Sewing Projects for Summer

If you need a fun new project try the Santorini tote in a vinyl. No need to interface vinyl, it has enough body on its own. I usually use quilting cotton for my lining, and that I'll interface with SF101.

I have a quick Sewing with Vinyl post here if you need tips. 

Croc vinyls and Stardust colors have been restocked. 

Peach Croc vinyl

Sew-able leather straps here. COMPLETELY sew-able!

Check out Nancy M's bag: (she added the side zipper by accident and I LOVE her rock'n'roll attitude with just going with it)!!

 Here is a different Nancy's bag!
 I love her strip of fabric to the cell phone pocket area.

 Linda's bag with see-through vinyl is so pretty! I'd use this daily.

Anna's (@dreadfullycreative) bag is stunning in Deep Blue Stardust vinyl and leather straps:

Leesh made a cute lil clutch with two croc vinyls - so pretty! 
And that key fob!

MORE from Leesh:

Did you see Leigh's video of adding the zipper head to zipper tape? Genius.

It's for zippers like the Sallie Tomato ones I have here.

If you feel inspired to make something there are tons of videos on You Tube if you need some help. Try my clear bag videos here and here. Or a quick Keep Case here.  Thanks for subscribing!

Wendy backpack kits are in stock for a limited time. Each kit comes with clear vinyl, double headed zipper, mesh for pockets, hardware, and webbing!
Find kits here.
The pattern is in PDF or printed booklet, printed locally on recycled paper with biodegradable ink by Wisconsin Printing Co.

Coffee House Bag with vinyl flap. 
This pattern shows you how to make a removable flap so you can change the look of your bag easily. I used my Babylock Sashiko machine for extra texture on this bag. I pieced those fabrics improv style to use up scraps.

I'm all about using up everything before I buy more. I can't stand piles of things -- which is probably why I make so many scrap quilts. I LOVE THEM! They decimate the scrap bin while looking all vintage-y and 70's homey. Can't get enough.

I have one kit for a patchwork quilt here complete with pom pom trim.

My tutorial for adding poms to your quilt is here.

I hope to load some more videos next week - I've just got to find time to edit them. Life is full on in the Summer and I have to enjoy each day with these Littles before they don't want to hang out with me anymore. We've been kayaking together and I think my arms are about to fall off, but I love it! LOL

Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter that arrives once a month in your mailbox - I'm sending one really soon with some fun inside, don't miss it.     ;)

I tested this super fun Looper quilt pattern coming out June 25th. Follow Devon here to be in the know when she releases it! 

On another note I just finished Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and it totally rocked me. I've read a fair share of WWII stories, but from a Psychologist's point of view was something new. 
My reading list is on the side bar of this blog if you're interested. I love a great book!  My top picks this year include The Kind worth Killing by Peter Swanson (all of his are stellar), Victor Frankl, and YOU are a BADASS by Jen Sincero.

If you have faves feel free to comment or email me, I'm always interested.

See you soon :D


  1. I love the scrappy quilt kits! I have one that has been completed and a second one waiting for me to get a chance to sew it up.

    1. YOU ROCK these scrappy quilts girl! I can't wait to see your next one. <3

  2. Every time I read your newsletter, I feel so energized to GET IN THERE and make more cool stuff - thanks so much for keeping on!!!

    1. Awe thank you SO MUCH COOL LIZZIE! <3 I always enjoy your messages and comments, you are my kinda person. XOXO

  3. Heyyyyy - just reread this and wanted to chime in about a book you'll wanna read:
    "Dear Fahrenheit 451", Annie Spence. It's a librarian's great take on books, not too long, and just gets funnier! I listened to the audio version and am now getting the hard copy so I can enjoy it again and make a list of her suggestions!
    AND - "Britt-Marie Was Here", Fredrik Backman is AHMAZING. I love everything he's written (A Man Called Over, Bear Town, And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer - among others!) - and starting with any of these will be divine!

    1. Thank you so much for these suggestions Elizabeth! I read A Man Called Ove and LOVED it -- I'll get Bear Town next. XO

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