Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In-The-Hoop Tags

We have three different Tag-A-Long embroidery collections and this one was our first CD. Just a note about how my inspiration for this CD came about. Several years ago we finally decided our daughters could have Nintendo DS hand held devices. Because we travel a lot, I found it necessary to buy them hard shell cases which had a car charger and EARPLUGS (are you with me :) It was Christmas time and all I could find were two identical black cases. Needing to make each daughters noticeably her's, I thought I would just buy a tag design and embroidery it to go with their gifts. I searched the internet and couldn't find anything cute or girly so I decided I would just make my own tag design. A friend, Ann from Sarasota, encouraged me to make a new CD because if I was having trouble finding CUTE tag designs, others might be interested in a new and creative in-the-hoop tag CD... Click Here to find the embroidery designs.

Below is our third CD called the Tag-A-Long Family Edition which includes designs for boys (some say I cater to just girls...) For all you in search of boy designs, here they are. Click Here to find the Family Edition CD.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Easy Beginner Sewing Pattern

We'll, I had another great weekend sewing with my two friends.  One regret of my job is that I don't have as much time to sew for fun which is why I love teaching my friends to sew.  I was so excited when they came to me asking for a few lessons.  The travel pillow case (a few post back) was their first project. Their second was using my eReader Wristlet pattern to make cute covers for their new Kindle Touch's purchased by their husbands for Mother's Day.  Totally awesome gifts for two wonderful mother's.  Stacey & Stephanie you rock and are awesome sewers.  Can't believe this is the second thing you have ever made.  Keep on sewing girls.

PS. I couldn't find hook & loop tape for the closure but I have lots of buttons in my studio LOL :)  We improvised and sewed ponytail elastic to the center of the flap and made a 1" sew-on covered button using our Button~Ups Fabric Covered Button Machine.  I love it and think I'll make all my covers using buttons.