Sewspire Sewing Recipe 008: Pattern design and cutting fabric

Andrea Chapman of Sewspire.com

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire Recipe 008! In this video I am designing a new caddy / bag and demonstrating how I cut my fabric and alter the design as needed to maximize the half yard cuts of material I have selected for this project (which we will build together in subsequent Sewspire Sewing… Read More

Sewspire Recipe 001: Layering fabric to create functional pockets.

Sewspire Recipe 001 Layering fabric to create functional pockets

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! My name is Andrea and this is my sewing instruction and inspiration blog. If you are just joining us — welcome! I hope you enjoy the content and will consider subscribing to the YouTube channel. If you are a returning visitor, I thank you for your continued interest in… Read More

Handmade Holiday Series: How to sew a round fabric bin to hold paper plates and more

How to sew a paper plate holder

Hey y’all and welcome to the final video in the Sewspire Handmade Holiday Series which began October 1, 2019 and includes ten easy to sew projects that make lovely gifts. To craft this round fabric bin which can be used to hold a variety of items you will need two 10″ circles and two 8″… Read More

Behind the Seams with Andrea 11-29-19

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey y’all and Happy Holidays! I hope our creative friends in America enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving feast filled with light, love and laughter. It was so nice to have all of my children home for the holiday as it has been two years since we got to celebrate together. We enjoyed a super casual day… Read More

Handmade Holiday Series: How to sew a drawstring backpack

How to sew a drawstring backpack

Hey y’all and welcome to the 9th video in the Sewspire Handmade Holiday Series which will run from October 1 to December 3, 2019. Each week I will feature a new handmade gift that you can create for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and strangers alike. If you are just joining us — welcome! If you… Read More

Handmade Holiday Series: How to sew a large customizable Journey Tote bag

How to sew a large custom Journey Tote Bag

Hey y’all and welcome to the 8th video in the ongoing Handmade Holiday Series. Today I am here to show you how to sew a large basic tote bag. You are encouraged to integrate features into your design that the recipient will appreciate; such as custom pockets, personalization of some sort or a unique fabric… Read More

Behind the Seams with Andrea 11/15/19

Behind the Seams with Andrea

One of the perks of building an online community, like we have here at Sewspire, is the opportunity to make friends all over the world. It has been such a joy to interact with you across the various platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Patreon, Zoom, snail and e-mail). Last week I received a pretty greeting card… Read More

Behind the Seams with Andrea 11/8/19

Top 10 Favorite Handmade Holiday Gifts

Hey y’all! I hope you have set aside some creative time this weekend because I have rounded up ten of my favorite previously published Sewspire designs for you to sew and gift this holiday season! My favorite handmade gifts for him or her… My Two-way Divided Caddy is generously sized and a stylish way to… Read More

Handmade Holiday Series: How to sew heirloom napkins

How to sew heirloom quality napkins

Hey y’all and welcome to the 6th video in the Sewspire Handmade Holiday Series which will run from October 1 to December 3, 2019. Each week I will feature a new handmade gift that you can create for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and strangers alike. For this project you will need two 18″ squares per… Read More

Handmade Holiday Series: How to sew a fabric gift box with tie-snap-flap closure

How to sew a fabric gift box with tie-snap-flap closure

Step by step video tutorial: https://youtu.be/eln5ZBanwvM For this project you will need: (10) 6″ cotton squares (2) 5″ fcotton squares (2) 2″ x 18″ cotton strips Your choice of interfacing for the squares 1 snap I hope you enjoy the project and will share photos of your gift boxes with us on the group page:… Read More

Handmade Holiday Series: How to sew a weighted blanket slip cover

How to sew a weighted blanket cover

Video Tutorial https://youtu.be/_-EGMdYLefE Hey y’all and thanks for joining me for the fourth project in our ongoing Handmade Holiday Series here at Sewspire. I really appreciate the fact that our friends at Fairfield express shipped two weighted blanket inserts (6 lbs and 12 lbs) for me to play with this week. You rock Fairfield! I… Read More

Handmade Holiday Series: How to make a custom necktie

How to make a custom necktie

Full length video tutorial: https://youtu.be/Rk9F6Ic5GDE Hey y’all and welcome to the third video in the Sewspire Handmade Holiday Series which will run from October 1 to December 3, 2019. Each week I will feature a new handmade gift that you can create for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and strangers alike. If you have suggestions or… Read More

Handmade Holiday: 7 Chakra Inspired Messenger Bag Pattern

7 Chakra Inspired Messenger Bag Tutorial and Pattern

Full length video tutorial: https://youtu.be/OZ2j0XQiRQQ Pattern measurements and maker notes: https://sewspire.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Sewspire-7-Chakra-Messenger-Bag.pdf Links of interest: Blog: https://sewspire.com Group Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sewspire/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sewspire/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sewspire Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sewspire/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SewSpire Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sewspire Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/WatermelonWishes By SewSpire | Filed under Handmade Holiday | Tags: 7 Chakra, Chakra Tote, messenger bag, Seven Chakras Share