Sew Adorkable Blog Hop + Book Giveaway

Introducing Samarra Khaja’s new book, and a bunch of smiles.

Hello friends! It’s our day on the Sew Adorkable blog hop & book tour and we’re pumped! We really had no idea when we joined the tour that it would be such a blast. First, we picked our sewing project … TRAWRzers. (Isn’t it fun to say??) We like the TRAWRzers because they are so cozy, and because kids totally love them. Put a pair on and you can’t stop grinning. Or dancing. As Samarra says, “put some in rotation for a roaring good time!” (We totally agree!)

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DIY Espadrilles: Inspired by Minions

For munchkins & mischievous ones alike.

The perfect complement to a Halloween costume, or just for fun with a pair of denim overalls – try your hand at these DIY kicks inspired by you know who. They’re a blast for kids to wear and easy for you to make using Dritz® Espadrilles products – these shoes are packed with personality!

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DIY Inspiration: 10 Things You Can Do with Tape Measures

No, they are not just for measuring.

Feeling creative? We hope so! Why? Because we’ve got some inspiration for you that requires a bit of unconventional thinking. We’ve taken that well-known sewing tool – the tape measure – and given it a whole new personality. Ten personalities to be exact. Sure, it’s perfect for measuring things, but did you know you can use it for a variety of unique DIY projects like jewelry, gift wrap, wall décor and easy-sew accessories? Exactly. That modest sewing tool has been holding out on us. It’s reveal time!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Denim Laundry Bag

Premium denim + functional hardware = one good lookin’ bag!

Denim. Can you get enough of it? We can’t! We first saw the House of Denim collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics this spring and it was love at first sight. The wheels starting turning…what could we make with it? (Turns out, the better question is: what can’t you make with it?!) Our designer was in back-to-school mode and suggested a laundry bag for starters … it would be loaded with Dritz® hardware and features, and personalized with a monogram. Want to make one? 

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Vintage Made Modern Blog Tour

Make this perfect purse using Amy Barickman’s lovely new fabrics.

We’re celebrating National Sewing Month in a big way – with Amy Barickman / Indygo Junction and the fabulous new fabric line: Vintage Made Modern Centennial Celebration. For starters, we’re today’s stop on Amy’s blog tour. We’re really happy with the purse we made using her fabrics – the only problem we had is choosing which prints to use! Check out our full sewing tutorial to see how it’s done, and for more details about the fabrics.

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