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Minor left-behinds and forgottens…

For Paige. A market tote that was 90% completed. Finished at our January sew-in.

Market totes

For Me. A Sophie bag made from a yard of quilted fabric.

Sophie quilted bag

The quilted yard spent so much time tucked away, I didn’t have any more of the matching binding, but I do believe I’m glad! Because I’m totally in love with the black polka dot. It makes the bag fabric pop alive don’t ya think?!

Sophie quilted bag

For Wendy. When cats fly…Another quilted yard turned into a carryall bag. Made by Wendy during one of our weekly therapy sessions.

Sophie quilted bag

For ZombieGirl. A zipper pouch. Leftover fabric from my bag embellished and monogrammed for her sewing accessories. It’s my job to teach ZombieGirl that Sewista’s are stylish!

Quilted Zipper pouch

A trip to the Double Dutch Manor quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago for Paige was exactly what she needed to refresh her creative spirit.

Double Dutch was a terrific hostess. They provide all of your meals, so no cleanup. You can just get right back to your sewing!

Double Dutch manor

Located just 50 miles outside of Chicago and near major highways, makes it easily reachable for people coming from Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
They have the cutest rooms too! I love the blue one, called Old Dutch.

Double Dutch manor

And plenty to do in the area too. The local quilt shop, Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe in Oswego, gave out $25 gift cards. Because every quilter needs more fabric, right?!

Paige finished up several projects, including a couple of Sophie Bags.
I actually thought of stealing this one when I photographed it. I’m in love!
SewMod Sophie bag

SewMod Sophie bag

What did she spend her $25.00 gift card on? Zippers! And what did she make with those zippers?
Diddy Bags

SewMod diddy bag

Wendy worked on a few baby blankets & napkins using our tutorial.

SewMod napkin tutorial

Friends, food and sewing projects. What more could she ask for!

I did not attend the weekend of fun but I did manage to accomplish a few things.

I made this handy dandy bunk bed caddy. I really thought a kid would like it since they usually just toss all of the toys under the bed. This is beneficial for mom and child! I used Riley Blake’s Geekly Chic Records. But I had to wonder…does a nine year old even know what a record is? Lol! We are down to the last yard of the record fabric. So get yours while you can!

Mine was inspired by a tutorial found here. I added fusible interfacing to all the parts and didn’t bind mine but instead turned in the sides and top stitched.

SewMod bunk bed caddy

Finally a project to use my buttonhole attachment for! Look for a buttonhole tutorial coming soon….

SewMod bunk bed caddy

A Minky Blankie for a Build A Bear using our tutorial. Easy peasy! I had planned on making ‘Minty’s‘ clothes too, but happily found out that the newborn size at Target fits just right and at only about $8/outfit!

Build a bear blankie

And I made Daisy a new dog harness. Cause she chewed through her last one darn it! But even though she did that, it still lasted longer than the one I had bought at Petsmart.

SewMod dog harness

I’ve been making the harness and leashes since she was a pup. The hardware is a much better quality than the store bought ones and I can customize them for each holiday if I wanted. They take about an hour to make. Pretty simple. The only hard part is sewing around the hardware.

SewMod dog harness

So see, handmade is better!

Just jokin y’all. I did not accomplish all of this in one week. But I did manage to write 3 blog posts this week so I’m counting that alone as a win!

I’m just here to do a bit of show ‘n’ tell for you. Maybe it’ll provide you with some inspiration to get moving on some of those projects that you’ve been wanting to check off your list.

My Glimma bag is complete. I quilted it myself with very few naughty words. And you wanna know how? When you free yourself from the idea of traditional perfection and become inspired by the works of Jacquie Gering, you’re able to create without boundaries. She recently visited us at the CLMQG. I’ve been lucky enough to have had the pleasure twice now and I’m amazed at her work each time. If you get the chance to see her in person, take it. You won’t be disappointed!

SewMod glimma bag

I quilted it with free motion lines. I didn’t draw them on first. I didn’t measure anything. I just went for it! And guess what? I’m in love with my new bag!

SewMod glimma bag

The pattern is a design by Paige called the Sophie Bag and will be released shortly so that you can make one for yourself! It’s big enough to use for your overnight stays. It can carry your favorite quilt, pillow and girly accessories. Wouldn’t this be great for all those stay over parties your teen goes to?

SewMod glimma bag

I made this pillowcase for a big Detroit Lions fan using this tutorial from Twiddle Tails. This fabric is a bit hard to find in Bears territory!

SewMod Detroit lions pillowcase

I finally..luckily…found some on my last trip to OKC. Hard to believe that I had to travel 700 miles when Detroit is right up the bend! Anyway, just glad I did!

Do you MineCraft? Seems to be all the rage for the kiddos on Xbox. This quilt was a birthday gift. It’s called a creeper. He blows things up of course:)

SewMod Minecraft quilt

I used money fabric for the back. It has nothing to do with MineCraft but I knew the little guy would like it. And I was right because when his mom took it off his bed to wash it, she discovered he was hoarding actual money under it! …kids, right? :)

SewMod minecraft creeper quilt

This is a duvet that me & Wendy made for a toddler bed. Yes, another sample of what to do with Glimma…

SewMod glimma duvet

Check out this shortcut using snap tape that can be found at your local Joann’s. It’s twill tape with snaps on it to use in place of buttons or Velcro. I’ve used it twice now to make duvets. A little expensive but that can be helped with a 40% coupon!

SewMod twill snap tape

And last..this travel notepad and crayon holder for your little one. An easy tutorial provided by Modern Maven. Took us only about an hour and she loved her special gift.

SewMod crayon wallet

So tell me girls…What have you made lately? Have you made anything using our SewMod fabrics? Or maybe something that I’ve shown a tutorial for? Send me your pics at sewmod at I’d love to share them on the blog. We could have a customer creates blog day!

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