The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs and More Sewing

This week I’ve been sewing, approving textiles and more sewing!  I have a pretty nice list of items to get done. I knocked out the aprons and oven mitts, started on some of the tutorials that I promised, and hope to finish the my handbag prototype this week.  So here’s the latest weekly thread!

Textiles, Pattern Making and Sewing Textiles

Are you ready for some football!! I completed two grilling/tailgate orders using fabric representing my favorite football team the “Dallas Cowboys”! Two sets of quilted oven mitts and two reversible aprons.   I love the look of the quilted oven mitts! I was prepared to follow the quilted pattern on the white insulated batting thinking it was quite simple, but there was another design I had to follow and had difficulty seeing while using white thread.  I  also changed the look of the reversible aprons a bit and there’s enough fabric for three more orders, I will add it to my Etsy shop this week.  Oven Mitts - Dallas Cowboys

On the ladies dress form the apron appears that it’s only for females, but it’s a large unisex apron that can be worn by men. I will have my husband model the look for my Etsy listing.

Dallas Cowboys Apron

Reversible Apron

This is the last of the blue and white mini stripe fabric, so that will not be available. I can never get a good shot of this pattern.

Tail gate apron

Handbag Junkies

I’m finishing the prototype for my latest Wishbone handbag design. I’m happy with the shape and I think this adjustable over the shoulder handbag, with a leather strap, leather pocket and suede trim will be a beauty. I need to add the strap and this beauty will be complete!

Wishbone Handbag

Just a little peek inside the soft fall/winter handbag…..



Here’s a look at some of the textile designs on Spoonflower I’ve approved. I’ll start incorporating these designs into my creations and other projects in the next couple of months.




My plan is to finish the patterns and tutorials I started before the mad sewing rush, so bear with me. My little hands are trying to keep up! 🙂

 What’s coming next week:

  • Sewing Tutorial
  • Sewing Tip

Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!



8 Comments Add yours

  1. lindaglovinghome says:

    Love, love, love the bag!!!


    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you, Linda! The strap is a bit tricky with the thickness of the fabric, but I’m up for the challenge! I hope to show this off soon. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Love your Dallas hand mitts!! That is my team as well. Waiting on 8:30 pm, lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! I’m excited about the game too. We’re finally having a good year without Romo!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Right!!! I pray they keep him out! Oh my goodness.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. lacartera says:

        Me too! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  3. slfinnell says:

    Never enough time to create is there?! Love the apron and mitts!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lacartera says:

      You’re right! There’s never enough time…😁

      Liked by 1 person

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