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Wrap it Up! an iPad Envelope Tutorial. Make It: sketchy pleat clutch. Simple DIY today… Drawn with fabric markers, cut from a curved pattern, and constructed with a single pleat for a handy sized zipper clutch.

Make It: sketchy pleat clutch

Suitable for sunglasses and a few other spare parts. Finished Dimensions: 5.5 inches tall x 9 inches wide Materials: Crayola Fabric Markers from the May Whimseybox7″ zipperplain fabric measuring 15 x 12 for exterior (cut to 7.5″ x 12″ wide)lining fabric measuring 15 x 12 (cut to 7.5″ x 12″ wide)optional: 24″ bias corded trim/pipingusual suspects: pins, thread, needle, water soluble penThis Complimentary Pattern Preparation: Using fabric markers by Crayola begin doodling your pattern on two plain fabric panels measuring 7.5″ tall x 12″ wide.

Make a modular felt trivet. Related to yesterday's coaster project, here's a template for making a larger modular felt trivet.

Make a modular felt trivet

No sewing or gluing required. Connect as many pieces as you like to make bigger projects, too--placemats, a runner, or sew two pieces together for a pillow cover. Download the pattern here. Then print out as many sheets as you need, pin them to a piece of felt, and use a rotary cutter or X-acto knife to cut the slits in each shape. (Press hard to make sure you cut through both the paper pattern and the felt.) Begin locking pieces together by pulling the arrow-shaped tabs through the slots from the back through to the front side. Make a Pretty Pouf Ottoman. Free Japanese Sewing Patterns Links » Japanese Sewing, Pattern, Craft Books and Fabrics. Pattern review: Bucket Bag. My mom, known to you guys as frequent commenter Grandma G, just finished sewing up a Bucket Bag from Keyka Lou's PDF pattern.

Pattern review: Bucket Bag

She used Skiff in Dawn from my Outside Oslo fabric collection and lined the bag with some Artee cotton duck in Turquoise. The pattern has an oval bottom, so it really is sort of like a bucket—a cute one with a big pocket on the outside and a nicely proportioned strap. Mum added a magnetic snap since a closure is always nice. And I love the button with its coordinating scallops. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case: kindle sewing tutorial series. I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas, it was the perfect present for me, both unexpected and practical.

A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case: kindle sewing tutorial series

I read that Amazon sold at least 4 million of these for the holidays – so there’s a good chance you got one, too. Besides reading books and magazines on the go, Kindles can play on the Internet. Pattern review: Two Zip Hipster bag. Abernathy Crafts: Gift card holder tutorial. Satchel sewing pattern review. My mom, known to you guys as Grandma G, has made another bag!

Satchel sewing pattern review

DIY zippered pouch with gusset. Those who like to sew small, cute things (as opposed to large, ugly things?)

DIY zippered pouch with gusset

Might enjoy the zipper card pouch tutorial from Joanne at Craft Passion. My mom just tried it out and here's the result. Ravelry - a knit and crochet community. How to sew 9 different bags and purses. 1st Quarter Inventory and New Product. Yesterday, Emily and I spent most the afternoon trying to figure out my 1st quarter inventory....AHHHHHHHH.

1st Quarter Inventory and New Product

It was horrific! I hate this side of the business. I just like to create stuff. Anyway, we got thorough it after an afternoon break to take my dog Stan on a short walk around the block. Then, after the LOOOONG day counting inventory, we had a meeting with our web designer to set a launch date for the new website!!! P.s. I HATE blogger, I can never figure out how to post the pics in the order that I want them, so bare with me for the craziness of the layout -thanks :)

Some New Inventory. So, I know, I know...we haven't had the best of starts for 2011 with our blog, but with good reasons/excuses.

Some New Inventory

Sickness, tiredness, coldness, winter in general! I am soooo ready for Spring. Fashion, Sewing Patterns, Inspiration, Community, and Learning. EL BAÚL DE LAS COSTURERAS. How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again.

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic…

Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. The buttons. Single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! The Roxycraft Amigurumi Pattern Shop. Tutorial: slouchy hobo bag (the tinafish way) many of you have asked for a tutorial for this purse and i FINALLY have one!!

Tutorial: slouchy hobo bag (the tinafish way)

Let me warn you though, this is my first full fledged tutorial with instructions and all. i did the best i could, but it's a very detailed bag. i took as many pictures as possible so hopefully that will help. here's the link to the other hobo slouchy purses i made.. anyway on with the show.... you will cut 2 of these for the interior and 2 for the exterior here are all the pieces. the ones on the far left are key...they will be attached to the zipper and you will start with then have the body of the purse (interior and exterior) and then you have 2 pieces (at the bottom of the photo) to create the strap for your shoulder. this is what it will look like once you finish both sides and both interior and exterior. this picture shows only the interior side. do this to both interior body sides. now you want to put the good sides of the interior body pieces together and sew so.