Make a Bella Strega Wall Quilt

In case you didn’t know….Bella Strega means “Good Witch” in Italian.  After taking a local class on the Bella Strega Quilt Pattern, I knew I had to share this project with you all.  I first saw this done at a local Show & Tell for the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.  The project was done by a new member, Angel, and I was complete captivated!  I kept saying, “that is amazing!  I need to make one of those!”  A year went by and our Schoolhouse Chair organized a workshop.  I was the FIRST to signup for the sold out class.  The project took one day (I cheated and sewed together my background before class).  I quilted it up the next weekend and had it ready in time for Halloween!  Let me show some of the details and also some inspiration so you might want to make a Bella Strega Wall Quilt of your own!

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Bella Strega – Materials List

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Tracing the pattern

This tracing pattern is based upon original line drawings, by Laurie Ceesay Landree.  These drawings are meant to be traced, fused to fabric, and then cut.  If you already have a light box, then go ahead and use that for tracing your pattern.  You can also use a sunny window.  I had the opportunity to try out a CutterPillar LightPad and can’t tell you enough good things about this product!  This lightpad has 3 settings for brightness and never gets hot to the touch.  Each size option comes with a see-through cutting surface, which also makes this product ideal for fussy cutting and foundation paper piecing.

Below is a picture of our workshop instructor, Angel, as she is tracing a student’s project.  Since I used Parchment Paper and Misty Fuse, I traced the drawing onto the paper first.  I was careful to include the name of each piece so that I wouldn’t get confused.  Then, I sandwiched the Misty Fuse between the paper and the fabric and used my hot iron to adhere the fusible webbing to my fabric. This was the perfect time to use my Teflon sheet and ensure that I don’t get the fusible web on anything (like my hot iron or pressing mat).

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Using Misty Fuse

A good friend of mine introduced me to Misty Fuse.  I met the owner of Misty Fuse, Iris, at a Regional Quilt Festival and was anxious to see what all the buzz was about.  In the past, I had used stiffer fusible products and my needle always gummed up when I sewed my project together.  Check out this video introduction on Misty Fuse and try some on your next project!

Line Drawing assembly

The Bella Strega pattern includes an assembly diagram, so it goes together nicely.  Once all the pieces are situated, then they just get pressed onto the background with a hot iron.  The image below shows my outline fabric on my background patchwork.  This is how far I got in the workshop.  I carefully rolled up my project and took it home for quilting.

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finishing touches

Now that the top was finished, I just needed to decide on my quilting design and how I wanted to finish the project.  I used my Juki Miyabi 350 QVP to quilt the outline and the background.  Since my Longarm allows me to freely move my project under the needle, I was able to easily stitch the outline fabric in place.  Once I had the outline secured, I decided on a few different quilting techniques to finish the quilt.  I used Free Motion Quilting in the hair and the hat.  For the rest of the background, and the face/neck, I used a Non-Slip ruler to make lines and cross-hatching.  I finished the quilt with some flange binding.  What do you think?

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The Bella Strega Schoolhouse was definitely a success!  The pattern designed mentioned that she had never seen a Bella Strega done in solid fabrics before (everyone has made them with a variety of prints).  I think they all look marvelous!  Look at all these beautiful witches!

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I hope you decide to try one of Laurie Ceesay Landree’s patterns.  She has many great patterns to choose from!  I bought the Winter Bella pattern and will be trying that one next!  Be sure to share your progress or completed project in my Facebook Group and don’t forget to check out my fabric shop for some excellent fabric options!

Happy Quilting!

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DIY Fabric Pennant Banners

I love to decorate my home!  Whether the decorations are store-bought or handmade, there is a great amount of satisfaction in making my home beautiful.  Since being blessed with the love of sewing, I prefer to make my own home decor, if possible.  Making some DIY fabric pennant banners took my home decor to a whole new level!  I was able to create seasonal decor with ease, decorate for a birthday party and even have some swanky ambiance for our NYE celebration!  Once you try these DIY fabric pennant banners – you will want to make more and more!  Let me show you how it’s done!

DIY Fabric Pennant Banner Pinterest Pin 1

First – you need to get your FREE Pennant Template.  Click HERE and I will email this to you!

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DIY Fabric Pennant Banner Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

DIY fabric pennant banner tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat.  Print out your Pennant Template and lay this over a few pieces of fabric and cut these out.  Cut out as many pennants as you will need.  I love using Fat Quarter Bundles for this project because the fabrics are already coordinated!

Cut the fabric

Because these pennants are double-sided, you will decide which fabric will be on the front and on the back.  Place your cut fabric RST (right sides together) and sew along the 2 long sides of the triangle (leaving the short side open for turning).  Repeat this step for each pennant in your banner.

sew along dotted line

Next, you will turn each pennant right side out and get the tip of your pennant to a point.  I have found using a Purple Thang is the perfect tool to get these pesky points out!  Do this for each pennant and then press any wrinkles out.

turn pennant RSO

Once you have your pennants pressed out, you will take your Double Sided Bias Tape and situate this along the open raw edge of each pennant.  Enclose the raw edges with the bias tape.  Use pins or Wonder Clips to situate each pennant placement before you sew these in place.

clip bias tape to pennant

That’s it!  Easy Peasy!  

Even our cat, Sox, loved it!

NYE wall decor

This project is an easy sew and the perfect project to help take your home or party decor to the next level.  Most noteworthy is how you can make these banners for seasonal decorations and then pack them away for the next year.  Consider making these for a great Baby Shower gift!  Because these are so simple to make, you can even make these for graduation parties!  The possibilities are amazing!  Get your free Pennant Template and make DIY Fabric Pennant Banners today!

Happy Sewing!

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How to Install Metal Bag Labels

Installing metal bag labels into your handmade totes, purses, wallets or bags is one of the easiest additions you can bring to your custom items.  This additional bit of hardware can really set your handmade items apart and help people take notice of all your hard work!  These metal bag labels come in a variety of finishes to compliment your fabric and even the rest of your hardware.  Let me show you all the options for this wonderful hardware and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial so you can see how easy it is to install your own metal tags!

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Metal bag label Supply List

Installing your Metal Bag Label

Deciding which hardware finish to use on your handmade bag is really fun!  I like to try to match all my hardware.  If I am using a metal zipper, then I try to match the teeth on the zipper.  If I am using Swivel Snap Hooks or Adjustable Sliders, then I will try to match those as well.  I think a nice bag or purse will have all matching hardware finish.  If you don’t have any other hardware on your bag or wallet, you can always determine which hardware finish would most complement your handmade item.

For this tutorial, I am using a piece of Cork Fabric that is interfaced with foam and SF101 (Shape-flex).  Your Metal Bag Label comes in a variety of finishes.  This hardware comes with 2 screws and a stabilizing bracket.  Have a marking utensil handy as well as a small Phillips head screwdriver.

I recommend using a Leather Punch.



This Leather Punch has an adjustable head so you can ensure the hole you make is the right size for your project.  Take a moment to compare the size of the hole, on the back of the Metal Bag Label, to the size of the hole on the Leather Punch.  The holes on the back of the Metal Bag Label are not horizontally aligned.  One side is higher than the other side.  This means we need to pay close attention to where we punch holes to install our Metal Bag Label.  

Take your Metal Bag Label and press down to make an indent in your project.  Use your marking utensil to denote where the holes need to be punched.  Use your Leather Punch to make your holes in the front of your project and also on the back.  Remove any access materials that might be in the way of the screw.

Align the Metal Bag Label with the holes that you just made and attach the stabilizing bracket.  PRO TIP!  If your project is either Cotton or Canvas, I recommend using Frey Check!  Install the screws with a tiny Phillips head screwdriver.

Pictured below is the front of my Ethel Bag.  This is a free sewing pattern by Swoon and super easy to make.

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Once you have chosen your hardware finish, you just need to install your hardware!  It is important to do this before you assemble your bag.  I usually install the Metal Bag Label when I am done adding the interfacing to a panel.

 

Watch the video Tutorial

For this video tutorial, I have used a scrap piece of Cork Fabric.  You can use just about any type of fabric.  I have used cotton, knit, vinyl, cork, and leather (just to name a few). Check out this step-by-step video to see how easy it is to install your own hardware to your handmade bag, tote or purse.

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Maple Leaf Quilt Block

The Maple Leaf Quilt Block is the perfect block for the Fall Season!  This quilt block is a traditional design and likely originated in the late 1800s. Typically, this block is made in two strongly contrasting colors.  This nine-patch quilt block is super easy and looks really great! There are many ways to make a Maple Leaf Quilt Block.  Let me show you how I made this version.

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Maple leaf quilt block – Materials List

maple leaf quilt block – Supply List

Four HST from one square

This method creates HST (half square triangles) on the bias, so you will want to generously starch your fabric and be sure to press your project and not iron. I love to make these quilt blocks, quickly!  The quickest way to make four HST is using the method below:

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  • Step One:  Sew together the large square pieces:  Place (1) Background and (1) Leaf Fabric with RST (right sides together). Sew 1/4″ seam all around the perimeter of the square.
  • Step Two:  Mark two diagonal lines and cut the square apart.
  • Step Three:   Press each HST open.
  • Step Four:  Trim off excess fabric to your desired measurement.

making the stem block

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  • Step Five:  Cut one of the background blocks in half, diagonally.  Place the Leaf Fabric Stem piece against the raw edge (as shown in the picture above).  Sew a quarter-inch away from the raw edge and press open to the dark side.
  • Step Six:  Repeat step five with the remaining HST and press to the dark side.
  • Step Seven:  Center the ‘stem’ along your 45* angle on your acrylic ruler or cutting mat and trim this block to the appropriate square measurement.

maple leaf quilt block – assembly

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  • Step Eight:  Arrange your blocks in the correct layout (pictured above)
  • Step Nine:  Using a quarter inch seam allowance, sew each row and then sew the rows together.  Press your seams in the opposite directions. Be sure to nest your seams!
  • Step Ten:  Join all rows, using a quarter inch seam allowance.  Take time to nest your seams.  Press your completed block and trim down to the correct size (if necessary)

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I have calculated and published a PDF Pattern for (3) different sizes of the Maple Leaf Quilt Block.  You have the option to make either a 6″, 9″ or 12″ Maple Leaf Quilt Block!  All three sizes are included in this PDF Quilt Block Pattern.  If you would like to download this pattern, you have a couple of options:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free instructions too. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase the PDF Pattern

Use the above link to purchase the PDF pattern. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this tutorial.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

Don’t you just love this block?  It makes me crave a cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte, put on a hoodie or sweater and snuggle up in a Maple Leaf Quilt with a good book (or maybe even binge on a new Netflix series)!

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The options for this simple quilt block is fun to imagine!  You could make just a couple more for a seasonal Table Runner or several more for an entire Quilt.  The Maple Leaf Quilt Block is a really fun and simple quilt block.  I hope you make lots and lots of them!

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Be sure to share your quilt block in my Facebook Group and don’t forget to check out my fabric shop for some excellent fabric options!

Happy Quilting!

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How to Install Purse Feet

Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse!  These little gems can take your handmade bags and purses to the next level while keeping the bottom of your item off surfaces.  I love how this hardware comes in different sizes and finishes too!  Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too!

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Purse Feet Supply List

  • Bucket Purse Feet
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  • Stabilizing swatch
    • (I used Pellon Peltex)
  • Sharp blade
    • (You can get something like THIS on Amazon)
  • Marking tool
    • (I just used a pencil)
  • Fray Check
    • (you should only need this if using cotton or knit fabric)

Installing your purse feet

Deciding which hardware finish to use on your handmade bag is really fun!  I like to try to match all my hardware.  If I am using a metal zipper, then I try to match the teeth on the zipper.  If I am using Swivel Snaps or Adjustable Sliders, then I will try to match those as well.  I think a nice bag or purse will have all matching hardware finish.

Pictured below is the bottom side of my Ansel Camera Bag.  To learn more about how I made this fun bag (and about using cork fabric) – Head over to my post about Sewing with Cork Fabric.

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Once you have chosen your hardware finish, you just need to install your hardware!  It is important to do this before you assemble your bag.  I usually install purse feet when I am done adding the interfacing to a bottom panel.

In the bag pictured below, the designer wanted to add buttons instead of purse feet.  While buttons would have added a cute touch – I really like how the purse feet look instead.  This bag is called the Ultimate Travel Bag and there is LOTS of hardware in this bag.

 

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Watch the video Tutorial

For this video tutorial, I have used a scrap piece of soft vinyl.  You can use just about any type of fabric.  I have used cotton, knit, vinyl, cork, and leather (just to name a few). Check out this step-by-step video to see how easy it is to install your own hardware to your handmade bag, tote or purse.

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I hope you found this video tutorial helpful.  Be sure to head over to my online shop to get your own purse feet (in your favorite finish).  I cant wait to see your finished projects!  Be sure to share these on my Facebook Group.

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Comment below and tell me what your favorite finish is!  Currently, I love the Gun Metal finish!

Happy Sewing!

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Churn Dash Quilt Block

The Churn Dash Quilt Block is a classic quilt block that has stood the test of time. The Churn Dash is a very old 9-Patch quilt block pattern, originating between 1800 and 1849. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the triangle and rectangle perimeter of the block to a butter churn and the center square to the stick (or “dash”) of the butter churn.  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your cutting measurements and let’s get started with this Churn Dash Quilt Block Tutorial!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Pinterest Pin 2

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free instructions too. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase the Cutting Measurments

Use this link to purchase the cutting measurements. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this tutorial.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

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Churn Dash Quilt Block Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Churn Dash quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 1

Sew your (2) long strips of fabric together like in the image below (right sides together).  Next, cut your sewn strip of fabrics into (4) equal parts.  For exact cutting measurements, please reference your pattern.  Press open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 2 

Take your large square fabrics and line up, right sides together.  Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance all around the perimeter of the square.  Next, make (2) diagonal cuts and press each piece open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 4 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 5

Now it is time to assemble your blocks.  I recommend sewing each row together first and then assembling the three rows.  I have shown below the recommended pressing direction for optimal assembly.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 6 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 7

Such a fun and easy quilt block!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 8

Have fun with this block and try all kinds of fabrics!

Be sure to show your completed Churn Dash Quilt Block in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

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Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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How to Make a 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch

Ever since I began sewing lessons for my kid’s classes, I have been teaching how to make a 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  This is such a fun and easy pattern that is perfect for back to school or a quick and simple gift.  I love the clear vinyl window and the grommets.  These add a nice finish to the 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  Let me show you all about this project and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – MATERIALS LIST

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – SUPPLY LIST

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Assembling the pattern

These 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouches come together very quickly!  I recommend that you adhere the fusible interfacing to the exterior fabric and then make your cuts.  This will speed up your prep time.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and my pattern!  If you have any questions or suggestions, please be sure to leave these in the comments section below!

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How to make the Perfect Frame Wallet

I just love the Diva Frame Wallet!  This is such a fun and easy pattern that uses a metal frame and clasp.  The frames come in different sizes and even different finishes.  The fabric requirements for this wallet is extremely minimal and the instructions are quick and simple.  Let me show you how I made my Diva Frame Wallet and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

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Frame Wallet – MATERIALS LIST

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Frame Wallet – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a regular presser foot & zipper foot
  • Thread (40 wt works really well for bag making)
  • Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Frixion Pen (I buy these from Amazon)
  • Sharp Scissors (these are my favorite)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Optional Custom Label on inside pocket lining

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Assembling the pattern

I must admit that I changed the pattern a smidge by adding a lining to the zipper pocket.  The lining piece measuremnt is 8″ x 7″.  It was an easy addition and you can see this in the video footage below…

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Check out my video tutorial on how to construct the Diva Frame Wallet.  While you are at YouTube, be sure to subscribe to my channel and opt for notifications.  You don’t want to miss a thing!

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Check out some of these wallets that I found in the online marketplace! Be inspired!

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Puppy  Diva Wallet by Stitching with Grace

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Rainbow Horse Wallet by Stitching with Grace

This wallet is fun to make.  In just a short time, you can make one too!  These also make very nice gifts.   What fabrics would you use to make your own Frame Wallet?  So many options!

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Make the Perfect Fanny Pack!

I never thought to see the day that a Fanny Pack would be cool again!  I was in a Department Store the other day and they have a wide variety of Fanny Packs available.  They were all very nice (with lots of bling).  They are marketing these as “Belt Bags”.  I guess that calling these “Fanny Packs” isn’t the cool thing to say anymore, but let’s face it – they are Fanny Packs!  Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel or hands-free toting.  Let me share this latest pattern that I am just crazy about!  I’ve already made several and they come together so easily!  Follow along so you can make the perfect Fanny Pack too!  Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial!

Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Fanny Pack – MATERIALS LIST


Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Fanny Pack – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a regular presser foot & zipper foot
  • Thread (40 wt works really well for bag making)
  • Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Sharp Scissors (these are my favorite)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Optional Rivet Press for Strap Construction
  • Optional Custom Label on Back Liner piece


Be sure to check out my Amazon Shop to get all your Sewing supplies!

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Assembling the Fanny Pack pattern

Lindsay , with Linds Handmade Designs, does a fantastic job with this pattern.  It is written very clearly and the pictures help in the construction of this bag.  The pattern pieces are professionally done and easy to understand.  While there are a few seam allowance changes, throughout the construction of the bag, Linsday lets you know at every step.  I especially love how the bag comes together at the end.  It really is a fun sew.  You will be making many of these as they are very quick and simple to make!

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I’ve been busy making Fanny Packs!

These have been lots of fun to make.  In just a short time, I’ve already made several with many requests from family and friends for custom orders.  Should I even add these to my ETSY SHOP?  Hmmm – I’m sure they would sell fast!  Check out these 2 others that I whipped up in no time!

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Canvas Fabric with Cork Accents

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Vinyl Accents with Webbing Strap

Using cork and vinyl was super easy with my Juki DU-1181N.  But don’t worry – you can also use your domestic sewing machine to make these as well!  I also loved using the webbing for the strap.  It was like cheating!  Super fast and easy strap!  I have many more of these planned!  There had to be a reason I was hoarding all that vinyl and cork fabric!  The little tassels are the cutest for finishing these off.  Don’t you just love them?  I hope you make a Dayna Pack.  Be sure to share your makes in my Facebook Group!

Happy Sewing!

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Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Learn how to use a Rivet Press

Learning how to use a Rivet Press is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to choose the correct rivet and how to install these into your projects.    Rivets are perfect for every day and especially for taking your bag making to the next level!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

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Now, before we jump right in – I would like to give you some general information about the general anatomy of a rivet…

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It’s important to use the correct rivet for your project.  However, knowing which rivet is the right size for your project can be tricky!  Check out this handy reference chart to use.  Hopefully, this takes the “mystery” out of this question!

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It’s important to note that not all rivets work with all Rivet Presses and Dies.  Be sure to order your rivets from the same place you get your rivet press and rivet dies.  There is nothing worse than ordering rivets that you cannot use!

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How to use a rivet press – Materials List


Rivet installation instructions

  • Firstly, select the correct size rivet for your project.  Install the appropriate rivet die on your rivet press
  • Secondly, use your Leather Punch and prepare your hole.
  • Place the rivet cap in the top die and insert the shaft rivet into your project.
  • Next, align your capped rivet into your rivet press and press the handle firmly in the down position.  Check the project to ensure the rivet is set.  You should be able to tug firmly and the rivet will hold in place.
Pro Tip!

Once you start accumulating different size and types of dies, you will want a good way to store your materials.  I use hinged tin storage cases (with a window) for my rivets and dies.  I also use a label maker to help me easily identify the rivet size!  The label maker was actually a Christmas Gift to my husband, but I stole it from him soon after I discovered how wonderful it was to use in my sewing space!  It’s a real time saver and keeps my sewing space nice and tidy.


I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to use your Rivet Press.  Enjoy!

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Happy Sewing and Good Luck in the contest!

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