Gadget sewing tutorials are great for those people in your life that are addicted to their iEverythings!  You know the type (I live with one!).  Try one of these gifts that make protection, portability, or useability easier.  You will find tutorials for camera cases, phone cases, reader covers, iPad covers, earbud keepers and more.  You might not have the resources to buy the latest and greatest gadget, but you can sew something to make what they have even better!

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Gadget Sewing Tutorials

Running Belt from Me Sew Crazy

Running Belt from Me Sew Crazy


Purse Camera Bag from Peeka Boo Patterns

Purse Camera Bag from Peeka Boo Patterns


Quick Fabric Kindle Cover from Newlyweds on a Budget

Quick Fabric Kindle Cover from Newlyweds on a Budget


iPhone Case from Craft Me Not

iPhone Case from Craft Me Not


Kindle Case with Pocket from Chica and Jo

Kindle Case with Pocket from Chica and Jo


iPhone Wallet from My 3 Monsters

iPhone Wallet from My 3 Monsters


Charging Station from Positively Splendid

Charging Station from Positively Splendid


Cord Keeper from Leafy Tree Top Spot

Cord Keeper from Leafy Tree Top Spot


iPod Case from Design Fixation

iPod Case from Design Fixation


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Do you think men are the hardest to sew gifts for?  I have yet to sew something for my husband, with the exception of a pair of pajama pants.  He only ever wore those once.  I have been afraid to try again every since.  One of these tutorials is a nice tote bag.  I might try that for him since he always has to carry thing to work.

Here are some tutorials for sewing gifts for men that should help you out if you are stuck without ideas.

Sewing Gifts for Men


Sewing Gifts for Men


bicycle lunch bag Evil Mad Scientist

Bicycle Frame Lunch Bag by Evil Mad Scientist


sewing gifts for men heavy duty tool roll Man Made DIY

Heavy Duty Tool Roll by Man Made DIY


gifts for men Manly Cowl The Boy Trifecta

Manly Cowl by The Boy Trifecta


sewing gifts for men hand stamped hankerchief Paper N Stitch

Hand Stamped Handkerchief by Paper & Stitch


sewing gifts for men adjustable apron The Purl Bee

Adjustable Apron by The Purl Bee


sewing gifts for men manly man tote the seasoned homemaker

Manly Man Tote Bag by the Seasoned Homemaker


sewing gifts for men survival kit Ellison Lane

Guy Survival Kit by Ellison Lane



In this bundle, Frozen Flowers, the gals at Fabricworm are coordinating fabric in a beautiful icy blue palette.  From frosty sky blue to deep, inky indigo, this group has a good mix of organic feeling florals balanced with a few geometric prints.  A quilt made from these prints would be great for the winter months.  Or if you have a little girl obsessed with the movie Frozen, these prints would go with the theme and then outlast the fad.


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Here’s what’s in this week’s coordinating fabric bundle:

Joel Dewberry, Chicken Coop Egg Blue
Allison Cole, Leaves Blue
Bari J. Ackerman, Gillie Wishes Cool
Alexander Henry, Arvika Blue Haze
Art Gallery Fabrics, Squared Elements Navy
Valori Wells, Queenanne Blue Jay
Zoe Pearn, Floral Navy
Mary Jane for Moda, Dipper Goodnight
Michael Miller, Sultana Navy
Michael Miller, Deco Geo Navy

Mix It Up Monday aims to help you by coordinating fabric from multiple collections to take the guess work out of your fabric selections.  I hope this week’s bundle inspires your next project!

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Is anyone else having a difficult time getting around to decorating for Christmas?  I have had a couple of extremely busy weeks and putting up a tree has been getting pushed down my to-do list.  I am usually a day after Thanksgiving decorator, but this year I am hoping to at least get to it next week.

I came across this alternative tree idea while searching Pinterest.  It was posted on Wedding Chicks as one of 17 Christmas tree alternatives.  Christmas tree fabric from Ikea hangs on the wall with a few ornaments added for decoration.  This is sooo the kind of Christmas tree I could imagine putting up this year!

christmas tree fabric

The print is 2 yards in length and is 59″ wide, and is only $4.99.  I love the way the fabric is decorated.  The ornaments attached to the front almost make you take a second glance at whether this tree is real.  The presents are still under the tree and it all almost passes as authentic.  This would be great for small spaces where there is just no room to put up a tree.

I really wish this Christmas tree fabric was available online, but sadly it is in stores only.  My nearest Ikea is almost 2 hours away, so in that amount of time I could have the real one (and by real I mean artificial due to allergies) at least half done.

What else could you do with this fabric?

Christmas Tree Fabric from Ikea ~ “Vinter 2014″

christmas tree fabric print at ikea

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Click on the image to find the sale fabric deal!


Owl & Drum has many beautiful geometric prints in the sale section of the shop!

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 Shabby Fabrics has prints by Patty Young for $5.30/yard!
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 Canton Village Quilt Works has beautiful Hoffman Batiks for $7.24/yard!
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 Sew Modern has Day Dreams by Kate Spain for $3.63/half yard!
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 Fashionable Fabrics has Pricilla prints for $7.50/yard!
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 Fabric Spot has Blythe prints for $11/yard!
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 Sew Simple has Vintage Verona as part of the shop closing sale for $3.30/half yard!
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 Cuts of Cotton has Sun Print by Allison Glass starting at just $4/half yard
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 Pink Castle Fabrics has Chicopee prints from Denyse Schmidt in the $6/yard section!
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 Fabricworm has Crazy for Daisies by Adornit in the 30% off section!
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 Fat Quarter Shop has Ansonia by Denyse Schmidt for $7.53/yard!
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Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Crafter’s Vision – save an addition 15% on sale section & free shipping over $30!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Gorgeous Fabrics- take a look at the sale section! Lots of apparel fabrics!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – sale section, $6/yard and under!

Shabby Fabrics - sale section!

Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!

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