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January 12, 2022
WIP Wednesday #55: Let’s make a bigger drawstring pouch! from Crafty Gemini

I know you love my little bag & pouch projects so I’m back with a larger variation on one of my smaller pouches! In this episode of WIP Wednesday we’re making a larger drawstring pouch.

The original tutorial on making the small pouch can be found here: https://youtu.be/UnKKyzFzxDU

If you make a lot of projects that have drawstrings or elastic I have an easy to use tool for you, too! Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts and how you plan to use your drawstring pouch.

Products and projects mentioned:

• Fashion Fuse Interfacing ...

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December 8, 2021
WIP Wednesday #54: Light Fusible Batting? Why and when to use it from Crafty Gemini

In this episode of WIP Wednesday watch Vanessa go over different projects you can make with fabric strips or scraps and Bosal Light Fusible Batting.

Need some Christmas decor ideas? So many quick projects can be made using Bosal Fusible Batting. It saves so much time because you don’t have to quilt it to attach it to your fabric. HUGE time saver! It’s light enough for adding body to a project without being stiff or causing your sewing machine any issues.

Products and projects mentioned:

• Get the Light Fusible Batting: https://craftygemini.com/shop/bosal-one-sided-light-fusible-batting-45-x-36-white-2/

• Get the FREE ...

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December 2, 2021
WIP Wednesday #53: Sewing No-Show Socks with Crafty Gemini from Crafty Gemini

In this video I show you how to make my No-Show Slip Socks.

This is a one size fits most pattern. We like to use a cotton/spandex blend of fabric that has at least 100% stretch in both directions. These socks fit a child size 2 to a women’s size 11. The size will mostly depend on the fabric used and the amount of stretch the fabric has.

Overall it’s a very versatile pattern and with the amount of fun prints you can get in cotton spandex this is sure to be a go-to on your gift ...

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November 17, 2021
WIP Wednesday #52: Sew a fabric basket with Crafty Gemini from Crafty Gemini

Today, I’m sharing some tips for using Bosal In-R-Form to make a cute little fabric basket! This is a great scrap busting project that also makes a great organizing gift this holiday season. Follow this demo-tutorial and use this basket for jewelry, sewing notions, car keys, etc.

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to stay in the know of all new things going on at Crafty Gemini!

Products and projects mentioned:

• Order your Bosal In-R-Form 18″ x 58″ here: https://craftygemini.com/shop/bosalinrformsewin/

• Order your Bosal In-R-Form 36″ x 58″ here: https://craftygemini.com/shop/in-r-form-sew-in-36-x-58-white ...

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October 20, 2021
WIP Wednesday #49: Bag Making Tips with Crafty Gemini (and a Bag Club sneak peek!) from Crafty Gemini

Today, I’m sharing some bag making tips and pointers – things to keep in mind when you’re making pouches and bag projects.

Of course there are so many different interfacings and stabilizers, so we’re going to focus on two different products and some things to keep in mind.

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get more sneak peeks and be the first the know when the new bag club opens here: https://craftygemini.com/newsletter/

Products and projects mentioned:

• Order Wash Away Foundation Roll here: https://craftygemini.com/shop/wash-away-foundation-roll/

• WIP Wednesday #47: Zippered Pouch ...

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October 14, 2021
WIP Wednesday #48: How to make textured fabric with Crafty Gemini from Crafty Gemini

In this WIP Wednesday episode Vanessa of Crafty Gemini will share her tips for making textured fabric using Bosal Stitch & Steam.

If you order a package of Stitch & Steam from our shop here you will also receive a PDF pattern for my Texturized Placemat pattern!

Join us and learn the DOs and DON’Ts of working with Stitch & Steam.

Order the materials & tools mentioned:

• Order Stitch & Steam here: https://craftygemini.com/shop/stitchandsteam/

• How to Make a Textured Zipper Pouch: https://youtu.be/BV5gOztaq1g

Other products and projects mentioned:

Tools & Notions in the Crafty Gemini Shop: https://craftygemini.com/product-category ...

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September 30, 2021
WIP Wednesday #47: Use up your fabric scraps with this! from Crafty Gemini

Today, I’m showing you how to use the latest addition to the Crafty Gemini product line! This Wash Away Foundation Roll is the perfect way to use up all those little fabric scraps to make your own fabric! It is water soluble so after you stitch up your project simply soak in water or give it a wash and it will dissolve away. Think of all the fun ways you can use your roll of fabric scraps: make scrappy zip pouches, oven mitts, placemats, table runners, etc. Thanks for watching!

Order the materials & tools mentioned:

•• ORDER Wash Away Foundation ...

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September 24, 2021
WIP Wednesday #46: Sew a tiny faux leather zip pouch! from Crafty Gemini

In this week’s Work-In-Progress Wednesday, I’m showing you how to make my “easiest tiny zipper pouch” out of faux leather. Like, fit in the palm of your hand tiny! I love making these to store all my knitting and crochet stitch markers, tapestry needles and other small notions. They work great for sewing notions, too! Store your thimble, a few needles, a small spool of thread and you’re good to go!

All you need is some faux leather and a craft zipper. That’s it! It’s a super quick and easy make you’ll want to ...

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February 23, 2021
How to Sew a Quilted Puffy Scarf- DIY Sewing Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Are you staying warm? With Minnesota reaching well into the negative degrees Fahrenheit, having to go outside is chilling to the bone. Anytime it's winter, I always take the opportunity to use Art Gallery Fabrics substrates, because they are just the best to sew with. While I was looking through my fabric stash, I saw these lovely rayon prints in “Manhattan’s Foliage” by Bari J., “Honey”, and “Soleil Stripes” that I had to use! I was inspired by all the puffy accessories being created that I thought it would be a great idea to create my ...

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January 7, 2021
Time to Go on an Adventure: Little Forester Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome back fabric friends, I hope everyone had a nice and safe Christmas! Who else is ready to have a fresh start? 2021 is in a few days and I am looking forward to all the new adventures we will go through together. Today, we are finally wrapping up the year with the last lookbook launch of 2020, Little Forester Fusion! This is a new Fusion collection from AGF, meaning we grab a couple of iconic prints from your favorite designers, and then we recolor them to create a new exciting group. Little Forester Fusion is an all-cotton collection, which ...

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December 28, 2020
The Delicate Technique of Watercolor: Aquarelle from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Now I know last week I said that it was a crazy week, well I lied to you all because THIS week is actually crazy! Holidays are near and we couldn’t be more excited to start on new projects for 2021. This week is going to be the last full week here before the year ends, so we are working together to bring you as much inspiration as we can. This brings me to today, where we have Katarina Roccella’s latest collection, Aquarelle! Seeing all the makers submit their projects got me excited for this lookbook, and of ...

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December 22, 2020
Binding for Beginners - Easy Way to Finish Your Quilt Projects from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Hope you are finished making your handmade makes and have them beautifully wrapped under the tree! I can't believe Christmas is only three days away! Hope you all have a relaxing and safe holidays! But before you start celebrating I have a Quilting Tips video for you showing you a simple binding method that will have you finishing your quilting projects like a pro! There are so many different ways to bind a quilt and choosing the one that works for you may take some time. In this video I will show you the most successful method ...

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June 17, 2020
3D Triangle Pop Out Pouch- Sewing Tutorial from Crafty Gemini

I know how much you enjoy small pouch projects so, I’m back with another tutorial for you!

This 3D Triangle Pop Out Pouch is a beginner friendly, scrap busting project that makes a great little gift!

As pictured above I have made them in two different sizes. The smaller of the two features the 4″ long hardware. The larger pouch was made with the 4.75″ long hardware. We sell both lengths in our online shop here. If you’re wondering about dimensions, don’t worry. I provide you with the fabric cutting measurements below for both sizes of ...

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