Alterations, Bags, Recycle, Upcycle, Sewing

Altering a Purse Strap

It is 4th of July week and I felt the need for a new purse.  I found a pretty snazzy, all-American one but it had a short faux leather strap.  I can never find purses with ample straps for my ample body.  Then it hit me.  I can sew! As a quilter I have a… Continue reading Altering a Purse Strap

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Purses, Sewing

Murray State Caps – My Version

One of the latest fashion fads in this little college town is m0nogrammed baseball caps.  Girls are keeping the embroidery business hopping by asking for baseball caps with a round or square monogram on frayed edge appliques.  One sewist is selling a lot of caps with the state of Kentucky appliqued on a cap with… Continue reading Murray State Caps – My Version

Jeans, Pouches

Sew-it…Today Magazine Pretty Little Pouch

I am always on the look out for the "perfect little bag" to carry various objects of necessity in my purse.  Generally, I find that they are all the wrong shape.  I don't want a large 4in. by 4in. square bag.  I want something long, narrow and easy to toss in a small purse.  (I… Continue reading Sew-it…Today Magazine Pretty Little Pouch

Bags, Purses, Sewing

My Bag Is So Bright, Ya Gotta Wear Shades

As promised, this is the confidence-builder project number 2: my orange Harley bag.  I have been trying to find a tackle twill hoodie to make a bag for myself.  I've calculated, sketched, planned and searched trying to find an appropriate hoodie and a final prototype. I'm finicky about my bags so this has not been… Continue reading My Bag Is So Bright, Ya Gotta Wear Shades