Happy New Year – Another Blogiversary!


Are you ready for the New Year? Can you believe that some of us have been connecting here for four years? You’ve seen me grow, change my look, excepted my silence from time to time, celebrated, and inspired some of my creations with your comments, and likes whenever you dropped by to see what’s happening at LaCartera!  We’ve supported…

The Latest Thread – Textiles, Home Goods & Sewing


This week I approved new textile designs, discovered a new Custom Home Goods shop, made a pair of cute oven mitts, updated my logo, and worked on a couple of PDF patterns. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Sewing Textiles This week I released design collections from the XOXO Plaid and the Slate Collection in my Spoonflower Shop.  Since I have a couple of custom orders for home goods and I’m working on my…

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I received my pattern from Sprout Pattern printed on my latest Spoonflower textile design to complete my LaCartera Baby project.  I had a fun textile design session with my Auntie who tested out my painting techniques and focused on new textile design samples for a friend. I completed the Sling Bag pattern and will upload it to Etsy on July 5th….

The Latest Thread – Patterns & Textile Designs


This week I’ve had sporadic Wi-Fi service, which has not only frustrated me, but slowed me down on adding my finishing touches to my PDF pattern. I managed to order a shirt pattern for my grandson, hand painted some new textile designs, and borrowed some vintage patterns to trace. So here’s the latest weekly thread!  Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile…

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I’ve been approving my latest design swatches, selecting fabric for my next projects, adding the finishing touches to the Sling bag pattern and collaborating with a friend on a print for her kitchen remodel. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Shopping for Textiles, Pattern Making and More Textiles It’s so exciting when my fabric designs arrive for review and approval! And this time was…

The Latest Thread – PDF Pattern & Design Challenge


It’s been a busy, busy week, which didn’t include sewing. But I want to announce the 10 PDF testers, share some new textile designs my latest design challenge and a cool tutorial I found. So here’s the latest weekly thread… PDF Pattern Testers, Textiles, & Design Challenge I’ve selected the following PDF pattern testers for the Sling Bag pattern!  Thank you all…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, PDF Pattern & Textiles


This week I’m looking for PDF Pattern testers, finished the satin blouse project using one of my first textile designs, and hand painted new textile designs for an upcoming design challenge.  So here’s the latest weekly thread!  Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile Designs I’m looking for 10 PDF Pattern Testers to test the latest PDF Sling Bag Pattern before its release!  The…

The Latest Thread – Textiles, Sewing & Pattern Making


This week I’ve been sewing with vinyl, created a pattern/prototype for a satin blouse, decided on the finishing touches for a shoulder bag, painted and created digital overlays for textile designs, and found energy to plan my exciting sewing and PDF Pattern project goals for the month after being sick for several days. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Textile Designs Here’s…

Top 10 Sewing Tips in 2015!


The Top 10 popular sewing tips and product reviews shared here in 2015! If you are a sewing enthusiast the tips were complied for your reference.  Click on the photos below to get the link of the tip you’re interested in viewing. Save or pin this  for later! Here’s a special thank you to Debbie at So Sew Easy for her frequent contribution and…

My Favorite Sewing & Pattern Making Supplies


Here are some of my new favorite sewing & pattern making supplies, and why you may need them too! I almost felt like “Oprah” when I said that….with the exception of the giveaway (for those of you that have seen the Oprah show know what I mean.) Some of you may be familiar with these supplies…

PDF Pattern Workshop #2


As most of you know I’ve been engrossed in the PDF Pattern Workshop, so if your missing new unique handbag creations from me this is the reason why. Don’t worry I am keeping track of all of my ideas and full-filling my Etsy orders for the holiday. You will be thrilled of the new creations and the ability to download a…

Sewing Tip- How to Design a Sewing Pattern


Here are some great tips on how to design a sewing pattern!  So Sew Easy shares how she develops a pattern from the early stages of the idea through to pattern development, testing, and the production of the samples.  “When I look at it like this,  including the time taken and all of the materials used in the process, it’s a…