How to sew a Yoga Bag the Sewspire Way

How to sew a yoga tote bag the Sewspire Way

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!  Today I am here to show you how to make a Yoga Bag the Sewspire Way. For this project you will need approximately 3.5 yards of fabric. To begin, precut your fabric to the following measurements: Handles: 6″ x 30″ (cut 2) and back each with Pellon 809 Exterior… Read More

My maker story and how I earned a quarter million dollars sewing and selling on Etsy

Andrea Chapman of Watermelon Wishes on Etsy

Many thanks to the Cabin Branch Quilters of Woodbridge, Virginia for inviting me to share my entrepreneurial journey and maker story at their June 18, 2018 meeting. I hope you enjoy this recording of my talk and will be inspired to pursue your dream(s)! For more information about my work please visit: Sewing and creative… Read More

Lost and found lunch tote bag

How to sew a reusable and washable lunch tote bag

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! I have missed you! Many thanks to all of you who wrote to inquire as to my whereabouts. I’m here to tell you a little story of how I got lost and found + as promised I have prepared a fun sewing project for you. I hope you enjoy… Read More

Episode 9: It’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Patchwork Backpack by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In this episode we are completing the interior of our patchwork backpack with the addition of a three way divided slip pocket. For this portion of the project you will need two 18″ x 18″ squares of quilt weight cotton fabric and three 7″ x 18″ rectangles of quilt… Read More

Episode 7: It’s a beautiful bag!

Patchwork Backpack by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In today’s episode we are crafting the drawstring ties and completing the exterior of our patchwork backpack. For this portion of the project you will need two pieces of quilt weight cotton fabric which measure 3” x 20” and a quilted base panel which you will craft (just like… Read More

How to sew a Triangle Sleepover Tote Bag

How to sew a triangle sleepover tote

Hey y’all and welcome back to Sewspire!  This is a brand new design with a unique triangular shape that could be used as a sleepover tote, stuffed animal tent or as a toy storage solution. I am sure you have some great ideas as well! Please do leave a comment and let us all know… Read More

Two new Premium PDF Sewing Tutorials now available!

Sewspire Zip Top Diaper Bag Tutorial

Hey y’all! As per your request, I have rebranded and rereleased my written tutorials for the Compact Padded Camera Bag and Zip Top Diaper Bag that were featured in a recent product overview video on YouTube. For a limited time, both tutorials are on sale, so if you are interested in adding them to your… Read More