Simple Stylish Seychelles Top

Simple Stylish Seychelles Top

Do you have too many patterns that you think "might be" the perfect summer top? I definitely do. I found one top that I'm in love with and it's the Seychelles Top designed by Itch to Stitch Designs...
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Batik Linen - Simple Fabric Care

Batik Linen - Simple Fabric Care

Learn the simple steps to follow to care for your batik linen. This couldn't be easier.
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The Classic Shirt with a Twist

The Classic Shirt with a Twist

The classic shirt is one of my favorite garments to sew and to wear. Fabric selection is always a big decision for me. I try to picture the finished garment before finalizing my decision. Follow along as we share the process we took to select the fabric and how the fabric becomes our classic shirt.
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Sunflowers of Hope

Sunflowers of Hope

Join me and take the Southwind Designs Sunflower of Hope Challenge. 

 

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Let's Sew an Ironing Board Cover

Let's Sew an Ironing Board Cover

Even though it's mid-February we can start planning our spring sewing room / laundry room refresh projects! This year my goal is to create a sewing environment in my home that is organized, attractive, and functional. One of the largest objects in my sewing room is the ironing board. It better be attractive!  Read more...
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Easy Does It - With Quilted Leftovers

Easy Does It - With Quilted Leftovers

What do you do with leftover quilted fabric?  There are so many projects that come to mind. After sewing our Tamarack Jacket with a hoodie we have lots of fabric left over. One project that I've always wanted to sew is the Easy Does It accessory bag designed by ByAnnie's Patterns. Read on...
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The Wider Chenille Scarf - Wow

The Wider Chenille Scarf - Wow

Have you ever wondered how much fabric it might take to make a wider and longer chenille scarf? Or - is there a different way to make the scarf than cutting bias strips? We answered these two questions. Read on...

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Yes - Chenille Scarf From Pieced Rayon Strips

Yes - Chenille Scarf From Pieced Rayon Strips

Have you ever tried to sew strips of Batik Rayon together to make a Chenille Scarf? I had not, but now I have. We have a wonderful customer who asked us if it was possible to use a Rayon Remnant Pack for just this purpose. Read all about our little experience...
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Hearts for Valentine's Day

Hearts for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a very special day. Whether you celebrate with a special meal, chocolate, flowers, and candy - or simply start with desert - it's a special day to enjoy. We decided to add a bit of bold and bright to our table setting this year. Simple strip piecing with accents of a traditional "heart" make this table setting perfect for this Valentine's Day. We hope you enjoy My Valentine Table Setting.

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ByAnnie Project Kits - Making it Easy to Kit

ByAnnie Project Kits - Making it Easy to Kit

Handbag and tote project have so many components. It's not just a pattern and fabric coordinates. We are making this task simple for you! Download a copy of THE MATCH and keep it handy. We took the guess work out of matching our batik cotton with the ByAnnie accessories. Also, read about our easy way to purchase a complete project kit of any ByAnnie Pattern!
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Announcing our ByAnnie Product Collection

Announcing our ByAnnie Product Collection

Bag and accessory making is an amazing skill! We have always wanted to add patterns, notions, and accessories specific to making hand bags, totes, and storage accessories. We hope you are inspired to take the leap and try your hand at crafting these amazing bags.
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Christmas Decorating - Using Every Last Inch of Fabric

Christmas Decorating - Using Every Last Inch of Fabric

Decorating for the holidays is always a joy for me. I love incorporating our fabric into a style that fits the holiday season I'm celebrating. I also love to use every inch of fabric for more than one project. Our Christmas Tree Skirt Project is the perfect example of decorating and managing fabric "leftovers".
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