Sew a Fabric Face Mask

Hi there!   Calling all sewers!  We can help our healthcare workers by sewing these simple fabric face masks.   These masks are used OVER the existing HEPA masks to make them last longer.  Please check the description on the Youtube video for ideas where to send your...

FIVE Scrappy Projects to create at HOME

Since we are all at home (staying safe and healthy I hope!), I wanted to think of some simple projects to create using the materials and tools we already have.  If you have read my blog for awhile you know I want to sew things and teach sewing projects that use easy...

Essential Sewing Tools: that won’t break the bank…

Tools are a hot topic with all of us who love sewing!  It's true that I am someone who prefers to keep things simple, but I do have a few favorite tools that were a small investment in my sewing.  I made a short video on youtube describing the tools I use in the order...

Kanban for Creative Business Owners!

Have you ever heard of Kanban?  Well if not, right now can be your most recent "ah ha!" moment because kanban is an incredibly simple and wonderful way to organize your work time.  Kanban was originally developed by Toyota back in the 1950s as a way to maximize...

How to make the magical PONY and yarn mane

When I first started the Magical Unicorn Pattern, I was actually making a horse for my daughter.  But then, of course, she wanted for the unicorn:)  The "pony" is simply the unicorn pattern without the horn and printed at 75%.  Easy!  But I do want to tell you some...

How to make the Horn on the Magical Unicorn Pattern

My newest sewing pattern, The Magical Unicorn is coming out tomorrow January 29, 2020!  I am excited to share this simple, fun, and adorable PDF sewing pattern with you all!  The horn is a great way to show some extra personality.  I did buy horns HERE and they are...

10 Sewing Habits to adopt in 2020

I made a new video over on my Yoututbe channel last week and I am so pleased that people are excited about the topic of new sewing habits!  I actually wrote an article for Sew Mama Sew a few years ago about this very subject.  That website is no longer around so I...

6 Happy Holiday Gift Ideas

About a week before Christmas, I made this new Youtube video over on my channel.  I wanted to make a follow up blog post to share what actually worked, what was added, and what did not happen!  I thought it would be fun to share how things actually turned out instead...

Family Trip To Nashville!

Over the winter break we took a trip to Nashville to visit my brother and his family.  We had a great time.  I wanted to share some of our experience in case you are thinking about taking your family there!  Nashville has become so popular and it's no wonder.  There...

Day Out Cross Body Purse

Sometime you just want to carry something small and cute and stylish, right?  A little purse like this one is the perfect accessory to brighten any outfit!  For makers, it is easy to make, has little fabric waste, and can be enlarged, simplified, and trimmed to your...

Sewers Club Subscription Box Video and Giveaway!

My pal Adam over at Sewers Club sent me their December Box to try out. It was so fun! He also offered Gingercake friends a $5 off your first box if you use this link. Are you curious about what is in there??? Well I shared on a video on my youtube channel and you...

Pattern Feature: The On the Go Organizer

The On the Go Organizer was one of my first PDF patterns back in 2011 and I am still so proud of it. I love how simple it is to make and what a pretty, thoughtful, and useful gift it makes. I often get 2 questions asked and this pattern is the solution 🙂 The first...

4 Eco Friendly Waste Free Gifts to Give

I am trying hard to be more mindful at home and using less STUFF. It's a challenge but not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. In fact, I enjoy exploring new ways to change things up and it feels great to set a better example for my kids. It also appeals to my...

Pattern Feature: The Make Your Getaway Duffle Bag

I have to admit this duffle bag sewing pattern is one of my very favorites. Why? Because every time I go on vacation, I bring out my duffel and pack it up! DUFFLE BAG = VACATION! Do you have a pretty bag made from your favorite fabrics available to pack for your...

The Best Seller: The Crayon Art Folio Sewing Pattern

When I look at the data of my pattern shop, not only is the crayon art folio my best seller, the second best seller is the old version without the mini folio included! Isn't that amazing? I know why too- because this crayon organizer pattern is not only adorable and...

Pattern Feature: The Art Caddy Tote

One of my most popular PDF Sewing Patterns is the Art Caddy Tote. I created this pattern for my own kids back when their crayons, markers, glue sticks, scissors, coloring books and papers were all over my house. What is an art loving (yet semi neat nick) mom to do? I...

What selling on etsy was like back in 2009

You guys would not believe how easy it was to sell PDF patterns back in 2009! I began by selling a few handmade owls in my little shop. It was fun to design the pillow and then take the photos, list it, and wait for the sale to happen. My first owl pillows sold were...

Pattern Weights made 3 ways Video Tutorial and chance to WIN!

When I made my video about 8 ways to Make Sewing more Fun, I received so many comments about the pattern weights that I decided to share instructions to make pattern weights! I also wanted to try some other versions to make it more fun and so that I could learn...

Why Beginners are Choosing Sewing Machines to Improve their Skill

The phrase the whole nine yards became popular when there was a need to make the most fashionable three-piece suits for men. This was made possible with the invention of the sewing machine, giving every seamstress more time to produce large...

Simple Flying Geese Quilted Pillow Tutorial

I love a good quilt block design. Sewing a whole quilt? Not so much! I do love the few quilts I've made and the process was wonderful but I don't want to devote the time to a whole quilt right now. BUT, I do have time to make a quilted pillow to decorate my living...

Sew a Fabric Face Mask

Hi there!   Calling all sewers!  We can help our healthcare workers by sewing these simple fabric face masks.   These masks are used OVER the existing HEPA masks to make them last longer.  Please check the description on the Youtube video for ideas where to send your...

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