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Birthday bed cover

My mom decided a few months ago that she wanted a new cover for the bed in her spare bedroom. Her favorite color is blue. After a short search, we found fleece fabric in a cute pinwheel pattern and solid matching blue.


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Tutorial: Crayon Tote

Month of bag making project 10 & tutorial
Gather your materials:
* 12 1/2" x 29" piece of cotton fabric for the OUTSIDE of the bag
* 12 1/2" x 29" piece of matching canvas for the LINING of the bag (or you can use regular cotton & iron on some lightweight interfacing to give it a bit of structure)
* 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" piece of fabric (same as you used for the lining) for the crayon pocket
* 2 - 4" x 20" pieces of fabric (same as you used for the outside of the bag) for the STRAPS
* 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" piece of lightweight interfacing
Coordinating thread
Sewing machine
Fabric pencil/pen (chalk based or disappearing ink - whichever you prefer)
~Seam allowances are 1/4"unless otherwise noted~
NOTE: The width used for the crayon slots is 3/4" which is very tight.  It may be difficult for younger children to insert the crayons.  If designing for a younger child, make the slots 7/8" wide.  You'll need to c…

GIVEAWAY DAY - 241 Totes


Today begins Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day... which actually lasts all week! You will find some amazing handcrafted items as well as crafting supplies, so what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

I am offering THREE FOUR 241 Totes. I really love making these bags (pattern) as well as using the one I made for myself. It's a cute design featuring 2 outside pockets, 2 inside pockets and a magnetic closure.

I am blown away by all of the kind comments I've received here... so I found a little time this week to whip up another 241 Tote for the giveaway!
Heirloom TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment telling me which of the bags that you'd like to win AND your favorite quilt pattern/tutorial. Only ONE comment per person please. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (either through blogger or in your comment). If I can't contact you I will have to chose another winner. And I'd love it i…

Oodles of zipper pouches

Zipper pouches are quick, easy, and fun to make! This weekend, I spent some time cutting and sewing these...

and these...
and these...

All 12 pouches are available to purchase HERE, though I'm VERY tempted to keep the one with the books. The interior fabric is so neat!

If you'd like to make pouches like these, check out:
Selling to Sew book by Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake - this book is full of patterns and inspiration
Open Wide Zippered Pouch free tutorial by Anna Graham of Noodlehead
Monogram Zip Pouch by Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair
No Stress Tabbed Zipper Pouch over at SewMamaSew

I've joined the creative team at Tatiana's Corner on Etsy to sell my zipper pouches and more! Enjoy this 10% off coupon for June!