Pincushion in Heather Bailey’s Pop Garden fabric Giveaway!!

All you have to do is post a comment anywhere on this blog! This giveaway will run through midnight on January 23, 2009 with the winner being announced on January 24, 2009. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. I will send it priority mail January 26, 2009!
Best Wishes!

Pincushion in Heather Bailey’s Pop Garden fabric Giveaway!!

All you have to do is post a comment anywhere on this blog! This giveaway will run through midnight on January 23, 2009 with the winner being announced on January 24, 2009. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. I will send it priority mail January 26, 2009!
Best Wishes!

Sew Spoil Yourself!!!


I recently made a few Ladybugs Mini Purses to sell in my shop. Put your cell phone, iPhone, RAZR, small camera, keys, cards or MP3 player in your Ladybug. The Ladybug has a zipper closure on the side and a short swivel hook strap to attach onto a belt, belt loop, backpack, briefcase or bag. Made from Patty Young’s, Andalucia collection of fabric and Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain.
The Ladybug size is 6” wide X 5” tall, the zipper opening is 3” wide and the strap is 4” long. The side zipper makes it easier to open the Ladybug, you do not have to worry about getting your gadget around the strap. Not only do you receive the wonderful Ladybug Mini Purse but with your purchase you can pick one e-book from the 7 Sew Spoiled e-books!

Sew Spoil Yourself!!!


I recently made a few Ladybugs Mini Purses to sell in my shop. Put your cell phone, iPhone, RAZR, small camera, keys, cards or MP3 player in your Ladybug. The Ladybug has a zipper closure on the side and a short swivel hook strap to attach onto a belt, belt loop, backpack, briefcase or bag. Made from Patty Young’s, Andalucia collection of fabric and Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain.
The Ladybug size is 6” wide X 5” tall, the zipper opening is 3” wide and the strap is 4” long. The side zipper makes it easier to open the Ladybug, you do not have to worry about getting your gadget around the strap. Not only do you receive the wonderful Ladybug Mini Purse but with your purchase you can pick one e-book from the 7 Sew Spoiled e-books!

Sew Spoiled Laptop Sleeve Extras!!

Extra, Extra read all about it!!! The Sew Spoiled Laptop sleeve pattern is now two parts. The first book is the sleeve itself and the second pattern is all of the wonderful extras you can add to your sleeve. The large pocket, the long adjustable strap and the two short straps are all in the Sew Spoiled Laptop Extras e-book. Everyone has different needs so now you can design your own sleeve with your own needs in mind. Not to mention you also get to pick and choose what wonderful fabric you would like to use. It is all available here!

Sew Spoiled Laptop Sleeve e-book Pattern


Laptop Sleeve
Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled

This new tutorial available in my Sew Spoiled Etsy store. It comes with a simple chart to see what laptop sleeve you should make. Each step has very clear instructions and pictures. There are a total of 28 pictures in this 8 page tutorial.
I have been looking for secure laptop sleeve for sometime. I wanted it to fit snug, look sleek and zip so my two little ones could not get into it. This is the perfect answer to all my prayers! I hope you give to a try. If you are not use to using zippers yet, this is a great tutorial to start with!!!
Happy New Year!!

Heather Bailey’s Marlo Bloom Pattern Review

After making beautiful bags for friends and family this holiday season I decided to make a gift for myself. I bought the Heather Bailey Marlo Bloom Pattern in November from another great shop on Etsy Material Girl Shoppe. The gorgeous fabric is Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain Collection! I bought the fabric from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and I had been looking for the right opportunity to use it.
I will tell you this pattern is not like most bag patterns. The instructions call for double sided, fusible, extra heavyweight, interfacing called Peltex (Say that 3 times fast.), fray check and strong .5″ magnets. After collecting everything I needed to make the bag I dove into it. There is a lot of basting (Light stitching in order to tack pieces together or in place, used like pinning.) and gathering. If you are a bag maker and you want to get into dress making later this would be a great pattern to try before you buy your first dress pattern. Or if you are a dress maker but you have not made a bag before you might love this pattern as a first bag pattern.
There are basically 3 steps. Step1, make the bag. Step2, make the handles. Step3, put it together. I loved Step1, I sailed straight through it and thought I would finish the bag in no time. Step 2 was not as simple. I made 2 handles and trashed them. Practice makes perfect and after my first mistakes (The handle interfacing must be the same shape or it will look wrong when you go to sew the handle peices together.) and learning from them I kept moving forward. Step 3, I had never put a bag together this way before. Most of the time the handles are put on before the topstitching begins but not in this case. I had to trust that in the end it would turn out and I would be the wiser for the new experience. Basting the 3 layers together really helped in top stitching the handles onto the bag. (By the way make sure your magnets are facing the correct way or the closure will not work:) I had to reopen one handle and turn the magnet over:) LOL The only change I would make is to use more small magnets around the handle so it would close even easier. I love my new bag!! I think my husband might take me on a date soon. This is such a great date night bag!!! Best Wishes!!!