Holiday Gift Idea: Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine to make a lovely Paper Wall Hanging.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers
I love fabric projects but I have to admit I am not an expert seamstress, I feel more confortable using paper and I love that my Stitch Happy Machine  makes the job really easy!

To make my banner I trimmed my paper in a crest shape and added the little hearts made with felt from the Stitch Happy Card Kit. The machine is strong enough to sew it to paper!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next I added a cloud shape made with a lovely embossed cardstock from Bazzill and stitched all around with the gold thread.  On top of my cloud I added a phrase with thickers and the Stitch Happy had no trouble sewing it to two layers of paper. Just go slowly!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To hang my Paper Wall Banner I folded the paper on the top and sewed 2 straight lines. The machine has a guide so you don’t have to worry about getting your lines all crooked.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the pink thread to make a border and used the scalloped stitch on the bottom.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To decorate my Paper Wall Banner I made some pompons using the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and some cotton yarn.

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

I hung three different colored pompons on one side and braided the rest of the yarn.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily sew paper, cardtstock, felt, wood venners and even leather! The threads are thick so they really stand out on your projects.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Wall Hangings are very cute and easy to do, they are definitely a great Christmas Gift for children and teens.

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a mini album that I created using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Recently, I wrote a blog post about my crafty travelers notebook. You can find more details about how I created the base of the travelers notebook HERE.
Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Today, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the pages that I created to go inside the notebook.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created the notebook I made it with enough pages so that I had one page for each city I was visiting. When I visited Chicago, I took SO many photos that I wasn’t able to fit all of the photos onto the two page spread. I used patterned paper that I cut with the dial trimmer as an extra page in the notebook. I love the scalloped edge that I was able to add to the patterned paper with the dial trimmer. To add the page into my notebook, I taped it in place with washi tape.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the white pages in the notebook, I did a little bit of mixed media with Heidi Swapp color shine and Vicki Boutin stamps. The stamped flowers made the perfect embellishments.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As usual, I used my Typecast Typewriter to type the journaling for this spread. I love the look typed journaling and it’s so easy to type journaling with the Typecast Typewriter.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

By adding that one little patterned paper insert, I was able to add 3 extra photos and more journaling about my crafty adventures to Chicago. My We R Memory Keeper tools made creating (and altering) my travelers notebook so easy. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Fall Table Runner with the Stitch Happy

Hello and welcome! Chantalle with you, and today I would love to share a simple and stylish piece of home décor you can create yourself with basic supplies and your Stitch Happy Sewing Machine.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I’ve created a leaf table runner, which is the perfect size for my coffee table and looks great on the dinner table too! I love the warm shades, which coordinate beautifully with my furniture.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I love the organic shapes the leaves take on when joined together!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I started this project off by grabbing some coloured felt from my local craft store. These sheets were A4 size and I got two sheets in four different shades. I then used my beautiful rose gold fabric scissors that come in a 2 pack. The other pair of Stitch Happy scissors is a platinum colour and has been created specifically for paper. These two beauties, combined with my gold ones make the perfect molten trio!

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers
I cut out as many leaf shapes as I could get out of each sheet of felt, varying the sizes of the leaves, so I had a good mix of shapes and colours. I chose to keep the shape quite simple this time, but it would also be fun to mix different leaf shapes I think!

I ran each leaf through my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine using White Multimedia Thread for the main vein down the centre. I then switched to a regular weight thread and continued to sew a few more, finer veins branching out along each leaf.

NOTE: Remember to change out your needle to match your thread weight.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I love the awesome texture the Multimedia Thread adds to the leaves. As you can imagine, between two rounds of stitching, there were plenty of ends to snip off!

Another tip would be to backstitch when starting and ending each line of stitching. This will prevent your hard work from coming undone once you snip off excess thread.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

When all the leaves were complete, I laid them out on some baking paper on my dining room table. I did this because I chose to use hot glue to adhere them together and didn’t want to risk damaging the table. I actually used low melt temperature glue sticks, which weren’t as scalding on the old fingertips!!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

The reason for the hot glue was also because I could get a strong bond, quickly without risking movement of the leaves while waiting for glue to dry. I also preferred this method to sewing them together as I felt I had just the right amount of visible stitching. This felt was already slightly stiff, so I didn’t have to use any backing material. One could use Fusing material if your felt was softer and you would prefer it to be a bit more rigid. One could even back sections with cork to make it heat resistant on the table!

 Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

Here is a full-length shot of the runner. I think it would make quite a nice wall hanging as well!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine 

Here is a closer look at the stitching. You will love and adore sewing with thicker multimedia threads with the Stitch Happy!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

This project is easily adapted to suit different seasons or special events.

I hope you will give it a try!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

Happy travels!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Stitch Happy White Multimedia Thread

Stitch Happy Scissors

Stitch Happy Machine Needles

Fall Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a layout that I created using three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Stitch Happy sewing machine, the Typecast Typewriter, and the Frame Punch board. I find myself constantly reaching for these tools.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When Fall finally rolls around, I am giddy! I LOVE everything about Fall. It’s by FAR my favorite season. Scrapbooking about Fall is so much fun. I was thrilled to sit down and create a Fall themed layout. The first thing I did was create 4 frames with the Frame Punch Board. The frames are 4 inches square with a 1-inch border along the bottom. The frame punch board makes creating polaroid frames so easy!

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Once the frames were finished, I added photos to two of them, a title in one of them, and journaling in the remaining frame. My Typecast Typewriter is my favorite way to write my journaling. My handwriting is so big and so loopy that I can’t fit handwritten journaling into small spaces on my layouts. Fitting journaling into small spaces is a perfect task for the Typecast Typewriter. I adhered the frames to a neutral piece of patterned paper for the background. I slightly offset the frames to create a little bit of interest.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When I had my frames in place I wanted to add a border along the top and the bottom of the layout. I cut small patterned paper strips and stitched them in place using the Stitch Happy sewing machine. I adore this machine! I love that it can stitch through several layers of paper and that it stitches with thicker thread.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall is on it’s way and I have a jump start on my Fall scrapbooking! I’m a happy girl! How will you document your Fall memories?

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Frame Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Typecast Typewriter

Midnight Haunting Collection by Pebbles

Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I love to Bible journal and wanted to find a way to include some of my favorite We R Memory Keeper tools. With a little experimentation I discovered how to add both a folded tab and stitching to my Bible pages.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I searched for a verse that inspired some creativity and spiritual enlightenment, then pulled out some of my favorite Vicki Boutin paints and stamps.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I scraped paint, stamped flowers, added a title and hand-copied a quote that related to the verse.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Next, I created a folded tab for the edge of the page with the Tab Punch Board.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I cut a piece of Bazzill cardstock to 2.5 inches by 5 inches, then folded it in half long-wise. I lined up my cardstock to the five inch mark with the folded edge at the top.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I punched a small tab, then used the trimmer part of the board to cut off the excess cardstock.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I then used the Stitch Happy machine to add a few lines of messy stitching to the side of the tab that would be on my journaled page. A more experienced sewer could probably sew this directly to a Bible page, but I found it easier to stitch on the tab and then adhere the tab to my page.

If you do sew directly onto your Bible page, the folded tab will sandwich your delicate Bible page between the cardstock, keeping your Bible page from tearing. If you try my method, the other side of the folded tab makes for a nice clean look in case you want to journal on the back side of your page.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I used the Typecast typewriter to type out the Bible reference onto a piece of washi tape, then adhered the washi tape label to my tab. I secured the tab to my Bible page with a tape runner.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Making the tab was super quick, so I’m sure I’ll use that technique often. Adding texture with stitching was fun, and something I’ll definitely try again. If you journal in your Bible, I encourage you to try making your own tabs, and I’d love to see how you stitch on your pages! Happy and blessed creating!

 

Supplies Used:

Tab Punch Board

Stitch Happy

Typecast Typewriter

Travel Art Journal

 Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun travel art journal that I created with the Stitch Happy sewing machine (with grey twine), the Supreme Ruler, and the Tab Punch Board.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This Summer/Fall is full of crafty adventures for me. I’m SO excited and determined to document all of my adventures along the way. I decided to create a small travelers note book/art journal.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

I started by using the Supreme Ruler to cut down the gigantic watercolor paper that I picked up at my local craft store. I wanted a heavy good quality watercolor paper because I planned on using ink, paint, and watercolors within the journal. I cut the paper down to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2. I cut one piece of patterned paper to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 for the cover of the journal. Then I used the Supreme Ruler again to draw a straight line down the center of the journal so I could stitch down the center of the paper.

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy sewing machine stitched through the heavy watercolor paper like a champ! After stitching through the stack of paper I folded the journal in half to create a book. Inside the journal, I went a little crazy with paints, watercolor, and Heidi Swapp color shine.

For each section of the journal, I created a tab using the Tab Punch Board. Each tab is embellished with a cute little puffy heart sticker.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the first page of the journal, I created a frame with the Frame Punch Board. Inside that frame, I typed all of the cities I will visit on my crafty adventures.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the first full spread in the journal I added a few photos from my adventure on top of the Heidi Swapp color shine background.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait until my little crafty adventure journal is clear full! It was so fun and so easy to create using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

We R Supreme Ruler

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Stitch Happy Grey Twine

Typecast Typewriter

Frame Punch Board 

Hustle & Heart collection by American Crafts

Traveler’s Notebook with the Stitch Happy

Hello there We R friends, and Happy Friday! Aly here with you today. I hope you’ve enjoyed Travel Week, and that you’ve gotten some inspiration for your travel-themed projects. Today I’m excited to share an easy way to document your travel memories using the Stitch Happy sewing machine.

Recently, I shared a tutorial for making this Hawaii themed Traveler’s Notebook plus one of the inside pages on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. You can catch the original post, including a process video and demo of the Stitch Happy HERE.

The thick Stitch Happy Thread (similar width to floss) really holds the six sheets of copy paper plus the cardstock cover together securely.

After binding my notebook, I used a few simple elements from the Crate Paper Oasis Collection to decorate the cover. Now I can add photos, memories, and embellishments to the inside pages as I have time. Here’s a look at a brand new page I added:


I used my used my Typecast Typewriter to add some journaling directly to one of the tags from the Oasis Ephemera Pack. I love journaling with my Typecast-so easy!

Here are some details shots from the inside page:

I love using Traveler’s Notebooks to document memories. They’re quick, easy, and can be made in no time with the Stitch Happy sewing machine. They’re my favorite DIY project to date!


Thanks for joining me today. Have fun with your travel-themed projects, and enjoy your weekend friends!

Supplies:

Stitch Happy
Stitch Happy White Thread
Typecast Typewriter
Crate Paper Oasis Collection

Activity Travel Bag for Kids with the Stitch Happy

Hello and welcome, Chantalle with you today! I’ve been having so much fun with my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine that I thought it would be fun to create a little travel kit for my DD with some leftover calico fabric I had from the beach bag I created recently!

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Our family loves to take scenic drives at the weekend, but sometimes all the car time can make my little girl a bit restless. I have popped together a super simple little travel kit for her to keep those “Are we there yets?” at bay…

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The bag attaches to the headrest of the front seat so it’s easily reached and contains a few things to keep her (and possible even big bro!) engaged that teensy bit longer!

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The bag itself started out as roughly a six inch square piece of fabric. I used my Supreme Ruler to cut the fabric. I love the metal edge! Perfect for running a knife against and ensuring a clean cut.

I then ran the bag through my Stitch Happy with a straight stitch on two sides  (the fold served as the third side) leaving a little bit at the top open, for the hem section where I would insert the rope for the drawstring.

The outside has been embellished very simply with some felt hearts from the Stitch Happy Banner Kit. I hand-stitched some letters on them for a bit of fun. They spell the words ‘PLAY’ when read clockwise. I will admit that the addition of the lettering was after I had created the bag, so I used my hot glue gun to adhere them to the bag. (If I had had the thought of it earlier, I would have machine stitched them on.)

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The first item inside the bag is a little notebook, which I re-purposed from an existing book that I had in my stash.

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The size was perfect for the bag, so I carefully removed the cover and fashioned a new one from a sheet of Amy Tangerine’s On a Whim, ‘Shady Bunch’ paper. I used my Corner Chomper to round the edges.

Inside, I attached some Amy Tangerine On a Whim Ephemera sporadically onto a few pages.

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

She can use the notebook to jot down some notes, make a map of our route or play a game with her brother.

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Also inside is a little laminated scavenger hunt, which I downloaded from the net. There are heaps of printables available so they can be easily prepped the night before you travel if necessary.

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

There are also some little ‘Would you rather’ game cards, which I found online as well. These have been laminated and added to a book ring. I used my Crop a Dile to punch its way through the whole stack in one go!

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The bag turned out super cute and my little miss loves the fact that she has her own special kit for use in the car or on public transport. The book ring can even be attached to a handbag or stroller!

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Fill it with goodies your child loves. (LOL Dolls are a firm favourite in my house at the moment) and maybe even a treat or two or some headphones to keep those ears entertained.

Travel Activity Bag with the Stitch Happy by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Stitch Happy Pressure Sensitive Foot Pedal

Stitch Happy Multimedia Baker’s Twine in Mint

Stitch Happy Banner Kit

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Shady Bunch 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Stickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Ephemera

Supreme Ruler

Eva’s Favorite Colors: Teal, Pink, and Gold Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you how to use your Stitch Happy machine and different color threads to create an awesome stitched background for your next layout.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This week’s theme is “Favorite Colors” and one of my all time favorite color combinations is Teal, Pink and Gold; you can find all these colors in the lovely Stitch Happy Threads so I decided to create a stitched background for my layout.

I used a big 12 inch high photo of my son and used my Supreme Ruler to mark the width of the picture on my white cardstock and mark the design shapes on the right side of my page.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

The thread is thick so you can really notice the colors in the background, plus it gives the layout a nice texture.

Stitch Happy by We R Memory Keepers

I didn’t wanted to over embellish my page so I added a few stickers and a strip of paper from Pebbles’ new line: Girl Squad.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The gold Stitch Happy thread was the perfect accent for those little gold embellishments. You can’t really see it in the pictures but it shines beautifully!

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip:When using your Stitch Happy make sure you change direction when the needle is going up, otherwise you might end up with some loose stitches like it happened to me.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy gives you lots of possibilities of thread colors and decorative stitches and for me being able to use thick thread is a huge change.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I encourage you to try this technique and if you do please share! We would love to see it!

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:
Supreme Ruler

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Aqua Thread
Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread
Pebbles Girl Squad Cardstock Stickers
Pebbles Girl Squad Thickers
Pebbles Girl Squad Die cuts
Pebbles Girl Squad Paper

Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy

Hello and welcome, Chantalle with you today! The Winter solstice has come and gone here in the Southern Hemisphere (not that we can really complain about our winter temps in Queensland!) and I am starting to dream about balmy beach days again. I’ve created an oversized beach bag with my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine, which can accommodate all of our gear for a day at the beach, a picnic or pool party!

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I will confess, that my sewing skills are pretty much limited to most things in square form or something easy that I can check out a tutorial online. (You can find the full details of this tutorial later on in this post.)

My bag is primarily natural calico with a bright pop of colour for the lining and little pocket. I had such fun looking at all the beautiful trims in my local fabric store!

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I washed and ironed my fabric before use to prevent the fabric from warping later on. Once it was ready, I used my new Supreme Ruler to measure out two large pieces, each 22 x 40 inches. I folded the material over before I cut to make it easier. Using the fold as one side, also meant I didn’t have to sew all four sides. The Supreme Ruler was fabulous to use, as the one side has a metal edge, which was perfect for using my rotary cutter against. It also has handy measuring guides, so I knew exactly where to make my markings.

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This bag is large and strong – It easily fitted four towels, my camera, sunblock, hats and a picnic rug. The bag’s size also seems easy to adjust, so you can make one to suit your specific needs!

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

As per the tutorial, I sewed two square shapes, one in the bright chevron and one in the calico. The bag has squared off edges, which makes it easier to stand up a bit straighter. This involves marking off sections in the bottom two corners, opening the corner and then sewing across. Finally cutting off the excess fabric.

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The bags then fit inside each other and one sews in the handles. I’ve used natural belting which was a little over an inch wide. You can make these as long or as short as you like.

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

You’ll notice I’ve sewed in a box fashion where the handles meet the fabric. This provides extra strength when the handles are under load. Just go slow and steady with your machine and if you find using the pedal is too fast for such a specific area, I like to just wind by hand so I know each stitch is deliberate.

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The pocket was a bit of a made up design, lol. I initially thought the pocket would have the chevron on the outside, but it turned out looking a bit too bright, so I used the calico on the outside and lined it with the chevron print, turning the front edge over slightly, so the colour was peeping out. This was then finished off with some super cute coordinating pom pom trim, which I may or may not have bought a bit extra for something else in the future!

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so impressed with how this bag turned out. I’ll definitely be using the method to create more bags like this and would love to try making a smaller one for everyday items, like groceries or my little one’s gymnastics class! It was a very do-able project and I loved creating it with my Stitch Happy!

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will have as much fun with your Stitch Happy Sewing Machine as I have!

(The full tutorial of this bag can be found by clicking here)

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Stitch Happy Thread White

Supreme Ruler