Monday, September 30, 2013

Cotton Webbing Giveaway from Mama She Crazy

Today's giveaway is for 10 yards of 1.25" wide webbing. At Mama She Crazy you will find webbing and other supplies!!! Webbing is one of the supplies needed for the Tailgate Teammate Tote sewing pattern
The straps are made from 1.25" thick webbing to give the tote extra support. Webbing is strong and used for many projects such as; key fobs, dog leash and belts. Today Mama She Crazy is sponsoring 10 yards of 1.25" webbing! 
The winner will get to choose what color(s) they would like. Also she is running a 10% off Coupon Code in her shop. Just write SEWSPOILED at checkout in the coupon code slot. 
Best wishes,


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tailgate Teammate Tote made by Jennifer

Jennifer from Texas tells us, "Now that I'm done, I really like the bag.  I chose the medium and it would be a good church or out and about bag.  In the photo of the finished bag there's a novel and water bottle inside.  There's plenty of room for me to add my Bible, notebook, and a couple granola bars to get my daughter through both church services.  I could even add a water bottle for her too, but contrary to her belief, I'm not her pack mule. =)  "
"When I slipped the shell into the lining to sew them together, there was just under a 1" difference in  size with the shell being bigger.  I only double checked two of the seams, but with there being so many seams perhaps I was a little off here and there.  They all looked right, but .5" front and back is a big discrepancy.  I slightly tapered in each side seam at the top to accommodate the smaller lining."
This is why we have testers to find issues with the pattern and fix it. She easily fixed this herself and tapered the side seams at the top. Thank you for testing the Tailgate Teammate Tote epattern Jennifer!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Smooth Stitches, Embroidery Giveaway!

This week we are running a special embroidery design giveaway! Smooth Stitches is a wonderful Etsy shop where you can find embroidery designs for your embroidery machine at home. The Tailgate Teammate Tote looks great with an embroidery design in the center and you will find a wide selection at Smooth Stitches. That is not all!! Smooth Stitches is running a 10% off coupon code for all orders above $10, SEWSPOILED

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Tailgate Teammate Tote from Donna

Donna from NY shares her experience with the Tailgate Teammate Tote, "I think the pattern is very nice and I may find myself doing it again. I particularly liked the way the side pockets on the outer bag work." Donna had so many great suggestions for the pattern. We really do appreciate all of your comments and help.  
Donna was short handed on the webbing and improvised fabric. Great choice of fabrics!
This is another great picture of the interior of the tote. Here you can see the magnet clasp, slip and zipper pockets Donna installed. Thank you again Donna!
Best wishes and tons of stitches.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tailgate Teammate Tote from Tina

Here are pictures from Tina's Tailgate Teammate Tote! She did an amazing job! She used a fun patch to go on the front of her stylish tote. 
Great stitching shot! Look at how she pins, you should always pin this way so the presser foot can glide over the pins.
This picture shows how Tina attached the straps to the outer shell.
Love the purple and chevron! Wonderful work!
The chevron is repeated in the lining. Here is a picture of the slip and zipper pockets!
The Tailgate Teammate Tote is also available at You Can Make This.com! 
Thank you Tina for sharing your experience with us!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Angela's Fabric and Trim, Fabric Giveaway!


We are so happy to announce our sponsor this week All Stitched Up Shop by Angela. She has a wonderful shop filled with new fabrics updated daily. When I spotted the New Riley Blake medium chevron in team colors, I knew any of these prints would make great Tailgate Teammate Totes! Today's Giveaway is for 2 Yards of team chevron from All Stitched Up Shop by Angela. The winner gets to choose what color team chevron they would like. But that is not all, during the giveaway Monday- Wednesday All Stitched Up Shop by Angela will be running a 10% coupon code for Sew Spoiled readers. Type in SEWSPOILED for the coupon code and you will receive 10% off your order at All Stitched Up Shop by Angela!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Tailgate Teammate Tote from Juls

Juls from Washington State writes, "I made the small tote without duck canvas, partly to make use of my stash on hand, and partly because I like a bag with a little less structure. I love that it's just big enough to hold my planner and a few other mom-essentials. The method of attaching  the straps is genius! This took way less time to put together than I was expecting.  Looking forward to making a large one out of mesh for the beach!"  
I love the US Navy patch! 
Here is a great picture of how much you can fit into the small tote.
I think the beautiful blossoms and the camouflage is such a great contrast. This tote really pops!
That is not all! Juls sent in more pictures of her second medium size tote. This one is adorable!
She writes, "The medium size is perfect for me! Our College team is the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Since there is no licensed fabric for us, I had to get creative a little. I used my silhouette machine to cut the collegiate N and star, which is the Navy sports logo. I couldn't find any matching webbing in my area, so i embellished the plain white and like it very much. my favorite part is the lining. The gold anchors are actually metallic!! so fun :) 
Once again, a great pattern to sew with helpful photos and clear directions. Any time I messed something up, it was purely operator error lol. The way the straps are done is just so clever. Lovely pattern, can't wait to make more for family!"
Tip from Juls: If you can't find webbing the color you want for your Tailgate Teammate Tote, embellish the webbing you have with ribbon, trim or rick rack!
The lining is perfect!
Thanks for being a fantastic tester and sharing so much with all of us.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tailgate Teammate Tote from Jan

Jan is our tester in Georgia. I love her choice of fabrics! The grey chevron looks great with the adorable owls. The interior is hot pink!
She tells us, "I thought your directions were perfect…I didn’t see anything that I would have changed…..I love the combo of directions/pictures….I think it helps both kinds of learners/seamstresses…those that follow directions and those that need pictures!"
This is a great shot of the magnet clasp. The Tailgate Teammate Tote is a fun bag to make because you create it with fabrics you like and what makes you happy. This tote has no center detail but it looks great because of the fun owl print and splash of hot pink fabric inside the tote. Make it to suit your own style, isn't that what's sewing is all about?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bag Lady of SC, Webbing Giveaway!

This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Bag Lady of SC. In her shop you will find webbing!!! Webbing is one of the supplies needed for the Tailgate Teammate Tote sewing pattern

The straps are made from webbing to give the tote extra support. Webbing is strong and used for many projects such as; key fobs, dog leash and belts. Today Bag Lady of SC is sponsoring 10 yards of 1.25" webbing! 

The winner gets to choose what color(s) they would like. 
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Tailgate Teammate Tote Made by Pamela

Today we are featuring our second tester Pamela, in Germany. What a great looking Tailgate Teammate Tote! Pamela writes, "Here is the 2nd tote I made with your pattern.  This one is with a team fabric. I LOVE IT!!!! 
 Just one problem, when my sister sees it, she will want it for herself!!!  And I am not giving it up!!! (I guess I know what I will be making for Christmas for her!)"  

Your sister will definitely want this tote! 

You did an excellent job!

Thank you for the pictures. Pamela has a wonderful sewing blog called Sovanisa, where she shares sewing tutorials and her sewing adventures.
Pamela made two totes this one is made from owl fabric. I love how she appliquéd the center using the print design in the fabric.  
This is a great picture of her interior zipper and lining.
Here is the back of her owl tote. Thank you Pamela for testing the Tailgate Teammate Tote. The wonderful thing about the Tailgate Teammate Tote sewing pattern is you can use whatever fabrics you like. We look forward to seeing your amazing creations!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tailgate Teammate Tote made by Nan

Nan is recently retired and loves to sew in her spare time. She writes to us from NC. 
"Hi Leah….attached are front/back/inside photos of the SMALL tote I made today.  I used materials I had on hand…some upholstery fabrics and some webbing belts from the dollar store. 
Easy to follow directions…loads of help (first time installing a zipper---no problem! Woo-hoo!)
The small size is perfect as a purse.  I’m thinking the large would be perfect for ‘tailgating’ or diaper bagging…or even larger knitting/crochet projects. 
Nan"  
She is so smart! I love that she found cotton webbing from belts at a dollar store! Every creative, I adore the canvas she used. See you do not have to use team fabrics. 
Thank you Nan for testing the Tailgate Teammate Tote  sewing pattern. You did an amazing job! 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

College Fabric Store Giveaway

I am so happy to announce our sponsor this week, the College Fabric Store!!! At College Fabric Store you can find almost any team fabric your heart desires. Their easy school menu allows you to choose your favorite team from 100 schools!
If you are want to create a Tailgate Teammate Tote for yourself or a love one, you will need to find team fabric. Here is an easy resource and they will ship it right to your door. Today College Fabric Store is sponsoring $25 for their shop.

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