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Sew Pro Stars Blog Hop

Sew Pro Stars Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Im so happy to be participating in the Sew Pro Stars Blog Hop and there are 2 awesome giveaways at the bottom! The Sew Pro inaugural event was this past September and was for entrepreneurs looking to break into the professional world of Sewing. Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness Patterns and Brenda Ratliff of Pink Castle Fabrics, true sewing professionals in their own rights and the fellow professionals they invited to share their experience and expertise were off the charts incredible…Pat Sloan, Tula Pink, Mimi G, Kristen Link of Sew Mama Sew,  Abbey Glassenberg of While She Naps, Craft Insustry Alliance and more!  Each shared their story of creating, knocking on doors and making the dream live.  Fan girl moments: I sat next to Pat Sloan during lunch Saturday, wheee and I carried my Tortoise Bag (Thanks Again for letting me test Sara!) made of Tula Pink Ponies, turned out it was the main print for one of her classes I attended, pinch me!!! Yaa, I’m just cool like that, ha, not really but man, I felt like a Star!






Just a few of the things I took away…

  1. Keep Knocking on Doors!
  2. There are no mistakes in creativity!
  3. Mean what you say and say what you mean!
  4. There will never be a “Perfect” time to start!
  5. It’s okay to be your loudest Cheerleader!

When I was checking in, Sara was at the table with Kim (yeah, Go Go Kim!) and as she introduced us she mentioned that I “always have a horse somewhere in my projects” so my Sew Pro inspired project had to be…Feed Sack Fun! I did what I do (test patterns, Thank You Designers!) and tested this pattern , its The Laume Clutch By Needle&Thread (&free on Craftsy!), Thanks Lauren!


I made a paper template of the main piece to mark on the feed sack where to cut for the front and back…fussy cutting, swoon. Really, it’s the Template that makes all the difference in this project and really, for all fussy cutting. With 10 horses here we go through quite a few feed sacks in a weeks time so you’ll be seeing more of these 🙂


Make sure to stop by all the Sew Pro Stars blogs to see what Sew Pro inspired for them…

SewPro Stars Blog Hop Schedule

Monday Nov 14

Lisa Peterson –

Sherri Noel –

Andi McElvain –  

Tuesday Nov 15

Vanessa Behymer –  <<< you’re here

Pam Cobb & Lynn Rinehart –

Sherry Shish –

Joanne Kerton –

Lisa Nielsen –

Wednesday Nov 16

Carmen Ross –

Anne Beier –

Jessica Caldwell –

Pamela Morgan –

Thursday Nov 17

Maryanna Powell –

Cathy Smith –

Lissa LaGreca –

Paula Mamuscia –

Angie Tackett –

Friday Nov 18

Becca Fenstermaker –

Holly Stockley –

Teri Seal –

Trinia Braughton –

Deanna Wall –

***Enter the Sew Pro Giveaway below to win a Fabric Bundle and Patterns***

a Rafflecopter giveaway

****And to win my Feed Sack Laume Clutch…just leave a comment here and Ill pick a winner next Tuesday 11/22/16****

Thanks Sew Much for making it this far! I can’t finish without also Thanking all the new friends I met and made, Thank You Ladies for a great weekend!!! Hope to see you again here, on Facebook or Instagram!


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14 responses »

  1. Sew Pro was so fun! Great Project!!


  2. Your feed sack clutch is beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!


  3. Sew Pro was amazing and we met so many inspiring, fantastic people! Thanks for sharing your experiences.


  4. I think designers are lucky to have you test for them. Your feed sack clutch turned out very cute!


  5. That is such a fun project! 🙂 I love your learnings!


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  7. What a cute clutch! No horses here, my daughter breaks into horrible hives 😦 but I love seeing beautiful pictures!


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  9. Love seeing your photos of a great weekend. Bag is so pretty!!


  10. Enjoyed your post! Great idea to use the feed bags! Such a cute clutch!


  11. Great idea to use the horse feed bags for such a fun clutch!


  12. Love your creative idea to use you horse feed bags.


  13. Wow! I love what you made with the horse bag!!! Soooo creative and definitely thinking outside the bag!!!! 😉 I grew up with horses and love everything horses too!!!! I’m so glad we got to meet at Sew Pro!!! It’s great to be reminded of all the messages shared at Sew Pro exactly 2 months after we were there! Great reminders to stay on task!!!!!


  14. Vanessa! I love that zipper pouch. It’s just perfect. So clever! And your Tortoise was beautiful. I’m glad we met! (I still haven’t attempted the serger.)



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