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Marimekko Inspired Sneakers. I am a big fan of Marimekko and their colorful Scandinavian designs.

Marimekko Inspired Sneakers

In the last year or so they partnered with Converse (another of my favorite things) to create a line of patterned sneakers. I’ve thought about getting a pair for awhile, but they are a little bit pricey and they didn’t have my favorite pattern, Unikko. (I see they do have that pattern now, but of course not in my size.) I mentioned to Matt that I should try painting the pattern on a pair of shoes myself and he said it would be too hard. Well, challenge accepted and accomplished. Yes, these are not Converses. Also they are not painted. Supplies: white sneakers (You can use another light color, but it might slightly change the way the colors the markers create when drawn on.)masking tape (optional)pencilfine tip Sharpies in red, black and orange (I used 2 reds, because the first on ran out, and 1 of each of the other.) 1. 2. 3. 4.

Use the point of the marker to get into all the seams and stitches of the sneaker. Upcycle. Friday Night Clutch Bag - from Straight Line Designs Free PDF Sewing Pattern!


Page 2 of 8 Indie Patterns Patchwork Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Treat Tote – PDF Pattern + Crazy Quilting. Scarf Bag DIY. With so many gorgeous designer inspired scarves out this season, its always great to find new ways to wear them.

Scarf Bag DIY

Because this scarf bag has a lightweight, billowy nature it is the perfect Summer accessory. This Scarf Bag DIY turns a fashion scarf into a hip bag that will add a splash of color to any outfit. 1 Large Scarf1 Yard of half inch cord1 Yard of plain fabric or a bag to coverPinsScissorsNeedle & threadSewing machine. Annabelle-Flower. Anna_BariJ.


Quick and Easy Sunglasses Case Pattern. I am notorious for losing my sunglasses.

Quick and Easy Sunglasses Case Pattern

In fact, my brother bought be a bunch of $5 pairs last year for my birthday so that I would always have backup! And then you know what happened? I managed to hang on to my favorite pair for almost a year! Well, now my favorite pair got all scratched up. Not sure if it was from being in my bag or from the 2 year old, but either way, it’s sad right? Seriously, these are easy.

I made several because they were so much fun! Let’s learn and let’s make some shall we?! Easy Sunglasses Case Pattern: Supplies Needed: Scraps of 2 coordinating fabricsScraps of fusible fleece Instructions: Quilted Laptop Case. I just got a new computer which means, time for a new sewing creation…a new laptop case.

Quilted Laptop Case

Now that I can sew a bit, I refuse to buy things I know I can make for fraction of the cost. This laptop case is similar to a simple pouch but with the zipper extended down the side. It also has two pockets in the front to hold your headphones, charger, notes etc. I made mine with two handles but if you just want a simple sleeve, you can leave the handles off. I did a quilted diagonal design on the pocket and a horizontal design on the main case to give it a contrasting look.

Cut all your pieces. Iron on the fleece interfacing to the back of your two main pieces and the pocket. Attach the binding to the long side of the pocket. Sew the pocket to the main piece and then sew a line in the middle of the pocket so that you get two pockets. Pin the zipper on the right side of the front piece with zipper facing down. Simple 30 minute Tablet Case Tutorial. I love quick sewing projects!

Simple 30 minute Tablet Case Tutorial

Here is a 30 minute tablet sleeve I made for my Ipad Mini. Its a simple cushioned case with a Velcro strap closure. I am not exaggerating when I say 30 minutes. Taking the pictures took way more time than the actual project. You really don’t need a pattern for this design. Here is what you need (Ipad Mini) 2 pieces 10″ x 7″ outer fabric and fleece interfacing 2 pieces 10″ x 7″ lining fabric and thick batting 2 pieces 10″ x 3″ strap fabric and fleece interfacing 1 piece 20″ x 2″ strip for upper binding 2 large buttons Velcro Step 1 Cut out all your fabric pieces. Step 2Sew together your lining and your outer fabric all the way around leaving the top opening of each open. Step 3Take your lining piece and fit it into the main fabric piece wrong sides together.

Step 4Make your binding by taking your strip and fold it inwards on both sides. Step 5Sew your binding all the way around the top of both your outer and lining pieces. Ipad Mini Case Tutorial with Free Pattern. I am still chugging along on my handmade Christmas gift list.

Ipad Mini Case Tutorial with Free Pattern

Next up is the Ipad Mini Case. I wanted to do something special for my boss this year and I know she has an Ipad Mini so I thought this would make a perfect gift for her. It’s handmade which I know she will appreciate and love, even if it’s not perfect:-). This case is a step up in skill level from my earlier simple case. This one has a zipper pocket which can be a bit tricking to do. For the Ipad Mini Case you need: 1/4 yard Batting (warm and natural) 3 Fat Quarters (1 lining, 1 outer and 1 for the pocket)