The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs & Crafts


Sewing, designing textiles and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list during the last couple of weeks!  I had time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family and I hope you had a happy time too! So far everything is on track to finish some of the projects that I have to get done before…

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!!…

The Santorini Tote Bag PDF Feature


Pattern Pile has selected my Santorini Tote Bag PDF pattern as one of bags to sew for spring! Besides the Indie pattern feature it’s also listed in the top 10 sewing project section too. (Woot-Woot!)  Click on the photo to see this and other amazing sewing projects. You can find the Digital pattern in my Etsy shop. Click on the following photo to get the…

Sewing Tip- How to Make Custom Sewing Labels


Mayra at So Sew Easy experimented with different sewing label styles and shares inexpensive ways you can make your own custom sewing labels! “There are so many nice label shops out there, especially on Etsy. I’ve been wanting to get some custom sewing labels for myself for some time now, but for wanting so many different styles, it would cost me…

Fan Appreciation Month… And Instagram Winner!


Hello Handbag Junkies’ I’m still celebrating my Blogiversary for the rest of the month! And I’m showing my appreciation to several fans who engage with comments, shares and likes, so let me know you’re out there and have stopped by my site! The pop-up giveaways could happen on any of my social media sites! This week Instagram/Twitter winner is ~ Dawn @ DawnHillDesigns.com! She very seldom lets a day or…

Sewing Tip- Kraft Tex Paper Fabric


Have you Ever Heard of Kraft Tex? So Sew Easy explores the versatility of Kraft Tex, which is described as a paper fabric designed to be used in all sorts of mixed media, paper crafting, and sewing projects.When crumpled and washed or soaked, then it takes on a leather-like appearance and is ideal for creating bags, wallets, tags,…

Sewing Tip- How to use Kem Snaps


Do you know what Kam snaps are? Have you ordered them before? Do you know how to use them? If the answer is No… Sew So Easy and Laura at Crafty Hour provides you with a wonderful introduction to where and how to use Kam snaps, with examples of the snaps being set by a press and…

Too Haute to Shop!


Hello Handbag Junkies!  I recently visited the Haute Fabric Store in Arlington, Virginia.  And all I can say is WOW… This shop is amazing! I think they sell all of the Haute fabrics ever made there.  I went without a plan expecting something to jump out at me, but there were so many fabrics that I couldn’t make up…

Sewing Tip- How to sew With Vinyl


So Sew Easy  shares sewing tips for sewing with Vinyl. ” I’m excited about sewing with this new material and making bags that look a little bit different. I’d heard that vinyl was difficult to sew with so I’ve been putting it off until I could assemble the right supplies. Before you jump right in, here are…

Turquoise – Leather Mini


The newest addition to the leather mini wallet clutch collection is in the making! I found a great leather shop on Etsy called Peggy Sue Also  with lots of colors and leather prints. As you can imagine there are so many wonderful colors to choose from and so many designs going through my head.  👜 The lining and on the front of…

Friday Spotlight- Leather Mini Clutch


The leather mini clutch is now available in my Etsy shop! Here’s the link to the listing click here… or you can click the link to my Etsy shop link located on the sidebar. I found plenty of cowhide leather that would be perfect for this little beauty.  The colors available are Red, Bomber Rust/Brown and Bomber…

Photo of the Day!


I’m looking forward to finishing my next leather mini.😍👜 After spending time with my grandson it’s back to business. Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!