Mandala Backpack by Genette McKnight #sew #embroider #diy

Mandala Backpack

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Mandela is a word of Sanskrit that means circle. I used this as the theme for my granddaughter’s backpack because I wanted her to have something that she could grow with.


DesignWorks Pillows & Runner from Amanda Murphy

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As Sewing Celebrity Amanda Murphy of Amanda Murphy Designs has been exploring with her BERNINA 780 E, she has created some of the most beautiful projects. Amanda has even put together videos for each project using her Medallion, Harlequin and Fizz patterns. Enjoy!

Embroidered Tote Bags by Ginger Pahos. #sew #diy #embroider

Embroidered Tote Bags

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We love to see what our readers are sewing! These lovely tote bags were made by Ginger Pahos, one of the women I met at an August BERNINA 830 LE VIP event.

Bridal Purses by Kerry Finn #sew #diy #embroidery

Romantic Purses for the Brides

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I was lucky enough to witness two beautiful weddings for two lovely brides this summer. One was my niece and the other a very special friend’s daughter. A bridal purse seemed like the right thing to make for each of these wonderful young women.

"BERNINA Button" Bag by Mary Beck, The Sewing Room, Tucson, Texas #sewing #diy

BERNINA Buttons on Our Bags

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I loved the “sew” buttons they had at BU. I needed a new lunch tote to match my new coffee mug, so I used V6 to do the lettering and the cutwork tool to set up the circles for cutting and stitching.

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Hello, My Name is Sam…

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I designed these pillowcases for a young man I met at the hospital I work at. He was so much like my nephew that I couldn’t help but feel for him.

Merry Christmas Banner by Glenda Hulet #sew #diy

Holiday Banner

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It’s August! Do you know what you’re sewing for the holidays? Ornaments, place settings, quilts, totes, special outfits… Many of us are still in the middle of hot summers, so here’s something to help put us in the mood: photos of a “Merry Christmas” banner made by Glenda Hulet, Sew What BERNINA, Beaumont, Texas. Don’t

Little girl's dress by Christine Fuller #sew #diy

Sweet Sundress

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WeAllSew reader Christine Fuller made this adorable dress for her 2-year-old granddaughter.

"Chocolate Delight" by Jenny Raymond 2012 #diy, #sewing

“Chocolate Delight” by Jenny Raymond

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Jenny Raymond, quilt artist, author, speajer, teacher and BERNINA National Artisan describes her “Chocolate Delight” ensemble, an embroidered jacket and skirt which has been juried into the International Quilt Association’s 2012 show.

Upcycled denim shorts made into a small purse. #diy #sew

New Use for “Undergrown” Shorts

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A WeAllSew reader recently recycled a pair of shorts she “undergrew” (this is the opposite of “outgrew”). She lost weight and took a pair of her old shorts and made a small purse to accommodate her cell phone, keys, and wallet.