Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Boogie Woogie Dress from Shappy Apple is number 14...
who was Sarah!
Congratulations Sarah! I know you are going to love your new Shabby Apple Dress.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Closed: Shabby Apple March Giveaway!

This month’s giveaway is sponsored by Shabby Apple! Shabby Apple has a beautiful selection of women’s dress, aprons and little girl dresses. Look at the swimwear section! I love the vintage style of the clothes in their shopThe dress Shabby Apple is sponsoring is the Boogie Woogie Dress. Everyone needs a little black dress!
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Not only do you have the opportunity to win this gorgeous dress but Shabby Apple is also giving all Sew Spoiled readers a 10% discount for all orders for the next 30 days with this discount code…
sewspoiled10off.
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Here are Shabby Apple’s Requirements for Entering the Giveaway:
1. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments.
2. Contestants must have a USA shipping address to be eligible for entry.

3. Shabby Apple asks that you ‘Like‘ them on Facebook, and please let me know that you have done so in your comment.
4. Or if you do not have a Facebook account go to the Shabby Apple website and choose your favorite item. Leave a comment on my blog stating your favorite Shabby Apple item.
The winner will be chosen at random by Random.org. I will contact the winner via email and request their shipping address and dress size, and Shabby Apple will ship the Boogie Boogie Dress. The giveaway will run March 26, 2012 through March 30, 2012. With the winner being announced March 31, 2012.
Enjoy!
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Advertise with Sew Spoiled

Do you make Sew Spoiled iPad Folding Cases, Laptop Sleeves, Braided Bags, Cabrio Totes and want more people to find your online shop? Here is an easy way for you to advertise on Sew Spoiled's Blog. Simply purchase an advertising button and we will add a 125 X 125 button to our blog that will take readers directly to you shop! 
Only $30 for 30 days! We get emails all of the time with requests to make Sew Spoiled designs from my patterns. Now we can recommend sellers like you! If you have a picture you would like to use just let us know in the message to seller. 
All sells are final, the advertising button will only run for 30 days.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Craft Passion Kid Shorts Pattern

My girls have grown two sizes over the fall and winter seasons. Now that it is spring, I am scrambling for kids clothes. I feel like I can’t keep up.
Here is an easy kid shorts tutorial and it has pockets by Craft Passion!!! It is only in Size 7 but I was able to adapt it to other sizes using another elastic shorts pattern by the Scientific Seamstress.
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I am going to be making a lot of these for the summer in every color.
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Look here is another cute way to make the same shorts!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitches!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Sew Spoiled Cork iPad Cases

I made these three Cork iPad Cases over the weekend. Cork is durable and easy to keep clean, just wipe with a damp cloth.
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Number one has Treasure Box in Charcoal by Amy Butler. This is upholstery fabric so it is heavier weight.  
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Number two is the plain Jane. It has navy blue inside. My husband asked for one just like this for his new iPad 3.
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Number 3 is my favorite iPad Case! It is made with Passion Vine in Forest, another Amy Butler print.
It looks great with the natural look of the cork. These cases were made for a second or third generation iPad.
Hopefully they will all find good homes.
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Cleaning Schedule!

I found this on Pinterest and it has been honestly one of the best finds there so far. This is called the Cleaning Calendar by Little Green Notebook and it is genius!
Here is the easy print version at CLEANING CALENDAR.doc - Google Docs. I have been using it for three weeks.
My favorite part is the weekend. I do not feel like Cinderella any more, on Saturday. I don’t have to clean the whole house before going out and shopping or having fun.
Many people ask me how do I manage teaching, sewing, motherhood and being a wife. The answer is finding smart ways to do simple things, like cleaning the house.
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Give it a try and let me know if it worked for you.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wiksten Tova ePatterns!

Wiksten has released their patterns as ePatterns! Yeah! That means we can download and sew within hours. I love ePatterns!
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My first attempt was a this pink and orange striped shirt.
I never really know what size to make for myself because I am a petite person. I tried the medium size first.
It is was a little on the big side and that’s when I added the orange buttons.
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Here is my second attempt, the Tova dress! I love it. I need to add pockets to my next dress.
Skills (needed or learned): straight stitching, gathering and curved stitching.
Pros: no zippers, interfacing, buttons, extras
Con: I really did not like the collar. (I only used one collar piece the second time instead of two.)
If you make your own Wiksten, Tova blouse or dress you too can add your own pictures to Flickr: The Wiksten Patterns Pool.
Plus, a sew along is starting at verykerryberry: Tova.
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Happy Stitching!
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sew Spoiled Works With Simplicity

I was at Walmart today to grocery shop for a weeks worth of groceries. When I stopped in the fabric section to pick up interfacing but before I got to the interfacing, I saw the Simplicity Summer Catalog! I had to check it, and sure enough my Sew Spoiled Ladybug Bags were on the first page on the accessories section!! I was so surprised and excited that I almost forgot to buy groceries! 
The pattern number is 1824 with Simplicity.
Simplicity told me it would be out March 23, 2012 but I am so glad I found it today. It’s possible that it wasn’t supposed to be out yet because the cashier had trouble ringing it up.
If you spot one definitely pick it up!! The Simplicity pattern 1824 has all 5 bag patterns inside one envelop!
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Ok, I still can’t believe it. I have to go and jump around some more. It has been over a year in the making.
Here are some of my earlier posts on it.
Happy Sewing!
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fun Finds; Skirts

The first garment I made myself was a skirt. It is simple to make and always looks great. With spring around the corner these skirt tutorials will come in handy.
I have stumbled across these cute skirt tutorials by Simple Simon & Co. and Made.
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This cheat sheet looked helpful too.
I hope this inspires you to start sewing something new for spring!
Thank you Simple Simon & Co. and Made for these sewing tutorials!
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dress Up a Gift Bag Tutorial!

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Here is a easy way to create your own product bags or make gifts bags with an extra special message.
All you need is a scrap piece of vinyl, contact paper, poly drawstring bags, Silhouette machine or vinyl cutter and your computer.
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First design your phrase or logo in Silhouette. Then send it to your Silhouette machine.
Remember when you are cutting vinyl make sure you set it low and slow for best results.IMG_1489-2012-03-6-12-08.jpg
Remove all of the excess vinyl away from your design.
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Place the vinyl on contact paper so you can transfer it onto your gift bag.
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Rub the contact paper with an old credit card to make sure the vinyl will stick on the contact paper.
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Place the logo or message on your bag.
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Peel the contact paper away. If the vinyl sticks to the contact paper, like you see here in the picture, lay the contact paper down again and rub the area over.
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Once the contact paper is off, you have your design on your poly bag! The possibilities are endless!
I love reusing gift bags this idea could be used to dress up a recycled bag.
Enjoy being craft!
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

February Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to all who participated in February’s Giveaway. Here are the three winners…
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We will start a Sew Spoiled Braid Bag sew-along in April!!! 
Here is an Etsy coupon code; SPRINGSEWING.
It will take 20% off of your order!
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