Scrap Buster DIY

By Sharon Schneider / July 21, 2022 /

Using up some scraps with this easy no-sew diy project. What you will need: Cotton Scraps – I cut all various sized squares and rectangles. A pre-painted artists canvas (I got mine at Michael’s Crafts) Matte finish Mod Podge and a disposable foam paint brush. I cut all my scraps then laid them out with spaces between to look like a quilt. Apply Mod Podge to back side of each piece and place on the…

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Make a Crossbody Strap

By Sharon Schneider / April 8, 2022 /

In preparation for new bag patterns, I thought I’d share this tutorial on making an adjustable crossbody strap. I like the versatility of this one as the width and length can be used with any size bag. I like my bags in canvas or home decor weight fabrics for durability. I make the straps in coordinating canvas or sometimes a lighter linen/cotton mix — always interfaced for better shape and wear. For the strap pictured…

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Sewing DIY – Scrap buster – glasses case

By Sharon Schneider / June 9, 2021 /

This glasses case is a perfect way to use up some scrap fabrics from your stash. You will need 4 pieces of scrap fabric measuring 7 inches long by 5 inches wide. Your fabrics don’t need to match, you just need two pieces for the exterior and 2 for the interior. If you are using light fabric, like I did in these photos, you may want to interface for a bit of stability. If you…

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Sewing tutorial – laptop cover

By Sharon Schneider / May 22, 2021 /

If you have not worked with a lot of zippers, this laptop cover is a great beginner sewing project.  It is really just a zipper pouch sewn in the dimensions of our Mac Book. I will share the dimensions that I cut my fabrics, but always measure your own laptop for best results. I measured 12 x 8 5/8 inches and 1/2 inch high when closed (measured from desk to top edge). I then added…

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Canvas Directors Chair DIY

By Sharon Schneider / April 15, 2021 /

I am updating some very old directors chairs this week. The solid colors are the old pieces and are very heavy  canvas. I am replacing them with a printed canvas from  Art Gallery Fabrics One yard was plenty for both chairs. Step One: remove the old covers. The seat piece has a slat of wood in each short end that I needed to save when I put the chairs back together. I just laid out the…

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Sewing Tutorial – Dish Towels

By Sharon Schneider / March 4, 2021 /

Here is a great project for your own kitchen or to use as gifts. I just measured my favorite size kitchen towel and added 2 inches for the initial cut. Always pre-shrink your fabrics when sewing anything that will be washed again and again. It may still shrink a bit over time, but will keep it shape much better if you wash and dry once before cutting and sewing. If you use the measurements (or…

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Sewing DIY – Heated Rice Bag

By Sharon Schneider / February 5, 2021 /

We have a cold, cold weekend ahead of us in Minnesota. This will be the perfect time to sew up a few Heated Rice Bags.   Sort through those scraps left from holiday sewing – I will be using flannel today, but quilters cotton works great too. I have a mix of white rice, flax seed and dried lavender. You can use a number of different fillers for this project. Here is a great link…

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First Pattern Release

By Sharon Schneider / February 3, 2021 /

2020 was a crazy year for everyone. I had a surge of fabric and mask sales in April 2020 that kept me busy for months! I was also able to give my wholesale sights a bit more attention and now have my buckets in over 20 small brick and mortar and online shops. During the MN shut downs I had lots of time to think, dream, plan and WORK! It resulted in finalizing a sewing…

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New Beginnings for 2021

By Sharon Schneider / January 11, 2021 /

2020 was a crazy, crazy year. Shaggy Baggy saw some great growth and I plan to carry it into 2021 and beyond! I am starting the year by joining Julie at The Intrepid Thread for her Sew365Project.  My goal won’t be to sew everyday this year – I already do that, but I want to sew once a week for me! I have already hemmed some curtains for our new townhouse and I patched a torn…

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Easy Gift DIY – Kitchen Towels

By Sharon Schneider / December 2, 2020 /

I am making dish towels for Christmas gifts, but they can be used and given all year long. I found these waffle towels in a pack of 4 online. They are a nice size at 16 x 24 inches. I want to use up some scraps from my stash, so I chose to add one 6 inch piece on one end. You could also make a patch work piece with multiple smaller strips of fabric…

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