Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Super Easy Fabric Cuff!

I set out Monday evening to fashion myself a cuff using this awesome Andalucia ribbon from Patty Young! I paired it with this beautiful solid teal cotton. Once you've gathered up your supplies this cuff should take you about 15-20 minutes to make - so easy!

For a cuff that will be 6.5" long by 2" wide, gather up:
* 1 piece of 1 1/2" wide ribbon, 7.5" long
* 1 piece solid cotton, 7.5" long by 8" wide
* 1 piece of elastic cording, 2" long
* 1 button
* coordinating thread
* sewing machine
* needle for hand sewing
* straight pins

Iron your cotton, then press under 1/2" on each side to reduce the 7.5" length to 6.5". Then fold the width in half and press, then open up and fold in the edges to the center crease. Press and fold again, reducing 8" width to 2". Once you've pressed the creases, open it back up to 4", and lay the ribbon across the right side of the fabric on one side so that it overhangs the cotton 1/2" on each side.

Wrap the ends under and secure with straight pins.

Topstitch the ribbon to the cotton. I did one row of stitching on each side of the ribbon so that I wasn't sewing over too much of the print, but a fun, random stitch pattern could be lovely in its own right!

Flip your cotton over to the wrong side. Fold your 2" piece of elastic cording in half, and tack it down to one end with a small stitch.

Fold the cotton back to a 2" width, and topstitch around the entire rectangle.

Wrap the cuff around your wrist to feel the fit. Hand sew your button to the opposite end of the cuff from the elastic. Button placement will depend on where it feels comfortable on your wrist.

Voila! Finished project. I can't wait to make more, and try out some different embellishment ideas!

Enjoy making your own! Try layering different ribbons, using a patchwork of fabrics, or embellishing with buttons or crystals - the possibilities are endless when you are the artist!

Happy Tuesday! Amy

Monday, June 29, 2009

Deal of the Week

This week's Deal of the Week is a BOGO!

Checkout these cute summery checkbook covers and eyeglass case sets, each $9.95. These come packaged and ready for gift giving! Now you can get two sets for the same low price as one!

Happy Monday! Amy

Friday, June 26, 2009

June Giveaway Spoils!

As you may remember, Suzanne won the SewArtsy June Giveaway. She chose to have a pleated clutch made from group 3 - black, white and red geometric prints. Here's what she will be receiving as her prize.

Like it? Well make sure you check back on July 1 for instructions for the July SewArtsy Giveaway!

Happy Friday! Amy

Monday, June 22, 2009

Deal of the Week June 22-28

A little late in the day, but here's your SewArtsy Deal of the Week for June 22-28.

This week's Deal of the Week is progressive! We'll start with the Semicircle Bag Brown with Pink Damask for $12.45 (that's 50% off!). Once that goes to a new home I'll pick a new bag - the more bags that sell the more bags will be discounted this week!


Happy Monday! Amy

Monday, June 15, 2009

Deal of the Week June 15-21

Congratulations to my latest giveaway winner - see post below!

This week's Deal of the Week is free (refunded) US shipping on all purchases at SewArtsy this week!

Happy Monday! Amy

June Winner!

Congratulations to Suzanne, who said: "Group 3 is my favorite. I would love to see a pleated clutch made from these fabrics." Suzanne, I'll be in contact with you via email to talk about your prize!!

Thank you so much, everyone, for participating in this month's giveaway - I'll be back with a new one in July! In the meantime check in often to see if I put any of your wonderful ideas to work at sewartsy.etsy.com.

If you left me a comment for this giveaway, please come visit my shop this week. If you make a purchase between Jun 15 and 21, please put this code in the comment section to receive free shipping and 10% off your purchase: SAGIVE609

*I used random.org to chose the winning number out of the 35 eligible comments.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Voiced Your Opinion Today?

If you haven't already, head back to my June giveaway post - just over 2 days left to enter for your custom SewArtsy item!

Happy Weekend! Amy

Monday, June 8, 2009


I'm extending last week's Deal of the Week on Checkbook Cover & Eyeglass Case Sets from last week! Check out the bogo on these little ditties - they make fabulous gifts! Details are here.

Don't forget to enter June's giveaway for a custom SewArtsy item here!

Happy Monday! Amy

Friday, June 5, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Deal of the Week 6/1-7 and June Giveaway

This week's Deal of the Week at SewArtsy is buy one get one free Checkbook and Eyeglass Case Sets. Each set contains a fabric cover for your checkbook and an eyeglass case in wonderful spring fabrics. Each set is regularly priced at $9.95. These make wonderful gifts!

This week I'm also starting a new SewArtsy giveaway. I really strive in my shop to keep many items on the lower end of the price scale because I know that we can't be spending our money frivolously. But it's so fun to give gifts (at least for me it is!), and small handmade items are extremely special. So this week and next I'll be letting you tell me what your favorite smaller item from my shop is, and in return you get the chance to win a custom made SewArtsy item of your choice! (*see details below)

Group 1 Pinks and Brown Florals

Group 2 Neon Floral and Paisleys

Group 3 Black, White and Red Geometrics

Here's what you do:
1. Comment below as to which of the three fabric groupings above is your favorite, and which SewArtsy product you would most love to see made out of a fabric (or 2 or 3) from that grouping. The item must be one that is regularly priced at $20 or below - not clearance priced below $20. (Please leave your email address in your first comment so I can contact you if you are the winner) [Items regularly priced at under $20 include: Tissue Cozies, Checkbook/Eyeglass Case Sets, Coin Purses, Makeup Bags, Hair Clippy Caddies, Wrislet Clutches, Drawstring Bags, and Boxy Clip Bags)

2. For extra entries, leave me separate comments with links of where you've "shouted out" about this giveaway (blog, twitter, social networks, etc.)

Comments can be left starting Monday, June 1, 2009 through 11:59pm Sunday, June 14, 2009. The more links you leave the more chances you have of winning! I'll randomly select one winner the morning of Monday, June 15th, and announce the winner on this blog.

Good luck and happy Monday! Amy