Finished my Melinda Zipper Pouch.
I don’t know if I’m getting faster at hexies or they’re just starting to grow on me, but they look pretty fun in a finished project and I’m liking this pouch a lot.
I even got fancy and placed those little kitties just so. The unique way to attach a label to this pouch was also kinda nifty.
Next up is this quick little phone cozy from Michelle Patterns. I need a quick project as back to school looms this week, *sigh*. This pattern is only from the pieces, but if you’ve used her patterns before you can figure it out pretty easily. I’ll also tip you off when I write my post on Friday.
I went on another scrappy wallet binge. Pattern available here zip pocket pouches.
On the weekend while we were camping I took a pile of fabric and cut out tons of pieces for more wallets. I sorted them in zip lock bags and labelled them A, B, C, D and E. I was also organizing my space last night and I made a project bin for them, it’s got all the zip locks in it, and some scraps to cut out later, zippers, precut velcro and lining pieces all ready to go.
Now when I need something quick to make to satisfy my ‘I gotta make something’ urge, I can just pull that bin over and go crazy.
I went over to my friend Tabatha’s yesterday and did some sewing. A while ago she gave me a skirt pattern and I made one but hated how it turned out. This time I popped over to her place for the day lugging my jersey fabric (it’s yellow with little brown hearts all over it) I’ve had for a while and took over her serger for an hour or so. It’s a Kwik Sew pattern, that says it’ll take an hour and it took me about 1 1/2 but we added some different way to hem it so that probably added cutting and sewing time. It’s ridiculously comfy and I love it!
I’ve written about I Think Sew before, and I plan to again, but I just wanted to point out that not only do they have really great patterns they also give many away for free. Right now there’s a pile of them just free for the taking. Like these pouches!
And this tote! Oh my weakness for totes . . .
The ones you can purchase are also really reasonably priced.
I plan on making this next for my Create Along, provided I can muscle up enough hexies that is!
Well once again thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and congrats again to Rachel for winning the pattern. Here’s what I made.
I used a Heidi Grace print I picked up on one of my US trips, I haven’t seen her fun fabric here in Canada yet. I choose a green print for the inside with little flowers because it had a circular pattern like the outside print.
I loved seeing everyone’s ideas for how they would use their creations, of course most of them had to do with projects. I’m going to put my business reading in mine. I have a bunch of craft and small business books I’ve been meaning to get through. I thought I’d get to them over the summer but so far no such luck!
If you would like to make your own BLISSFULpatterns has created a coupon code, SEWTARA15, for 15% off any of her patterns until the end of July. You can also like her on that Facebook thing.
I may have to give this bin a try. Not that I need one, I just like to sew new stuff! Plus the picture is adorable!
Ok, next up is this flex frame pouch tutorial. I have a few of these frames lying around and I’ve managed to pull one off by fumbling through the instructions in a Japanese craft book I have. But I’m going to go on a hexie binge and this is up first.
There’s lots of hexie tutorials out there, I learned how from Zakka Style, but just Google it if you haven’t made some before. Start making them now if you want to play along in the next few weeks.
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and spread the word about it. Thanks to the wonders of Random.org the lucky winner is . . . .
Rachel, expect an email soon from BLISSFULpatterns. Oh and be sure to tell me all about your finished project!
I actually finished my project last night and photographed it just now, all while getting ready for a day at the beach today!
Nothing like letting yourself down on deadlines you set all by your lonesome eh?
This was done last Friday but I just didn’t get to the whole photographing and posting bit. So here it is now. I’ll just forge ahead and share and then Friday I’ll announce my new creation.
I went with the lovely yellow & grey combo on this one. I love how it turned out.
Pattern is from here fabric is by Joel Dewberry, it’s Majestic Oak in Sunglow. Find it on Etsy.
I believe non-scrap bits of fabric are just called fabric.
I ordered some more fun stuff. Yeah, I need to stop ordering and get sewing.
I do have a problem.
But I admit it.
Well I fell victim to ordering some scraps again. These ones are from Michelle Patterns and I always love her fabric choices, all the ones she posts about on her blog and of course her patterns. So whenever I catch that she has a scrap pack for sale I usually end up buying it.
I’ve already cut a bunch up for some scrappy wallets and set aside the small bits for magnet making. Now that I’m caught up on all my orders I intend to do some fun sewing. What a coincidence school is almost out.
Seriously, fabric with poodles *and* strawberries. How cute is that?!
So I commited to making messenger bags for my sons, and I will. However, last night I got cutting out all the fabric and there’s 30+ pieces for each bag!! Batting, interfacing, lining, exterior . . . oh my!
It’s Thursday night, here’s an phone photo of how far I am. Guess I’ll be revealing next Friday. Fingers crossed I’ll have 2 done.