Valentine's Day Countdown: Felt Envelope Pattern & Printable Activity Cards

 

Valentine's Day  Countdown: Free Envelope Pattern and Activity Cards - Blue Susan Makes

Happy February!! We decided we needed a little extra fun in our house so my 8 yo and I are doing a Valentine Countdown.  I made a list of simple activities we could do everyday and sewed up Valentine Envelope to deliver the day's activity in. I have a free printable and pattern sheet for you today in case you want to make one too! 

"Bursting" Heart Pillow Tutorial: Valentine's Sewing Project

Bursting Heart Pillow Tutorial - scrap busting project for Valentine's Day

It's almost February! What?!!  Time to get ready for Valentine's day. Here is a fun pillow I made so I'd have something cute to set on my couch for Valentine's Day.  I  call it my "Bursting Heart" Pillow!  You can make one too!

How to Insert a Magnetic Snap with 3 Helpful Tips


Title photo - How to Install a Magnetic Snap: 3 useful Tips

Hello Sewing Friends! Today we are taking the mystery out of installing a magnetic snap in a handbag. It is waaaay easier than you think it is! I'll walk you through the process and give you my 3 favorite tips that I discovered while installing hundreds of these little things. Lets go!!

DIY Heart Doilies: Cut your own for Valentine's Day

DIY Heart Doilies - a fun valentine craft like cutting snowflakes

I love all the doilies that pop up around Valentine's Day.  They are so pretty and fun to use on cards and as decorations.  I know they are super cheap to buy, but if you are looking for some last minute homemade Valentine fun, grab some construction paper, scissors, and a hole punch and make your own.

DIY Valentine Heart Garland

 


One year I gathered some friends together for a Sew Day at my house and we each made a cute Heart Garland for Valentine's day. It's easy to make and very beginner friendly. Maybe you want to gather your friends together for a Sew Day and make a Valentine Heart Garland too... 

Garden Tiles Bag: Large Tote PDF Sewing Pattern

 



 
Hello Sewing Friends! I am excited to announce the release of my latest PDF pattern, the Garden Tiles Bag!! It's a twist on a classic, large tote bag without the boring, boxy look. Gathered side panels give it a cute shape and those big side pockets come in so handy. You can make this!

Christmas Crafternoon: DIY Felt Candy Cane Ornaments

DIY Felt Candy Cane Ornaments 
Hello Sewing friends! Today we are making candy canes.  Red and white striped candy canes always make me think about Christmas. We always hang candy canes on the Christmas tree, sometimes they are real and sometimes not. For the past several years we have had these lovely felt candy cane ornaments on the tree. My mom made them and I think they are just so cute. Do you know whose Christmas Tree they would look great on? YOURS! 

How to Make a Christmas Bow

How to Tie a Big Christmas Bow: video tutorial

Ever wondered how to tie those really pretty big beautiful Christmas bows for a wreath or big present? Today we are teaching you how! Just in time for wrapping and decorating!  

Anthropologie Inspired Yarn Wrapped Monogram Ornaments


Anthropologie Inspired Yarn Wrapped Monogram Ornaments


It's December! Are you decking your halls like I am? A few years ago I made these cute monogram ornaments and decided to make a little tutorial to show you how to make them too! All it takes is a little yarn, wire, and mini pom poms.

How to Make a Reusable Gift Bag with Ties: Easy to Sew

How to Make a Reusable Gift Bag with Ties: Easy to SewHello Sewing friends! It's no secret that I love making bags and today I'm going to share with you how to make an easy reusable gift bag. The Holidays are upon us and sometimes I don't have time to make something special for everyone but I still like to give a gift with a touch of handmade.  Stuff these easy to sew bags with a package of baked goods, candy bars, lotion, a cozy scarf, or some fun socks and you'll have the perfect gift for a best friend, neighbor, or teacher. (Mine are holding a package of store bought cookies). Come learn how to make them!