A long time ago in my previous life, I did sewing and blogging as my only job. And I used to write patterns occasionally for Sewing World Magazine. This tote is one of them. Here’s the blurb I wrote for it: This is, at heart, a simple tote bag made even more functional by… Read More Tutorial: Take it to Work Tote Bag
No one likes waste, especially of fabric. When you’re making Granny Square blocks out of 2.5″ squares, a bit of waste isn’t really that big of a deal. But I bought 2 Summersville charm packs to use for huge Granny Square blocks, and the thought of throwing away all that background fabric waste was enough… Read More Mini-Tutorial: No Waste Granny Square Quilt Blocks
When I first started quilting, all I ever made was pre-cut quilts. The idea of picking out 15 fat quarters for a pattern was terrifying for me – I’ve never taken any art classes so I didn’t know the first thing about colour schemes and the colour wheel and split-complimentary palettes. I do know a… Read More Free Pattern: Accelerated Velocity Layer Cake Quilt
Hey, you can still sign up for the rainbow FQ Bundle giveaway! And Manic Monday Linky Party is still open too! In case you missed my guest post on FairyFace Designs, here’s the tutorial I posted over there. I LOVE wristlets/zipper pouches of all kinds. They’re easy to make and depending on what fabrics you… Read More Tutorial: Easy Wristlet
A while ago, the ever-so-lovely Jody of Fabric Shoppe sent me this very pretty Tanya Whelan FQ Bundle to have a play with. I decided a baby quilt for my new baby niece Olivia was in order, especially considering her mother’s favourite colour is green. Finished size: about 40″ x 40″. For this quilt, you’ll… Read More Olivia: Fabric Shoppe Sponsored Baby Quilt Pattern/Tutorial
Hello! Happy Tuesday! Did you want to leave a link on Manic Monday Linky Party? You still can! And would you like to enter our fabulous Fat Quarter Bundle giveaway sponsored by JAQS Fabrics? There’s 12 FQs to win! Then get on over to the SewHappyGeek Facebook page! 1 Like=1 chance. We’ll draw when we… Read More Guest Tutorial: Reading/Knitting Pillow from my BFF Bonnie!!
Today’s tutorial is a super easy, very quick one, which would make a perfect gift to that Starbucks addict you know (or, if you’re in the UK, the Cafe Nero addict!). This cosy doesn’t take much fabric, and you could easily use the template to make up a patchwork front if you have smaller scraps… Read More Tutorial Tuesday: Coffee Cup Cosy with free pdf template