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How to laminate cotton fabric with Pellon 875 Lamifix

Trying something new! How to laminate fabric

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

This week we are experimenting with a Pellon product called Lamifix Vinyl. It’s 100% polyester and designed to iron on and in turn offer water resistance to cotton fabric. I hope you enjoy the video and will check in next week for more creative inspiration from the Sewspire studio.

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



P.S. Here’s the link to the Pellon Lamifix

And, to the Snowberry Floral in Black Fabric

Inspired Project #8: Adjustable Bottle Sleeve Wrap

Adjustable Reversible Water Bottle Wrap

Welcome to Sewspire Project #8!

Yesterday, I was cleaning the kitchen and came across 3 half-full water bottles that no one wanted to claim. I really do hate to be wasteful; but, I am also a bit of a germ a phobe…so, I felt I had no choice but to dump the water down the drain. Then to make up for it, I put my crafty mom hat on and brainstormed a clever and pretty way in which I could easily identify which water belonged to whom.

And that is the story of how todays ‘s Inspired Project came to be.  As an added bonus this particular style and size of sleeve will also fit a standard 16 oz mason jar.

For this project you will need:

two cuts of fabric which measure 13″ x 4″

one cut of batting that measures 13″ x 4″

two 2″ strips of hook and loop tape

Thank you for sewing with me today! I hope you enjoyed this project and will share it with your friends and family. Please let me know if you have any special requests for next week.

Lots of love,


Inspired Project #7: Personalized Pillowcase

I used an embroidery machine to create my monogram. You might also consider purchasing iron on monograms.
I used an embroidery machine to create my monogram. You might also consider purchasing iron-on letters at your local craft store or using transfer paper and a printer to create a custom iron on monogram.

Welcome to Sewspire Inspired Project #7! I am so happy you are here and am thrilled to be able to share another fun and easy to sew project with you for FREE thanks to an artisan funded Watermelon Wishes sponsorship. Yippee!

Last week, we hosted a slumber party for my daughters 14th birthday and I made 12 of these personalized pillowcases for her girlfriends. Our guests were overjoyed with their gifts and I was deeply touched by their kind words and sincere appreciation. The experience reminded me just how special handmade gifts truly are.

As I was working on this tutorial, it occurred to me that it would be really nice to make up a stack of these in fun colors and prints to deliver to the pediatric unit at our local hospital. You might also consider making one for an expectant mother to take to the hospital with her when she goes into labor. Or, as a gift to a friend having surgery or any other event that would require an extended rest period. Oh, I just thought of one more idea…how about a bride and groom set for newlyweds. I am sure you have some great ideas too! Please share your thoughts in the comment field below. I love hearing from you!

For this project you will need approximately 1 yard of fabric cut into the following dimensions:

One 20″ x 23″ piece for the primary front print.

One 20″ x 2.5″ piece for the slim front accent print.

One 20″ x 12″ piece for the wider front accent print.

One 20″ x 35″ piece of flannel or other snuggly fabric for the backing.

I used an embroidery machine to customize my pillowcase; but, you could easily create an iron on monogram with some transfer paper and a printer or purchase iron on letters at your local craft store. Cross-stitch is also another great alternative!

I also used a zigzag stitch to finish my interior seams and prevent fray during washing; but, you could use a serger if you have one.

If you enjoy this project please share the page link  and blog with your friends and family.  I am on a personal mission to teach 10,000 women how to sew and I really do need your help spreading the word.

Have a beautiful week and I will be back next Friday with another easy to sew project!

Lots of love,


Inspired Project #2: Candy Catcher

Hello everyone and welcome to Sewspire! I’ve got a fun and festive Halloween themed project to share with you today that reinforces Sewing Skill #2: Cutting Corners. For this easy to sew Halloween Candy Catcher you will need a small collection of orange, black and yellow fabric and a smidgen of quilt batting.

The following video includes step by step instructions. If you enjoy this project please share the video link with your friends and be sure to subscribe to this blog to have next Friday’s inspired sewing project delivered directly  to your inbox.



Inspired Project #1: How to Sew a Patchwork Mini Binder Cover


Hello and welcome to Sewspire!

My name is Andrea and today I am going to show you how to sew a Mini Patchwork Binder Cover which is designed to fit a 1″ Mini Three Ring Binder.

This is a FUN & EASY beginner sewing project that reinforces Sewing Skill #1: Fabric Piecing.

For this project you will need a 1/2 yard to 3/4 of a yard of assorted fabric remnants. You can download the written instructions (which include the pattern key and measurements) here.

As a supplement the following video includes step by step assembly instructions and some sewing tips and tricks that will be helpful as you move through this project.

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