Update: The Zola Pen Case pattern is done... get it free here!
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)
I used more gorgeous fabrics from the Zola collection by Junebee for Ink & Arrow fabrics. They were what inspired my name for this cute little zipper case. I had a stack of fat quarters waiting on my counter for a different project but I just couldn't stop wanting to use them for this!
On this one I messed up and sewed the first side piece in wrong (with the lining fabric facing out), but it looked so cute that way, I sewed the other side piece in 'wrong' too - just for fun! And look how it is the new home for all my wonder clips, I love things that are beautiful and useful, don't you?
Read more about my first Zola Pen Case here, and watch for my tutorial next Wednesday. I still have to edit all the how-to photos, digitize the pattern piece for the sides, and write up the instructions - cross your fingers that I get it all done!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack - poor girl!
Sew an easy card wallet using natural cork fabric. This new textile is durable, beautiful, and easy to sew! This free pattern is a great starter project - or a great way to use up scraps.
This Patchwork Cushion is beautiful on my piano bench, but it would look awesome on any other kind of bench too!
Need a gift bag, knitting or crochet bag, lunch bag... lingerie, shoe, make-up, scrap, button, or little bag for any other reason?
Sew up a delightful Drawstring Ditty Bag with my free tutorial!
My 2-part cross body bag is a success!
It took some sewing origami to make it work, but I didn’t give up until my bag looked pretty similar in size and construction to the inspiration bag that you voted for.
Here's how I made a narrow (but still scrappy!) dog leash for our new puppy... It's so much fun to make your own pet accessories!
All that’s required to make this beautiful sunglasses case (or glasses case) is a few supplies and an embroidery machine with a 5x7 or larger hoop!
When I first showed you this cute little pouch last Saturday, one of you commented about it, calling it a ‘nappy pouch’ since that’s what you call baby diapers in the UK. I think that’s adorable!
So that’s what I’m naming it and I hope it doesn’t cause any confusion here in the U.S. - I’ll be sure to always be clear what it’s for, lol.
I love to have little sketchbooks or art journals handy for when inspiration strikes, so that's what I decided to make. These little journals are so pretty that I'm sure they will inspire me all by themselves. Read on for a tutorial so you can make your own.