Author Archives: skylarchastain

About skylarchastain

I am a fifth grade math and science teacher. In my spare time I love to sew and create my own patterns. I'm trying to branch out into tutorials as well. I live in Texas with my husband Eric and our kitties.

Another blog?!?!

I know I haven’t had a lot of time to be on here. Grad school trumps sewing time. However, I am also working on getting fit! Please join me over on and we can keep each other motivated! Skylar

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Scallop-Print Bag

I’ve been trying to de-stash for a while, so I decided to sacrifice a hoarded half-yard of fabric to make a purse. Maverick wanted to help show it off. Minnie was jealous, so she got her day in the sun, … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bag from Two Fat Quarters

My niece is five and I’m already training her eye for fabric. She picked out two fat quarters for a bag. I hope she likes it! I’m thinking about writing a tutorial, because I counted my fat quarters today and … Continue reading

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IPhone and Etcetera Organizer

My friend Lou wanted an organizer for her impending iPhone purchase, and I’ve been looking for a reason to work felt into my sewing projects. I think it turned out fairly well. Happy sewing, Skylar

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365 Days of Craft

Let’s review 2012: it bleepity-bleeped. A lot. It was the first year I learned (naturally the fun way) what my health insurance deductible was – twice. Did I mention that one of the perks of being a teacher is that … Continue reading

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WIP: Giraffe Diaper Bag

I’m trying to decide whether or not to do a craft show in December. I haven’t tackled a long project in a while, so I decided to make a couple diaper bags. I mean, eventually someone I know will have … Continue reading

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My First Craft Fair

This weekend I’ve been at Martin High School with my good friend Lou selling my wares. We got put in a hall all by ourselves, but luckily everyone has to walk down that hall to get from one place to … Continue reading

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