Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! I am SO EXCITED to show you how this beautiful bag comes together. In this episode we are crafting the d-ring flap closure which will complete our Collaborative Patchwork Backpack. For this portion of the project you will need two pieces of quilt weight cotton which measure 12″ x… Read More Episode 11: The Reveal
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! Today I am here to show you how to craft the removable, adjustable, convertible straps for our collaborative patchwork backpack. For this portion of the project you will need a half yard of cotton fabric and a quarter yard of quilt batting. Plus six 1.5″ o-rings, two 1.5″ tri-glides… Read More Episode 10: Strap Happy
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 9: It’s what’s on the inside that counts!
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In today’s episode we are truing up our front and side panels by adding a drawstring gusset to the top of the trifold panel so that it will be the same height as the rear panel with the zipper pocket. To do this, you will need two pieces of… Read More Episode 6: It’s a cinch!
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In this episode we are creating elasticized side pockets and attaching the side panels to our front panel. For this portion of the project you will need to create two more quilted panels from the 4″ squares. Each panel is two squares wide and five squares high, for a… Read More Episode 5: On the sunny side
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! Today we will begin piecing together our patchwork backpack. To begin, I have cut out 70 four inch squares from assorted cotton quilting fabrics. The front and rear panels are each crafted from 25 squares or five rows of five. Our focus in this video is to create the… Read More Episode 2: Pick Your Pockets
Welcome to Sewspire! This week in our secret and wee bit selfish sewing circle we are designing and sewing a custom ironing board cover with patchwork detailing. This particular cover will fit a standard ironing board which measures approximately 52″ x 14″ and comes together in less than an hour! I have outlined the construction… Read More How to sew a pretty ironing board cover by Andrea @Sewspire