June 28, 2009
June 25, 2009
OK, so I think I'm going to nickname myself the bag lady.... I seem to be obsessed with making bags of all sorts! I had these adorable home sewn baby shoes to give as a gift and wanted to present them in lovely wrapping representative of the gift inside. No store bought packaging seemed to do the little homemade shoes justice so I thought I would sew a gift bag that could also be used afterward in the baby's room for storage. I used the following tutorial......
The bag is a nice size to store toys, pacifiers, diapers, bibs, etc (I have a similar bag that hangs off our changing table where I keep diapers and ointment for easy access) and I like how the pretty coordinating fabric lining peeks out the top.
Next time I think I will add a little pocket to the front in the coordinating lining fabric to hold a gift card!
There are endless goodies to sew for girls but I was trying to think of something to make for the men in my life and it came to me... Shoe Bags! We are frequent travelers in my family so I thought shoe bags for keeping the dirty soles of shoes away from clothes in a suitcase would be welcome gifts for guys AND girls.
I found an easy shoe bag tutorial and thought I would share....
Obviously I will need a bit more manly fabric than is pictured here for the guys and may need to expand the bag's measurements to accommodate big shoes that go along with 6 foot + statures but the basics should remain the same.
June 15, 2009
June 13, 2009
I don't know about you but half the challenge in getting a sewing project started is rounding up the right fabric with our limited resources around here! I usually end up ordering fabric on the internet. If you do too hopefully you can use this $5 Gift for Fabric.com. It's a one time use coupon valid from June 12th to June 19th. Enter the code blogorange when you check out to cash in your five bucks.
I came upon the offer reading one of my favorite blogs How About Orange. Check it out here. They have some interesting craft tutorials.