February 13, 2017

How To Make Valentine's Day Coasters

Here's are 7 short steps to make a cute Valentines Day coaster.

1. Make a template of a heart. Make sure its big enough for a seam allowance. 

2.  Select your fabric.  Trace and cut 2 hearts per coaster.

3. Layer two cut hearts with right sides together on a piece of batting and pin.

4. Sew around the coaster leaving a small 1 1/2 inches opening for turning.

5. After the coaster is sewn, clip around curves and point. 

6.  Turn and press.  Make sure to turn the seam opening inside and pin closed.

7.  Sew about 1/8 inch from the edge all the way around the heart.  This will close up your coaster.


February 8, 2017

Matthew's Foxy


My nephew Matthew Christmas present, Foxy.  I found and printed a step by step pattern on Pinterest.com.   I made a little bow tie to dress him up a little also.  This is my first attempted at making a stuffed animal but the pattern was very easy to follow.   He turned out so cute, I think he like him.

February 6, 2017

Sensory Weighted Blanket

A custom project last week at Sew Andrea.  It's a sensory weighted blanket for a local special education classroom.  Its has 8 small hook and loop compartments where weights are placed.