Little Travel Zipper Pouch with Boxed Corners: Easy to Sew!


Little Travel Zipper Pouch with Boxed Corners - Free Sewing tutorial



My mom recently had her 80th birthday and I was lucky enough to be able to make quick trip to fly out and spend the weekend with her. She loves handmade gifts and she's been doing a lot of traveling lately so I sewed her up a little pouch to that's just the right size for her toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Come make one with me today.

Monster Donut Pops

Monster Donut Pops!! If you follow me on instagram @bluesusanmakes you've already seen them. Here is a closer look at these fun treats I made these to take to Jack's class for his birthday.  We were going to take chocolate chip cookies but we were walking through the grocery store and he spotted donuts to take instead.  I told them I might be able turn them into something fun and he said go for it.

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.

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?!!

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!  

A Biscornu Pincushion

It's beginning to feel just a little bit like Fall here.  After all, the temperature dropped to about 60 degrees one night this week.  It's not much but it took the edge off the heat just a smidge. I just came home from the store with Pumpkins! I've got to figure out a way to decorate for Halloween while still keeping our house ready to "show" since we are still trying to sell it. Anyhow, my Mom's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I made her a little pincushion. Not that she needs another pincushion, as she is a doll clothing designer and has many pincushions on her table, but this little Biscornu was such an intriguing and easy design I just had to try it out.

Baby Zoo Animal Softies to Sew: Hand illustrated PDF Patterns

Baby Zoo Animal Softies to Sew - PDF patterns by Sew Nedra

This is Rachel, Sarah's sister. My mom, Nedra, and I have hacked Sarah's blog to show off the softie patterns we have listed in the Etsy Shop. Nedra designed all of these and we had a whole lot of fun sewing them up.