Announcing: Polka Dot Chair Sewing Patterns

Retro Travel Bag Sewing Pattern
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  Hi Everyone! I’m very excited to announce a new part of my blog, Polka Dot Chair Sewing Patterns!!  Back in 2008 when I started blogging, I set up a separate company for my PDF Sewing Patterns, called Fourteen May.  I still love that company (and name) but have come to realize that I need… 

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How to add Leather Straps to a Handbag

March Bag made with Birch Organics Fabric
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I designed my March Bag pattern a couple of years ago and I think that it’s still one of my favorites.  Recently Birch Organics Fabric sent me a bundle of their new line Grove Decor  to play with. I knew immediately that I wanted to make up a new handbag with it. The Grove Decor… 

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DIY Frame Clutch Ideas

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I’m so excited I made my first Frame Clutch Purse! Next week I’ll be attending the Alt Summit in SLC.  I’m excited but admittedly a bit nervous.  I don’t want to feel like a fish out of water as I’ve heard there are some insanely talented people attending. I’ve started to pull a few things… 

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Some Pattern Updates

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Ever since I made the July bag, I wanted to make it again but out of home decor fabric this time.  My trip to the Sewing Summit in October provided the perfect excuse to get it done. This bag was originally designed to be a beach bag so I made it out of burlap, since… 

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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

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***This giveaway is now closed*** Today Sew Mama Sew is holding their annual giveaway day! If you are new here, Hello!! I hope that you will “poke around” a bit and find something that you like! As part of the Giveaway Day, I’m giving away one each of the PDF sewing patterns in my shop,… 

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Introducing the July Bag! Plus…Fabric Flower tutorial

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Whew!! How was your all’s weekend? Ours was crazy busy…. We had a family wedding to attend,  sick kids needing to get better,  and a million errands to run. In the midst of it all, I spent lots of time last weekend doing this… Writing, editing, and writing again, and fighting with the computer to… 

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New bag pattern… here’s a hint, are you ready for summer???

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The weather here in Kentucky has started to turn towards Spring and I could not be happier.  My soul loves the warm weather. On our first day where the thermostat hit above 60 degrees I started thinking summer… Lazy days by the pool… Outings with friends…. Maybe a fun Vacation?…. The smell of Sunscreen… Do… 

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Great News!

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I’m so excited! I’ve found a way to make the patterns for sale in my shop available to you via INSTANT DOWNLOAD!! Yep, that’s right, no waiting around for your pattern to  be  emailed! After you check out you will be sent a link to download the pattern yourself! June Bag Pattern Aside from saving… 

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New Year, New Products!

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Happy New Year!! To kick off the New Year I’m having a SALE of some of the bags and sewing kits from my shop.  The new year is coming up and it’s time to stock it with some NEW STYLES and NEW PRODUCTS! I still have a few bags left (down to just 1 of… 

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Jumping off a Cliff!

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I feel like I just jumped off a cliff! I made the big switch to bigcartel for my pattern and sewing shop! Traci and I had been running may&mae together for a year now and decided it was time to branch out on our own.  You see her handmade soldered charm business has really really… 

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