Sparkle Quilt Block and Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Sparkle Quilt Block and Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Hello Sewing Friends! I have a new zipper pouch to share with you today. The Sparkle Pouch! I love the idea of putting a quilt on everyday things and you can never have enough zipper pouches to help organize your life. But it's not just another zipper pouch. It's a symbol with intention behind it.

What is a Walking Foot?

What is a Walking Foot used for?

Do you use a Walking Foot when you sew? If not, I'm here to tell you it will up your sewing game and reduce frustration if you make quilts or handbags. Come learn all about how, why, and when to use a Walking Foot.

Perfect Fabric Purse Handle Tutorial

Perfect Fabric Purse Handles - DIY Fabric Purse Handles - Blue Susan Makes

I love the look of pre-made leather handles on a handbag but I don't love how pricey they sometimes are to purchase.  In our book Just for You: Selfish Sewing there's a pattern for a handbag called the Crafty Satchel (designed by Sara Lawson) that calls for pre-made leather handles. Today I'm going to show you how to make DIY "pre-made" handles that you can use as an alternative to purchased leather handles. 

I Am A Soccer Mom : Soccer/Camping Chair Cover Tutorial

DIY Camping Chair Cover Tutorial - Make a replacement cover for a camping chair

Hi friends!  I'm back today with another sewing tutorial for the Soccer Mom Series. Everyone uses camping chairs to sit on the sidelines at soccer.   The chair covers are always poor quality and rip out before the chair dies, leaving you with a perfectly good chair but no easy way to carry it.  

Soccer Mom Series: 5 Tips to Get You out the Door On Time

5 Tips to Get You out the Door On Time- Soccer Mom Series BlusSusanMakes
Hello! Today I have a few ideas to share with you to help you to get organized and get out the door on time.  I think the most stressful thing about having kids in any extra curricular activity is getting out the door with everything you need.   I have four kids (ages 12, 10, 7, and 5 ) and it seems like it takes us FOREVER to get into the car when we have anywhere to go.  I don't like to be late.  I'm not saying I always get to soccer on time but I have figured out a few things that help our family get out the door and help me feel a little less stressed.  So here we go!

Soccer Mom: Drawstring Backpack Tutorial

2 boys standing wearing drawstring backpacks DIY Drawstring Backpack Tutorial - Blue Susan Makes
Today I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make an easy to sew drawstring backpack.  We need a few of these over here to pack shoes, shin guards and a change of clothes for the days we go straight from school to soccer.  

I am a Soccer Mom Series Recap

Thank you so much for reading along with my I Am A Soccer Mom series.  It has been especially fun for me to host it.  I got so much accomplished that I've been wanting to make. Here is a little recap of all of the fun...

Girlfriend Clutch Tutorial and Free Pattern

Girlfriend Clutch Tutorial and Free Pattern - Blue Susan Makes - handmade gift
I think it is really fun to give a handmade gift at Christmas.  Are you making any Christmas gifts this year? You still have time to whip up something special for your sister, daughter, mom, or BFF.  Today I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make my Girlfriend Clutch so you can make one too. Follow along and I'll show you how it's done.

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.

Mini Tulip Tote PDF Sewing Pattern

Mini Tulip Tote PDF Sewing Pattern
I have some exciting news. Today I am releasing my Mini Tulip Tote PDF pattern.  This has been a long time coming.  I don't know how many times I've promised that I'm working on this pattern. Well its done, DONE! And I'm so so happy to share it with you.