8 Tips to make sewing more FUN and less frustrating

Now that I have been sewing for myself and for my business for 10 years (i can't believe it has been that long!) I find myself forgetting those early days when a simple sewing project could turn tedious and frustrating. I remember thinking, "I love this but it is just...

How to Make a Lined Drawstring Bag

I recently took a trip to the beach and made several of these cute drawstring bags to help organize small things in our bags. They worked great! Especially for my little ones. She loved packing her underwear and socks in these pretty bags. Click on the video below to...

Three Simple Summer Sewing Projects

I like to sew up quick and simple projects that will be useful this time of year. Last summer I shared a video with instructions to make scrunchies, eye mask and sun glass holder. This summer I made a NEW video featuring how to sew an insulated water bottle sleeve, a...

Beach Trip 2019!

The girls headed out to the beach! A short walk from our house. The beach is very natural! I just got back from our Beach vacation 2019. It was really sweet. We went to Avon, North Carolina on Hatteras Island of the Outer Banks. It is a beautiful, peaceful beach and I...

Emily’s Summer Bucket Bag

I am so excited to share this gorgeous Bucket Bag made by Emily Cummings of @mycraftylittleself. Emily is a talented sewist so be sure to follow her sewing adventures on IG. On to the bag... Here is what Emily said about her bag... "I keep looking at my finished bag...

How to easily install eyelets

Several people have told me that are a little wary of the eyelet feature of the Bucket Bag. One thing that is funny about sewists is that although they may have accomplished a very elaborate pieced quilt, they may not have done something simple like installed a zipper...

Bucket bag, changed but only a little…

You all know I LOVE to change things up with my patterns, right? This is one of the best things about sewing- slight changes and getting a new look. Well in this circumstance, this is actually how I originally made the bucket bag! But I changed it to the one long...

Romantic Bucket Bag by Lisa

My new sewing friend, Lisa Kellog of Simply Stitched made the prettiest new Bucket Bag for me to share here for the offical Bucket Bag week 🙂 Lisa used home decor weight fabric for the exterior. I love this soft floral selection! The gray and melon are modern yet...

Beachy Bucket Bag by Kristin

I love this gorgeous beach themed version of my new sewing pattern, the Bucket Bag . Kristin McCauley has tested several of my last patterns and she is the best! First, her skill at grammar and sewing is VERY helpful! Next, her sewing is so so good. Finally, she know...

Gingercake Bucket Bag Pattern is now in the SHOP!

I am super excited to share this new pattern with you, friends! Introducing my newest sewing pattern, the Bucket Bag! I have been using this particular Bucket Bag now since the beginning of March and it still looks great! So, what is so special about my newest sewing...

The 2019 Spring Sew Fab Bundle is HERE!

The Spring 2019 Sew Fab Bundle features 9 different designers, with 9 brand new patterns exclusive to the bundle. And you get to mix and match and make your own bundle! Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale! We all appreciate your business! This bundle...

I tried a Bento Bag!

Over the weekend I made this awesome Bento Bag Pattern by my friend Kristy Morrow of SweetKM. She is so so clever. A bento bag is a Japanese style bag. The word translated into english means "good fortune bag". Isn't that cute? It is a simple bag that is great for...

Vintage Quilt completed- 80+ years later!

Back in October 2014 (four and 1/2 years ago!) I posted a photo of this vintage quilt top I was given by my neighbor on instagram. His mother in law made it from flour sack fabric. I was so thrilled to be given such a precious gift! Back then, I had to first figure...

Build in Bookcase planned and executed!

I like to think my sewing skills and spacial talents help to create out new bookcase. All these hours working out sewing patterns and honing my spacial skills must be helpful in other household endeavors! Forgive the big words- I have been listening to Jane Austen...

Trendy Bag, (more) Headbands, and a Show-off Video!

hi friends! Yesterday my gal pal Vanessa of LBG Studio sewed up some beautiful headbands for the More Sewing to Sell Blog Tour. Did you see them yet? Here is the link to visit LBG. Vanessa is truly talented! Today, Heidi of Handmade Frenzy made one of my favorite...

Headbands and Totes by Jane

Today's stop on the More Sewing to Sell Blog Tour is the fabulous Jane of Buzzmills. If you haven't heard of Jane's blog, today is a great day of discovery for you! She is creative and whimsical and down to earth is such a great way. You will love her style! Head on...

More Sewing To Sell Blog Tour- A Looks Like ME Dolly

I am the first stop on my own blog tour! I am excited to get more exposure for this book because it is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to get more advanced in their sewing business. I loved digging deeper into business topics that are meaningful to my own...

More Sewing to Sell is HERE! And the first giveaway…

It's been a very HAPPY week for Gingercake Patterns and moi, Virginia Lindsay 🙂 My new book, More Sewing to Sell is finally available for purchase and I am so excited to share it!  This book was a challenge and pleasure to write.  I really wanted to give my readers...

Sawtooth Star Pin Cushion Video Tutorial

Gosh I love pin cushions.  I have MANY.  But you need lots of pin cushions when you are getting really creative.  Otherwise those pins end up in piles EVERYWHERE! I also love making something cute and easy with a traditional quilt block!  A pin...

How to make the Black Kitty from the Modern Folksy Kitty Pattern

For the past couple of years I have offered a kit to make a really cute (not ghoulish) version of my Modern Folksy Kitty Sewing Pattern in Black.  This year I didn't offer the kit but I am offering the pattern on sale for just $5!  I decided to share here...

8 Tips to make sewing more FUN and less frustrating

Now that I have been sewing for myself and for my business for 10 years (i can't believe it has been that long!) I find myself forgetting those early days when a simple sewing project could turn tedious and frustrating. I remember thinking, "I love this but it is just...

read more

Three Simple Summer Sewing Projects

I like to sew up quick and simple projects that will be useful this time of year. Last summer I shared a video with instructions to make scrunchies, eye mask and sun glass holder. This summer I made a NEW video featuring how to sew an insulated water bottle sleeve, a...

read more

Beach Trip 2019!

The girls headed out to the beach! A short walk from our house. The beach is very natural! I just got back from our Beach vacation 2019. It was really sweet. We went to Avon, North Carolina on Hatteras Island of the Outer Banks. It is a beautiful, peaceful beach and I...

read more

Emily’s Summer Bucket Bag

I am so excited to share this gorgeous Bucket Bag made by Emily Cummings of @mycraftylittleself. Emily is a talented sewist so be sure to follow her sewing adventures on IG. On to the bag... Here is what Emily said about her bag... "I keep looking at my finished bag...

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