Lucky Clover Banner Video Tutorial



Lucky Clover Banner - A simple embroidery project for St. Patrick's Day - free video tutorial by Rachel Newson


Hello Sewing Friends! This is Rachel  Newson(Sarah's sister) I'm excited to be here today to teach you how to make this fun Lucky Clover Banner! This hand embroidered banner is sure to brighten up any room for St. Patrick's Day. All you need is a little felt and embroidery floss. It's a perfect beginning embroidery project.

Pat the Bunny Puppet Pattern

 

Pat the Bunny book and Bunny Puppet Pattern - Blue Susan Makes


Learn how to make an easy Bunny Puppet for little hands to play. Add a matching Pat the Bunny book and you have a sweet toddler gift. Read on to get the free Bunny Puppet Template and instructions on how to make one below.

Rainbow Zipper Pouch Tutorial



fill a Rainbow pouch with 'gold' and deliver it to a friend.
 Make a cute rainbow zipper pouch to share some joy this St Patrick's day! I'm not Irish but I'm all for a celebrating a holiday with mischievous leprechauns, gold, and rainbows. At the end of a rainbow you'll find a pot of gold right?  Why not fill a Rainbow pouch with 'gold' and deliver it to a friend.

Quilty Penelope Bag PDF Pattern

Hello sewing friends. I just listed a pattern for sale in my Etsy shop! It's the Quilty Penelope Bag. Recognize it? The silhouette of this bag is one that I've been making to sell for years. I put a little quilt love on the side panels and shared it in the Patchwork Posse online Quilt Guild. Now I'm excited because I get to bring it home and offer it to all of you. You can find it in my Etsy shop. But first let me tell you a little bit more about it...

The handbag has a variable star block built into the side panels, giving it a pop of color and a cute way to show off your love of quilting. The star panel is great for using up some of your scraps or for playing around with your new favorite fabrics. You can also substitute an 8”, or larger, orphan block to the center panel for a completely different look.



 The Quilty Penelope Bag is perfect for carrying all your essentials, plus a few extras. It’s small enough that it won’t weigh down your shoulder, but roomy enough to hold what you need. 

There are pockets on the inside and a simple magnetic snap closure. The comfortable fabric strap stays on your shoulder and easily slips on with one hand. 

If you make one I'd love to see it! Show it off on Instagram at #QuiltyPenelopebag and tag me @bluesusanmakes.


Happy Sewing!

Bejewled Churn Dash Quilt Block Tutorial

Hi sewing friends! A dear reader asked if I had a tutorial for my Bejeweled Churn Dash quilt. I am happy to oblige...

Sew a Set of Silky Pillowcase with Tricot Fabric



Have you ever slept on a silky pillowcase? They are cool, soft, and luxurious and some people in my family can't sleep without them! I sew a batch of these every few years and it can be a little tricky to sew with silky fabric. Today I'm sharing my best tips and tricks for making a pillowcase out of silky tricot fabric. 

Sew Your Scraps Challenge Sewing Progress

Sew You're Scraps Challenge - rainbow scrap blocks in every color
Hello Sewing Friends! As you know I have been sewing my way through my scraps and trying to get in at least 15 minutes a day sewing them together. I finished up all my colors and I think I have enough to make my rainbow quilt. 

"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!

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... 

Printable Fantasy Dragon Valentine's Cards

Dragon Themed Valentine cards printable - Dragon valentines for fantasy loving fans

My niece, Melinda,  has been obsessed with dragons ever since I can remember. She reads about them, collects them, and loves to draw them. She came up with some fun ideas drew these amazing printable Valentine's cards and is selling them in my Etsy Shop!