Sewing Tip- How to Apply Metal Corners on Purse Flaps


Handbag Junkies the Bagmaker blog shares how to add metal corners as a finishing touch to a purse flap or wallet.  Here’s an easy tutorial so that you can make your handbag look fabulous. Read more …. Save or Pin it for later! Is there a product, or a special technique that you love?  Submit your sewing tip here for a featured spot! Stay…

Sewing Addiction?


I think I have a sewing addiction! I finished the three “Flouncy Bouncy Skirts” by So-Sew-Easy and now I’m ready to make one of her dress designs and another cute skirt. As soon as I finished the last skirt I started looking for fabric… It’s official I’m addicted! I love this skirt, because you can dress it…

Sewing Tips: Top 5 Favorite Sewing Tips


I’ve compiled the Top 5 Favorite Sewing Tips viewed over the past two years. Check out the list, save or pin for later!   #1) Brother sewing machine review..  Two years later and it’s still running like new by LaCartera.   #2) Make your own gathered front top.. Free Sewing Pattern and Video Tutorial by So-Sew-Easy.  …

Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


 What do you think?  Is this a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I started making this skirt last night! I still need to add the elastic to the waistband and hem the skirt, but I wanted to share what I’ve done so far. I haven’t made any clothing for myself in nearly three years!…

Sewing Tip- How to Make Thread Belt Loops


So Sew Easy shares how to make thread belt loops. If you need some of those thread belt loops that you used to see on dresses to hold the belt, these add a nice touch, hold the belt where it should be when worn, and when you take it off… Read more here…. Is there a product,…

Sewing Tip- Why is the red ball on one end of the seam ripper?


Do you know why there’s a red ball on one end of the seam ripper? I can only remember using the seam ripper properly once!  Usually I pick the seam completely apart, or I remove some of the seams and then I pull the rest of the seam apart with force when I’m frustrated. A friend posted this…

Sewing Tip- Dritz Thermal Thimbles


  So Sew Easy shares why these small tools make sewing quicker, easier, and help you get better results. Whenever you want to press small seams, or press details, straps for bags, small folds etc., your fingers are right there just waiting to be blasted with steam and scorched. That’s where Dritz Thermal Thimbles come to the rescue. Read more……

Sewing Tip- Tutorial on how to sew a recessed zipper on a bag


So Sew Easy shares a tutorial on how to sew a recessed zipper on a bag. You can pretty much add this to the top of any bag which has a lining, so even if the pattern doesn’t call for it, you can split the lining and add in the recessed zipper. Just remember to place any inside…

Sewing Tip-Halloween Tote Bag Tutorial


Here’s a great sewing tip and easy tutorial from The Seaman Mom. This is a simple lined tote bag with a boxed bottom, easy to complete in just 30-45 minutes at a pretty low cost. I’ve made a toddler size but this can easily be adjusted for an adult size too. The tote is great for carrying around…

Sewing Tip-How to sew a Lettuce Edge Hem


Do you hate hemming thinner knit fabrics?  Is it because it has a tendency to curl on the edges?  So Sew Easy shows you an easy and pretty way to finish your garment! This hem is typically seen on little girls clothes, but often in women’s clothing too! These curly-wurly hemlines looks pretty on casual and maxi dresses, and it’s practical too. …

Designing Fabric -Results of the Good, the Bad, and the not so Pretty


Are you thinking about designing your own fabrics?  Experiment, experiment and experiment some more is my advice to you! Keep experimenting until you find a technique and the design you’re looking to create.  Let’s take a close look at some of the good, the bad, and the not so pretty details of my fabric design experiments. The…

Batik Templates


Step two is complete!  I’ve decided on theses batik designs, and added color to my sketches. Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!