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iPad Folding Case Camera Hole Tutorial

This tutorial is how to install a camera hole on your already made Sew Spoiled iPad Folding case. The epattern is available in Sew Spoiled's Etsy shopDisclaimer: Please be careful trying this on your iPad folding cases. You can ruin a great case if you are not careful.
Step 1:Place a mark on the iPad case where the camera is on your device. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 2: Cut a scrap piece of fabric measuring 3"X 3". Center the 3"X 3" fabric over the camera marking. Pin in place, do NOT pin the elastic. You can even fold the elastic over the corner so it stays out of the way. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 3: Draw a rectangle measuring .5" X .75" around the camera marking. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 4: Sew around the rectangle. You might have to sew three sides and then adjust the case and sew the last side of the rectangle. This is how it should look when the rectangle is completely sewn. ✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄✄ Step 5: Cut a line inside the stitched rectangle, then …

Fun Finds

Tacony Seam-Fix Ripper and Thread Remover The tip is a cap you can take off use the seam ripper and then place the cap onto the end and erase the thread away.
Mental Bag Labels
These are fun labels you could use on handmade bags for your family and friends. New love to Sew by Michael Miller Love to sew fabric by Michael Miller would look great as an ironing board cover! 110 Creations: A Sewist's Notebook by Beth Byrge (Paperback) - Lulu This an inspirational sewing journal, were you can collect all of your sewing ideas together in one convenient place.  "I just want to drink coffee create stuff and sleep" T-Shirt | WORDS BRAND™ The t-shirt says it all! More fun Finds... Sew Spoiled: Fun Fabric Finds! Sew Spoiled: Chevron, Chevron, Everywhere! Sew Spoiled: Fun Finds; Skirts Sew Spoiled: Crafty Easter Finds! Sew Spoiled: Favorite Fabric Finds on Etsy! Sew Spoiled: Etsy Finds!

Twinkle Sews

Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia is a fun and inspiring book. I love the fresh looks and stylish fabrics. As you look through the pages you can easily see pieces that would look great in your wardrobe.  My first attempt in the book is the Take Manhattan Tunic. With scarves and cowl neck blouses so very popular right now, I was drawn to this tunic. Twinkle Sews booklet comes with a CD rom with all of the patterns ready to print from your computer at home. Even though I love epatterns and I am a huge advocate of digital patterns, this one tunic pattern took 56 sheets of paper! None of the patterns have a fold line. Plus the pattern files are by size. If I make a size 4 and I am really a size 8 I have to print out another 56 pages for the size 8 and tape them all together. I think that might be a con for using this book. Of course, I love the designs by Wenlan Chia, I guess that is a small price to pay to make these beautiful garments. Once I did cut everything out, the patterns are true to th…

Yellow Iron Board Cover!

I used my own slip cover tutorial to make this buttery ironing board slip cover. My mother gave me the cute bag pincushion. She is so thoughtful. The yellow makes a nice backdrop for taking sewing tutorial pictures. So much better than yucky stains and goop from ironing interfacing. Someone suggested to me once to make a iron board sleeve that slips over the iron board just for ironing sticky stuff. I should make one! Making more iPad Air cases! I think I have made well over 150 cases for various tablets. The iPad Air Folding Case ePattern is now available in my Sew Spoiled Etsy Shop.

Sew Spoiled iPad Air Case ePattern Available

Did you receive a new iPad Air and want to create your own case? Well the new iPad Air Folding Case pattern is available in Sew Spoiled's Etsy Shop!  I used my new favorite fabric Josephine Kimberly, by Blend, the Caravan Dream collection for the photographs in this new pattern. Plus there are templates for everything including masonite! All of the steps are photographed so you can see how easy it is to make. Hope you enjoy it! Sew Spoiled: iPad Stylus Loop Tutorial! Sew Spoiled: Crazy Cherry Customized iPad Case Sew Spoiled: iPad Folding Case Review and Giveaway!

Why Sew?

When people ask me, "Why do you sew?", a moment like this pops into my mind. I spent two days embroidering and sewing these four cute zipper hipsters. Then I gave them as Christmas gifts and we went shopping together. We shopped, walked and laughed with each other. Making special accessories for my friends and family is fun but going out together, sharing time with each other, that is what makes it all worth it .

Sew Spoiled really is Spoiled

This is my new embroidery machine! It is the Brother PE-770. I was shocked! We had Christmas with the girls at home and after went to my husband's parents to see them for Christmas. At the very end of all the gifts, there was one more under the tree. I thought it was for Nana or someone else. I was completely surprised that it was for me, then I started to take the paper off and saw Brother Embroidery Machine across the box! I think I screamed and cried a little. I felt like a kid getting the one toy they had asked from Santa.  This is the first project I made with my new machine! It is called the Two Zipper Hipster from Erin Erickson of Dog under my Desk. I love how Erin takes you through the zipper installation. Her site Dog Under My Desk is dog on cute and filled with sewing tips and tutorials.  Great size to carry just enough stuff! and you can even make a larger size if you want to use it for your tablet. I couldn't help myself, I made 3 more for friends and family. My embroi…