Saturday, March 28, 2020

I'm Teaching at Mod Bee!

Hi friends,

With so much happening in the world right now, it sure is nice to have something fun to look forward to. That's why I'm excited to be spending some time teaching a favorite quilting project of mine during the Mod Bee online quilting confernce next month. Scroll down for more info on all the classes, and learn how you can register and even get a chance to win a free ticket!

What is the Mod Bee?
Mod Bee is a 3 day, online conference full of interactive quilting classes taught by some of the internet’s favorite quilters. And, it is SO MUCH FUN!!!

When is Mod Bee?
This spring edition of Mod Bee will be held April 16th-18th (Thursday-Saturday) *But don’t worry if you aren’t available for all the classes…each class is recorded and you can watch them whenever and where ever you like for the next 11 months!*

All access tickets to the event can be purchased HERE for $75 but….if you enter the code LINDSAYSEWS at checkout you get $20 off the price!

When you register for Mod Bee you receive:

*Access to a private Facebook group where sessions will be held every day during the conference

*10 PDF quilt or quilting project patterns to download for the classes. (PDF Patterns will be available for download prior to the conference beginning so that you can be prepared to sew along with the classes of your choice!)

*Automatic entry to win daily prizes during the conference

*Continued access to the videos that will remain posted throughout the remainder of the year.
The Mod Bee Spring 2020 Schedule is here!!!!

Here is the full schedule with teachers and classes!

Such a fun line up right???

Now…let’s take a look at the projects and patterns:

Rag Quilting 101 with liZ from Simple Simon and Company. Learn the ins and out of rag quilting for patchwork, patterns, precuts, and strip quilting!

Windows to the Garden Quilt with Bev from Flamingo Toes:

Long Arm Quilting with Dara Tomasson

Persimmon Quilt with Carina Gardner from Carina Gardner Designs

Farmhouse Friends Quilt with Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company

New Collections with Cindy from Riley Blake Designs

Lonestar Quilt with Mathew from Mister Domestic

Home State Home Quilt: Using fusible applique with Lindsay Conner

Springtime Showers Mini Quilt with Amy from Ameroonie Designs

Farmhouse Quilt with Kate from See Kate Sew

Quilted Box Pouches with Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company

Making Pillows in Pajamas with liZ from Simple Simon and Company

There will be an opening and closing session along with prizes, tips, and links to cool stuff along the way! This session is going to be fabulous!


Would you like to win a FREE ticket? Leave me a comment here telling me what you've been doing the most of while staying inside at home (sewing, cooking, playing games, watching TV???)

Don’t worry, if you win but have already purchased your ticket, you'll get a full refund.

I'll choose one random winner on Saturday, April 4th, 2020!

Reserve Your Ticket Today

To reserve your ticket today, just click HERE and remember to type in the code LINDSAYSEWS to get $20 off!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

kraft-tex Bi-fold Wallet

I decided to make my first wallet out of kraft-tex as part of the kraft-tex Color of the Month 2020 challenge. It went pretty well, and I learned some things along the way! kraft-tex is a paper-fabric hybrid that comes in a wide variety of colors and is a great leather substitute. You can cut it like paper and sew with it like fabric!

I was really happy to find this free pattern, the Cork Bi-Fold Wallet Pattern by Sew Sweetness.

Note: I trimmed about 1/4" off one short end of the cover to adapt this pattern for kraft-tex, since it's a bit thinner than cork fabric. This will make more sense when you watch her video tutorial.

Kraft-tex bi-fold Wallet

The color selection this month is Radiant Orchid, and I experimented with making a cat applique and painting my kraft-tex to make two wallets with different looks. For the cat wallet, I also used Linen colored kraft-tex. I cut it out freeform, then added some orchid pieces back on top for the eyes and nose.

I used a 3.5 stitch length and a microtex needle (size 90). I also used polyester thread, which I've heard is more durable for kraft-tex wallets than cotton thread. For the cat wallet, I stitched from both the front and the back to secure the inner wallet to the wallet cover. This was for durability and looks.

Kraft-tex bi-fold Wallet

For the second wallet, I used Tangerine Tango kraft-tex to give a pop of color on the upper card slots.

Kraft-tex bi-fold Wallet

After stitching up the Orchid and Linen Wallet, I experimented with gluing the front cover on the wallet instead of stitching it together. I used strong glue all around the perimeter and added Wonder Clips to secure. After I let it dry overnight, the sparkly cover was attached to the wallet without an any edge-stitching.

To get the galaxy effect to this wallet cover, I dabbed on a bit of white acrylic paint. Then I touched it up with some blue ink from a stamp pad. Finally, I added clear glitter T-shirt paint from a bottle I found in my craft supplies. I love how both wallets turned out fun and different!

Note: There are a few other kraft-tex wallet patterns in the new book I compiled called kraft-tex Creations. Check it out here!

   Kraft-tex bi-fold Wallet  

kraft-tex Color of the Month 2020
I'm looking forward to sharing more kraft-tex project ideas each month of 2020 as a #krafttexambassador ! Each month I'll share a different kraft-tex project in the color of the month (hint: think birthstones).

To shop all of the colors of kraft-tex and get more project ideas, visit and search kraft-tex.

Until then.... happy sewing! 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Tablet Shoulder Bag for Sewing Class

Hi sewing friends! I wanted to share a recent finish . . . this is the "Tablet Shoulder Bag
pattern by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness, which she contributed to the book On the Go Bags, which I co-authored with Janelle McKay of Emmaline Bags. I love this bag and this is the third one I've made.

I'm going to be teaching a sewing class in Ohio this spring, and when they asked for a bag pattern that a beginner could sew (sharing a machine) and feel accomplished at the end of the workshop, I couldn't think of a better pattern than this one from the book!

Tablet Shoulder Bag

I'm sending this bag off to be a shop sample, and had fun picking out the fabrics. The main fabric is Art Gallery denim in painterly wash (I've been hoarding it for years!), and the aqua lining fabric is Denyse Schmidt.

Tablet Shoulder Bag

The bag is a nice size! Here is is with a Kindle Fire inside. It would be a nice everyday bag if you like to keep things light. There's one roomy inside pocket and one outside pocket. Both are secured by a single magnetic snap when the top flap is closed.

Tablet Shoulder Bag 

Hope your week is going great!

You can find the "Tablet Shoulder Bag" pattern in:

Order: Amazon / CTPub / Barnes & Noble

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