I bought a yard of faux rabbit fur for this project (the pattern only calls for 1/2 yard) and that 1 yard of fur has been the gift that keeps on giving! So far I have cut out 1 llama, 5 owls, and a puppy (still coming), and I still have about a fat quarter size left!
Note: the faux rabbit fur from Joanns (it’s so soft!) does have a bit of stretch to it, and the Lulu Llama pattern calls for fur with no stretch at all. I fused some Pellon Shapeflex 101 woven interfacing to the back of my llama pieces, as Virginia suggests, and had no problems at all.
Who can resist a face like this??? I still consider myself a beginner at hand embroidery, so I was glad that Virginia’s instructions were very easy to follow.
I love the sweet details like cotton fabric inside the ears and tail – and the matching llama blanket.
And I can’t wait for Christmas when my kids get to open up all the toys I’ve been sewing and hiding in my closet!
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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In the sewing world, some people consider a serger machine to be an essential piece of equipment. It is typically used for finishing raw edges and seams on woven fabric by creating a tightly bound edge that will not unravel or fray. Some fabrics, such as knitor stretchy fabrics are great for sewing with a serger because the serger makes a stretchy seam. If you are thinking about buying a serger and want to make sure you really need one, the following blog post will help you figure out if you need a serger!
So in this blog post I will explain the purposes of a serger and help you decide if you really need one. I won’t go into the details of how to thread and use a serger, but I will discuss how it works with different types of fabric.
I love sewing for all my family and friends. sorry cant pick a favourite.
Thanks for a great giveaway.
I like sewing for my husband because he appreciates it the most.
Love to sew for my daughter-she appreciates the hand-made & its fun to come up with something to sew & give to her!
This is so sweet!
I love sewing these little dolls. I make them for myself and I make them with friend’s hair colors and favorite color for dresses and given them away.I love them as sitters to make us happy. I can’t wait to try Lulu
I enjoy sewing and quilting for my grandchildren. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
Nice giveaway. Love to win.
I love to sew for my youngest granddaughter who is 3.
I love sewing for the kids – grandchildren and great nieces and nephews
Katy doll has a very cute companion with LuLu the llama. Love these patterns!
what a sweet llama!
I love to make stuff for my grandkids.
Miss Lulu is simply the cutest! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love the fabrics you used for the llama and doll. I love tosew handmade gifts for my kids, sisters and nieces.
I love to sew gifts for everyone.
I make handmade gifts for my family. They may not love them as much as I do but I do it anyway!
Sewing makes me happy and Giving gifts of handmade items makes others happy!
I sew for my entire family! They love my gifts, even when they are not perfect!
I love to sew gifts for my family and friends the most.
I love to sew handmade gifts for my immediate family and grandparents!
My two tiny humans are the recipients of most of my sewing endeavors. From quilts and stuffed animals to shorts and underwear, if I sew it, they’ll use it.
I LOVE to sew for my son. I have made him a special gift each year (in addition to new jammies) The year he was 1 I made him a monkey from Vogue Craft Pattern. Never again! I have had much better luck with patterns from folks who specialize in stuffies! 🙂 I think the boy is getting a special tote bag this year. if I can find some time in the next 25 days to sew. . .
I love to sew gifts for our local Women’s and Children’s shelter. From toys to quilts. A lot of them leave their homes with little more than the clothing on their backs. When a child at the shelter receives a toy or a quilt that is theirs to keep, it means so much more. I never get to see them receive the gifts, but the warmth it gives my heart is more than words can say.
Sewing gifts for everyone on my list is the best time during Christmas!
I love to sew mostly for family. But wait, I really love to sew for my friends even though they all could sew it themselves!
Cute doll and Llama.
I normally sew for my children, but I would really like to sew something that I could wear!
I have a friend who loves lamas! Can’t wait to show her this pattern.
I love to sew gifts for my kids and now for my sweet little grandson.
How cute is that llama??!! I love her!
I love Llamas! That is so cute, I may have to make it for myself.
love the LLama
I love your cute little dolls and would love to win a pattern to make for my two little grand babies
Oh my little granddaughter who will turn two in January!
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I love to sew for my grandkids. They love whatever I make for them, and if I have any sewing mistakes on the gifts, they don’t care.
Such cute dolls! I love making handmade gifts for my children.
I love to sew gifts for family especially sisters.
I love making things for my daughters and my little grandson…there are hugs in every stitch!
Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. Always happiest sewing for my 2 girls.
I made gifts for work friends, granddaughters and some of my close friends. It is what makes the season special.
That llama is absolutely adorable💕💕💕!! I love to make handmade gifts for everyone but especially for my kids!!!
I love these!
my friends! They love being my ‘sewing guinea pigs’ and getting lots of handmade goodies sent their way!!
This doll is so cute!
What are the cotton florals you used for the doll and llama?
Those are part of the Les Fleurs Collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel. Some of my favorite fabrics ever! ❤️
I enjoy sewing hand-made gifts for anyone and everyone I care about! They all seem to enjoy receiving them almost as much as I love making them! duchick at gmail dot com
My 1 1/2 year old granddaughter & soon to be, her new sister. It makes me tear up just thinking about them. Thanks for the contest
I love to sew for my children and Grand daughters!
Love the Lama!
My grandson, friends and friends grandkids love donating hand made items to charities and of course family. Thanks for the awesome prize package and chance to win it!!!! Becky
I love to sew for my four little grandchildren! They seem to like grammie-made clothes!
I like to sew for my kids the most and second to those friends who enjoy what I sew.
I love sewing for my kids the most. And mostly my son because he’s 11 and still my baby. The 15 year old daughter is too much of a teenager now!
I love sewing for my kids! Always seem to be 11th hour projects though…
Definitely my kids
What a cute doll, I love sewing toys.
My kid because he’s three easy to sew for but I’m sure that won’t last forever
I love sewing for kids mostly but I also sew for the other members of my family, such as my mom and my son. Thankfully they all seem to appreciate the stuff I made! <3
My kids and nieces and nephews 🙂
I love making gifts for others–mostly babies and kids! I want to start doing more projects for my own kids, though!
OMG!!!! How adorable ! I cant wait to make these if I win.
Love the doll pattern, I’d make them for the several groups that support children in crisis.
I like to sew and give to friends, family and anyone who needs to feel special!
I love to share handmade items with my family and friends and watch them enjoy their gifts for many years.
I consider myself a beginning sewer so I typically just give to my mom and close friends.
I love to sew for my grandkids. These would just fit the bill.
Adorable! Sewing for friends is fun!
What are the cotton fabrics you used for Katy and the llama? I would love to buy some!
Those are from the Les Fleurs Collections by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel. I love them too!