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2011 was an awesome sewing year! 1. Sweet Girls 2011 , 2. Wave Bag for a friend! , 3. My new Case! , 4. Matching Girls , 5. Friendship Bracelet , 6. Sew Spoiled Smart Pocket , 7. New Shoulder Bag , 8. Porfolio Dress (1) , 9. Close up, New Skirt Simplicity 2211 , 10. Sew Spoiled Ladybug Diaper Bag , 11. Cosmetic Cases , 12. Sew Spoiled Ladybug Mini Purse , 13. Sew Spoiled Ladybug shoulder Bag , 14. Wrap Skirt From Chic and Simple Sewing , 15. Sew Spoiled Kid Ladybug Backpack , 16. School House Shift Dress , 17. Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote in Leather/ Amy Butler fabric , 18. Made this with my Silhouette , 19. Patchwork Heart Pillows , 20. Cabrio Tote Sew Along; cutting , 21. Scallop Hat3 , 22. My new machine , 23. Patchwork Pincushion! , 24. kid cabrio tote 5 , 25. Nintendo DS Case 160 posts 83 sewing projects completed 52 Customized iPad Cases 13 tutorials; ranging from silhouette, sewing and embroidery. 12 giveaways 4 interviews 1 Cabrio Tote Sew Along Thank you for sharing it will

Tic Tac Toe Pincushion and ePattern Giveaway!

Wow! It is that time again, giveaway time! We have had a great year, here at Sew Spoiled, spoiling a new giveaway winner each month. I hope we continue to inspire you to sew and learn more about sewing. Here are the giveaways we had in 2011! (Scroll down to see the December 2011 giveaway!) 2011 Giveaways; January- Sew Spoiled: Tantalizing Stitches Hardware and Tutorials! (Closed) February- Sew Spoiled: February Giveaway with Dear My Kids Easy Wear! (Closed) March- Sew Spoiled: March Chic and Simple Sewing Book Giveaway!{CLOSED} April- Sew Spoiled: April Giveaway with MMMCrafts! {CLOSED} May- Sew Spoiled: May 2011 Giveaway! (Closed) June- Sew Spoiled: Fabric Shoppe Giveaway Is Now Closed! July- Sew Spoiled: July 2011 Giveaway!! (Closed) August- Sew Spoiled: Sew Spoiled August Giveaway! (Closed) September Sew Spoiled: Sew Spoiled September Giveaway! (Closed) October Sew Spoiled: Happy Halloween Giveaway 2011! (Closed) November Sew Spo

Holiday Teacher Gifts!

I love making teacher gifts this time of year. This year is no different, I am making everyone heat therapy lavender pillows, since this school year has been a little stressful. I found the sewing tutorial from Crafty Critique: Tutorial: Heat Therapy Pillow . I chose to use this pattern because of the slip pillow case that is removable. The fabric is from the Secret Garden collection by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller fabrics.   I am also going to wrap them up with a cute poem I found it goes like this... The Rice Bag This little pillow filled with rice,  Is such a comforting device.  Microwave for 2 minutes on high  And relax your muscles with a sigh.  Apply it to the troubled spot,  The heat will ease the pain a lot.  Or warm those little toes so cold,  You'll find this nice to have and hold.  Or freeze it for a little while,  And fix that booboo up in style.  Instead of a compress made of ice,  Use this pillow filled with rice. Each y

Christmas Carol Dresses!

I love making my daughters handmade things. This year our family received tickets to the Christmas Carol and I wanted the girls to dress up nice. Since my youngest is a size 5 and the oldest is a size 8 it is hard to find dresses that match, luckily I can create them! I found in my stash two yards of this red and green, plaid, taffeta. I bought the black at Joann’s in the dress apparel section for $15, so these dresses were $7.50 a piece! I used the Precious Dresses Pattern from Carla C., the Scientific Seamstress . My favorite feature of this pattern is the buttons in the back. This is a pictures of the back of the bodice. The buttons are enclosed! There is a little flap over the buttons, so no one sees them. The bodice takes the most time in this project to make. However after making one you do get faster. I love the pattern directions by Carla. She explains every step in so much detail. The pattern itself is 164 pages. We can’t wait to see the Christmas Carol!

CLOSED November 2011 Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Sew Spoiled Smart Pocket sewing kit is…. who said... Please Mary Sue send the physical address you would like your kit to be sent to my email address at . Thank you all for your sweet comments!

November 2011 Smart Pocket Kit Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a Smart Pocket Sewing Kit. 1 Sew Spoiled Smart Pocket PDF Pattern (by email), 2 fat quarters of fabric (listed in the picture above), 1 fat quarter of interfacing and the hardware needed to make the Smart Pocket (sent via snail mail)! +Our Giveaway will run November 28- November 30, 2011, with the winner being announced December 1, 2011! +The winner will be selected by +The Sew Spoiled Smart Pocket Kit will be mailed to the winner by December 3, 2011. + To enter to win post a comment on this blog post! +Only one comment please per person. +This giveaway is open to everyone. +Leave your EMAIL ADDRESS, you can leave it as: leah(dot)sewspoiled(at)gamil(dot)com +This giveaway ends November 30, 2011 at 8PM Eastern Standard Time.

Gifts for Babies #2

Theme: Diaper Wreath Handmade: Putting the Wreath together with this tutorial . diaper wreath 016 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Bought: Supplies you will need; diapers, rubber bands, ribbons, rattles, baby toys, pacifiers and socks.

Gifts for Babies #1

Theme: Traveling Handmade: Diaper Bag Changing Pad wipe case homemade by jill: wipes clutch tutorial or use that tutorial with S ew Spoiled: Sew Spoiled Twist on the Fabric Covered Wipe Case or burp clothes (these are fun to decorate) Bought: Ointment rattles, diapers, bottles, etc.

Gifts for Kids #4

Theme: Dress up Treasure Chest Handmade: Plumtickled: Tutu Tutorial Time Sew Spoiled: Halloween Girl Costume Tutorials! Girls: Tutu, elastic skirts in different lengths, dresses, headbands, slippers, ikat bag: Dress-up Box: Tippets The Crafty Cupboard: Slim Stash: The Resident RN- Old School Style Neutral apron, chef hat, vest, lab coat, fire man hat, pirate bandana, pirate patch, variety of different tops, Sew Much Ado: The Little Apron Free Pattern and Tutorial How to Make Beautiful Dress Up Wings | Prudent Baby Running With Scissors: Dinosaur Tails Reversible Superhero Cape (tutorial) Bought: shoes, tiara, jewelry, boots, “Doctor” supplies, Hats, etc.

Gifts for Kids #3

Theme: Gamer Handmade: Hand held game system (DS) Sleeve with strap and card pockets. I used the  Sew Spoiled Laptop Sleeve Pattern . Then I added vinyl pockets to the outer shell for DS games. The strap loops are 2” strips of .5” wide elastic. The strap is made like the lanyard tutorial with 1.5” swivel hooks on either side. Bought: DS games

Gift for Kids #2

Theme: Travel Bag Handmade: Travel bag with pockets or back pack I love to go to Dollar Tree and get fun treats and games to share with the kids each hour of a trip. Make Your Own Travel Games - Sewing Bought: games snacks books puzzels

Gifts for Kids #1

Theme: Snuggly 180 Free Stuffed Animal & Teddy Bear Sewing Patterns Handmade: Doll Sew Dolls! Free Doll Sewing Patterns & Projects Sew Toys &Games! Friends Bought: Story Book to match the softie! I hope you are enjoin these fun ideas!

Gifts for Ladies #5

Theme: Get in Shape Girl! Handmade: Smart Pocket Headband Scrunchy Bought: iTune Gift Card pedometer Silly Socks

Gifts for Ladies #4

Theme: the Cook Handmade: 176 Free Apron Patterns Tutorials Mits dish towels casserole dish cover Bought: Suggestion: The Pioneer Woman | Ree Drummond Cook book Cook book stand Spatula measuring spoons matching mixing bowls cookie cutter