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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What to do with fabric scraps?

Ever wonder what to do with all those squares of fabric you've been saving?

Here are some of my favorite free pattern links to share:

2 inch squares.

The Sewing Chick

4 inch squares.

Baby soft blocks

4.5 inch squares

Inverse heart coasters

5 Inch squares.

Mini Log cabin bag 
Fold and turn coasters

6 inch squares 

Nine patches (I've been making a bunch of these lately, sew much fun!) -- Only I use 8 inch squares and cut them 2.5 on each side.

8 inch squares and larger.

The fold and turn coasters can be made into potholders. Just by using larger squares. Half a yard each of two fabrics can make two potholders if you use a 10 inch square and an 8 inch.

I will add more links as I find them! Until then, happy sewing! :-)



Monday, November 21, 2016

Pot holders

I made these for a friend that likes browns.


It took a yard of material to make. The first one used 10 inch squares. The second one 8 1/2 inch. 

They were fun to make. I used insulbrite inside with a layer of cotton batting. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dino wallet

Made this for a friend's son.



I love this simple wallet pattern. I have already made 6 of them.

Carrot cake

Here is my favorite carrot cake recipe.

I've been craving carrot cake the last few weeks and went to find the recipe and couldn't! Luckily, I posted it on Facebook so I'm putting it here so I'll never lose it again.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Two big projects completed

The first big project involved 37 pouches, but I won't share pictures of that until December.

The second project was sewing three cross body purses, four keychain wallet zippered pouches and four wallets.

The fabric was all chosen by the mom who is giving these to her kids, with the children's favorite choices in mind.

Here they are-


The liner of the frog purse is grumpy like cat. The fabric came from spoonflower. It was my first time ordering from there. I chose the cotton poplin ultra. Happy with it, though I wish the black had not turned out so grey.


 The liner for the Darth Vader purse is the sugar skulls.

                                    for the boy.