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 – 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…

Do you Love Sewing?


Submit your sewing tips to me for a featured blog post spot. It’s quick and easy, just click here and submit your tip, or tutorial. Happy Sewing!

Submit your Sewing Tip


I recently started a Helpful Sewing Tip page. I wanted to reach out to everyone, because I think it would be great if the sewing community would share their tips and sewing product reviews. This would also be a great chance to learn from one another. Do you have a helpful sewing tip that has saved you time,…

Hit or Miss?


My first attempt at upcycling two placemats with handmade beaded handles.  Is it a hit or miss? Using only the materials on hand… Nice try or try again?  Don’t be shy~tell me what you think? Stay tuned there’s more to come from La Cartera!

Upcycle Biker/Trucker Wallet


Using a $7 thrift store find, I have upcycled a (like) leather jacket to a Biker/Trucker wallet.  I love the look! Tell me what you think. Of course the (look like ) leather is not the best fabric to work with.  It feels smooth to the touch.  I would even say that my sewing machine…

Upcycle Tote Bag Tutorial


This cute magazine size tote bag, is well worth the effort. The lesson I’ve learned is that arranging the proper color coordination with contrasting fabrics can make, or break your design. With only two placemats in this color palate, made me a little nervous. I knew that I couldn’t afford any mistakes while creating, cutting, or designing.  Relying…