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Boys, boys, boys. The silly things they say and do keep me laughing all the time. In fact, as I was working on this post my three year-old came blasting by, one arm outstretched, clutching his toothbrush, shouting (in a deep manly voice) "Oh, Mr. Plaque I am coming to get you!" Dental Superheros make my day! My favorite part of making this tutorial, by far, was the photo shoot. I am so excited to share this project with you because it is as fun as my two silly boys. The design of the RETRO DUFFEL is based on the original Duffel Bag - the manliest of all the bags in the luggage family. This is a miniature version of the typical duffel bag, perfect for an overnight stay at Grandma's, hauling gear to the big game, or for storing my all-time favorite gift - the FORT KIT! OK, lets get started! Materials: *if you have trouble finding a 16" zipper, a larger size will work fine. You will find the how-to for the handles HERE: Cut: 26” X 16 ½” - body (2) 8 ½” circle - end (2) 16 ½” X 5” - zipper lining

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Connor’s Messenger Bag Hi there I’m Vanessa and if you’re here from Made by Rae, welcome to Punkin Patterns! Glad you could stop by and please take a look around. While you’re here take a minute to enter my fabric giveaway – In honor of Celebrate the Boy month, I’ll be giving away 1 yard of Curious George Fabric. Enter here. Being a mother to both a son and a daughter, I know how easy it is to sew for girls and how it seems that boys are left behind.

Zippered iPhone Wallet - tutorial Do you ever go out and all you want to take is your phone and maybe your keys and a credit card? But you don't have any pockets? This little wallet is the solution. It snugly fits your iPhone and a couple of cards, and I added a handy little clip for my keys. I originally made this to clip to the Ergo when I go out for a walk, but it's really handy so I've been using it for more than just that. Safari Duffle in Canvas & Faux Leather Can't you picture Harrison Ford slinging this amazing duffle over his shoulder as Indiana Jones?! We blended heavy canvas and faux leather with webbing and brass zipper accents for the dashing exterior. Inside is a tough rip-stop nylon lining. Even if you're not a world-renowned archeologist and adventurer, this bag is is great way to pack your stuff, whether you're heading across town to the gym or getting away for the weekend. Father's Day is coming up, and this would make a very nice gift for your personal action hero.

Quilted Tablet PC Cover Hi Everyone! I had the opportunity to be a Creative Guest at Ucreate last month. The tutorial I shared was for a Quilted Tablet PC Cover. I wanted to re-post the tutorial on my blog in case you missed it A Tablet PC has been on my wish list for quite a while. With the money I saved combined with some Christmas cash, I was finally able to buy one! n' stitches designs: Lined Purse with Zipper Tutorial It has been a while since my last tutorial! My hope is that a beginner seamstress will find the instructions and pictures easy to use and the expert seamstress will gain inspiration on how to apply this technique to other projects! Let's Go! Lined Purse with a Zipper! Materials: Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts.

Messenger Bag Tutorial Well, the gift-giving season is upon us, and my holiday present-making is beginning… a bit later than most other people’s, I imagine! So if there are any more craft procrastinators out there, here’s something for you – I thought I’d share this little messenger bag I came up with a while ago: About a year ago, when I started riding my bike around town to dinner and pubs and whatnot, I discovered that there was a hole in my bag wardrobe, and what I really wanted was a purse-sized messenger bag. Something that would hold my wallet, phone, water bottle, and a light sweater, a bag that I could wear across my body on the bike and then the strap could be shortened up to a shoulder bag length to make it more manageable in crowded places. Of course, I wanted to make it.

Super cute sewing tutorials Have you visited Anna Graham's blog Noodlehead yet? If you like to sew things that are so cute you can't stand it, rush right over there. Here's her free tutorial for gathered clutches (also available as a PDF pattern with other styling options for purchase right here.) Or maybe you want a little zippered pouch with a key ring. Tutorial here. PUSH THE ENVELOPE Featured: Messenger Bag by Ecolution Originally created for hard-working couriers, the classic Messenger Bag has been in circulation for several decades. Known for its long-lasting rugged durability and distinctive “envelope” styling, the classic Messenger has been adopted around the world as the everyday all-purpose carryall. Make a simplified version for yourself in hemp, similar to the featured tote from eco-friendly, Ecolution. You will need: 1 ¼ yds. [1.2 m] of hemp or organic cotton canvas, 54″ [137 cm] wide.½ yd. [0.5 m] of cotton sateen lining, 54” [137 cm] wide1 ½ yds. [1.4 m] of fusible interfacing, 45″ [114 cm] wide.1 closed zipper, 12” long *1 buckle slider, 2” inner dia. *1 belt tip hardware, 2” wide *matching cotton threadgrid paper

How to Sew Your Own Pajama Pants To make sure you get the right size, just make sure you have a pair of pants that fit the intended pajama wearer. If your pajama wearer is far away, then find out the right size and borrow some pants from someone who is that size or carry yourself down to the Salvation Army and part with a couple of your increasingly precious dollars for a busted-up pair you can use as a pattern. This is a DIY tutorial and I figure anyone smart enough to sew up some pajama pants is also smart enough to find some in the right size but you never know. Fabric - woven cotton or flannel or jersey or whatever floats your boat.

Cargo Duffle 2 Free Sewing Pattern from Robert Kaufman Fabric Company FREE Quilt Patterns to Download at Accuquilt! A free downloadable PDF sewing pattern for this weekender travel bag from the Robert Kaufman website just in time for holiday gift giving! This bag is designed by Anna Graham who is also the author of Handmade Style – 23 Must-Have Basics to Stitch, Use, and Wear. The finished travel bag measures 18″ x 11″ x 5″. Messenger Bag Tutorial and Pattern Who loves a good bag? I’ve got a thing for them. (In fact, see my posts about 25 Bags to Sew and 15 MORE Bags to Sew.) And for hot pink.

The Principality of Insulae Draconis Sarah Thursfield is a well-known costumier in the British re-enactment circuit; she makes excellent costumes, patterns and embroidery from any period, and gives talks and demonstrations as well. She has kindly allowed me to reprint some of her work on medieval costumes, which will appear in this and future FLAMES. She can be reached at Ashgrove, Overton Road, St. Martins, OSWESTRY, Shropshire SY1 I 3DG, tele (0691) 778019. Costuming by Sarah Thursfield

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