How to Insert a Magnetic Snap with 3 Helpful Tips


Title photo - How to Install a Magnetic Snap: 3 useful Tips

Hello Sewing Friends! Today we are taking the mystery out of installing a magnetic snap in a handbag. It is waaaay easier than you think it is! I'll walk you through the process and give you my 3 favorite tips that I discovered while installing hundreds of these little things. Lets go!!

Garden Tiles Bag: Large Tote PDF Sewing Pattern

 

Garden Tiles Bag: Large Tote PDF Sewing Pattern by Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes
 Hello Sewing Friends! I am excited to announce the release of my latest PDF pattern, the Garden Tiles Bag!! It's a twist on a classic, large tote bag without the boring, boxy look. Gathered side panels give it a cute shape and those big side pockets come in so handy. You can make this!

Anthropologie Inspired Yarn Wrapped Monogram Ornaments


Anthropologie Inspired Yarn Wrapped Monogram Ornaments


It's December! Are you decking your halls like I am? A few years ago I made these cute monogram ornaments and decided to make a little tutorial to show you how to make them too! All it takes is a little yarn, wire, and mini pom poms.

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.