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Create a dramatic look with this amazingly simple Chevron Quilt Pattern.
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I can't stop making these!!! My version of this Japanese pen case is so much fun. I gave myself the chance to use a bunch of different fabrics by adding a bound zipper that makes a cute snappy handle - it's the cutest little case in the house. Well, they all are - and they are great for lots more than pens!
Do you have a pretty new bundle of fat quarters that you are dying to use? I have that problem all the time! Lucky for all the FQ loving sewists around, I spend a lot of time dreaming up sewing projects that will make the most of a fat quarter. These aren't projects that use just a 10'' square of fabric (although those are fun too!), but sewing projects that use up most of 1 or more fat quarters.
I made two more Zola Pen Cases this week ladies... it's so much fun! The first one was a bear (really just figuring out the least fussy way to sew it was what took me forever) - but now that I have my design and techniques in place, they go together in a snap! (and they snap, lol)
Whew! I did it... I knocked off our Japanese pen case! Let me tell you, sewing this thing was fiddly.
I have a confession to make: my family does not have handmade Christmas stockings (well, until now). We have been using a miss-matched set of store bought Christmas stockings because I never plan ahead enough to make handmade stockings. When it is time to put them up, who has time to sew them? No one ever.
I know that many of you are teachers, sewing teachers even, so you might not agree with me - but it's really hard to teach a child to sew! Especially your own strong willed little girl who thinks she already knows everything about sewing because she's been watching you!
Happy day! We are going to sew something really cute and fun this month...
The last time I went to the airport I was carrying my beautiful Garden on the Go tote and it was so much fun to have people ask me where I got it and answer that I MADE IT! Some people recognized that my bag was handmade and they asked if I was the maker - yay!
That's why I decided to make you a list of my favorite DIY sewing project that will help you have that same fun when you travel handmade. I know you don't want me to make you wait for it, so let's go!