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Fat Quarter Tutorials. Laptop Cover Tutorial. Firstly I wanted to keep everything really simple so I created a rectangular pattern I decided how far up the laptop the opening would be and how far down the flap would come. Make it a little wider that the laptop itself. See pic. This photo shows how high up the laptop and the section above is the flap which will come almost down the the base of the case. I then cut out two pieces of fabric. One for the outside and one for the lining. I then used a cotton fleecy batting which was placed between the layers and pinned. By dropping the feed dog I used a complimentary thread and quilted the fabric. These are easy to use but you do need to take care when making the holes to insert the prongs on the back of the fastening.

Magnetic Fastening. Free Cup Cozy (Java Jacket) Sewing Pattern & Tutorial. Free Cup Cozy (Java Jacket) Pattern comes in 2 sizes with your choice of Velcro or Button Closure options. While hanging out at the local coffee shop with friends, I noticed the paper wraps for coffee and tea cups were not only always falling down, they were quite unattractive. (Gasp!) This really bothered me, and when something bothers me, I feel the need to fix it immediately. The Stitchwerx Designs Free Coffee Cup Cozy (aka Java Jacket) Pattern is my solution to this pressing issue. This free sewing pattern comes in two sizes with your choice of Velcro or Button Closure options.

Notes from Terry Ann: Best Press Bag. Which bottle of Mary Ellen's Best Press would you rather use? Or give as a gift to your best quilting buddy? I decorated mine with a yo-yo and a button. Send me a comment about how you'll decorate yours and I'll enter you in a drawing to win my Let's Do Lunch book. Two names will be drawn at random on December 1st so the winners can make some easy table runners or tote bags for holiday gifts. Let's get started. Tissue Case. Snippets of a Quilter.

Tutorial for Little Clutch Purse. This is a relatively quick little purse to make, and it's the perfect size for a little girl or, with a shorter strap, it would be a great clutch bag for essentials.

Tutorial for Little Clutch Purse

Here's how to make it: You'll need 2 fabrics for the inside and outside of the bag, cut to an identical size. In this example, the rectangles are 9.5" x 14". You can make the bag bigger or smaller by adjusting the size of this rectangle. You'll also need an identically sized rectangle cut from a stiff, one-sided iron-on interfacing like Pellon DecorBond. For the strap, I used fabric cut to 15" x 2 1/4". NOTE: If you want the strap to be shorter, cut it (and the interfacing) to 9 1/2" instead of 15". Mini Wallet Tutorial. Hi everyone!

Mini Wallet Tutorial

As promised, here is the tutorial for the tiny little wallets that fit just perfectly into the mini clutches from my first official pattern, The Infinity Tote. It's perfect for the minimalist (like me) who wants just enough wallet to cart around a few credit cards, a bit o'change, and some greenbacks. After lugging a huge diaper bag around for 8 years with everything but the kitchen sink, it's so nice to be able to grab a tiny tote when I'm running a couple of errands or spending a day playing tourist. It's also a great way to make use of extra little scraps you may have lying around, begging to be made into something useful and pretty.

Laptop slipcover with strap tutorial « TeresaDownUnder. This slipcover is for an 11-inch MacBook Air.

Laptop slipcover with strap tutorial « TeresaDownUnder

To adapt this tutorial to your laptop, measure your laptop around for height and depth and divide each measurement by 2 and add one more inch to allow for seams. The resulting figure is the front and back rectangles. For example my laptop is 11.8 inches x 7.56 inches. If I add about an inch, and I square the measurements, I get 2 rectangles of about 9 in x 13 1/4 in. Fabric needs Front 2 x 2 1/2 in strips in black and white2 x 1 in strip in red stripes1 x 4 1/4 in strip in red with white spots Back and lining. 4 handmade iPad sewing tutorials « TeresaDownUnder. Originally made for the first iPad, these accessories will fit all iPads.

4 handmade iPad sewing tutorials « TeresaDownUnder

Carry your iPad, use your iPad in the back seat of the car, or watch a movie/read a book without holding the iPad. iPad slip cover with wrap around pocket tutorial. This slipcover opens to the side and has a wrap around pocket.iPad beanbag tutorial. Watch a movie in bed, or at your desk, read a book without holding the iPad.iPad holder for the car tutorial and pattern. If your car has an armrest/storage compartment between both seats, this iPad holder is for you. How to Make a Fabric Postcard Party Invitation. August 9th, 2013 Email 65 users recommend Quilt a fabric postcard in a snap, and then send it off in the mail.

How to Make a Fabric Postcard Party Invitation

They make beautiful invitations! Diane Gilleland You can quilt along with the design printed on your fabric, as I've done here, or quilt an overall pattern. I mailed one to myself to see how it would hold up. Photo: Diane Gilleland When you're done quilting, turn the postcard over and apply a medium amount of craft glue to the back. At this point, you'll need a cardstock postcard of some kind to glue to the back.

12 free bag and purse tutorials. Get free patterns and instructions for all of these cute totes, purses, pouches and bags online right here (left to right): Penelope tote by Melissa EsplinTwenty minute totes at The Purl BeeRoomy pleated handbag at Warehouse FabricsSimple purse at Little Girl PearlReversible beach bag by SoozsDiana hobo bag at Think LizPleated shoulder bag at Machen MachenZippered wristlets by Javajem KnitsChange purse with zipper by ViteenRecycled grocery totes made from plastic bags at MadeBox pouch with handle by Drago[knit]flyLined, zippered pouch at Flossie Teacakes.

12 free bag and purse tutorials

Zipper Installation for the Itty Bitty Bag. The Itty Bitty Bag. Gathered Clutch Tutorial. Anna of Noodlehead is sharing the most beautiful gathered pouch tutorial.

Gathered Clutch Tutorial

What a perfect gift! Anna has plenty of gorgeous gift giving inspiration at her blog. Don’t miss her tutorials! If you love pouches you might also like these zippered pouch tutorials! Pleated Zippered Pouch.