Sewing Workshop #3: Reversible Tote Bag

Join me this Saturday, Oct 10, 2014, at The Uptown Studio, to make a simple reversible cotton tote bag, with the option to extend the straps to a cross body version.  You’ll leave with your finished bag, a pattern to create more at home, as well as refined skills in stitching straight seams, french seams, topstitching and pressing.

Read the details and pay tuition here.

Children with sewing machine experience are welcome, but students aged 13 or under must have an adult present to assist them.

I made this sample tote using an Alexander Henry fabric.  I can’t wait to see the fabrics my students will select.  See you soon!

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Fun Fall Birds for your iPad

I just completed 2 iPad cases in this cute bird print, with a crisp, contrasting chevron for the flap.  I love the way they turned out, and couldn’t wait to share it here! 

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These adorable pouch style cases are ready to ship and available in my Free Rose Studio Etsy shop.  Order early and give handmade this holiday season! Each pouch style case features 2 high quality printed cottons, a hidden water repellent cotton duck lining, and a soft minky lining to prevent scratches. Contrasting binding finishes the edge of the flap, and a professionally set resin snap secures your tablet inside. 

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I will also be listing identical cases for the Kindle! They are also ready to ship and ready for gift giving.

And, if the birds aren’t your style, choose from the combos below and I’ll whip up something custom made for you, and for whatever device you have (iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, other tablet). Embroidery is also available for a nominal fee, should you want to further personalize your case! 

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NEW item! iPad/Tablet/Laptop case

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Technology gives us so many ways to express ourselves, to carry around photos and songs that show who we are, cameras to capture our days, books to show our interest. But these pieces of ourselves have one flaw-they all look the same! Wrap your digital self in a unique Free Rose Studio hand made case and show the world your personality, even when the battery is dead.

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Each pouch style case features 2 high quality printed cottons, a hidden water repellent cotton duck lining, and a soft minky lining to prevent scratches. Contrasting binding finishes the edge of the flap, and a professionally set resin snap secures your tablet inside. A small sleeve on the flap secures a stylus.

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This item is available in 8 bold combinations!

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This listing is for an iPad sized case. I am happy to make cases for other devices, such as Kindles, laptops, etc; please provide me the type and accurate dimensions of your device at checkout (length, width, depth), please measure twice as no returns will be accepted for custom items.

Add an embroidered name or appliqued monogram for an additional $10, please purchase the separate “Tablet Case Embroidery/Monogram Add On” in my shop, and specify what you would like added.

PURCHASE at http://www.FreeRoseStudio.etsy.com, or by clicking on any of the photos above.

Have a great day! xoxo Susie

Heap o’ Hunks Holiday Stockings

I had to get this fabric when I saw it, it was too ridiculous to pass up.  But, I had no idea what to do with it until I thought it would make the best holiday stockings!

A limited run of 3, these are ready to ship and there’s still time to get them for Christmas.  Stockings measure 18″ in length, and 11″ across.  The middle one is slightly smaller at 16″x9″. Black velvet cuffs at the top, ully lined in red, with no exposed seams, and a ribbon loop for hanging.

Give the gift of handmade for $15!  Priority shipping is available for $5.  Please email susie@freerosestudio.com if you are interested, and let me know which man you want sent to your home!

 

New in the shop…

Todays Babywearing event was a lot of fun! It was nice to see so many happy babies and toddlers!

In honor of this week, I have added 2 new slings to the Etsy store.  I’m also offering 20% off slings with the code babywear , and I am extending the sale through October 31.

I also added some really fun Dia de los Muertos wet bags! They are 10″x13″, lined in sealed PUL, and perfect for keeping dirty things contained in your purse or diaper bag.  Wet bags are great with cloth diapers, but their usefulness doesn’t stop there!  Use them to store soiled clothing, used burp clothes, or in your gym bag to keep sweaty clothes separated.  This fun Alexander Henry (Los Novios) print can be used year round, the beautiful colors carry it beyond Halloween.  Other sizes are available, send me a message for details.

Love the print? Check out my new Day of the Dead Ring sling, with contrasting reversible black panel, metallic ring, and rick-rack trim.

If you want something more feminine, take a gander at this floral and houndstooth creation.  It is also reversible to a solid red, and has rick rack trim to divide the fabric patterns.  Add a bit of springtime optimism to your fall wardrobe. And save 20%!