Holy Super-Sized Spooky Sweetpea!

Giant Sweetpea PodsJust one 18″ square of vinyl mesh and some rick rack, ribbon, an extra long zipper (recommend ByAnnie’s 4yd package) and two zipper pulls will make 2 Spooky-Sweet Treat Pods of Deliciousness. The ones I made (above) have made fun Halloween candy dishes for my desk and coffee table.  They’re virtually un-breakable and they pack away easily.

You’ll need to use zipper yardage for these extra big pods.  Cut the zipper several inches longer than the longest side of your triangle (see your Sweetpea Pod pattern for basic cutting instructions).

Also keep in mind– if you’re going to swap out the zipper pulls to a different color than your zipper tape–you must be sure to use the SAME BRAND and SAME SIZE pull as the tape. Test your zipper tape and pulls for compatibility BEFORE using in your project.  Not all zipper brands will work.

It’s SEW FAST and SUPER EASY to make super-sized vinyl mesh Sweetpea Pods because you omit the interfacing and lining steps.  For the zipper pull strings, I used thin strips of recycled bicycle tube, but you could choose to dangle a spider charm from a jump-ring or use almost anything interesting.

If you don’t have the LazyGirl Sweetpea sewing pattern yet, what are you waiting for?!? Get it ON SALE NOW. Click here and order yours today.


Gifty Tags: Quick & Cute Gift Card Holders and Ornaments for Your Holiday Tree

Last year I had SO much fun whipping up these adorable Gifty Tags that I need to get busy and have a new slew of finished tags and card holders on hand:

Using mere scraps of leftover fabric, some thread, some Stiff Stuff and some buttons, I created colorful ornaments and gift card holders using the Lazy Girl Designs Gifty Card Holder sewing pattern, ON SALE NOW at SewThankful, click here to order yours.  You could use this style as a package gift tag as well. And the recipient of the gift can recycle it for future giving…it’s like a 2fer.

NOTE:  Stiff Stuff is currently sold out and unavailable from the manufacturer.  They expect to have it available again in mid-late October this year (2017).  I suggest substituting Soft & Stable until Stiff Stuff becomes available again.




JUNE Bag Sewing — Sugar Skull Run Around LOVE

LazyGirl Run Around Bag sewing patternYep, I’m just going to be honest. I’ve neglected the SewThankful blog for way too long.

Sew…I’ll try to catch back up by going back through and adding projects I’ve completed and reviewed the last year or so.

This is the Lazy Girl Run Around Bag I sewed for myself in early June 2017.

Living in New Mexico, Day of the Dead is a big deal and over the years I have come to love the celebration. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to reflect on and celebrate the lives of those I’ve loved and lost in this life.

SEW…I just have to say, I *loved* every second of sewing this super fun Sugar Skull Run Around Bag. She’s sleek and sweet and fun to wear. Yes, I’m done with carrying heavy “mom bags”…cuz my kids are grown or nearly grown and I’m ready to lighten the load.

I did a couple of change-ups with the zipper…notice two colors of zipper tape and a different color zipper pull? The “extended” pull is braided fabric used to make the bag with frayed/tattered soft end.

The Run Around pattern is super easy and goes together incredibly FAST. Can you say, “Instant GRATIFICATION?”

If you’re looking for a minimalist cross-body bag to carry your essentials and maybe a few small extras, *THIS is the pattern you NEED*.  This bag makes great gifts and uses hardly any fabric.

The Run Around Bag is a Lazy Girl Designs sewing pattern is ON SALE NOW at SewThankful: http://www.sewthankful.com/LazyGirlRunAroundBag_SewingPattern.html


NEW…Lazy Girl Candice Bag pattern has arrived!

A full two weeks earlier than anticipated, Lazy Girl Candice bag pattern has arrived!

Pre-release orders started shipping yesterday, Saturday, 10/15/11.

Finished Size: 11” x 11 ½” x 4 ½”

Designer, Joan Hawley, introduces a slick, new pocket technique that’s perfect for a tablet or eReader. She has affectionately nick-named the new pocket technique, ‘fat pockets’.  Joan describes these fat pockets as dimensional without a gusset, pleat, or complicated construction. She says they are ingeniously easy AND…not only do the fat pockets hold thick things well, they allow the weight of the contents to rest at the bottom of the pocket without dragging the lining down or creating a pucker in the pocket. Best of all, once you have the fat pocket technique in your toolbox, you can use it for pockets on any of the Lazy Girl bags.

Candice features a sweet zip top. Joan used the wildly popular Margo zipper, with a slight twist, to make it even easier.

Candi is a bit taller/deeper/wider/bigger than Margo. She has a fantastic hold-everything front pocket which is as easy to use as the front pocket on a pair of jeans.

Candi (as shown above) uses the size A Bag-E-Bottom and 2 packages (total of 4 rings required) of Clover 1″ wide Rectangular Rings, available in Glossy Nickel and Satin Bronze finish.  Joan says Candi’s instructions will include directions to make handles with or without  the 1″ sized Rectangular Rings OR ‘D’ rings.

Click here for a closer look at Candice, more pics and purchasing information…

SewThankful Blog Drawing/Giveaway week of 8/28/11

NEW!  SewThankful Blog Drawing/Giveaway
NO purchase necessary!  You have nothing to lose, but you can’t win if you don’t enter.

Tell us why you love being a Lazy Girl.  If you’re not yet a Lazy Girl, tell us why you want to become a Lazy Girl.

Simply COMMENT on this blog entry for a chance to win a Lazy Girl Designs Suzi Purse Insert pattern.

  • Limit 1 entry per person.  You MAY comment as many times as you like, but only one comment per person will be counted.
  • Qualifying entries must include a valid email address (in the comment form next to ‘mail’ it is a required field but will not be published).
  • Winner will be selected by random drawing.
  • Spam entries will be determined, disqualified and deleted at our discretion.
  • Qualifying entries will be accepted until 8AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, 8/31/11.   Drawing will be held shortly thereafter on Wednesday, 8/31/11.
  • Winner will be notified by email immediately after drawing and will be announced in next weekend’s eNews and on our facebook page.
  • Upon notification, winner must provide us with a current mailing address so we can send the Lazy Girl Suzi Purse Insert & More pattern.
  • Prize is ‘as offered’ and has no cash value for ‘return or exchange’.

SEW…tell us: 

Why do you love being a Lazy Girl?  If you’re not yet a Lazy Girl, why do you want to become a Lazy Girl?

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