Posts Tagged ‘yo-yo sewing ideas’

Discovery Day Sewing — Adding a Carry Strap/Handle to Glamsy

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Glamsy vinyl mesh Spa Bag with Carry Strap

On Thursday last week (9/24/17), I did some Discovery Day Sewing. I wanted to add a carry handle/strap to the Glamsy Spa Gift Bag (pictured here). She’s¬† for my brand new StandZa Zip Bags sewing pattern.

 

I filled Glamsy with delightful bath/spa items chosen specifically to pamper and please, including: lavender scented Epsom salt soak, body wash, buff pad, spa eye mask, lip balm, shower brush, lotion and more. I *loved* that she could hold so much so beautifully; but then I decided that I really wanted an attractive and easy way to carry and present her.

 

Sew…I decided on adding a single carry strap as a quick, easy and inexpensive solution. After making this, I do believe the method should not be limited to this project. I think it would be great for adding single or double straps/handles of any desired length to a multitude of different bags types and styles. Why spend a bunch of money on designer pre-made straps or handles when you can easily make your own custom straps?

 

What do you think? Would you like to know how I did it?

 

If I get at least 200 unique and positive responses combined I will make a 1-page, step-by-step tutorial full of pictures and provide it as a FREE PDF in NEXT Sunday’s eNews (10/1/17).

 

My time is super limited, so I need your feedback if you would like me to do this for FREE.
There are four easy ways to let me know:
  1. Make a comment on the pinned post on our SewThankful Inc. Facebook page.
  2. Email me directly.
  3. Follow us on Instagram and like the Glamsy with Straps picture.
  4. Make a comment below, on this blog post.

Two more FREE yo-yo projects from Clover-USA!

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Check out these two adorable yo-yo projects, FREE from Clover-USA:

  1. Christmas Tree project, click here.
  2. Assorted flowers (make a bouquet), click here.

These projects were made using Clover Quick Yo-Yo Makers, available and ON SALE at SewThankful.

Yo-Yo Ornies appear around the internet!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Imagine my surprise and thrill to find several pictures of yo-yo ornaments (and variations) posted on the HGTV forum board — these pretty ornaments were made using my free Yo-Yo Orny pattern .¬† I was especially tickled because the poster does provide credit to my pattern.¬† Click here to take a look at these pretty examples…

Fabric yo-yo ornaments are sew pretty on your tree…but they also make beautiful embellishments to gift wrapping.

Would you like to take a closer look at the free  Yo-Yo Orny project?  Click here.

Yo-Yo Placemat Project

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Do you LOVE making fabric yo-yos using the new Clover Quick Yo-Yo Makers?

Here’s a great gift idea! If you have the JUMBO and Large size Yo-Yo Makers, you probably already have everything else you need to complete this project.

Yo-Yo Placemats are a sure fire way to add color and interest to your table. Make them totally scrappy; or contrasting 2 color; or single color scrappy; or any way you may dream up.

Yo-Yo Placemat

Yo-Yo Placemat

Click here for the FREE PDF project sheet*.
*NOTE: You must have a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and view this project sheet.  If you experience difficulties, please update your Reader for free at http://www.adobe.com.

Spider Invasion…

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Yo-Yo Spiders invaded on Halloween! Click image to view larger picture in a new window.

SpiderInvasion1

SpiderInvasion2

Jeff hung a large web across our entry way and placed several spiders overhead. The web/nest and spiders were a delight to trick-or-treaters!

Click here to access the Spooky Spider project page blog entry to learn how to make your own spooky yo-yo spiders for next Halloween.