Category: Shoddy Seamstress Adventures

  • Giving Quilting a Chance

    My least favorite part about sewing is cutting. Quilting is A LOT of cutting. This is the reason I haven’t done much quilting beyond my two rudimentary quilts and a few table runners. The Cricut Maker cuts fabric. And there are two free ready-to-make patterns in the Cricut database. I opted to try the slightly […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Drawstring Bags and Zippered Pouches

    Today I got the iron out to FINALLY add my daughter’s Girl Scout Patches to her sash. And while the iron was ALREADY out, wouldn’t it just be a fine time to go ahead and sew some bags with stash/scraps. Adorable!! First I made this little pooch pouch! I had initially got the fat quarter […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: A PERFECT Zipper Pouch

    The word perfect is loaded. Its not so much that the pouch is perfect, but the zipper is SUBLIME. It started Sunday morning when I was checking my email and there was a post on Bloglovin’ about “How to Shorten a Nylon Zipper” from SOTAK Handmade. I don’t usually watch YouTube tutorials, because there is […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Pouf.

    It is currently Saturday morning. Which in and of itself, is a neutral statement. However, I started writing this post on Wednesday, a planned power outage interrupted me, and I have not made the space to finish this post until now. This is one of my best sewing projects ever. EVER. I’ve been wanting an […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Gifts and Gifts and Some More Masks.

    I’m going to take a chance, and assume that MOST of my IRL friends don’t read my blog. This does not hurt my feelings. We are adults and busy with our own stuff, and they are not all interested in my crafty. But I digress. I did a LOT of sewing this week. Or it […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: A Little Pouch

    I’m not certain I would go as far at to call this a make-up bag, but it DOES corral the sundry of lip glosses and tiny sunblock tubes rattling around the bottom of my purse. You see, it all started because of these adorable zippers I saw on Amazon. I mean, THEY HAVE STAR CUTOUTS! […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: More Reusable Face Wipes!

    I had the itch to sew yesterday. I didn’t actually sew the two items that needed repairs. NOOO. I did two DIFFERENT unnecessary projects. There’s always tomorrow I guess. First up! Re-usable Face Wipes When my kids were babies, we used reusable flannel wipes for all kinds of non-diaper tasks. Wiping noses, cleaning hands and […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Giant Tote Bag

    Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes. I am a new Girls Scout troop leader this year. Our first meeting was last Thursday, and I realized: I need to carry A LOT of STUFF. Between the paperwork, activity supplies, hand sanitizer, my wallet/phone/planner: I needed multiple bags. Disclosure: I really hate carrying […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Mini Zip Pouches and a Crazy Quilt

    I spent my morning at the sewing machine today. Which is sometimes exactly what I want to do. Some of my projects are fun. Others are functional. Today’s projects were both. And inspired by ice cream. Last week, my kids wanted me to send money to buy ice cream at lunch. Being a pushover, I […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Oh Look. More Masks.

    We are back to school in our county! We are about a week into the new school year, and all seems well-ish. COVID is still an issue, particularly with those who are unvaccinated, so this means: masks! I made my kids some new ones and pencil pouches recently, so these recent onces are destined for […]