November 21, 2010

Holiday Sewing

I just finished sewing my first round of Christmas presents. Making things for people on my holiday list is so much more fun than shopping! I call these Sorority Sister Shoe Sacs...... I followed the tutorial and didn't put a lining in but I don't like the raw edges that you see when you open up the bag. Next time I think I'll have to line them or sew it somehow so there are no raw edges. One gift down! Hope you are enjoying your holiday sewing.

Click here for the shoe bag tutorial.

Click here for more holiday sewing gift ideas.

November 14, 2010

I'm BACK....

I'm Back....After several hospital stays and the birth of my newest addition I've been holed up in my home venturing out to complete only the most necessary of tasks. However, of late, I've gotten out a bit more and realized how much I missed getting together with friends and sharing ideas and inspirations.
I actually finished a few little sewing projects lately and it fueled my motivation to work on more! I'll start posting on my blog site again and hopefully plan some get togethers for the local sewing club soon.
If you have any new projects that you've completed I'd love to see pictures and if you have an idea or pattern / tutorial to share with us please forward them to them to me at
Pictured is one of the sewing projects I've finished lately. The Monkey Sac; a laundry bag for my littlest one.
Check back soon for more idea posts, projects, tutorials and information on local meetings.

February 17, 2010

February Meeting Update

Hope this recent SUNNY weather is putting a spring in your step!

Just a reminder that our February Sew Southern Sewing Club meeting is this Saturday, February 20th from 1:30-3:30 at my house. If you would like to join us and need directions please email me. You can bring your machine to work on projects or just come and hang out with us. Please always feel free to bring patterns, tutorials, fabrics, books or ideas to share with the group.

I'd like to start a fabric swap box so if you have any fabric scraps or pieces that you are not going to use yourself and would like to donate please bring them for our swap box.

If you completed or are working on our February group sew along project please bring your creation....I'd love to see your aprons!

Here is a picture of the nursing apron I completed since I already mailed it off to its intended recipient. I made it reversible with coordination fabrics and a terry cloth corner on each side for easy wipe-ups.

Hope to see everyone this Saturday, Tonya

February 01, 2010

February Sewing Project - Aprons

February Sewing Project..... APRONS!
I know all of us probably have an apron or two but these fun variations inspired me.
I especially like the idea of the men's grilling apron. I'm always trying to think up gifts for the guys and I think this would be a fun thing to make them!
Click the links below to follow the tutorials! Hope to see some fun aprons at our February meeting! Full Apron Nursing Apron

January 18, 2010

January Meeting Update #2

OK, it has been a hard month to get it together! I just found out that my husband has to work this Saturday and therefore cannot watch my son so lets meet at my home. Same day and times as planned; this Saturday, January 23rd 1:30-4:00. If you plan to come and haven't been to my new home yet please email me for directions. Hope to see you this Saturday.

January 12, 2010

January Meeting Update

Hi all.....hope your holidays were peaceful and pleasant! Speaking of holidays; for Christmas we received tickets to an event in Memphis this coming weekend so I need to reschedule our meeting for January 23rd 1:30-4:00 Beans and Cream. This meeting will be low key; just bring any projects that you'd like to work on or would like help with and if you've completed something fantastic please bring it to share with us. If you have any ideas for club sewing projects please forward on to me! Hope to see everyone soon.