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3 Outfits to Wear with your Handmade Bags!

#1. Back in black, this outfit would look best with a handmade wristlet  for a night on the town.
#2. Classic white shirt and jeans, this one needs a shoulder bag for all your essentials. #3. Jean shirt and white pants, this outfit looks great with a handmade backpack.  You can wear any handmade bag you have created, with these great outfits. Enjoy!

McCall's # 6361 Skirt Pattern

Skirts are so versatile! You can make them in so many ways for me personally, I have a petite frame so short, tailored, A-line skirts look best. Recently, I bought another Craftsy sewing kit and made the McCall #6361 skirt from Robert Kaufman's Railroad denim fabric. It has a zipper fly so this was a new skill to learn. I watched this video tutorial instead of actually following the pattern directions. This is the easiest way to install a zipper fly, especially for a skirt. The first skirt was such a success, I made two more! This one is made from white denim fabric. I bought it from JoAnn's, here is a tip. I knew I needed a little more than one yard of fabric. So I found a bolt that had a yard and a little extra on it. JoAnn's will give you a 50% discount on the last part of the bolt, that does not make up a full yard.  So my 1.25 yard = $16 for the yard + $2 for the quarter yard. Plus I used a coupon!  Skirt for under $20!! This is a size 12 skirt, View D. This pattern also …

Wristlet Shoulder/Wrist Strap Tutorial

Spring is around the corner, that means dress up and gifts! Prom, weddings and graduation gifts, the Sew Spoiled Wristlet can be made for all of these occasions and more!  Today, I am going to share how to make a strap that is as versatile, as the wristlet is as a gift. This shoulder/wrist strap can be applied to any of your favorite small zipper pouches and wristlets.  I adore wristlets but after a while, I get tried of keeping track of it around my wrist.  Over the shoulder, I can wear it and not think about where it is. Sew Spoiled Wristlets would make adorable bridesmaids gifts. Or make these for a group of girls who are going to prom together in a group all in different colors to match their dresses. Shoulder Strap or Wristlet Strap For this wristlet you will need to purchase the Sew Spoiled Wristlet Pattern. Materials: Loop Fabric 2"X2", Strap Fabric 18"X 2" and 1- 1.5" Swivel Hook. Step 1: Cut the loop and strap pieces out. Fold and iron one of the 2" sho…

Tips On Getting Your Designs Digitize

Have you ever wanted to get a design you have made on your computer digitize to sew with your embroidery machine? The software for digitizing your own designs is very expensive. Plus, the time it takes to understand how to use the software. If you are like me, 9 times out of 10, I just need to resize or move images around. Recently, I was asked to embroider a few aprons with this image. 
I emailed the shop owner of Sweet as Lemon and Honey and she quickly responded. She was able to digitize the files so that my embroidery machine would stitch the image for me.  Here are a few tips to help you get your digitized design made quickly.... Know what type of files your Embroidery Machine uses. For instance; PES, JEF, XXX, EXP, VIP, or DST.Know how large you want your embroidery design to be. This is also important due to your embroidery machine hoop size. Your design needs to be in a format that the digitizer can work with. The image needs to be clear and easy to work with file SVG, JPEG, and …