Tag: free pattern

How to sew a Market Tote with button tab closure

How to sew a Market Tote Bag with button tab closure by Sewspire.com

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

I am here today to show you how to sew my version of The Market Tote. For this project you will need approximately 3 yards of fabric, a 1.5″ swivel key fob and an oversized fabric covered button kit, plus 3/4 yard of quilt batting.

To begin, precut the following fabric panels:

For the body, cut four 18″ x 15″ panels and two like size pieces of batting.

For the exterior pockets, cut two 18″ x 12″ panels.

For the handles, cut two 6″ x 24″ panels and two 3″ x 20″ strips of batting.

For the interior pockets, cut two 9″ x 18″ panels.

For the key fob, cut one 6″ x 9″ panel.

For the button, cut one 3″ x 3″ panel.

For the button tab closure, cut one 12″ x 3″ panel.

I hope you enjoy the project and will share photos of your finished Market Tote with me on Facebook and Instagram using #sewspire.

I will be back soon with another inspired sewing project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me will be celebrating the creative genius in you.

XO,
Andrea

How to sew a reusable and washable lunch tote bag

Lost and found lunch tote bag

How to sew a reusable and washable 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 the video(s) and will share pictures of your finished lunch tote bags with me on Instagram and Facebook using #sewspire and @sewspire.

For the lunch tote project you will need:

4 cuts of fabric which measure 5″ wide by 12″ long

2 cuts of fabric which measure 5″ wide by 10″ long

2 cuts of fabric which measure 10″ wide by 30″ long

plus one cut of sew in hook and loop tape that measures 7.5″

Until next time, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

P.S. If you didn’t already…there is still time to snatch up my 5 best selling sewing tutorials for only $5.99! You’ll find those in my Watermelon Wishes Etsy shop.

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How to sew a divided eye glass case

How to sew a divided eye glass case

 

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew a divided case that is sized to hold two pairs of reading glasses perfectly.

For this project you will begin with two 12″ squares of cotton fabric folded in half. Print out the following template and position along the folded edge of your fabric and then trim along the scalloped edges.

Click HERE to download the eye glass case pattern template PDF

You will also need a like size piece of Pellon iron on interfacing and two more pieces of quilt weight cotton that measure 6.5″ x 5″ with one like size piece of quilt batting.

I hope you enjoy the project! I will be off next week for Thanksgiving; but, shall return the following week to continue our on going small gift series through the end of 2017.

Until then, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

All my best,

Andrea

How to sew a large drawstring beach bag tote

Beach Bag Collaboration: Final Segment

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to finish our fabulous Drawstring Beach Bag Tote. I am absolutely thrilled with the finished design and can hardly wait to see your big gorgeous beach bags.

For this portion of the project you will need a very long piece of cotton fabric which measures: 6″ wide by 65″ long. I stitched together two pieces of material to attain the desired length. You will also need 48″ of 1.5″ cotton webbing, cut into two 24″ lengths, for the bag handles and a piece of cotton cording that measures 80″ in length and approximately 1/4″ in diameter.

As mentioned throughout the series, I am going to be giving away this finished beach bag to one lucky Happy Mail subscriber. To enter, all you need to do is click on the Happy Mail tab and input your name and email. I will announce the winner in the next video and send a follow up email as well.

Good luck everyone! 

Until we meet again, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

Blissfully yours,

Andrea

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Sewspire 4 bottle laminated tote bag pattern

Bonus! 4 Bottle Laminated Tote Bag Pattern PDF

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

As promised, I have designed a larger 4 bottle tote bag to share with you. If you are new to Sewspire and my sewing methods you will want to checkout my Ultimate Tote Bag Tutorial for an comprehensive overview on how to sew this boxy type of tote. If you’ve been here a while you’ll likely be able to work straight from the free PDF Pattern I have created especially for you:

Sewspire Laminated Bottle Tote PDF

As always, please let me know if you have questions! I’d also love to see photos of your finished totes in action. You can post directly to the Sewspire Facebook page or tag @sewspire on Instagram.

It is important to note, this particular bag is crafted from laminated cotton fabric which does not fray and is water resistant; but, does require you to use either a roller foot or walking foot in order to sew with it. If you do not have these particular feet you will want to work with regular cotton material and finish your bottle wraps as I did in the original Insulated Bottle Tote Tutorial.

The finished bag measures approximately: 11.5″ tall x 4″ deep x 8.5″ across the base.

Happy sewing and lots of love to you my creative friends!

Andrea

How to sew a lightweight summer backpack

How to sew a lightweight summer backpack

How to sew a lightweight summer backpack
How to sew a lightweight summer backpack
How to sew a lightweight summer backpack
How to sew a lightweight summer backpack

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to craft a lightweight summer backpack from cotton fabric. For this project you will need one yard of material for the bag and a small cut of scrap fabric which measures 4″ x 10″ for the hang tab / closure + 44″ of 1.25″ cotton strap webbing.

To begin, precut 4 rectangles from your cotton material that measure 18″ wide by 21″ tall. Plus the hang tab which measures 4″ x 10″.

I hope you enjoy the project and will share pictures with our creative community on the Sewspire Facebook and Instagram pages using #sewspire and @sewspire.

I will be back next week with an Insulated Bottle Tote Tutorial. Until then, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

P.S. Congratulations Karol DeStefano you are the lucky winner of the cute little zipper bag we stitched up last week. If you’d like to enter to win this week’s backpack you can do so here.

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How to sew a dachshund dog pattern

How to sew a stuffed dachshund dog with free pattern

SewspireDachshundDog

Welcome to Sewspire! 

Today I am here to show you how to sew this adorable stuffed dachshund dog. This particular design is an original Andrea Chapman freehand sketch that I created for my eldest daughter Ashley. The dog was a gift to her durning a difficult heartbreak and continues to serve as a reminder that time does heal all things. I am confident the same compassion will be infused in your project and together we can lift up many hearts!

To begin you will need to download and print the 3 page Free PDF Dachshund Pattern above. Simply click on the image to proceed.

In the project video I will show you how to cut, transfer and sew the pattern. For this project you will need a 1/2 yard of cotton fabric remnants and some stuffing.

The finished dog measures approximately 18″ x 9″.

I hope the project is enjoyed and you will share photos of your finished pups with me on the Sewspire Facebook and Instagram pages using @sewspire and #sewspire.

In the near future I will be creating sewing kits for this project as well as a few one of kind finished pieces. I will be sure to let you know when those are available for you to purchase. If you would like to preorder either the kit or the finished dog you can do that here:

https://sewspire.com/product-category/pre-order/

In the meantime, I will be back next week with another inspired sewing project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

P.S. Please join me in congratulating Robin Keller the lucky winner of the one of a kind patchwork tote bag I made in our last sewing tutorial. If you would like to enter my weekly happy mail drawing you can do so here. If you live in the Northern Virginia area and would like to take an in studio sewing class, I am offering this project as a Summer 2017 Class.