Sunday, October 19, 2014

Winter Pajamas


Baby, it's gettin' cold outside!

The nights have been chilly in these here parts. And the daytime weather seems to have taken a turn today as well.  I can't stand the thought of my babies being cold.  So in anticipation, I have begun making the girls' winter pajamas.




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Swoon Amber Sewalong Day 4: Finish


Welcome back!  Last day!  You're almost done and today is super easy!

With the lining wrong side out and exterior right side out.  Put the exterior INTO the lining.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Swoon Charlotte City Tote

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Oh my.  My last post was last month's Swoon Bonnie bucket bag.  

No point in dwelling.  
Introducing Swoon Charlotte!  She's a sleek city tote.

Swoon Amber Sewalong Day 3: Construct Interior


Day 3!  We will sew the interior.

Interior zipper pocket.
SMALL tote:
Fold one interior panel in half, width wise (hot dog style) to find the top middle.  Finger press to create a crease.  Along the middle crease on the WRONG SIDE, measure down 3" from the top.  Draw a 7" line (3.5" on either side of the middle crease).  Draw a second 7" line 1/2" below the first line.  Draw lines on either end, creating a rectangle (red lines).

Friday, October 10, 2014

Swoon Amber Sewalong Day 2: Construct Exterior


Day 2: Today we will be constructing the entire exterior.

Take the 4 zipper tabs.  Fold one short edge under 1/2" and press well.  Repeat with the three other zipper tabs.  If you have directional fabric, remember to fold 2 tabs one the left side and 2 tabs on the right side.
Picture shows the WRONG side of the tabs.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Swoon Amber Sewalong Day 1: Print, Cut, Interface

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Welcome to the Swoon Amber sewalong!

Amber is a fold-over crossbody bag complete with an adjustable shoulder strap and two hand handles to transform into a full tote.
She has two sizes: small (11" wide) and large (14" wide).

As the sewalong progresses, feel free to ask questions or post progress pictures on the fabulous Swoon Patterns Facebook Group! Or send me an email at alicatcompany (at) gmail (dot) com.

This sewalong will span 4 easy days. Let's get started!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Swoon Bonnie

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Today Swoon Sewing Patterns released Bonnie, a slouchy bucket bag.
If you buy any Swoon pattern, make sure it's Bonnie. Bonnie is the coolest of the cool.