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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. 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 Make two dots where you would like the top and bottom of the fastening to be.

Once the prongs have been pushed through the fabric from front to back then put the washer on and push the prongs in to the middle or out wards. Here I have both halves of the fastening ready to snap together. Voila!! Free Cup Cozy (Java Jacket) Sewing Pattern & Tutorial | Stitchwerx Designs | Needlecraft Tips, Tricks & Patterns | Crochet, Sewing & More!

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. The first thing you will need to do is download the pattern by clicking on this link: Stitchwerx Designs coffee cup cozy pattern. Let’s get started! Just a note: Always prewash and dry your fabrics and batting to prevent cozy shrinkage in the wash! Choose the template for your cozy size and print it out at 100%. Large size cup cozies fit 20-24 oz. cups. Cut out 1 each of front, back & batting using your selected template.

Trim about 1/8” off the batting all the way around to reduce seam bulk. Both Versions: 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. Stitch the two squares together using a 1/4" seam. Fold it in half and stitch a scant 1/4" seam along the long edge. Fold the lining fabric over the main color - it will wrap around the 1/4" seam so that 1/4" of the lining shows next to the main color. Press the long seam. Place the bag on your cutting mat with the long seam centered. Fold each bottom corner as shown and mark a line 1" over from the point. Turn the bag right side out. To make the travel size bag, cut two rectangles 7" x 8". Here's another quick gift for you to make . 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.

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. You could also use fusible fleece for a stiffer bag. 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". In this photo I had already fused the interfacing onto the strap fabric, centering the interfacing along the middle of the fabric. Now fold over the interfacing so that the edges line up exactly and press firmly, with steam, all along the length of the strap. Set aside for later. Mini Wallet Tutorial. Hi everyone! 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.

The front pocket is designed for coins, the middle area is for bills, and the back pocket holds credit cards/drivers license. I feel like I should issue a bit of a warning about this little wallet, though - despite its benign appearance, it's not exactly a project for beginners. The first step is to cut all the pieces. Pockets (cut 1): 5" x 12" Laptop slipcover with strap tutorial « TeresaDownUnder. This slipcover is for an 11-inch MacBook Air. 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 one 9 in x 13 1/4 in rectangle in matching black fabrictwo 9 in x 13 1/4 in rectangles for the lining Other Cotton quilting batting2 x 1 in D rings2 x 1 in swivel hooks1 x 18 in zipper in creamExtra black fabric for the strapDouble sided iron-on interfacing for the lettersFusible interfacing for the strapEmbroidery stabiliser for the applique Lettering Font used: Lobster Assemble the front as per photo.

The bag is finished. Now let’s add a strap. 4 handmade iPad sewing tutorials « TeresaDownUnder. 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. 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. Metallic thread adds a little sparkle, if you like. 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. Your cardstock should measure 1/4 inch less on all sides than your fabric postcard-so for my sample, it measures 3-3/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches. Use your sewing machine to zigzag-stitch around all four edges of the cardstock. What about other embellishments? I'd recommend weighing your finished postcard on a postal scale, or asking someone at your local post office to do it. Stay connected with CraftStylish. 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. 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 Lined Zippered Pouch How To Make A Gathered Zippered Pouch Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you’ll definitely have scraps leftover)8″ zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacing Cutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5″ tall by 9″ wide, and one 5.5″ tall by 13″ wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5″ tall by 9″ wide For the front band, cut one piece 4″ tall by 9″ wide.

Turn tube right side out and press with seam in the middle. Grab the 13″ wide main exterior piece.