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Sewspire Sewing Studio Update May 11, 2018

Sewspire Sewing Studio Update for Friday, May 11, 2018

Hey y’all and welcome to the Sewspire Sewing Studio Update for Friday, May 11th!

In this weeks vlog I am sharing some happy news that will benefit us all, announcing the winner of our first ever Design Challenge, talking fabric storage, sharing five of my favorite bag designs from the Watermelon Wishes vault and launching a new Sewspire Group page whereby we can easily collaborate on future tutorials and share pictures of our Sewspire sewing projects. I will be back soon with another studio update and sewing tutorial. Until then, please know the creative genius in me will be celebrating the creative genius in you! 

XO,

Andrea 

How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire

How to sew a three way divided organizer caddy + fabric giveaway and studio update

How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire
How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire
How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire
How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew this fabulous three way divided organizer caddy. For this project you will need to precut the following pieces of twill / canvas / cotton fabric:

Interior Pockets 7.5″ x 7.5″ (cut 6)

Exterior Front / Back / Base 9″ x 6″ (cut 3)

Exterior Sides 6″ x 6″ (cut 2)

Exterior Side Pockets 6″ x 8″ (cut 2)

Exterior Front / Back Pockets 9″ x 8″ (cut 2)

Handles 3″ x 7.5″ (cut 2)

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

Sewspire Happy Mail Fabric Giveaway!
Sewspire Happy Mail Fabric Giveaway!

P.S. In this week’s studio update I am giving away a flat rate envelope of top quality quilting remnants. More details in this video:

 

 

How to sew a traveler's notebook journal cover by Sewspire

How to sew a laminated traveler’s notebook journal cover

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

How to sew a traveler's notebook journal cover by Sewspire
How to sew a traveler’s notebook journal cover by Sewspire

Today I am here to show you how to sew a laminated traveler’s notebook / journal cover. For this project you will need two pieces of laminated cotton fabric which measure 9.25″ x 8″ for the pockets and two pieces of laminated cotton fabric which measure 9.25″ x 12.5″ for the body panels; plus, two pieces of 1/4″ elastic which measure 11″ long.

The notebooks which fit in this measure 5.5″ x 8.25″. If you would like to create a custom cover to fit your specific notebooks you will add 1.5″ to the width of your notebook when it is open and laying flat on the countertop and 1″ to the height. The pockets will measure the same height as your body panels by 8″ wide.

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

XO,

Andrea

P.S. In this week’s studio update, I announce the winners of last week’s giveaway as well as the results of our sewing machine survey. I hope you enjoy both video segments and will subscribe to the Sewspire YouTube channel:

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How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com

How to sew a phone wallet with wristlet strap and mini card case

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com

Today I am here to show you how to sew a phone wallet with wristlet strap and mini card case. For this project you will need approximately a half yard of cotton fabric and some Pellon firm iron on interfacing, a 7″ zipper, a key ring, small swivel fob and one snap set.

To begin, precut the following pieces of material.

Three 8″ x 9″ (back two with Pellon)

One 8″ x 5″ (backed with Pellon)

One 3″ x 8″

One 2″ x 20″ (backed with Pellon)

Four 5″ x 6″ (back one with Pellon)

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and will share photos of your finished wallets with me over on Instagram and Facebook using @sewspire and #sewspire.

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

XO,

Andrea

P.S. I can’t finish the whole cloth quilt I started…found out why in this video:

 

 

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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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241893401/bag-making-pdf-sewing-pattern-bundle

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How to sew a library tote bag

How to sew a library tote in a jiffy

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to stitch up a library tote bag using a pre designed pattern panel from my friends over at Hawthorne Threads.

How to sew a library tote bag
How to sew a library tote bag
How to sew a library tote bag
How to sew a library tote bag
How to sew a library tote bag
How to sew a library tote bag

For this project you are going to need 1 Pre Designed Panel and 4 pieces of light weight Pellon Iron On Interfacing which measure:

(2) 14″ x 16″

(2) 2.5″ x 24″

You can choose from 4 Tote Bag Designs by clicking here. If you complete your bag before December 18, 2017 you can enter the Hawthorne Thread sponsored Instagram contest to win a $50 gift card. Simply share a picture of your finished tote and tag it #HTSEWANDTELL and #SEWSPIRE

I hope you enjoy the project! I will be back next week with our final sewing tutorial for 2017. Until then, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

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How to make the World's Best Smelling Sachet

How to make the world’s best smelling sachet

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! 

Today I am here to show you how to stitch up the world’s best smelling sachet. For this project you will need two cuts of cotton fabric which measure 5″ x 16″ and 6″ x 20″, a wide mouth 16oz. mason jar and a bag of Dr Teal’s Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak.

I hope you enjoy the project! I will be back next week with another tiny handmade gift idea. Until then, please know the creative genius in me, celebrates the creative genius in you!

Blissfully yours,

Andrea

P.S. if you place a sachet on top of your air vent or in the floor board of your car near a vent…the heat from the vent will activate the salts and your space / car will smell amazing!

How to sew a pen pocket for your planner or journal

How to sew a pen pocket for your journal or planner

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew a pocket which is designed to attach to your journal, planner or notebook cover and hold pens or a collection of other essentials.

For this project you will need:

Two cuts of cotton fabric one which measures 5″ x 18″ and another which measures 2.5″ x 18″

 1 piece of .75″ wide elastic that is 10″ long

A small piece of cardboard which measures 5.75″ x 4″

I hope you enjoy the project! It is the second in a series of small gifts we’ll be making through the end of the year.

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

XO,

Andrea

How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire

Parts 1 and 2: How to sew my new P.S. I Love You Tote Bag

How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire
How to sew the P.S. I Love You Tote Bag by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

This is the first video in a series of two videos that will cover how to make my latest bag design which I have affectionately named the “P.S. I Love You Tote” as the accent panel is a large Pineapple Square and it just so happens I really do love this bag!

In part two, we craft the exterior, quilt the exterior, craft the interior and finish the bag off with two rigid skinny straps.

For the exterior you will need to cut one more panel that is the same size as your finished pineapple square and 3 side panels that are 6″ wide and the same height as your finished pineapple square. Line all 5 exterior pieces with quilt batting in the same dimensions.

For the interior you will need to cut 3 side panels that are the same height as your finished pineapple square and 6″ wide and two body panels that are the same measurement of your finished pineapple square.

For your reference, my finished square measured 14″ x 14″ and my side panels measured 14″ x 6″.

The straps measure 3″ wide by 26″ long and are lined with a 3″ strip of Pellon non fusible interfacing to add rigidity.

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

Blissfully yours,
Andrea

P.S. I am not a self proclaimed quilter; but, rather an enthusiast who is learning right alongside of you. So…please don’t be too judgmental if my corners are a wee bit crooked or I don’t follow some rule I am unaware of. The finished bag is still a showstopper!

P.S.S. Also, a big congratulations to Brandi Kunkle the winner of our Collaborative Beach Bag! If you’d like to enter to win our finished P.S. I Love You Tote Bag you can do that by clicking on the Happy Mail tab in the top navigation. I have posted photos of the bag you are entering to win below.

How to sew a pineapple square tote bag
How to sew a pineapple square tote bag
How to sew a pineapple square tote bag
How to sew a pineapple square tote bag
How to sew a pineapple square tote bag
How to sew a pineapple square tote bag
Free PS I Love You Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial by Sewspire.com
Free PS I Love You Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial by Sewspire.com

 

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