Since September was National Sewing Month, we asked all of our fabulous blogger and designer friends what they were sewing. Here is a round up of what they made; warning: the innovative projects in this post may inspire you!
Beverly McCullough from Flamingo Toes
Beverly made these adorable pot holders that look like loose leaf paper! I love the custom embroidered letters.
Pam Dart from Warm Hugs Design
Pam made these awesome pillow covers from vintage sheets! Thrifting is a great way to spruce up the home decor, which is proven by Pam’s innovative creation!
Kate Riley from Centsational Girl
Kate made these fabulous DIY reversible place mats and napkins. Check out how she did it on her blog!
Alyice Edrich from The Dabbling Mum
I can’t sew. I never learned. I have never fully grasped the concept. But I can embroider basic stitches and I love to sew on papers and old photographs! So I sewed paper. I created a little embroidered heart for a friend of mine, on hand painted paper, then I matted and framed it. Now it’s just waiting to be mailed.
Jane Skoch from Maiden Jane
Oh wow, it was a pretty busy month for me! I am most excited about this new T Shirt Quilt I made with 20 shirts. I used sweatshirt fleece for a really cozy stadium blanket
I made a table runner out of a coffee sack.
I made an over sized football tote.
And a stadium seat out of an upcycled t shirt (and one out of a sweatshirt)
Nikki from Whimsy Girl Blog
I was actually part of a contest this month called the “Do Something Crafty Challenge”. I was one of 4 bloggers who were each sent the same items. We had 2 weeks to craft something & our projects were voted on. From the yard of fabric & skein of hot pink yarn sent to me, I created these chair top covers. So easy to make!
Cecilia from All Stuff Crafty
Cecilia was busy sewing items for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. She made this adorable ruffle dress for her and these adorable snack bags. Check out the rest of her projects on her awesome blog!
Jennifer Neill from Hope Studios
I sewed a Spare Toilet Paper Holder for my powder room! A pretty way to store those extra rolls for guests:
Carol Heppner from Heppner Studio
I love to hand sew, it’s a gift I received from my grandmother who use to sew my mom’s dresses entirely by hand before buying her first sewing machine. Mom, also a seamstress, taught me to sew when I was very young. Mom made all our clothes and sometimes coats. She even made a Tux or two. While she drew the line at making my wedding dress, she did alter it for me. So, sewing is in our blood. This month I made bracelets that required me to sew. There is the simple ribbon bracelet that is on my blog. But, I have also been creating jewelry with twisted cabbage roses, which some people glue – I get out my trusty needle and thread. I have other bracelets on my blog that require a needle and thread.
Elaine Schmidt from Fairfield World
Elaine made these cute pillows. I love all of the different colored ribbons!
Lorine Mason from Its Sew Lorine
Thanks for asking, I designed and created three 10” doll outfits for a new book I am working on this month. The set includes a bathing suit each for a boy and girl, a cover-up, a shirt, capris and crop top. Lots of fun. Here is a peek at my just released book.
Laura Bray from Katydid-Designs
Laura made these awesome pillows from vintage tea towels. Check out her blog for pictures of the tea towel tote she also made.
Debbie Shouse from Doing More For Less Diva
To answer the monthly question, I have been using thrift store finds to make baby quilts and diaper bags for the new grandbaby.
Krystie, a FaveCrafts reader
This month I sewed an ice skating dress from scratch, start to finish and one skating dress which I started out from using a danskin bodysuit then built over it to form a fun skating outfit!