Friday, February 5, 2010

Handbag Tutorials

Although my sewing machine has been in storage for a couple of months now, that hasn’t stopped me from finding projects that I want to do later on. Instead of keeping the ever growing list of handbag tutorials to myself, I thought that I would go ahead and post it for all to enjoy.

The Phoebe Bag
Bias Tape Tote
Anna's Diaper Bag
Tote Bag
The Keisha Bag

Aren't there are some amazing tutorials out there? Let me know what some of your favorites are!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Free Patterns: 18” Doll Clothes (American Girl)

Have you seen the free clothes patterns at American Girl Playthings? These patterns were originally published by American Girl for their 18” dolls, but now they are available online for free!! I used to dream that my grandmother would buy these very pattern sets and sew my doll up an entire wardrobe of fun things. Some of the patterns are a little dated which is great if you want historically accurate clothes. However, there is also at least one piece in each set that can be passed off as a modern day piece with the right material and possibly a little tweaking. Check them out here, and have fun!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Felt Food

I obviously didn’t get another tutorial posted before the end of the year. I would apologize yet again, but I'm sure y'all are tired of all that. I did get moved, but I have yet to find a decent place to set up my sewing machine so as of late I have had to resort to hand sewing. One of my new favorite hand sewing projects has been felt food. Don’t ask me why though because I have no idea what I’m actually going to do with this stuff once I get it made, but it sure is a lot of fun to make. If you want to make your own felt food, there’s been a Felt-Food Cook Along going on over at Helping Little Hands for a couple of weeks now. I can’t say that I’ve really used any of the tutorials, but I’ve looked at all of them. They seem to be accurate and very easy to follow. Alas, I started making felt food before the cook along ever started so I’ve just kind of learned how to do things as I went along (aka the hard way). Trust me there has been plenty of trial and error going on at my house. I wish there had been something like this when I first started making felt food a couple of months ago!