Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Some items I am making for Swag Bags

These are some of the items I am making to go along with the bags…

I am making the dolls in bright colors… orange, blue, purple and pinks instead of blacks and browns
although the tutorial shows the blacks and browns… I think the brights are more fun!!
Here is a link to the tutorial

The necklaces are so simple made with charms and beads

I will be putting up the instructions for the felt animals and the teddy bear soon
Stay tuned!!

Thank you for visiting!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

More Swag Bags

I am having fun with new color combinations and just bought some dino fabric so will be making some of the gift bags for the OCC boxes for little boys also.  My next group of bags will be with a vintage twist using vintage hankies…

But here are my latest Swag Bag creations… they are fast and fun!!  The posting before this one has a tutorial!!

If you have any questions email me at

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Delightfully Fun Tutorial

Bag making time…

Here are the three pieces I am using to make this bag. You can use more if you like but the total cut should be 20" wide by 12" tall.  I am using a serger but you can make these using about a 1/2" seam.

The top piece will be the casing for the bag.  I made mine 2" by 21".  I am using cording so I did not need a wide casing.  If you are using ribbon adjust the width of your casing accordingly.  This piece will be finished at each end by folding over and stitching.  You want it to end up a little shorter than the bag once the bag is seamed.

Sew the different fabrics together… I enclosed my lace before sewing the side seam.
Once you have sewn the fabrics together stitch the side and bottom seams
Turn the bag right side out

Fold the casing in half length-wise and pin to the top of the bag.  Leave a very small gap… I leave this gap on the side of the bag without the seam.

Sew all the way around the bag… including over the seam so that the fabric does not ravel.


Cut a piece of ribbon or cording 36" long and finish the ends.  I used a match and slightly burnt the ends so they will not ravel.  Thread a cord or ribbon through the casing (a pin through the end of the cording or ribbon will help you thread it throughout the casing) and tie the ends securely.

Tack the ribbon or cording at the seam end so that it will not pull out.

The finished bag will be about 9 1/2" wide by 10" long

And you are finished!!

Thank you for visiting!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Delightfully Fun!!

My summer project… ending October 10th… is making Delightfully Fun Swag Bags (and filling them) for Operation Christmas Child.  These boxes go around the world to children in need.

Here is a picture of the idea...

Now if you are not a sewer… this is the perfect project for you because I also want to fill them… 
small soaps
wash clothes
Pencils and sharpeners
pens (how many of you have perfect pens laying around the house)
small notebooks
travel sized tissue
lollipops (not expired)
just the start of the list!!

But if you are a sewer we are not only going to make the bags but also some small handmade 
teddy bears
dolls (but lets make them out of bright colors… pinks and purples and greens, etc)
sewing kits

I will have the tutorial for the bags up with a couple of days but just wanted to tempt you with the idea!! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


I want to say thank you to all of the people that have supported me through the last 5 1/2 years of this journey.  You are all amazing and I have sew enjoyed meeting you and talking with you.  I am now headed down a different road and wanted to share that with you.  My association with the old organization is over.  I am not sure where this road will lead and I am actually very open to suggestions of opportunities.  I want to use my sewing skills to help others but I am not sure how.  My Facebook page has changed names and now is in line with this blog… calling the Facebook page Sew Delightful.  I have learned a lot in the last 3 weeks about myself.  I am quite sensitive and serious… and always thought that that was kind of a bad thing but I have realized that actually it is good… remembering and truly believing that I (and everyone) am fearfully and wonderfully made.  God made me the way He wants me to be and He uses those very qualities to help others.  Sew now let the new adventure begin...

 And I would like to share with you my favorite verse...

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6