New pattern : how to sew Easy Zipper Cases in three sizes

It's ready! The printed pattern for Easy Zipper Cases in three sizes with perfect corners. No saggy bottoms. No pinched edges. 

Combine fabrics or make them all in one- your choice! These are fast and satisfying makes- great for gift giving or to sell at craft fairs.

This pattern has been tested by varying levels of sewing experienced people. I make my patterns for the beginner-ish sewing person, with diagrams and photos for every step. It's my mission to show you that YES, no matter what- you can sew! You can make things that YOU like.

 If I can do it, you can too for realz! 

The printed pattern is in my shop H E R E .

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Wholesale inquiries are welcome.
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I appreciate every single one of you.

I'm teaching this new pattern and the Essentials Tote at Stitch Supply Co in November!

I'll also be instructing sewing with knits for the Stasia Dress-- (possibly my favorite garment in all the Universe) flattering every body type. It's a wonderful pattern by Sew Liberated. 

Sign up before it's closed. It's gonna be F U N!



Santorini Bag sewing pattern variation tutorial

Here are some new bags I made yesterday using the Santorini tote sewing pattern as a base. I down sized it a bit and added a few things. I love making patterns work FOR me. 

Listed below are the changes to the pattern, which you can find in my Etsy Shop.  You will need the pattern to make the bag, I'm outlining the changes only.

(It's the Santorini tote PDF download.)

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Cut the main panels at 20" wide x 17" tall
Box the corners at 2 1.5"
Main bag zipper total length is 19" (with the tabs included)

Interior security pocket with zipper cut one piece 13" x 17" 

Webbing straps instead of handles 53" total length / cut 2

Place straps 4" from each raw side edge and flush with raw edge of bottom of bag. Top stitch in place.

To add the optional zipper pocket inside the bag, cut a piece of coordinating fabric 13" W x 17" L. See graphic for sewing. The zipper length will be determined by how wide you make the rectangular box. Mine ends 1" from each raw edge of fabric, so about 11". 

It's a useful and easy-to-sew large bag. Feel free to add pockets for more organizing- that's the fun with sewing--you make it YOUR way.  ;)  Kinda like Burger King but healthier. 

These are approx 19" x 13" x 4" 

I love adding charms to my bags- I find a lot of them at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Joann Fabrics.

Make a matching cosmetic case too-- instructions for a large case are included in the pattern. 

The original Santorini Tote:

Pretty hugenormous at 21" x 14" x 6" deep

I use my white faux leather one for work and travel ALL THE TIME. I love it because nothing falls out, it's big enough to hold everything I need in an apocolypse, and it doesn't look like a roller suitcase. 

If you use a roller no worries-- just don't act like we know each other if I run into you at the airport. LOL!!


I think...

OH MY GAWSH have you seen this?
 It's crowd funded! bahahahahaha


While you're sewing bags, why not make a few of these see-through ones for your toiletries, panties, socks, you name it. Tutorial here.

By the way-- I'm teaching bag making, sewing with knits, and "no-fail" zipper cases on
Nov 2,3,4 at Stitch Supply Co

I'd love to see you there too! 

Sign up for one class or three, spend the night or don't. 
It's super versatile and adjustable. 



Pinwheel Party Quilt pattern free PDF download

I have been obsessed with Jennifer Paganelli fabric since the day I started sewing in 2009. No joke.
I used to watch the online shops (we lived in England then) for new shipments and then order yards at a time (and I'm very much a one yard type of person). My favorite ever line is Happy Land which is out of print now. If you happen to have any in blue let me know if you want to part with it  LOL!

Back to the quilt-- when Christina of leeleequilts posted this layer cake and charm set for sale on IG I was ON IT. 
I knew I had to have my very own JP quilt. 

I decided on retro style pinwheels but made in a super easy HST (half square triangle) method. I simply cannot deal with difficult, intricate, attention-oriented patterns right now. 

So......  here is the free PDF download with measurements and all that math stuff figured out (I hope/ biting nails)--so you can whip one up too. 

The backing is Anna Maria Horner fabric I bought on sale at Blue Bar Quilts. I think there might be a little left if you want to purchase-- but hurry! 

It's a gorgeous soft yellow print that is more golden than "in your face yellow".... It makes me feel like I'm in a dandelion field.
Which I love.

Did you know in some countries they are harvesting Dandelion roots to make rubber?!
The complete article is in this month's National Geographic magazine. 

Professional gorgeous quilting by Kathy Talley, on a long arm machine.

Pug alert!

I hope you have fun making this quilt, tag me if you do. 

Happy Sewing