We Have a Christmas Tree Napkin Winner!

Ginger Cato, congratulations!! You're the winner of the Christmas Tree Napkin Giveaway!!!!! You must have been a very good girl this year! Santa (AKA as DH or Marlboro Man according to him) randomly chose your number this morning! I'll send the napkins to you by US Mail sleigh as soon as I have your address.… Continue reading We Have a Christmas Tree Napkin Winner!

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Scrappy, Strippy, Quick Holiday Potholders

Today is Scrappy, Strippy Potholder Day in my series of tutorials about Christmas Crafting. You can still make these! The $6 Strippy Potholders I made were one of the more popular items on my one-night Craft Bazaar table. So I wanted to share with you how easy and enjoyable they are to make! I know… Continue reading Scrappy, Strippy, Quick Holiday Potholders

sewing · Tutorials

Coloring With Thread – Embroidery from Tula Pink & Me

Freelance blogging for Coats and Clark’s Sewing Secrets blog is one of the things I do in my Sewful Life.  They’re wonderful to work with and once in a while I hear about other freelance opportunities through my contact, Lynn. Coats and Free Spirit Fabrics are part of the same company and Tula Pink is… Continue reading Coloring With Thread – Embroidery from Tula Pink & Me

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Fold-It-Like-a-Tree Christmas Napkins Tutorial-ette & Giveaway

My friend Corky makes wonderful things that she sells at Craft Bazaars all through the year. So, when I decided to make things for the one night mini-bazaar at our church, I asked her what she would suggest. Since I was using Christmas Fabrics exclusively, she told me that the neighboring table at her last… Continue reading Fold-It-Like-a-Tree Christmas Napkins Tutorial-ette & Giveaway


Sew Scandinavian for Christmas Hygge

This is an extra post today, because I am SO in love with the six projects I found for my most recent Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog post. And, I have to share it with you!! You'll see another of my Christmas Crafting posts up in about an hour - watch this spot! We're… Continue reading Sew Scandinavian for Christmas Hygge

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Quickly Sewn Fabric Baskets

As promised, I wanted to show you how to make the lovely things I sewed for a small Craft Bazaar at our church a couple of weeks ago. I started with another tutorial, so this post is kind of a tutorial-ette. My "what to make" criteria was simple: Must be quick and enjoyable to make… Continue reading Quickly Sewn Fabric Baskets

More Blogging, More Sewing · Seasonal Sewing · sewing

Crafty Christmas Sewing – More Blogging, More Sewing

It's been a while and now is the perfect moment to share posts I've written for Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog with you. I'm pretty sure some of you are still trying to figure out what you can stitch up for Christmas, so I'm here to help! There are fun things for everyone here,… Continue reading Crafty Christmas Sewing – More Blogging, More Sewing


Sewing Holiday Style Dress-Ups

Sometimes planning what I'll wear for the holidays means a lot of opening the closet, shaking my head in dismay, moaning and.....closing the closet. And, repeat. Is that just me? So, I was thrilled and totally honored when I was asked to write a post about Holiday Dressing for the Sewing and Stitchery Expo blog.… Continue reading Sewing Holiday Style Dress-Ups


Too Too Tula Tula Pink Pink Stitchery

Where are my Tula Pink fans? I know you're out there and I have Tu-riffic news for you! Mark this date on your calendar - now - December 14th. That's the date that The Sewful Life will be participating in the Coloring With Thread Blog Tour!! Got it marked? Excellent - here's a little more… Continue reading Too Too Tula Tula Pink Pink Stitchery

Creative Opportunities · sewing

Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW

Last Saturday, a group of 70+ women who are incredibly important to sewing in the Pacific Northwest gathered for their annual meeting. If you've attended the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo, you know these women. They are the tireless volunteers who are the heart and soul of the Sewing Expo and the real secret… Continue reading Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW