 per epattern.