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January Giveaway with Tantalizing Stitches!{CLOSED}

At the end of 2010 I emailed my favorite shops and authors to ask if they would like to sponsor a Sew Spoiled giveaway. Almost all of them replied with a “Yes!” and El, from Tantalizing Stitches , was first! She specializes in bag making hardware and supplies! I love looking through her shop. When I see something new I love buying it just to see what new bag I can make with it. Not only does she carry all the hardware you will ever need but 15% of the purchase price of all handmade items and 5% of the purchase price of supplies at most Tantalizing Stitches venues are donated to animal charity. The winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Tantalizing Stitches ! The giveaway will run through midnight on January 31, 2011 with the winner being announced on February 1, 2011. The winner will be chosen using . We will send it through email February 2, 2011! What do you have to do to enter to win? With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away what crafty projects (paper, sewing

Tantalizing Stitches Hardware and Tutorials!

I am so excited to announce this year we have sponsors for our monthly giveaways!!! Tantalizing Stitches is our first sponsor for the month of January. Stay tuned to find out what our lucky Sew Spoiled readers will have the chance to win! Here are some samples of the purse hardware she sells in her Etsy shop followed by tutorials for the hardware! Sew Spoiled Lanyard Tutorial You SEW Girl: Adjustable strap tutorial Adjustable Strap Tutorial - sew.simply.creative: Key Fob Tutorial Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Made By Rae: (Free!) Buttercup Bag Sewing Pattern Stop by tomorrow for the chance to win purse hardware from our Monthly Giveaway Sponsor Tantalizing Stitches .

Broken iPhone!

Broken iPhone! Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled This happened after I dropped it. I was carrying to much into the house and I did not realize I grab my phone too. It slipped and fell on the cement. I felt terrible about it. :( But this story has a happy ending! I love Apple! I went to the Apple store and showed them the iPhone. I was expecting to pay for a new one or pay for the glass replacement $199 or more! They gave me a new one free of charge. They said it was part of their accident forgiveness program. It is only good once, it is like a Monopoly "get out of jail free card". If you are not an Mac user, you really should be! I will be for life. As you can see in the picture my old case was not very reliable. I am planning on making a new case but until then, if you have an iPhone case suggestion I would love to read about it. Please post a comment! Thanks, Leah

Learning to Sewing with leather!

Honestly, I have always wanted to try sewing leather and  this seemed as good of a time as any. :) My new Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote will be made from temple tulips in azure (main outer shell), laurel dots in periwinkle (lining) from Amy Butler’s Soul Blossom collection with accents of leather. Where to find leather? Local is better but if you do not have a leather supplier close here are some online stores.         1. Hide House         2. Welcome to Global Leathers         3. Welcome to Santos Leather by santosleather on Easy ( This is where I bought my leather from.) What are some techniques to use?         1. Use a leather needle, it makes a hole in the leather instead of pushing the fibers away.         2. Make sure your stitch length is longer, set to a 3.5 or higher.             If the stitch length is short, the leather will tear on your seam.         3. You should sew with a seam allowance of .25”,              so you will have less bulk in between your seams.         4. Decrea

Sewing News!

make it perfect: .Auction Showcase Toni Coward and her sister have pulled together people from all over the world to support the Queensland Flood Appeal Auctions. They have raised over $45,000! The auctions ends Jan. 24th so hop over to her site and make a bid! One Yard Wonders Sew Along | Pink Chalk Studio Pink Chalk Studio is hosting a Sew Along using the book One Yard Wonders. All 101 projects will be completed by the end of the year! Two Silhouette Give aways! #1 Giveaway: Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine! | Family Style The folks at Babble are giving away a Silhouette Digital Cutter, plus there is a 25% coupon code for the silhouette site! Don’t miss this opportunity! #2 MADE Reviews and Giveaways: Silhouette SD GIVEAWAY--Ends Friday 1/21 A swing dress sew-along from Casey Brown designs using this pattern is running through the end of February. Last but not least the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote Sew Along! Our gathering stage is now to February 1st! Happy Bloggi

Welcome to the Cabrio Tote Sew Along; Gathering! Closed

We officially have 16 members in the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote sew along! If you have not signed up it is not to late! The Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote Sew Along Flickr Group is easy to join! Create a Flickr account and join the group! You will be able to discuss, share pictures and read helpful sewing tips. Here is the Time line... Gather Fabric and supplies (Step1)- - - - - - Jan. 18- Feb. 1 (2weeks) Cut out the pieces (Step 2)- - - - - - - - - - - - -Feb. 2- Feb. 8 Straps and Outer Shell Panel gathered (step 3-6) -- - Feb. 9- Feb. 15 Finish outer shell and make pockets (Step 7-8) - - - - - Feb. 16- Feb. 22 Magnet Clasp and Finish Lining (Step 9-10) - - - - - - Feb. 23- March 1 Finish the Tote (Step 12-14)- - - - - - - - March 2- 8 Please help spread the word. The more the merrier! I realize that we have spread out the steps over a long period of time. This is so you can enjoy the process and take pictures as you go. If you finish early still post your pictures of all of your steps

iPad Stylus Loop Tutorial!

I love my iPad and in the Sew Spoiled iPad case it is even more functional. I have had a few blog readers and customers ask if I made a stylus loop for my case. Honestly, I thought the iPad did not need a stylus. That is one of the awesome features, you do not need anything but the iPad to use it. Recently, I bought a stylus and I can see the usefulness, especially if you are using it for work. The great part about this tutorial is you can apply it to a Sew Spoiled iPad folding case that has already been made, it is super easy and you can place the loop wherever you’d like on your case. Materials: 1.5” of .5” elastic 2.5”X 1.5” Scrap of fabric (Stylus and Sew Spoiled iPad Folding Case ) Step 1: Cut the elastic and fabric. Step 2: Iron the 2.5” X1.5” fabric in half long ways. Step 3: Then open the fabric and fold the 2.5” raw edges toward the center line. Step 4: Fold the fabric in half and press. Sep 5: Fold the raw edges toward the center crease. Step 6: Fold in half again and pres

Barbie Clothes!

My four year old daughter loves Barbies! She is so cute making up stories for her dolls. When we had a snow day earlier this week from school we decided to make Barbie clothes! I had never made Barbie clothes before! I was so excited and she too. We found this awesome simple dress tutorial! Barbie Simple Dress from Craftiness is not Optional We pulled fabrics out from my stash and cut them into strips. I could not believe how easy it was to make Barbie a simple dress. I let my Princess sew every stitch. She is to little to press the machine pedal and hold the fabric so she did one or the other. I pinned, ironed and cut but she made the dresses. She is so proud of them and she hasn’t stopped playing Barbies yet!

Gathering: Cabrio Tote Sew along Closed

If you have not signed up yet for the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote Sew Along you really should! We are starting to share photos and discussions about the gathering process. Here are some questions I have already answered in emails but I wanted to share them with you.If you have more suggestions for our readers please share and post a comment! from Litlckrets ******************************************************************************************* Question #1 “The fabric shop is so overwhelming! There are so many options and with eye candy all over the place, I usually come out with none of the things I need in the first place. Please help!” Answer: First, write a list of your sewing needs before you head out to the store. The best place to write your list is in your sewing space, so you can see what color thread to have or need to buy. It can be hard to remember at the shop. Second, Take the sewing pattern you wish to make with you, if you have a Smart Phone download your e pattern

Cabrio Tote Sew Along Button! Closed

Copy code Grab a button for your websites or blogs!!! Sign up for the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote Sew Along Flickr Group .  We have already started discussions and sharing photos! Here is the Time line... Gather Fabric and supplies (Step1)- - - - - - Jan. 18- Feb. 1 (2weeks) Cut out the pieces (Step 2)- - - - - - - - - - - - -Feb. 2- Feb. 8 Straps and Outer Shell Panel gathered (step 3-6) -- - Feb. 9- Feb. 15 Finish outer shell and make pockets (Step 7-8) - - - - - Feb. 16- Feb. 22 Magnet Clasp and Finish Lining (Step 9-10) - - - - - - Feb. 23- March 1 Finish the Tote (Step 12-14)- - - - - - - - March 2- 8 Please help spread the word. The more the merrier! Happy Gathering!

Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote Sew Along Closed

Happy New Year! After reflecting on 2010 Sew Spoiled blog posts, I realized that my favorite posts were about giveaways, tutorials and the Weekender Tote sew along! The sew along being my absolute favorite! I would love to start a new sew along with you! We will make the Sew Spoiled Cabrio Tote together! 
 Here is the Time line...
 Gather Fabric and supplies (Step1)- - - - - - Jan. 18- Feb. 1 (2weeks)  Cut out the pieces (Step 2)- - - - - - - - - - - - -Feb. 2- Feb. 8  Straps and Outer Shell Panel gathered (Step 3-6) -- - Feb. 9- Feb. 15 
 Finish outer shell and make pockets (Step 7-8) - - - - - Feb. 16- Feb. 22  Magnet Clasp and Finish Lining (Step 9-11) - - - - - - Feb. 23- March 1  Finish the Tote (Step 12-14)- - - - - - - - March 2- 8 The pattern is available in my Etsy Shop ! If you finish before the deadline great! Post your work early, it might inspire someone else to finish! If you fall behind the group that is ok too try to catch up, some weeks are easier than others.    Pleas

December Fabric Giveaway!

Thank you for sharing your favorite 2010 projects and some of the projects you have planned for 2011! My favorite project in 2010 was the Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Sew Along! I loved seeing everyones progress and it inspired others, including me, to do our best! We will have another sew along soon in 2011! As a thank you for reading Sew Spoiled and being a BLOGREADER! I am offering a  15% Coupon code: BLOGREADER  for the  Sew Spoiled Etsy Shop ! When you purchase any  Sew Spoiled item  use this coupon code and receive 15% off of your purchase! r 1.         Sew New Cover 2010 , 2. Brown Slippers , 3. Zebra Bag , 4. Blossom Shirt , 5. Sew Spoiled Rose Free Tutorial , 6. Free Lanyard Tutorial , 7. T-Dress bow , 8. Sew Along Weekender Tote , 9. Sleep-in-late pillow , 10. Full Ladybug Apron , 11. Peek A Boo Toy Sack with a Twist , 12. yellow , 13. Giveaway and Coupon Code! , 14. Sew Spoiled iPad Folding Case , 15. logo hats , 16. I love this feature! I can add my epatterns to iBooks and r