To Sew With Love Bloggie Bestie Blog Swap

Good morning friends!
We would like to introduce you to the lovely ladies from To Sew With Love!
They have been some of our most loyal linky party friends since the beginning! And they always link the BEST projects!

Oh and P.S. Lelanie lives in Spain… So we are thrilled to have a swap going on all the way around the world!! 🙂

Kassi is Guest Posting over at their blog today…
Hope you’ll pop over to say hi!! 🙂 Here’s the LINK!

Here’s Lelanie of TSWL…

How are you doing today, lovely blogging friends? I am Lelanie and I am here, in behalf of the other two ladies, Laarnie and Lhorie, behind To Sew With Love, the blog and TSWL, The Shop! 

The Truly Lovely gals, especially Kassi and I had been shooting emails back and forth for a while now. But before that, I was first a “stalker” then a “linker” then a “follower”.
We are really honoured to do a blog swap with ladies of their caliber. 

TSWL started as a Facebook group, which I created with my younger sister Laarnie, and just recently we have decided to take the path of blogging. We were a bit hesitant at first but we warmed up right away, at the same time, overwhelmed by the number of so many warm, lovely and crafty bloggers out there.

So we have decided to start this blog named after our group To Sew With Love. My sister Laarnie and my highschool friend Lhorie contributes to the blog.  I am a SAHM of two kids (a 5-year old Princess and a 2-year old Li’l Guy) who are my heartbeats while my sister is also a SAHM to her 1 year old and a half Little Princess. Lhorie, on the other hand, is single (and available ^^) and has a cute dog named Kiray. I am in Spain, my sister is in Japan while Lhorie is in China but the distance isn’t a hindrance for us. That’s what makes the blogosphere seem so big yet so small ^^)

In our blog, you would mostly be seeing a lot of repurposing, refashioning and upcycling projects in our blog – which I think is one of the favorite pastimes of crafty mothers like me and my sister. We just hate throwing things away. We repurpose those old pairs of pants:

Indoor Shoes from repurposed Clothes

Clothigs from Repurposed Pants

And those ill-fitting clothes of ours:
Refashioned Ill-fitting Clothes

Or the ill-fitting clothes of our husbands.
PJ’s for my Li’l Guy from his Papi’s Shirt

We also love creating things from scratch, like pretty pillows-sleeping buddies for my kids:
Sleeping buddies for the kids

Have you seen a southern belle prettier than her?

Lhorie’s Southern Belle

We love jazzing up a bit some things:
Spruce Up a Plain Looking Buggy 
We also create with our kids.
Owl Pillows

We also have some tutorials.
Aromatic Heat Pack with Belt for my Princess
Rolled Fabric Rosette

We host a Thursday giveaway:

a Crafty Saturday Link-up Party:

A pounce post where we feature Etsy sellers we found thru pounce:

A Walking around Etsy post where we do an imaginary walk around an imaginary market in a quaint village called Etsy:

And a We Love handmade Feature Post.

We have also recently started this Facebook page to support and promote everything handmade:

I own an Etsy shop called Arcoíris, which in Spanish means “rainbow”. I love working with colourful fabrics and making something one of a kind out of it. I especially love creating gift sets.

I also have a BigCartel shop under the same name where I sell handmade hair accesories and rings among other things:

We also have opened very recently TSWL The Shop where we sell some amazing findings, handmade accesories and personalized items, too.

And today, we would want to share a very quick tutorial with you, Truly Lovely readers, for an organizer/purse with wristlet.
You will need:
2 pcs. 9″ x 6″ fabric (exterior)
2 pcs. 9″ x 6″ fabric (interior)
1 pc. 1.5″ x 12.5″ for wristlet
1 pc. 5″ x 4.5″ for card holder
2 pcs. 1″ x 4″ for zipper end-cover
1 zipper 7″ long
thread and basic sewing notions

1. Get one of your exterior fabric and sew whatever embellishment you’d want to use.

2. Get your wristlet piece fold four equal parts, lengthwise as if you’re using a bias. Sew a straight stitch.

3. Get your card holder piece fold in half, right sides together and sew all the sides leaving 1″-2″ unsewn so you could turn it. Turn and topstitch on which would be the top of your card holder.

 4. Get one of your interior fabric and sew your cardholer, do not forget to find the center of your fabric.

5. Get one of your zipper end-cover piece and fold it as shown above and sew it on. Do the same to the other side of the zipper.

6. Place your pieces this way: exterior piece right side up, zipper right side down and interior piece right side down. Use your zipper foot and sew the three pieces together. Do the same to the other 3 pieces. Flip then topstitch.

7. Get your wristlet and sew a basting stitch. Sew together both your exterior fabrics sewing all sides of your fabric, wrong sides together. With the botton part arrange as shown in the 3rd picture above, sew a stitch 1cm from the side. Do the same to the other side. Open your zipper halfway (or close it halfay ^^) and sew together your interior sides. Leave 2″ unsewn so you can turn your purse.

8. Turn your purse and sew close the unsewn part of your interior fabrics. And tada! you now have an organizer/purse.

We hope that you liked our quick tute ^^)

Muchas gracias, Laney sisters, for this blog swap. We are really honoured to have been given this opportunity. I hope your lovely readers could pop over our blog and warm it up a little with their sweet Hi’s.




  1. To Sew With Love says:

    thanks a lot for this blog swap, Laney sisters! You are the best! ^^)

  2. Jennifer Juniper says:

    How fun! Love your tutorial 🙂

  3. Lindsay @ Yams says:

    Holy cow! You weren't kidding! She has some amazing projects for sure! :]