Gather your Sew-plies!! Part 3 and beyond!

The Gather your Sew-plies series continues with this video start, part 3. Above. Intro, Click Here. Youtube VIDEO Content. Part 1, Click Here. Youtube VIDEO Content. Part 2, Click Here. Youtube VIDEO Content. Pattern found in Quilting Arts Holiday 2014 Above links embedded in similar order: and also:  and then, Part 1: Part 2 Phew. Are youContinue reading “Gather your Sew-plies!! Part 3 and beyond!”

Gather your Sew-plies, sew where you go.

    I am here at 61 Local, or at least that is what I think the name of this place is. It might be Public House 61. I am unsure. It has free wifi, an offering I will be coming to value. You see, I need to get out of the house. I have beenContinue reading “Gather your Sew-plies, sew where you go.”

Gather Your Sew-plies Sew Along Part 2

Hi! I am finally back at it. I edited this video early last week and have been wanting to write up a post about it ever since. I am editing The Next Book, creating projects that are on the super top secret side, and moving into our apartment. It has been great, and also somewhatContinue reading “Gather Your Sew-plies Sew Along Part 2”

Gather your Sew-plies!! sew-along.

This is a weekly online sew-along based on the Quilting Arts Holiday 2014-2015 gifts article that Melanie Testa wrote. The purse is named, Gather your Sew-plies, which is a small reversed styled backpack, containing a pocket for your scissors. This bag makes moving around your studio and keeping track of small items like a thimble and scissors easy. Join us.

Gather your Sew-plies, Quilting Arts Holiday edition.

I am happy to have published in the Quilting Arts Holiday gifts issue, which showcases my Gather your Sew-plies purse.   This sewing purse is the Bee Knees, if you ask me. These purses were designed with movement in mind. The bag itself embraces a reverse pack pack styling, so, it sits at the front of your body,Continue reading “Gather your Sew-plies, Quilting Arts Holiday edition.”

Gather your Sew-plies!! Class at The City Quilter.

Here is a cut and paste from The City Quilter‘s web site:  GATHER YOUR SEW-PLIES! Hand sewing requires few tools: scissors, a thimble, perhaps a piece of wax and some thread. While making a ‘Gather your Sew-plies’ purse, we will explore hand sewing themes in embroidery while creating our own purses. Each purse has aContinue reading “Gather your Sew-plies!! Class at The City Quilter.”

TV taping and Gathering your Sew-plies!!

  Check out the blog post related to this video: A video posted by Melanie Testa (@mellytesta) on Oct 10, 2015 at 7:40am PDT // This week, I found myself in the unique position of needing to Gather my Sew-plies!! on the quick! I was asked to tape a video segment for a majorContinue reading “TV taping and Gathering your Sew-plies!!”

Gathering my color.

The Gather your Sew-plies!! purse is just the right size to stitch, explore and complete. It is 6″ wide and 14″ long and given how it folds to make the purse, that can mean that you can stitch just the front area, making the stitchable area 6×7″ or so. Of course, I like to stitch theContinue reading “Gathering my color.”

Gathering my wits.

I think I may have started this Gather your Sew-plies purse in 2012. This purse was made using this pattern (I call this Pattern #1), it is constructed differently than the pattern that was published in Quilting Arts Holiday 2014, (which I call Pattern #2). There will be an updated pattern coming out soon (Pattern #3), andContinue reading “Gathering my wits.”

Gathering, an introspection.

When sewing on the go, it is necessary to have a project bag. This bag, for me, serves a function. It serves as a place to embroidery reminders, occurrences, important dates, I love a project bag! It should be -just- big enough for a project, and a few choice supplies. The Gather your Sew-plies purseContinue reading “Gathering, an introspection.”