Thursday, January 22, 2015

Swoon Bonnie SAL Day 4: Complete

Last day of the Swoon Bonnie sewalong!

It will be an easy and fast day, so let's get those bags finished!

Handles and Connectors
Fold your handle piece in half, hot dog style. And Press.  Open and press the raw ends to meet the middle fold you just pressed. If you are using leather or vinyl, you will need to do this all at once in small portions, clipping as you go.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Swoon Bonnie SAL Day 3: Interior

Welcome to day 3 of the Swoon Bonnie sewalong.  We will complete the interior today.

If you are doing the interior slip pockets.  Lay them right sides together.  Sew along the shorter long edge with 1/2" seam allowance.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Swoon Bonnie SAL Day 2: Exterior

Day 2 of the Swoon Bonnie sewalong.  Today we will complete the exterior of the bag.

Take two of your main exterior panels.  The top outsides of the pieces should swoop up .

Monday, January 19, 2015

Swoon Bonnie SAL Day 1: Print, Cut, Interface

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Welcome to the Swoon Bonnie sewalong.  This sewalong will span four days.

Bonnie is not a difficult bag.  It is helpful to have bag experience, but isn't completely necessary. If you've sewn zippers and understand general sewing terminology, you can sew Bonnie.  If you have any questions during the sewalong, please leave a comment, email me, or ask in the Facebook Swoon Group page.

Let's Go!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Victory Lola II

Victory's Lola dress is one of my favorite patterns.  You can see funny pics my first Lola HERE and a more serious review HERE.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sis Boom Carolina Mae Dress

Sis Boom and Scientific Seamstress have released their newest pattern: Carolina Mae!
Miss Carolina Mae has two neckline options: high and low.  I chose low, of course.
Combined with a high waistband and semi-full sleeve, Carolina Mae is a stunning lady.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Iron and Ironing board review

Our 6th anniversary is in a few days. I like to stick to the traditional gift ideas.  Year 6 traditional gift is iron or candy.  I certainly don't need candy, so I asked for a new iron and ironing board.

My old iron was a $20 Hamilton Beach.  It was a great iron but liked to occasionally, and without warning, throw up rust stains on my fabric.  Oh the rage.
My ironing board was a super cheap 10 Euro specialty from Auchan in Naples, Italy. That POS was sho