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 Well in this circumstance, this is actually how I originally made the bucket bag!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 steps to Beautiful Balanced Scrap Fabric New Yardage

Have you ever tried to put scraps together only to find that you can't seem to get the look you want?  Yes, me too.  Well, after all these years, I have a solution for YOU! I was helping my daughter make her drawstring backpack (from this post a few weeks ago) and as...

Selling Handmade on Poshmark- adding to my business wheel

Handmade business is all about diversifying.  You can't just keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect to continue staying in a creative and evolving business.  I like to think of my business as a wheel with sprockets- like a bicycle wheel.  At the...

How to Sew an Easy and Fast Pencil Pouch with a Zipper

Back to school is in full swing at my house!  All FOUR of my kids are now going to school all day long.  Yes, I am crying a little but also looking forward to this new chapter of my life.  It actually feels pretty hectic getting everyone ready.  I took an afternoon...

How to do some SERIOUS scrap busting!

A couple weeks ago I made a video on my Youtube channel that was sponsored by Mercari.  Mercari is a buying and selling app that is FREE and very easy to use!  My video shows how I went through my mountain of scraps, divided them into colors, weighed them and...

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