Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Apron Making| Gingham Scalloped Edge Apron

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Hello everyone.  The Ginghamalong sponsored by Karen of the blog "Did You Make That" goes live today!  I am very happy to present my gingham project for the event, The Gingham Scalloped Edge Apron.  Look at those cute little gingham birds!



Lovin" the gingham scalloped edge and the bias trimmed pockets!


What I Used:
For this project I used Simplicity Pattern 2272 and the  Gingham Bird fabric was purchased from Joann Fabric and Craft Store.  

What I Did:
I followed a youTube video tutorial from It's Sew Easy: Scalloped Edge Apron by Joy MacDonnell to make the apron.  Written instructions for the apron can also be found at this link  It's Sew Easy.

The Ginghamalong was such a funny project.  Thanks for sponsoring it Karen!  This is my third completed project for September 2016.  Happy sewing everyone.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fabulous Apron Making Friday| Eat At Mom's Apron

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Hi Friends!  Here is my September Sewing Plan Project 2: "The Eat At Mom's Apron"

What I Used:
I used McCall's Craft Pattern 9890 purchased from Walmart.  This apron required the application of over 9 yards of wide double fold bias tape! 

Eat At Mom's Apron 

What I Did:
I used my new (Distinctive Adjustable Tape Binding Foot) which worked pefectly on this project. This foot properly sandwichs fabric between the folds of bias tape, adjusts to the size of the tape, lines the needle right where you want it and you get a straight, perfect stitch as you sew!


Do you have a favorite sewing machine foot?  Share it with me in the comment section below.  Happy crafting everyone! 

Note: The bias tape foot was not supplied by Distinctive for promotion.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Handbag Making| Handmade Fringe Purse

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Hello Friends!  Jocasta, my stylish daughter, informed me that fringe is in this season.  I told her I had some faux leather in my stash that I wanted to use to make a purse.  Therefore, I made a Handmade Fringe Purse: 






What I Did:
To make this purse I followed a great craft tutorial on YouTube from Vanessa of Crafty Gemini Creates entitled "The Faux Leather Fringe Purse Tutorial." I strongly encourage you to watch this video tutorial and making yourself a fringe purse! 

Please share a comment below.  Do you have any fringe in your wardrobe?  Happy sewing everyone!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Flashback Friday| My Favorite Blouse

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Hi everyone!  I am currently participating in the SewPhotoHop on Instagram.  Today's photo topic is "favorite sewing skill."  My favorite sewing skills are making ruffles and applying binding!!!!!  Ruffles just scream girly-girl cuteness to me and binding is such a lovely detail element to add any sewing project.  So this Flashback Friday I share with you my most favorite sewing project featuring ruffles and binding:

My Favorite Blouse: McCall's Pattern 5929


What I Did:
I had so much fun making this blouse.  It was a fitted blouse with darted front and back, front band, front ruffles and shaped hemline.  I made the view option A with a stand-up collar and eblow sleeves with band.

I adored the gathers at the cap and lower edge of the sleeves. The binding was a style element I added to the project myself!  I was so proud of this blouse because McCall's Pattern Company featured my blouse on their blog after I made it!

What is your favorite sewing skill?  Share it with me in the comment section below.  Have much fun sewing this month because it is National Sewing Month!