Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stow-Away Shopping Bag...

...last year I made a simple fold-away shopping bag for a girlfriends mother for her birthday...

Since then,  I have received numerous requests for a tutorial on how to make one.
Actually I think more people were more curious on how to fold it!
Both are easy...

I was going to post a "how to" tutorial here but it turned out to be a long post ! ...so I decided to turn it into a pdf and added it to my Craftsy shop ....easier for you to download & save!

Of course it is FREE!!!!
No purse should be without one!!


Happy Sewing!!

Friday, January 29, 2016

What I made in 2015...

I can't believe February is around the corner !! Where did the month go ??
I haven't even posted the pictures of the things I made last year....

So here we go.....Can you believe I made all of these bags last year!!
and a few more bags.....
and some wallets, clutches, cases & totes.....
That makes 35 Bags / purses
7 pouches
4 clutches
3 wallets
3 organizers
2 cases
a partridge in a pear tree!! 

Most were pattern tests and some were patterns I had bought & finally sewed ...
I kept only a few ( otherwise my Hubby would have to add on to the house! ) 
...some are sold...
..some are looking for home ( if you see one you would like to buy, send me an email) 
....some were given away as gifts!

Yes, it was busy year ! 
This year I am not planning on making so many bags ...but only time will tell!
Happy Sewing !! 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Up, Up & Away....

I am sorry I have been gone for a while..... hope you all had a good start in the New Year.
....Mine has been busy ...I finally finished writing my first pattern!

A customer had asked for a wallet of sorts, to put her passports,& tickets in while traveling..she wanted it to hold at least 4 passports, size, color design was up to me... she wanted something nicer than the zip lock bag she carried them in!!

I started designing what I would like...
This is what I came up with !
She loved it so much that she ordered 4 more to give as Christmas gifts.
The inside has 6 slots of passports & boarding cards & a cool pockets for tags or credit cards.

You know I love sewing with faux leather...so, I started thinking that this would be a great little project to get others (you) to try also sewing with faux leather...a pattern was born! 

This is a fast & easy project, perfect for a confident beginners or someone that wants to try sewing faux leather, without taking on a big project.
The instructions are for using faux leather for the exterior ( with some tips & tricks) but cotton can also be used.
The wallet is made with a velcro closure but a snap, magnet or thumb lock can also be substituted.

So, I am very proud to announce...
Up, Up & Away, Family Passport Wallet 
is available for sale at Craftsy
It will be on sale for $3.95 till Monday..then $5.95 
Grab your copy *HERE* 
 and book your next vacation!!

Here are a few examples of the wallets my testers made.....they made them out of everything from cotton, suede, cork, Kraft Tex & faux leather !
Are these not awesome!!
( my testers told me that they were so much fun to sew that they had to make more than one!
...I think these would be great to sell at craft fairs!)

Hope you like it ??
Happy Sewing !!
Don't forget to join my Facebook group to keep up with my MOMENTS ! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas....

Christmas is upon our door...if your not ready yet...it's time to PANIC! LOL

Before all the hussel & bussle starts & the eggnog flows......
I wanted to take this moment ....& 
wish you & your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS !!
May your stockings be filled with goodies,
... may Santa leave you something wonderful under the tree,
......may you & your family be happy & healthy....
........and may there be peace on earth ( at least for one day!)


Thank you for sharing my moments with me this year...I hope next year will be even better!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


...I have fought against it for a long time but sometimes a girl has to admit defeat....

Lately it is taking me longer & longer to write my Blog posts...and everyone I know seems to be in Facebook, so I figured it was time I joined the "fast track"  .....

......I have started a MOMENTS Facebook group.
You will still get my chatter, what bags I'm working on, reviews of patterns, info to giveaways & sales, tips & tricks but you will get it faster! ...Facebook doesn't let me write such long posts!! LOL

If your interested ...please join me on Facebook ..I'd love to see you there :-) https://www.facebook.com/groups/MOMENTS.byLiz/

I will still be posting the big posts here!
Happy Sewing,

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Smiley....

With only 11 days till Christmas ...I though you would appreciate they !  LOL

Happy 3rd Advent!!


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