The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Bag Body

The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Bag Body

Make the Bag Body Today we’re going to make the bag body. To follow along, you should already have a copy of the Phoebe Handbag Pattern. The bag body is shaped with box corners, and has a ruffled panel on the front that conceals a...
The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Ruffled Panel

The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Ruffled Panel

Make the Ruffled Panel Today we’re going to make the ruffled front panel. To follow along, you should already have a copy of the Phoebe Handbag Pattern. The ruffled panel is not only a decorative panel that is attached to the front...
The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Gather Your Supplies

The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Gather Your Supplies

Gather Your Supplies Supplies You’ll have a week to gather supplies and we’ll begin sewing 11th January 2016. Review the pattern instructions Buy fabric, stabilizers and notions Fabric Phoebe is designed to be made using...
Welcome to the Phoebe Handbag SewAlong

Welcome to the Phoebe Handbag SewAlong

Welcome to the Phoebe Handbag SewAlong The Phoebe Handbag is elegant and sophisticated and the perfect everyday handbag. Designed to showcase your favorite coordinating fabrics, the bag features a decorative ruffled panel on the front,...
Getting organized for the new year

Getting organized for the new year

I’m looking forward to a super creative year in 2016 and I hope you are also. One of the best ways I know to stay creative and inspired is to use a notebook to keep track of thoughts and ideas as they come to me, because otherwise...
How to make bead dangles

How to make bead dangles

Beading is one of my favorite methods of embellishing my art quilts and other sewing projects, and I like to use lots of bead dangles which are made using several strands of beads which are strung onto lengths of thread and allowed to...
How to make crinkled fabric texture

How to make crinkled fabric texture

Crinkled fabric can be used for any type of sewing project including garments, and of course bags and purses, and adds interesting surface texture and dimension. Making crinkled fabric texture is an easy technique and works particularly...
Pretty Little Things

Pretty Little Things

This year has been quite full and busy with this and that, and I haven’t really had much time to make any textile art. But as this year nears its end, it’s time to think about what the new year will look like. And for next...
More marbling on fabric – this time on sheer fabric

More marbling on fabric – this time on sheer fabric

Here’s some more examples of my fabric marbling experiments from the other day, this time using organza fabric. If you like to make quilt and textile art, sheer fabric is useful to use an overlay on top of other types of fabrics in...
Marbling on fabric and unexpected results

Marbling on fabric and unexpected results

One of the best things about being a textile artist is that you get to make your own fabric which can be textured and colored using lots of different surface design techniques. And one of my favorite techniques is fabric marbling. As with...
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