Sewing Saves the Day: Football Jersey Fix

Make a football jersey bigger
Hi there Today I'm kicking off a new sewing series on my blog. It's called Sewing Saves the Day! Today I'll show you how to fix a football jersey. One of my favorite things about sewing is that I can use it to fix problems, make my kids dreams come true, and just make my life easier in general. Mostly I feel like these practical projects aren't very blog worthy topics because I may not use pretty fabric or the finished results aren't very visually interesting. But there are so many times when sewing really does save the day.  So I'm going to start sharing them. For my first practical project I want to share a football jersey fix.

DIY Diaper Bag Tutorial for Fabric.com


Hello Sewing friends! I hope you had a chance to catch my DIY Diaper Bag tutorial up on the Fabric.com blog. You can hop over there to check it out the full tutorial but first let me give a little preview here. This is just one big zipper pouch with loads of pockets and handles!

Big Kid Fanny Pack - DIY Pajama Pants with Drawstring elastic

I got some weekend sewing in and checked off 2 projects on my list that I've been wanting to make. Some big kid fanny packs and a pair of pajama pants for my boy who is growing like a weed.

I'm featured on Arlington Sew!

I sewing friends! Just popping in to let you know I was interviewed on the Arlington Sew website as part of their Sewing Inspiration Series. I tell all about my journey getting to where I am today and how I found my way 

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. 

Make a Half Square Triangle Quilt




Hello Sewing Friends! This is Rachel again, popping in to show you a quilt I've been working on.   I made half square triangles..... now what!? If you are anything like me, you have come across a charm pack full of a new fabric line that you love and you snatch it up, thinking of all the possibilities. Can you relate?

Spring Bunny Bunting

 

Spring Bunny Bunting close up

Hello Sewing Friends! I'm here to share a little tutorial for a fun Spring Bunny Bunting to hang up for the Easter season. I feel like something is missing in my holiday decor if I don't have some sort of banner hanging up. This one is super easy and has hardly any sewing at all. Get together with some friends and make one this week!

Sew Your Scraps Challenge Sewing Progress

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 my BLUE blocks today and I just have to sew up my ORANGES and REDS. then I'll have enough to make my rainbow quilt. 

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.

Best Friends Quilt

Best Friends Quilt
 Showing off another little quilt I made years ago that never posted about. (Hence the older photos) This quilt was an experiment, as usual. That's one of the things I love about sewing. Experimenting! Sometimes things turn out well sometimes not. I love how this one turned out but I was very skeptical at first. I challenged myself to choose 2 colors and use mostly old fabrics that I didn't like anymore or thought I'd never use.  I chose pinks for the lights and browns for the darks.