Tag Archive: accessories

Make a Plastic Canvas Phone Pouch

Because it’s so easy to make items out of plastic canvas making something like a pouch for your smartphone is a great idea. They are small portable projects that you can make in any Tent Stitch patterns in the colors you like, The blog Sewing with Bobbin and Fred has an outstanding free tutorial on […]

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Custom Bike Coozie

For anniversary presents, I am always trying to think outside the box. Most of the time, I try to give ‘experiences’ – things we can do together to make memories in lieu of a gift. But this past year, I opted to do both. A small token gift, to match with the biking date nights […]

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How to Sew a Travel Wrap

Make a travel wrap - wear this wrap in these styles and more - simple tutorial (could even be no sew!) from Melly Sews for this travel scarfHey y’all, here’s my last travel post of the month – I’m going to show you how to make a travel wrap. And yes, I know today is technically August and not July, but there was that Skirting the Issue post and I’m on a summer-time schedule anyway. So we’ll pick up with August’s theme next Read the Rest…

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Oui Fresh Daisy Sunglasses are here!!!!

We’re beyond thrilled to share our new collection of daisy shaped sunglasses for women! For years, we have…

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Sew a Quilted Jewelry Case

Sew a jewelry bag - learn how to quilt as you go - video instructions and tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all. Today I’ve got something a little bit different for you – a new video class. This quilt as you go jewelry case was originally sold as part of a $99 group of classes, but I’ve decided to offer it individually for $10. It’s a great project to decide if you like quilting, and Read the Rest…

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Nantucket Bracelet DIY – cheater method

Ahhhh…the Summer of our youth. When I would spend hours upon days upon weeks making friendship bracelets out of embroidery thread for myself and all of my besties. Pinning them to my shorts, and silently cursing when the bracelets would inevitably twist. Trying to remember which thread color went next, how many knots I had […]

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Sew and Use Packing Cubes

How to sew and use packing cubes - Melly SewsHey y’all, today I’m sharing how to sew and use packing cubes. Packing cubes are a recent discovery of mine. And you might be a skeptic (like the Coach) about why and how they’re even useful. Like why pack your things in one bag just to pack them in another? I am a famously light Read the Rest…

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Sew a Travel Case – Using a Free Pattern!

So cool how this stands up! DIY Zip and Go Travel Case - Sew a Standing Zipper Roll for your Travel Essentials - Melly SewsHey y’all, welcome to July where this month’s blog theme is travel sewing! Today I’m sharing how you can sew a travel case – with a video I used for this zip and go one I sewed up. I love the way it stands up and holds things in their places! When I was a Read the Rest…

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Market Bag in Field Linen

A reusable bag is always a beautiful thing, especially when it’s actually a beautiful thing……

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Kelly Moore x A Beautiful Mess *new* bags!

Today we have a SUPER exciting announcement. We have teamed up with Kelly Moore to create a camera…

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Husk Wrap

The rhythm of brioche stitch, the beauty of its fabric and its innumerable variations always…

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Paper Palm Frond Party Decor + Free Cut Files

If there is a plant that makes me think of summer, it’s definitely the palm. Which makes it great party decor to help ring in summer! Today I’ve teamed up with Michaels to bring you three ways to add a little palm leaf pizazz to your summer party. Since, we literally don’t have palms growing on trees…

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Free Sewing Pattern – Little Man Baby Shoe

PATTERN DETAILS A modern little boys shoe with fun cross over buckle. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 0-3m 3-6m 6-12m Download Now

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Free Sewing Pattern – Little Man Baby Shoe

PATTERN DETAILS A modern little boys shoe with fun cross over buckle. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 0-3m 3-6m 6-12m Download Now

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Finished: Niizo Hobo Canvas Bag!

Hi, guys! Hope you all had a lovely weekend, especially for those of you in the US and the UK with an extra day off, yay! OK, it’s a well-established fact on this blog that I am a bit of a bag hoarder. Taking an accessory design this past semester really didn’t help that! Once […]

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Style Crush: Metallic Bags

I love a metallic bag! I usually tend toward gold and copper tones, but I got this silver…

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Daisy Statement Necklace

As a gal who does quite a few crafty projects, I often find myself with an abundance of…

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How to Sew a Snappy Pouch & DiscountGlasses.com Review

Sew a Snappy Pouch - Genius! Use Metal Measuring Tape as a Pouch Closure - Glasses Case Tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’m going to show you something so cool – how to make a snappy pouch using metal measuring tape for the closure. The first time I saw someone use this trick I knew I would eventually want to include it in a project. And when this post came along, it occurred Read the Rest…

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Fabric Tassel Bag DIY

I love a well-made seagrass tote, but sometimes a girl needs more excitement in her wardrobe! With a beach vacation on…

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Geometric Gold Statement Earring DIY 

Statement earrings are such a fun trend at the moment. I tend to be a “go big or go…

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Terrace Wrap

Evoking the texture of a garden trellis or a bistro chair, our Terrace Wrap screams…

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How to make a Magnolia Fascinator

Are you ready for the Kentucky Derby? Admittedly, I have never been to a Derby Party. But that is all about to change this weekend! My husband and I are headed to our very first Derby Party being hosted by Distinction Magazine right here in Virginia Beach. While I expect many mint juleps and hats […]

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Try This: DIY Clear Makeup Bag 

We’re serious makeup addicts—the secret is out! There’s something about playing around with makeup that we find relaxing…

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Knit Layette Socks

Nothing is quite so cute as the teeny tininess of a newborn baby’s plump, little…

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Shiny + Matte Wrap in Pink Primrose

Opposites attract in this springtime Shiny + Matte Wrap! In a real Felix and Oscar…

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Wood Bead Teether DIY

We are squarely out of the baby phase, so I love that my brother isn’t done yet and I can dote on my nieces with cute baby stuff. This wood teether is my new go-to, favorite baby craft. Not only does it turn out simply gorgeous, but it’s really fun and really quick to make. I know you may be wondering about how safely the beads are tied together. I totally

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Crochet + Leather Bow Tie Tutorial

I love a good bow tie. Which is probably pretty obvious, considering I have no less than six posts related to them, not including this one. Ha! This one is my favorite one. I also have always loved this crocheted bow tie I made in the early days of this ole blog. Since it’s been about six years since I last shared it, I figured it was time for an updated

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Easy DIY Circle Tote

As an avid lover of circles (Yes—that’s a thing!), I’ve been really diggin’ the circle purse trend. After searching…

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Needlepointing a Wallet Tips

My current wallet has now given up the ghost (the clasp is broken). A couple of months ago I decided I would move to a needlepoint wallet but I have not started stitching it. Now I need to stitch quickly. I picked this paisley canvas from Associated Talents and have a dark grey wallet to […]

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Faux leather + Felt Anemone Tutorial and Cut Files

I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s about making one of my favorite spring flowers, anemones!… without all the cutting. If you’ve ever made felt flowers you know what I mean. There is soooo much cutting. Cutting easily takes twice as long as gluing the flower together. Technically, you still have to do some cutting, but I figured out how to get my Silhouette to do most of the work. I started

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