Pleated Clutch Handbag Tutorial

Pleated Clutch Handbag Tutorial I once again delved into my stash and created a colorful and fun pleated clutch handbag.  This stash busting project is simple to make and only takes a few hours.  It is the perfect clutch for any time day or night.  I love the bright colors but you can use more subdued shades if that suits you.  The key to this clutch is the alternating pleat colors. What you will Need: 1/2 yd or remnant of {Read More}

Top 10 Free Plugins that Every Blogger Needs

Top 10 Free Plugins that Every Blogger Needs   When I was starting out as a blogger I had no idea what plugins were let along which ones were the best.  Now that I have been blogging for several years I have, with trial and error, come up with the 10 plugins that every blogger needs.  Keep in mind that all of these plugins are free through WordPress though some of them have premium versions that you can pay for.  {Read More}

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe As usual we didn’t eat all of our bananas this week so I set out to find the best basic banana muffin recipe I could find and came across this one from a Taste of Home.  Normally I would add chocolate chips or walnuts but I didn’t have any so I made them just plain and they are delicious.  You just need 3 ripe bananas and standard baking supplies to make these delicious muffins. Print {Read More}

Free Fabric.Com Giveaway

Free Fabric.Com Giveaway From February 16-25, 2018, will be giving away free fabric bundles to 50 lucky winners. This is the first Free Giveaway of the year so click the picture above and enter to win. The best part is you can submit an entry every day! 50 lucky winners will be selected to receive grab bags full of awesome fabrics. You can even choose from 3 grab bag options to make sure it meets your creative needs! {Read More}

DIY Gumball Machine

DIY Gumball Machine Here is a terrific holiday customizeable faux DIY Gumball Machine. This is a crafter’s favorite. So easy and inexpensive to make. What you Will Need: DIY Gumball Machine 1 Terracotta Flower pot — whatever size you want your machine to be 2 small Terracotta saucers — again depending on the size of your pot 1 medium terracotta saucer — again depending on the size of your pot 1 plain glass bowl — again depending on the size of your {Read More}

Passion for Blogging 101: Learn to Blog for Fun and Profit

Passion for Blogging 101 Become a Blogger for Profit Have you ever wondered how to become a blogger and make money doing it?  If so, I have the ebook for you.  Passion for Blogging 101 is the ultimate beginners guide to starting a blog, building a following, and making money doing it.  This downloadable ebook walks you step by step through: How to create a blog How to Brand it How to write a Blog Post The basics of blog {Read More}

PicMonkey and Social Media are the Perfect Match

PicMonkey and Social Media are the Perfect Match   PicMonkey and Social Media are the Perfect Match.  You may have noticed that my pictures and overall presentation of the projects from Sew Very Crafty have drastically improved.  I still have a way to go on the photos but the presentation is definitely on the upswing.  Why is that you ask? The answer is easy.  I discovered PicMonkey,  I had no idea that there was a place that I could go {Read More}

Easy DIY Glasses Case

Easy DIY Glasses Case I am all about using remnants in my sewing when I can because you can get them at 50% – 75% off.  For this project you can use remnants or fat quarters to make a really cute and easy DIY glasses case.  This pattern requires two pieces of fabric and either a plastic snap or Velcro to use as a closure.  This whole project takes about 20 minutes to make from beginning to end is for {Read More}

Free Bi Fold Wallet Tutorial

Free Bi Fold Wallet Tutorial I took a Craftsy class on Wallet making called Sewing Wallets Step by Step a while back and I just loved it.  It was a very well done class and worth the sale price I paid for it.  Since then I have been making wallets like crazy.  They are much easier than you think to make them.  I would recommend that you take the class if you can otherwise I came across a terrific free {Read More}

Handbag Patterns and Tutorials: Free EBook

Handbag Patterns and Tutorials: Free EBook I am a handbag addict.  I love to create and make handbags.  I have been sewing on and off for most of my life but took it up in earnest as an adult.  I sew clothes on occasion but handbags are my first love.  I have consolidated all of my handbag patterns and tutorials in this free EBook. If you want to grow your sewing skills on projects that take just a little time and {Read More}

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