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...

Soccer Mom: Super Easy Sleeve Tie Tutorial

Hi everyone, This is the last week of our I Am a Soccer Mom series! Today I'm going show you how to make a quick and oh sew easy shoulder sleeve tie, also sometimes called sleeve scrunchies. 

How to use Wooly Nylon thread in a Regular Sewing Machine

I have been sewing summer skirts lately.  I have hesitated to sew knit skirts in the past because it is difficult to hem them with out having the hem look wavy or rippling. But, I found a solution...wooly nylon thread! Have you heard of it?  Today I'm going to show you how you can use it in a regular sewing machine. Let's go learn about wooly nylon...

Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt

Sometimes its fun to just sit down and sew without thinking too hard about the finished product.  That's how quilting is for me. Especially a simple quilt like this one.

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?

How to Cut out a Sewing Pattern - 4 Helpful Tips

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Hi there!  I've been sewing a lot with patterns lately... lots of pattern testing going on over here.  And can I just say that cutting out fabric with a paper pattern can be frustrating!   It's almost impossible to hold the paper down the whole time while you cut and it's tricky to pin the paper to the fabric. Inevitably the patter paper shifts  as the scissors slide under and then I've cut it wrong. Gah! Anyway today I'm going to show you how to cut out a sewing pattern using the 4 helpful tips I use to help make cutting out patterns way less frustrating.

What is a Bodkin? - The Sewing tool you never knew you needed.


Hello sewing friends. Today I'm here to tell you about a cool sewing tool you never knew you needed. Have you ever heard of a "bodkin"? No? Well you're in luck because today I'm going to tell you all about it and why you need one if you sew bags or clothing. 

Alien Self Portraits: Art Lessons with Grandma

Alien Self Portrait - kid art lesson - Art Lessons with Grandma
We are starting up our Sunday Art Lessons with Grandma again. I'm excited to share what we did yesterday. Grab some paper and markers and come make Alien Self Portraits with us!

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!

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!