Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bunny Bag

Bunny bag
This is the Bunny Bag from The Makers' Journal Etsy Shop. It is a wonderful mini bag that looks like a corsage on your wrist. My sister is getting married in May and I think these will be perfect little gifts. She is planning the ceremony for the beach, what a cute accessory for the ladies in the wedding party. 
Bunny bag
This picture is just show off the size of this beauty. I can not wait for spring! This bag will look great with a cute skirt and flats. 
Bunny bag
The handle is just a little knot that sits on top. The sides of the bag are drawn in by elastic. There is no magnet clasps, zippers or buttons. Yay! These would make great teacher gifts in May! I am going to be making a ton of them. As if that is not enough, you can also buy it in a shoulder bag size!
Bunny bag
Love it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sew Spoiled Twist Apron

Sew Spoiled Twist Apron
I created the Twist Apron when my sister, who is a bakery diva, had a birthday. I wanted to give her a custom apron that was as unique as her delightful pastry treats. 
What makes this pattern different? It is how you wear the Twist Apron. Here is a short video showing you how to put it on.

Step 1: Cut out your Twist Apron pattern.

                    Style 1                                                         Style 2 (Shown above)
 


Style 1 
Fabric A:
Wrap Bib- 15”X 50”
Ties- 2- 6”X 44”
Waistbands 2- 3.5”X 22”
Fabric B:
Panel 18”X 22”
Pocket 13.5” X 6.5”
Interfacing Waistbands 2- 3.5”X 22” 








Style 2
Fabric A:
Wrap Bib- 15”X 50”
Panel 18”X 22”
Pocket 13.5” X 6.5”
Fabric B:
Ties- 2- 6”X 44”
Waistbands 2- 3.5”X 22”
Interfacing Waistbands 2- 3.5”X 22”



Step 2: Fuse the interfacing to the waistbands measuring 3.5” X 22”. Set these aside.

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Step 3: Create the apron pocket. Fold the pocket fabric right sides together and stitch along the raw edges. Leave an opening so you can flip it right sides out. Flip it out and iron flat.

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Step 4: Pin in place the apron pocket 4” from the 18” side and 5” from the bottom 22” side of the apron panel and sew the pocket onto the apron panel. 

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Step 5: Fold and iron the raw edges of the 18” sides of the apron panel twice, then fold and iron the bottom 22” side. Sew around the three edges of the apron panel.

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Step 6: Fold and iron the long 50” raw edges twice, then fold the raw edge of one short edge measuring 15” and sew along the three edges.

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Step 7: Gather the bib short end that still has the raw edge until it measures 10”. 

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Step 8: Sandwich the gathered apron bib between the waistbands measuring 3.5” X 22”, 2.75” from the edge and 1” over the center fold mark.

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Step 9: Sew the ties to each short ends of the waistband measuring 6”. 

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Step 10: Sew the apron panel to the waistband. (Wrong side of apron panel to the back waistband.)

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Step 11: Iron the apron panel up and the front waistband fold and iron .5”. 

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Step 12: Fold the ties right sides together and sew them together. Back tack right before the front panel.

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Step 13: Turn the ties right side out and iron. Topstitch along the bottom edge of the apron ties and close the opening of the front waistband.  

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Congratulations you have made your own Twist Apron!
Now you are ready to bake, cook and host a wonderful party! Twist Aprons make the best gifts because they are so adjustable, any cook will enjoy this amazing apron.
Happy Wishes and tons of stitches!
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I have a few new year resolutions for 2017 I am going to share but first,  we got snow! Everyone laughs at us because we get so excited! But I can't help it, snow makes everything look beautiful. My wonderful husband took this footage with his drone.

Ok here are my resolutions.

#10 Make more Sew Spoiled DIY video tutorials.

#9 Enjoy selfish sewing! I make so much for others that it is hard to take time out just for me. However, selfish sewing is so much fun and refreshing.

#8 Leave work at work. This one is very hard, especially as a teacher. I need to plan better, so I bring less stuff home.

#7 Organize! Organize! Organize! That means fabric, patterns, knitting stuff and silhouette stuff. If you have a helpful tip here I would love a comment, please. Thanks!

#6 Take more walks. This one should be easy since I have a puppy!

#5 Listen more! Listen to my family, friends, and students.

#4 Make more patterns. Actually, I have made more Sew Spoiled patterns I just haven't been sharing them. I am not sure why.

#3 Eat more at home. When the stress of a long day takes over, I give up too easily and pick up fast food. It is a bad habit and this year I am not going to do it anymore.

#2 Act like a kid! I need to play with my kids more! They won't be little forever.

#1 Love Life!
Thanks for following, reading and sharing Sew Spoiled!