Saturday, April 18, 2015

Quick Tips Saturday #5- Investing in a Walking Foot Might Save You $78.00

Well, I have had my new Janome HD-1000 Sewing Machine since August and I have already had to bring it in for repair!  It was my own fault, I guess, so I had to pay the repair fee.  I'm hoping this Quick Tip might keep you from having to spend money on a repair that could possibly be prevented.

I sew very, VERY thick fabric together when making my concealed carry handbags.  I thought my heavy duty sewing machine would be able to handle the work.  However, it really does not do as good of job as I would like.  I have just been using the standard foot that came with my machine.  Come to find out, I should have been using a walking foot.

I've heard about the walking foot and considered purchasing one, but I did not realize that with my machine it is a necessity if you are sewing very thick fabric.  Walking feet are pretty pricey, so I guess that always scared me off.


Monday, March 30, 2015

My Latest Concealed Carry Purse in Mantis Green

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Good Monday morning!!  I'm happy to say that here in MO I think Spring will be returning this week.  I hope that you too are beginning to see less snow and more Spring flowers!

Speaking of Spring....check out one of my latest purses.  I made this for an Etsy customer who obviously was longing for some Spring in her wardrobe.  (Okay-let's see how many times I can say Spring in this post!).  Sorry!

Concealed Carry Purse in Mantis Green by Ginas Craft Corner

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Quick Tip Saturday #4- Custom Bag Strap Equation

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Good Saturday, everyone!!  I missed posting a QUICK TIP last Saturday as my computer was not cooperating.  No worries!  I'm back today with a great tip for all you "want to be" handbag designers, me included.

I'm always taking notes on how to design your own handbag.  I've taken the Craftsy course, I check out books from the library, and I scan the internet.  While I do this, I'm constantly jotting down notes in my little sewing notebook.  Recently, I realized that I keep coming across little equations to help you figure out how to determine the size of different parts of your bag you are designing.  So, I thought I would share with you the ones that I have found.

Today, I will only present one to you, mainly because I can only handle math in small doses!  Plus, this is supposed to be a quick tip, so let's get going!

HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM BAG STRAP FROM FABRIC

Friday, March 20, 2015

Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party-March Edition



Welcome, Welcome all to the 8th Monthly
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fabric Options for Handbags in the Color GREEN

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
In honor of the day I thought I would share with you some of my favorite GREEN fabric.

Fabric.com is where I purchase most of my home decor fabric for my bags.  No, I am not an affiliate and I'm not getting paid for this post.  I just like their online store because it is easy to search for fabric, the prices are reasonable and you always get free shipping when you spend $35.00.  Oh, and they have great customer service.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Quick Tip Saturday #3: Create A Fabric Journal

My tip for today has to do with my love of two things: fabric and journals!  I cannot explain what it is about a beautiful piece of fabric (like the orange and pink one in the picture) or a brand new blank journal, that makes my heart beat a little faster.  It just does!  

Quick Tip Saturday # 3: Create A Fabric Journal by Ginas Craft Corner

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Quick Tip Saturday #2: My New Favorite Sewing Tool

I have a new favorite sewing tool.  No, it is not a great pair of scissors, or a great sewing machine, it is my new LINT ROLLER!

Quick Tip Saturday #2: My New Favorite Sewing Tool by Ginas Craft Corner