The Two-Piece Pouch pattern is here!

Named by Laci Hess (part of my tester group, thanks a million Laci) --- it's a zipper pouch with one side quilt block and one side clear vinyl. Directions for making it a vinyl interior wet-bag also included!

This is a collaboration with my friend Ingrid of Joe June and Mae paper piecing pattern fame!

This PDF pattern comes with both Bikini and Swimming Trunks paper piecing patterns + the zipper pouch pattern. 
Ingrid made these samples.

 Pam at @bluebyebye made this sample.

Britta @little.lively.things made this one!

Stefani at @quarteracrearts made this Kaffe version with pink vinyl on the back side. 

 Amie @tansy_designs made a yellow polka dot bikini version! LOL

Joyce @ joyce_and_art made this "solid gold" version. 

Madeleine @madeleinesews made this super cute one and staged it in her pool for our viewing pleasure. (I'll be right over Mad!)

 Maryanna @marvelousautniem made this hot version with the flip flop block from Ingrid's shop!

If you're brand new to sewing vinyl, please read my FREE Sewing Vinyl Guide here and print off the PDF for quick reminders. These tips will make sewing this pouch a ton easier.

If you're in need of fun and colorful vinyl, I have it in my website shop here or my Etsy shop here

Ingrid and I hope you love this pattern as much as we do. Feel free to purchase in either of our shops, and stop by to say hi on Instagram at @sewhungryhippie and @joejuneandmae.

Use #twopiecepouch in your posts so we can share your amazing work!

Don't forget to join the Maker's Circle here for a community of Makers sharing their work, asking questions, and sourcing new materials.


Monday Motivation Fabric Jewelry tutorials

Here is a roundup of jewelry you can make with textiles. Scraps, threads, fibers, yarns, felts, you name it. These would also keep kids busy - just sayin'!

Make your own fabric beads with Alma Stoller's tutorial here.

Painted Leather earrings by Hello Glow.

Fabric wrapped rope jewelry by Felt Magnet.

Tassel Necklace tutorial by Made in a Day.

Make a t-shirt necklace with Vicky Myer's tutorial.

Same idea but for bracelets! This tutorial is by CuciCuciCoo.

I've done this so many times and it's super fun and easy. 
This tutorial by A Crafted Life will have you making your own personalized button earrings in no time.

Brit & Co has an Anthro inspired bib necklace tutorial here for you.

Enthralling Gumption has a DIY for a woven necklace. So cute!

Make mini yarn skein earrings with this tutorial by Bacon Time with Hungry Hypo.

Not a tutorial, but this post by Craft Minute has a plethora of inspiring felt jewelry makes. 
Most look easy enough to replicate if you know your way around felt and needle.

Positively Splendid has a brooch tutorial here, make with felt, fabric, or burlap.

There are no limits with textile jewelry, and best of all you probably have a large scrap bin sitting around that you can play with at virtually no cost. YAY!

Jewelry findings can help speed up the process, I usually get mine on Etsy or steal from my own jewelry pile I don't wear anymore, upcycling parts.

Glues I like to use include FabriTac and E6000.


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Fathers Day DIY Round up

Father's Day is almost here! Why not make the dad in your life something special? Here are 10 ways for you to add a creative I LOVE YOU to this Father's Day.

1. Who wouldn't be delighted with knowing where the remotes are hiding? Sew4Home has made an easy peasy Sofa Caddy tutorial to whip up! 

2. Every Grill Master needs a great apron! Purl Soho has a free tutorial for their Adjustable Apron

3. Melissa from Polka Dot Chair's Upcycled How to Make Zip Bags from Old Ties is a personal favorite

4. How about some fun comic book coasters

6. Make Dad a one of a kind tie! Purl Soho has you covered with a fast and easy tutorial! I made one and was surprised at how easy it was! 

7. Add family photos to create a personalized wine or beer label for the dad that has everything using Kim's free DIY!

8. Check out the how to on how to make your dad a Digital Device Sleeve with Sew4Home!

9. Artsy Fartsy Mama created a tutorial for this darling Father's Day card

10. A Bobblehead featuring your dad!!!! 

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