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 11/8/19

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: How to sew a handmade custom fit book cover

How to sew a handmade custom fit book cover by Sewspire

Link to step by step video tutorial: https://youtu.be/H9-J5EBaAM4 Hey y’all and welcome to the first 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… Read More

My Top 10 Favorite Handmade Gift Ideas

Andrea Chapman of Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In preparation for the holiday sewing season, that is just around the corner, I present to you my Top Ten Favorite Sewspire Sewing Tutorials. Out of all the tutorials I have published, since founding the blog in October 2015, these are my absolute favorites and the ones that I think… Read More