The Flip Zip Wallet

The Flip Zip Wallet - Sew a small wallet - Free pattern with Newsletter subscription

Hello Sewing Friends! I'm excited to share my latest downloadable PDF pattern with you today. Introducing The Flip Zip Wallet. It's a small and simple wallet to hold your cards and cash when you are traveling light. Measuring at about 4'' square when finished it can even fit right into your back pocket. Let me tell you more about it...

DIY Hulk Costume - How to Sew Muscles

How to Sew Muscles in a costume


I LOVE Halloween!  We are so excited that it is almost here.  Mostly what I love about Halloween is the challenge of making my kid's Halloween Costumes.  This weekend I had a little extra time on my hands so I figured out how to make a simple Hulk costume, complete with muscles. Come see how to sew muscles in a costume.

How to Make Big Felt Bats for Outdoor Halloween Decor



Outdoor Halloween decor - felt bats

 Hello crafting friends! Tomorrow is October 1st and I'm getting ready to decorate for Halloween this weekend. I love Halloween!  Usually I spend more time decorating the inside of my house than the outside but greeting those trick or treaters with a little fun is important too. Last year I used my free bat pillow pattern to cut out some big felt bats. I hung them up around my garage and I think they turned out so fun that I'm hanging them up again this year. Such an easy way to decorate! Want to make some too? 

DIY Craft Felt Pom Poms

 

I had fun playing with pom poms today and came up with a different way of making them. They turn out big and fluffy and I love them! Can you guess what they're made of?  Craft felt! You know, the cheap sheets of felt you can buy at the craft store. Let me show you how to make them.

6 Simple Ways to Avoid Sewing Frustration

 

6 Ways to Avoid Sewing Frustration - Sewing isn't fun when its frustrating


If you are a beginner to sewing you may be a little intimidated. You may have tried out a sewing project before only to find how frustrating and difficult sewing can be. Sewing is fun except when it is frustrating. I have 6 tips to help make sewing easier and less frustrating. 

Halloween Bat Pillow Tutorial





Hello sewing friends! My mom and sister made the cutest little Halloween pillow the other day. It is a cute little bat shaped stuffie that sits on your couch! I couldn’t let them have all the fun so I got my hands on their pattern and made one too. Isn’t the design so cute?!!

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 and a deep discount for the first 10 to grab a copy!

Metal Tooling and Embossing: Art Lessons with Grandma

Metal Tooling and Embossing: Art Lessons with Grandma



I have another fun art lesson from Grandma for you this week. Adults and teens will want to get in on this one as well. We explored the art of Metal Tooling and Embossing. It's interesting to use your hands to manipulate materials. This is a good one that even my teen boys had fun with. Come see what we learned.

Soccer Mom Series: Waterproof Blanket Tutorial

Soccer Mom Series: Waterproof Blanket Tutorial
Hi everyone!  Have you ever sat down on grass that you thought was dry only to feel water seeping through your pants after you've sat there for a minute?  No fun!  Well today I'm sharing a little blanket you can make to sit on so that will never happen again!  

Easy Paper Bunting Tutorial: Outdoor Wedding Decor

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A few years ago I hosted a Wedding Open House at the end of summer for some dear friends. It was thrown together a bit at the last minute so I needed some simple decor that would make a statement. A White Paper Bunting was the perfect solution. Let me teach you how to make one!