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New Workshop!

This past summer I made a deal with my husband… I’d move from the home I loved if he’d help build me a workshop. And so the long process started! We made a trip to Lancaster County PA to order my new building; turnaround time is 2-3 months so it was ordered long before we […]

Bag of the Month Club: Sadie Expandable Bag

My second contribution to Bag of the Month Club is the Sadie Expandable Bag for July 2016! It has been added to all BOMC membership accounts. This bag is very easy to make and relatively fast, too. A zippered gusset turns a sleek messenger-style bag into a mid sized shoulder bag. Instructions and pattern pieces are included for using […]

Bag of the Month Club: Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler

I’ve been dying to share my contribution to Bag of the Month Club. And I finally can! Here is the May pattern, it’s been added to all BOMC membership accounts. I designed this pattern with the intention of looking like a high-class store-bought handbag, but also being relatively easy to sew. While there are a few […]

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Flex-Foam is almost here!

I was lucky enough to get to try out some 1-sided fusible Pellon Flex-Foam before it launches (it’ll be in all Hancock Fabric stores on September 14th!). I thought it would be a perfect time to update the very first Swoon pattern, the Ethel Tote. The pattern has been completely re-written with new diagrams and […]

The “new” Swoon Studio

It’s nearly the end of March and I’ve spent the past 3 weeks moving, painting, sanding, moving, hurting, and moving some more. We’ve gotten an incredible amount done in a month. And the last to tackle was my sewing studio. I previously leased a space away from the home, but now with a bigger home, […]

Windham Fabrics Tidal Lace Blog Hop

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some brand new yet-to-be-released fabric (coming in January 2015!): Tidal Lace designed by Kim Andersson. I made a few bags with it and here I am, jumping in the Tidal Lace Blog Hop. The main fabric print is a vibrant assortment of sea life so it was a pretty easy decision to […]

Swoon shirts coming!

Here is a peak at some shirts soon to be listed on the website. Womens Deep V-neck style in grey, white fleck and dark blue. Beautifully screen-printed by, highly recommended!  

Welcome to Swoon, Erin!

I’m extremely excited to announce Erin Morris at Diedelbug Handmade (Go check out her amazing bags!) is the new Social Media Manager for Swoon! She’s one of the best sewers I know and I’m honored and lucky to have her. She will be helping to manage this blog among many other things. Welcome, Erin!!