Sew Emoji Pillowcase

I am thrilled to be a part of the Sew Emoji Blog Hop! I love Gailen Runge (check out the post I did for her Kraft Tex bag book here) and these emojis were sew fun to make.

My nephew Sammy is in love with emojis so I decided to make him a pillowcase.
I gathered my supplies first: Fabric, Sulky Cotton and PolyDeco thread, Steam-A-Seam 2 and the Sew Emoji book.

Since I will probably make more emojis, I drew the circle and the poo emoji on Sulky Totally Stable® so I could use it over and over.

The book has wonderful directions so the emojis and pillowcase were easy to make (Thanks Gailen!). I used white Sulky PolyDeco in top and bobbin for construction.

I personalized the pillowcase by adding Sammy’s name to it. My Janome Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000 has amazing fonts already built in so it was super quick and easy to add his name.

I think he will love this pillowcase! If you don’t already have the book, you can get it here.

As a side note, my nephew is autistic and April is autism awareness month! If you don’t know much about autism, or want to know how you can help people and families affected by autism, check out the Autism Speaks website here.

Happy Emoji Sewing!

Modern 70’s Look Hand Embroidery

I have been doing some hand embroidery every night for years. I love the design from Indygo Junction’s “Stitched Style” book.

stitched style bookIt has 20 great hand projects that are easy and hip. They are a modern take on the 70’s which I love.

I have used several of the designs from this book for various projects, but one of my favorites is this little business card holder. I use it everyday!

I started by printing the design on Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch and grabbing a spool of Sulky 12 wt. cotton.

Just stitch through the Stick n Stitch.

When you are finished stitching, wash the Stick n Stitch away, stitch up the card holder and you are ready to go.

Why I Became The Southern Sewist

Thank you for joining me in my brand new adventure. If you read my bio, you already know I love to sew and create, but you also know I love my family.

My family on vacation

In 2018, I realized that my job, although it was my dream job, was keeping me away from my family too often. My two daughters are in middle school and they need me to be home now more than any other time in their life.

So I talked to some good friends in the industry, I prayed and talked with my family. We brainstormed, cried, argued and prayed some more. That is when the idea for Southern Sewist came to me.

I decided to start this website that will hopefully grow into a brand. Here is where I will continue to bring you all the tutorials, new designs, advice and tips that I previously did for Sulky. You will probably still see me doing guests blog posts and projects for Sulky!

I hope you will join me, talk with me and help me along. I am excited (and a little scared) to start this great journey with you.