Tuesday, December 24, 2013

99% done

Completed a lined drawstring back, but (unfortunately), the pictures aren't the best! My camera is on the blink because the pictures came out blurry! Now the lens won't open so I may have to bury the camera.  I just need to put my handle through the casing. :-)

Anyway, I'm going to post what I  have. :-): SO SORRY FOR BLURRED PICS! 





Back again: WHY my favs in NYC are just that!

Hello! So you thought I forgot?! Remember "Reflecting the Favs" and I told you I'd let you know WHY each one are my favs?

I'll start in the order that I wrote them....not that one is better than the other :-).

PARON FABRICS: I love Paron's and if I could, I'd go there ALL THE TIME. Why?
1) Supurb customer service. They actually show you different fabrics and explain the content. For me, this "hand holding" is good. A more seasoned sewer may not need this.

2) Very friendly

3) Very reasonable prices and LOTS of sales.

4) Fabric swatches. 

FABRICS FOR LESS: 

1) Friendly.

2) Customer Service.

3) Fabric swatches.

MOOD FABRICS:

1) Friendly

2) Customer Service

3) Fabric swatches.

Moods is a lot larger, Fabrics For Less, like a matchbox, but you'll make it around :-) Parons' good all the way around.

HAPPY SEWING!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fun and "FORGIVING" Jean purse tutorial !

OK. Back to "Reflecting on my Favs" a little later. :-). Over the weekend, found this sweet jean purse tutorial on youtube : Jean Purse.  I used a pair of khaki pants that I happened on. I modified/deviated slightly from the tutorial. Since me and belts don't get along. :-), I used the leg part of the pants to create the straps. I also used my rotary cutter for the hard places and fabric scissors.
 Khaki's were probably originally fitted for a kid
 Cutter and scissors ready (who said rotary cutters are just for quilters?! I love mine!
 Back side
 I used an un-sharpened pencil to pull it all together. :-)

 Front side
 Thumbs up! Yippie!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Reflecting on some favs

We're coming to that time of year where over the next 2-3 weeks, many will be reflecting, remembering, etc. WHY WAIT UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER OR EARLY JANUARY?! :-).

Over the past month or so, I've been thinking about my favorite stores in the Garment District. I had two visits this year within three weeks apart (never done)

But before we go there, here's a couple of pics. One of the "Big Button," the other from a visit a few years back:

OK, NOW, here are three of my favorites (not in any particular order):

1) Paron's Fabrics
2) Fabrics For Less
3) Moods Fabrics

NOW, because it's late and I'm sleepy, I'll come back soon with WHY these are my favs and more!! :-).
Bye for now.