Tom - the Hero from Beast Quest Costume

Tom from Beast Quest - costume details

Hello Sewing friends! Anyone else have a "Halloween hangover"? Too much junk food for me. I'm showing off my son's finished costume today. Introducing Tom, the hero from Beast Quest. 

Make an adorable Monster Stuffie

One can never have too many stuffed animals, amiright? You may not agree with me but your child sure will. You can make this adorable DIY monster stuffie and bring a smile to your little one's face.  These Monster "Babies" are so cute and little and not scary at all! 
They are easy to sew, soft and huggable, and perfect for little boys. I'm going to show you how to make them today. 

Hooded Bat Cape PDF Sewing Pattern

Hello sewing friends! My DIY Hooded Bat Cape Tutorial from is now available for sale as a PDF pattern download. This little cape is perfect for year round dressup or Halloween  fun. Throw a pair of Batman PJs under it and your costume is ready. You totally have time to make this before Halloween!

Baby Bumble Bee Costume PDF Sewing Pattern


Baby Bumble Bee Costume Sewing Pattern by Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes
Hello Sewing Friends!! 
It's a HAPPY day here at Blue Susan Makes. The time has come to release my Baby Bumble Bee Costume Pattern. If you've been patiently waiting for this pattern, today is your lucky  day! 
 Make this cute costume and bring home a Baby Bumblebee this Halloween. Get the Pattern details below...

How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob

Pretty floral key fobs
It is craft fair season and even though I don't get to sell at a craft fair this year I want to show you how I make one of my very favorite things to sell... Keychains! I guess Wristlet Key Fob is a more accurate name but whatever you call them, they are everyone's favorite gift! Teachers, girlfriends, moms, and sisters all love them. Snap them to your ring of keys and they are so much easier to find.  They are easy and fast to make and a great thing to make to sell at a craft fair. 

DIY Rainbow Unicorn Costume PDF Pattern Available Now!

DIY Rainbow Unicorn Costume PDF Pattern -Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes

Hi sewing friends! Halloween is just around the corner and it’s my favorite time of year! I love the pumpkins everywhere and seeing the excitement in my children’s eyes as they dream up what they’re going to dress up as for Halloween. Mostly though, I just LOVE making Halloween costumes. Do you make your own costumes too? Well, If you happen to have a little girl who is dreaming of being a Rainbow Unicorn then today is your lucky day! I have a just the pattern you need to make her dreams come true.

Onward and Upward Quilt

 Hello Sewing friends, I finished a quilt this week!! This quilt was one of those unfinished quilt tops that has been waiting in the closet forever. I love how it turned out!! I love the movement produced by the repeated graduated colors so I named it the Onward and Upward Quilt. 

DIY Diaper Bag PDF Sewing Pattern Available Now

DIY Diaper Bag PDF Sewing Pattern - Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes

Hello Sewing friends! I'm happy to report that my DIY Diaper Bag tutorial is now available as a PDF Download for sale in my Etsy shop. I love this bag! It is just one big zipper pouch with loads of pockets and handles! 

Craft Fair Display: 9 Tips to Set up a Beautiful Booth

It's Craft fair season and I always get the itch to sew up a bunch of things to sell around this time of year. There is nothing like the thrill of seeing someone browse and buy your handmade items. I usually team up with another maker and share a booth and we ALWAYS get compliments on our setup and display. So today I'm going to give you some tips and ideas to help you make your booth look inviting and let your products shine. 

DIY Drawstring Skirt with Draft your own Pattern Instructions

DIY Drawstring Skirt tutorial - Blue Susan Makes
I made a drawstring skirt! It is so comfy and lightweight and it's helping me to survive the Florida summer heat.  I have a drawstring skirt just like this one that I have loved so much, so I got out my sewing machined and used it as a pattern to make a new one. This is one of my favorite things to do with my sewing skills...make a pattern out of something old to make something new. I would love to teach you how to do this too!