Month: January 2016

iChair Pattern PDF – more excitement!

This has been an exciting week, first my Gorgeous Fabric Basket tutorial over at sew mama sew and now I am uber excited to tell you that I have published my first pattern for sale.


This all came to fruition with the help of the amazing stupendous Nicole from who turned my words and pictures into a brilliant PDF pattern.  Can’t tell you how great it was to work with Nicole.  Apart from being a great graphic designer, she knows how to write a pattern (she has some gorgeous ones on her website) and was able to contribute lots of helpful points to make the pattern flow.

The iChair™ is the ultimate accessory for your iPhone, Smart Phone or Kindle. Perfect for the office desk or bedside table. I’ve even made a laminated cotton one for the bathroom!

Over the past 4 years I’ve made and sold hundreds of these iChairs™ at markets, and wholesaled to local gift stores.

I have also given countless iChairs™ away to family and friends. The iChair™ is a really popular gift for all ages.

The construction technique has been perfected and in this professionally designed pattern you will have four pages of clear instructions and photos showing how to make your very own iChair™.

They are quick and relatively easy to whip up and once you have the hang of it, this will be your go-to pattern for all gift occasions.   You will be selling them at the office in no time and your investment in this pattern will be returned in a flash.

The pattern can be purchased through my Shop and a PDF will be delivered straight to your inbox.

So… now on to the next pattern out of my head, and into to Nicole’s inbox.





Gorgeous Fabric Baskets

These Gorgeous Fabric Baskets are making their internet debut on Sew Mama Sew.  So hop on over there for the full tutorial.  They really are a cinch to make and can be quite addictive.  Thank you Sew Mama Sew for featuring my tutorial, just so excited to be a contributor.

Sew Up My Alley
Tutorial available at Sew Mama Sew

If you would like to make a mini version of the Gorgeous Fabric Basket just follow the tutorial on the Sew Mama Sew website.  For the mini version simply cut and mark your cardboard 6″ x 6″ with 2″ folding lines, and cut your fabric 6.3/4″ x 7″  All the other instructions remain the same.

Here’s a few I whipped up this morning, using some really cute fabric.


These would be perfect to pop a little gift in, or use to store a multitude of little things.

So looking forward to seeing your Gorgeous Fabric Baskets, so please post your pics on instagram with the hashtags #gorgeousfabricbasket and #sewupmyalley and be sure to link @sewupmyalley and @sewmamasew