Author Archives: MPC Staff

Sewing & Bags & Books, Oh My!

Serendipity Studio Ultimate Camera Bag From Sew Beautiful reader Francine Kind This should really be called the Ultimate Sewing Bag!  A few months ago at a Florida Sewing Sew-ciety charity sewing day, a friend showed me her Handy Caddy, which she used to carry her sewing notions to classes.  I loved...

Free Daily Design: Retro Christmas Ornament Template

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, a retro Christmas ornament. Enjoy! Note: This is a line art design. To save it to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on a Mac, control-click...

Video with Kay & Tilda Kit Giveaway!

A couple of years ago, when Sew Serendipity was still brand new, Kay Whitt sat down and did a 2-part series with Nancy Zieman on “Sewing with Nancy!”Kay talks about the book & the designs inside: A TILDA Giveaway!! Tilda Lunch Bucket Bag Sewing Kit When you were a kid, it...

Free Daily Design: Ice Cream Cone Design

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, a yummy swirled ice cream cone. Enjoy! Note: This is a line art design. To save it to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on a...

Kay Whitt’s Boutique Chic! + giveaway

From our spotlight on Kay Whitt last fall, in issue #138: Kay Whitt has used patterns for most of her life and is well aware of the aggravation that can come with them, not the least of which is vague, confusing instructions.  So for her Boutique Chic line at Serendipity Studio,...

Free Daily Design: Owl Embroidery Template

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, a happy little owl. Enjoy! Note: This is a line art design. To save it to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on a Mac, control-click...

Sew Serendipity Bags tutorial + Giveaway!

Have you made a Sew Serendipity Bag? A Bag for Every Skill-Level, Every Occasion, Every Style Kay Whitt loves designing bags, and you’re going to love sewing them! Take Your Pick of Styles: With full instructions for twelve bags—and with a few clever variations thrown in—there are plenty of designs to...

Free Daily Design: Birdcage with Lovebirds

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, a pair of lovebirds in a birdcage. Enjoy! Note: This is a line art design. To save it to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on...

And the winners are…

Announcing…  …the selected winners for last week’s  Sewing Month Giveaways! 9/10 Winner of the materials for the Design-it-Yourself Challenge…Merry Gay! 9/11 Winner of the Sewing A to Z book.. Christy Beard ! 9/12 Winner of the Fat Quarters from Modes4u.com… Ethel Peris ! 9/13 Winner of the Garden of Daisies $50 gift card… Ginger Vandenberg...

Kay Whitt Week!

This week we are highlighting  Kay Whitt!   Kay Whitt is the mastermind and designer behind Serendipity Studio, which as produced the popular books Sew Serendipity and Sew Serendipity Bags.  We were fortunate enough to have Kay sit down and do a Q&A with us.  Read on… Sew Beautiful:  You were an elementary...