Art Gallery Fabrics – A Tote Made From Jeni Baker’s Curiosities Collection

Go anywhere “Curiosities” tote.. Great for the beach, but perfect for running around town.

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Art Gallery Fabrics recently contacted me and asked if I would like to create a project from their new Curiosities Collection. The new fabric line is from the ever-so talented Jeni Baker. As soon as I saw the fabric, I knew I had to make a tote.  The collection is adorable – soft, whimsical and very versatile.

Jeni Baker Curiositites Tote Materials

Isn’t the fabric great? If you look closely, the turquoise and white fabric has bunnies on it! I follow Jeni Baker on instagram and know how much she loves her bunny George.  Close up the bunnies are perfect and round, but take a few steps away and the design becomes organic and fluid. Great for any project! The bunny fabric comes in 2 colors and are such a fun addition to her collection.

The fabrics I chose to use are: Curious Bunnies Calm / Caught Snowflakes Navy / Fireflies Dark. Note that I didn’t use the Fireflies in the tote.. A great opportunity to sew another project and share later :)

Curiosities Tote

I love sewing casual, slouchy bags that have some give. I switched it up this time around and gave the bag more structure than I usually do. I lined the bag with a durable cotton canvas, added Pellon 926 – extra firm sew in stabilizer for the facing and gave the bottom of the bag a stronger platform with Peltex 71F. I like how the bag turned out and will play with various interfacings in my future projects.

Curiosities Tote At the Beach

I love the mix and match feel with the bunnies and snowflake pattern. Jeni’s collection was “Inspired by the many small wonders in life and invites us to explore the world around us..”

Playful, right?

Curiosities Tote straps

By adding navy webbing to the straps, I made the bag have a more professional feel. The webbing shows on the exterior and I love how the snowflake pattern peeks out just a tad. An added feature is the extra durability that webbing gives to the straps. Next time, I’ll add some pockets to the outside of the bag and may a closure of some sort.. Piping along the side seam maybe?

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I shot these images in Santa Monica on a very sunny and windy day. I wasn’t sure how they would turn how, but I’m pretty happy with them. Let me know if you would be interested in the pattern.

Well, that’s it today. I hope I’ve inspired you to get sewing something fun.

Make sure to check out Art Gallery Fabrics new Curiosities Collection. It is now available. Need more inspiration? Check out their look book – Jeni Baker Curiosities Look Book.

Happy sewing.

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Sew Bold Color Blocked Pillows + Giveaway

We recently moved across the country to California. A few weeks before our move date, my husband asked me to make new pillows for our new place. I love sewing, especially pillows and thought it was a great way to add a pop of color to our new living room.

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Want to sew pillows? Well, I’m happy to be sharing a step by step tutorial for this bold, color blocked pillow over at the Hamilton Beach – Everyday Good Thinking blog. Hamilton Beach invited me to create a project using their new Durathon Digital Steam Iron. If you’ve been here much, you’ll remember that I’m a bit of an ironing freak and I press quite often in my sewing tutorials.  So I jumped at the chance to try out their new iron. This iron is impressive – I love the steam power and the retractable cord is so great!

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AND GREAT NEWS.. Hamilton Beach wanted to give one of my lucky readers a chance to win a Durathon iron!! See below for more details.

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My pillow was inspired by the Roksanda Ilincic dress that Cate Blanchett wore at the Australian movie premier of Cinderella.  The colors in her dress are bold, modern and oh-so fresh.

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Now on the the giveaway!! One of my lucky readers will win the Durathon iron featured in my project. Please enter using the Rafflecopter below.  The contest ends Saturday, Aug 15th at 12:00 am Pacific Standard Time.  The winner will be chosen at random and notified the second week of August.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to pop over to see my step by step tutorial on the Everyday Good Thinking blog. It’s an envelope pillow, so you’ll be in full sewing mode in no time. I hope I’ve inspired you and happy sewing!

A BIG thank-you to Hamilton Beach for supplying the Durathon Steam Iron that I used in my pillow project, as well as the iron for one lucky reader.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Sew Mini Fabric Planter Bins

I recently shared this post over at UCreate and I am happy to be sharing the tutorial here today.

Fabric Planter Group Bin

My son and I recently bought a few succulents for our kitchen table. Truthfully, I’ve been calling them “mini plants”. After hearing everyone call them “succulents” I’ve figured out what to actually call them.. I don’t spend much time in the garden. Can you tell?

The pots they came in are black, plastic and really ugly. I’m not much of a green thumb, so I have no intention of re-potting them.. While I was looking at the pots I had one of my usual “ah-ha sewing” moments – why not sew colorful, mini fabric bins to cover the pots? Everyone loves a fabric storage bin, right?

I’ve had my eye on the Nate Burkus home decor fabric collection at Jo-Ann fabrics for quite some time. I love his bold, modern prints. I wanted a heavier weight fabric for this project, so his decorator fabric collection at Jo-Ann Fabrics was right on the mark.

Nate Berkus Fabric

These mini fabric bins are super easy to make and you can sew a bunch in just a few short hours.

Materials:

  1. Cotton fabric in 2 prints – cotton canvas or decorator weight suggested
  2. Disappearing fabric ink pen and ruler
  3. Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  4. Iron and ironing board
  5. Miniature plant in pot – pot height approximately 3 3/8″

Let’s get started:

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  1. Create the pattern – Lay the “outside” fabric face down on your work surface. Use the disappearing pen and draw a square measuring 10 3/4″ x 10 3/4″. At each corner draw squares measuring 3 1/4″. Cut out following the ink lines.
  2. Cut the fabric – The fabric piece should like something like a cross.  Now lay the fabric down on the “lining” fabric. Pin in place and cut out another. Note – if you plan to make multiple fabric bins, trace off a pattern at this step.Sew the outside bin –  Match the sides of each square at one corner. Pin. Place into your sewing machine and stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Repeat for each corner. Press the seams closed facing one direction.
  3. Repeat step 3 for the lining fabric.  Press the seams closed facing the same direction. You now have 2 little bins.
  4. Turn the outside bin right side facing out. Leave the lining bin, right side facing in. Place the lining bin around the outside bin. Wiggle into place.
  5. Match the points of each corner using your finger. Pin at the top edge/at each corner seam. Place into your sewing machine and stitch along the top edge. Leave a small opening.
  6.  Turn right side out by pulling the bins through the opening. Wiggle the lining bin into the outside bin. Match at each corner. Press the seam along the top edge. Also fold each side seam onto each other and press the seam in place. Pin the small opening closed. Top stitch along the top edge.
  7. Finish the bins – Fold along one side seam. Finger press the seam to sit flat. Place into your sewing machine and edge stitch from the top to the bottom. Backstitch. Repeat for each corner.

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Fabric Planter Bin Combo

That’s it – adorable, right? Perfect for plants and other stuff as well. Wouldn’t these be great all over the house? They would also make awesome teacher appreciation gifts. Disclaimer.. They are so cute you may have a hard time giving them away!

Got fabric bins on the brain? I have a bunch of tutorials you can try –  check out my reversible fabric bin OR my fabric bin with handles OR my round canvas fabric bin. If you have any questions, please let me know. I love hearing about it all.

Happy Sewing.

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DIY.. Make Mesh Laundry Pods #stylebymethod #clevermethod

I’ve been wanting to make mesh laundry bags for a LONG time.

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I googled mesh laundry bags and there were a gazillion different styles. Nothing worked for me. They were square in shape and a little bulky.  I love sleek, simple and modern designs – so mesh zipper pods came to mind.

I live in Florida so tank tops and thin strap camisoles are staples in my wardrobe.  Nothing bothers me more than when I’m taking my clothes from the washer and I find my straps pulled beyond repair or wound the agitator!  With the circular design, my straps would be safely enclosed inside the mesh, making the pods very functional. No edges, ties or straps to catch, pull or snag!

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Speaking of modern, functional design –  Have you seen the new method 4x laundry detergent? Not only am I in love with the smell, but the packaging is right up my alley.  My favorite part about the product..? The bottles have an easy-to-use grip on the bottle, not a handle. Did you know that handles on detergent bottles make them not fully recyclable? I didn’t… I also love the transparent bottle. The clear bottle/colorful detergent will add a pop of color to even the dreariest laundry room.

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Back to my pods and how to make them..

Materials needed:

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  1. Mesh fabric
  2. Zipper
  3. Double fold bias tape
  4. Fabric glue
  5. Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  6. Dinner plate to use circle template
  7. Tracing paper, pencil/pen, paper scissors
  8. Iron and ironing board

Cutting directions:

  1. Mesh bag back – Place the dinner plate onto the tracing paper and trace around the edge. Cut out. Place the template onto the mesh fabric. Pin in place and cut 1 mesh circle.
  2. Mesh bag front – Place the dinner plate back onto the tracing paper and trace around the edge. Fold in half and draw a line along the fold line. Place a ruler along the line and measure inwards 1/4″, draw another line at this mark – this second line becomes the “pattern cut” line. Cut the half circle out. Place onto the mesh fabric, pin in place and cut 2 half circles.
  3. Bias tape for the zipper edges – Find the plate diameter and cut 2 pieces/
  4. Bias tape for the outside edge – Find the plate’s circumference and add 2″. Cut 1 piece of bias tape to this length.

Remember – Don’t forget to use colorfast fabric and materials for your project. The last thing you need is for the color to run on your delicates!

Ok – Let’s get sewing!

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  1. Lay the 2 half circle mesh pieces onto your work surface.  Open the bias tape and insert the straight edge of the mesh between the bias tape. Enclose the entire raw edge and pin in place. If you find the mesh to be little tricky to work with, use dabs of the glue stick to help hold in place. Place into your sewing machine and stitch down, edgestitch along the bias tape closest to the mesh.
  2. Repeat for the other side. Trim the bias tape if needed
  3. Place the zipper tape under the bias tape and pin. Give enough room to open and close the zipper. Place into sewing machine and sew the zipper in place, closest to the teeth. Repeat for the other side. Make sure that your mesh/outside edge has a nice consistent/round shape.
  4. Open the zipper into the center of the pod. Important step! Cut the zipper to the length of the bias tape.
  5. Lay the front piece on top of the of the back piece, wrong sides together. Pin along the zipper and outer edge.  Set aside.
  6. Place the bias tape and back paper template onto your ironing board. Using the iron, gently press a curve into the bias tape. You can insert the bias tape onto the paper edge and set the curve to be exactly the same as the mesh. Repeat for the entire outside edge. Turn and fold the TOP end under about 1/4″.
  7. Place the mesh pod back not your work surface. Gently, insert the mesh edge between the bias tape. Enclose the entire raw edge and pin in place. Place into your sewing machine and edgestitch along the bias tape side closest to the mesh. Backstitch at each zipper and then add a second row of topstitching for extra durability.

Note – I recommend 2 rows of topstitching along the bias tape. This will hold the mesh in place and make the pod edges more secure.

Having fun? Want to make more? Find a larger or smaller template and you can make all kinds of pods! I bet these would be great for travel. A great way to pack and store dainty items in a suitcase.

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GREAT NEWS – Coupon alert! Use the method coupon code THREEFORME for $3 off your online purchase at methodhome.com

So.. Did you know that method is partnering up with ASOS, the fashion e-commerce giant to create the method and ASOS collection. Head over to check it out.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Farm Girl Friday Sew Along #farmgirlfridays

I know, I know.. It’s been quiet around here.. So a big thank you for stopping by. Today is my turn on the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along blog hop.

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The blog hop started on May 1st and ends Friday, October 9th. Along the way we are are sewing all 45 Farm Girl blocks from Lori Holt’s new book Farm Girl Vintage.

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You need to check out this book! The Fat Quarter Shop sent me a copy and I love, love, love it. It sits on my bedside table and I drool while flipping through the pages.. The book includes instructions for 45 sampler blocks in two sizes [ 6″ and 12″] , 10 quilts, 2 table runners, a table topper and a potholder. Lori is also hosting a Sew Along on her blog / Bee in My Bonnet and each Friday she posts a block from the book along with tips and inspiration!

If you are new to quilting.. This is the book for you. I have been quilting for 6 years, but wouldn’t call myself a quilter. I love the 2 sizes for blocks – they are perfect for someone testing the waters… This book might be the clincher and where I am officially hooked!

I call myself a “quilting resister”.. It seems, however, the more I quilt, the more I love it..  I selected the Corn and Tomatoes block which can be found on page 21. For my turn, I wanted something easy and decided on the smaller 6″ blocks. I was very deliberate in my color selection and choose reds and yellows to go along with the title.

Corn and Tomatoes 1 Block

After a few blocks, I felt it was time to step outside my comfort zone and try new color combos. I actually learned something about myself! I am super comfortable with certain color combinations – grey, green, orange and turquoise seem to be my go to colors.. but I have a heck of a time pulling together purple and blues..

Corn and Tomatoes Purple Green Blocks

Looks fun right? I had fun with these guys.. I love how the center pops depending on the color and pattern. I could keep going and going – these would make a great table runner. What color is your favorite? I think the blue/purple combo might be mine.

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Please visit Barb and Mary with Me and My Sister Designs to see their Country Crossroads block that is also being showcased today!

The book is an awesome read so head over to the Fat Quarter Shop to get a copy.  FGV_GroupPhoto-2

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DIY.. Mini Fabric Planter Bins

I’m happy to be over at UCreate sharing my miniature planter storage bins today. The bins are so small and adorable – they bring cheer to any space!

Fabric Planter Bin Combo

I’ve been eyeing the Nate Berkus home decor collection at Jo-Ann Fabrics for months. This bin project called for a heavier fabric, so his home decor collection fit the bill perfectly..

Nate Berkus Fabric

Just a teaser today… Stop on over at UCreate for the step by step tutorial.

Happy Sewing.

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Sew Asymmetrical Color Block Totes

I’m happy to be over at Sew Mama Sew sharing my asymmetrical color block tote bags today.

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It’s been a little quiet for me and my sewing machine lately. I’ve had dozens of projects on my mind, but I’ve wanted to make modern, colorful totes FOREVER. With a family trip to California on the horizon, I thought it was the perfect time to make a few different color combinations and then bring along my favorite one.

It started with a half square triangle and I took it from there…

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Each bag has 4 colors. This is a project you can have a lot of fun with! At first, I was very deliberate in my color selection. By the 3rd bag I put all my solid fabrics in a pile and went crazy choosing the colors. The best combinations are those that don’t quite match!

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I love the asymmetrical feel to the handles and front of totes. The lining and back of the straps really pop. The outside of the bag and straps are from 2 half square triangles. Fun, right? My husband likes the green/blue combination while I love the coral/grey. Think of all the color combinations you can make.

Finished size – 14.5″ L x 3″W x 11.5″

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Make sure to head on over to Sew Mama Sew for the full tutorial. Truthfully, I may have lost a little sleep trying to figure this one out, but I had a lot of fun coming up with the tutorial. Now, it’s time to make matching pouches, right?

Want to see other tote bag tutorials? Click here for my Reversible 1 Hour Tote. Great news – the tutorial includes a free PDF pattern.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Happy Sewing.

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Vinyl & Ribbon Pouches – Ribbon Blog Tour

Today is my turn on the Bonnie Christine Ribbon Blog Tour. I am honored to be a part of the blog tour that celebrates the launch of Bonnie Christine’s ribbon line with Renaissance Ribbons.

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Bonnie Christine is a surface pattern designer and author of Going home To Roost – A blog dedicated to living an extraordinary life. If you haven’t visited her blog or Instagram page.. Make it a first on your to-do list.. She is one inspiring lady!

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Today I’m sharing my project that was designed using her ribbon and fabric. I have to admit, the fabric and ribbon were so gorgeous that I had a hard cutting them up.

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I love sewing with clear vinyl and have wanted to make see-thru makeup cases for my travels. I travel A LOT and always need extra pouches for my travel gear, makeup, receipts, loose change and bills… I thought this blog tour was the perfect opportunity to make a few, plus it was a chance to play around with Bonnie’s awesome colors and prints.

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Materials:

  1. Cotton Fabric – 1/2 yard in 2 prints
  2. 7/8″ Bonnie Christine ribbon – 1/2 yard
  3. Interfacing
  4. Clear Vinyl
  5. Fabric glue or Wonder-WebTape
  6. Velcro Sew on Tape – 3/4″
  7. Wonder Clips
  8. Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  9. Disappearing fabric pen
  10. Medium size spool of thread for for corner template
  11. Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  12. Iron and ironing board

Ribbon and vinyl supplies

Note – Bonnie Christine fabric is made by Art Gallery Fabrics and the collection I made my pouches from is called “Winged”. You can find her ribbons over at Renaissance Ribbons.

Ok, let’s get started:

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Cutting directions:

  1. Cotton fabric #1 for the back piece – Cut 1 rectangle measuring 10″W x 8″L.
  2. Cotton fabric #2 for the lining piece – Cut 1 rectangle measuring 10″W x 8″L.
  3. Cotton fabric #1 or #1 – Top and facing piece – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 10″W x 2 1/2″L.
  4. Clear Vinyl – Cut 1 rectangle measuring 10″W x 7 1/2″L.
  5. Interfacing – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 10″W x 8″L. Depending on the weight of your fabric, use this for the back and lining pieces.
  6. Ribbon – Cut 2 pieces 10″ in length.
  7. Velcro Tape – Cut 1 piece 10″ in length.

Sewing directions:

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Step 1: Lay the 2 rectangles measuring 10″W x 2 1/2″L on your work space. For both rectangles, turn the long side of the top and bottom edges under 1/2″. Place 1 piece along the 10″ side of the clear vinyl. The folded edge should cover the edge of the clear vinyl. Use a small bit of fabric glue or Wonder Tape to help hold the fabric in place.  Turn over and place the other rectangle piece on the backside. Adjust so the front and back match up. Place into your sewing machine and edge stitch along the top and bottom edges.

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Step 2: Open the Velcro and lay the hook side along the back edge. Center. Sew in place. Lay the ribbon on the other side and center. Sew in place.  The Velcro is slightly slimmer than the ribbon, so the stitch will be covered. Sew aside.

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Step 3: Lay the 2 rectangles measuring 10″W x 8″L on your work space. For each rectangle, turn and fold one of the 10″ edges under 1/2″. On the lining fabric, lay the loop side of the Velcro approximately 1/4″-3/8″ down from the top edge [ right side of the fabric]. NOTE: Before you sew the Velcro in place, make sure to match up with the hook/vinyl piece. Adjust if needed and sew in place.

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Step 4: Sandwich the 3 pieces in the following order – #1. Lining piece, Velcro/right side facing up. #2. Vinyl piece, Velcro facing the lining fabric. #3. Back piece on top of the vinyl, right side facing down. NOTE: Use wonder clips to hold together. If you choose to pin, make sure to pin inside the seam allowance. Pins will leave holes in the vinyl, so pin carefully. Make sure all the top edges line up. Place into your sewing machine and stitch the sides and bottom together with a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Backstitch at the top edges.

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Step 5: Place the curve template [ spool in this case] at the bottom corners. Using a disappearing fabric ink pen, draw the curves. Place back into your sewing machine and stitch following the curves. Remember to backstitch. Trim off the excess fabric.

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Step 6: Turn right side out. Wiggle corners into place. Finger press along the outside edge to help lay the vinyl flat.

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Step 7: Use Wonder Clips or pin the lining and back piece together at the top edge. Place into your sewing machine and stitch together, starting at one side seam. Backstitch at each side seams and/or continue and stitch around the entire top edge.

So thats’ it. Fun right? What kind of combination would you make.. The same print or a mix of patterns and colors? There are so many ways you can make this pouch.

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Make sure to check out the blog tour, but especially my neighbors — Alexis Wright from My Sweet Sunshine Studio and Kate McCown from Sunflower Paperie

Please note that I was provided the ribbon and fabric for this post. All opinions are my own. Happy Sewing!

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DIY.. Kids Name Pillow + Giveaway

I’m happy to be sharing this adorable pillow today.  I’ve wanted to make a “Tanner” pillow since my little guy was born. I’ve just never gotten around to it… Pillows are super simple to make AND add style to your child’s bedroom. So when the opportunity came about to be apart of the Shabby Fabrics Blogger Challenge, I jumped at the chance.

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I had a lot of fun making this pillow. My son is 3 and loves finding the letter T in his surroundings.. He always shouts out, “Hey Mommy..  “T” for Tanner” when he sees a stop sign or the letter on the side of a truck. It is the cutest thing and warms my heart.

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Shabby Fabrics created laser cut shapes and they come in different shapes and sizes – hearts, dots, stars, butterflies, letters.. There are so many options! The laser cut shapes are so easy to use and you’ll be sewing in 1.2.3…

And guess what? I’m hosting a giving away with this post – a FREE package of shapes. Make sure to read below, it’s easy to enter.

Materials

Materials needed:

  1. 3 fat quarters
  2. Shabby Fabrics Laser Cut Applique Shapes – Alphabet Set and/or laser cut shapes
  3. 12″ x 21″ Pillow form
  4. Velcro pieces
  5. Disappearing fabric ink pen
  6. Sewing supplies and sewing machine
  7. Iron and ironing board
  8. Serger – optional

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An envelope pillow is the perfect project for beginner sewers. I promise you can do this in an afternoon  – just grab 3 coordinating fat quarters, the laser cut applique shapes, your sewing supplies and you are good to go.

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Ok. Let’s get started.. Cutting instructions:

  1. Pillow front –  Cut out 1 rectangle 21 3/4″L x 12 3/4″W.
  2. Pillow Back –  Cut out 1 rectangle measuring 15″L x 12 3/4″W [ large side] and another measuring 13 “L x 12 3/4″W [ small side]

Here are your 5 Easy steps:

Step 1 – Lay the back fabric pieces on your work surface.  On the “large side”, turn and fold under the short edge 1″. Press with an iron. Turn and fold under 1″ again. Press. Place into your sewing machine and top stitch along the folded edge. Repeat for the “small side. These pieces create the envelope back.

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Step 2 – Lay the front pillow piece on your work surface. Take letters and shapes out of the package and play with the layout on the front. Leave a little extra room for the sides and make sure it it even especially the ends. Read Shabby Fabrics package directions – carefully peel off the backing off the pieces. Place the shapes onto your pillow front. Press in place. Applique around the outside of each letter and shape. I usually use a straight stitch, but any stitch will do.

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Step 3 – Place pillow front right side up on your work surface. Lay the back rectangle pieces right side facing down.  The “large side” should be placed first and on the left. The “small side” should be placed on the right. Pin where they overlap and also around the outside edge. Place into sewing machine and stitch together with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Press. Finish the raw edges.

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Step 4 – Turn right side out. Wiggle corners into place. Press.

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Step 5 – Insert the pillow form. Wiggle around so the side seams match. Jiggle each corner into place again. And that’s it, cute pillow complete.

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And now on to the BEST part!! I’m giving a set of ALPHABET SHAPES away!! It’s easy. Just leave a comment for this post and let me know what you would make.. That’s it.. The winner will be selected at random and is open internationally. The contest is open through Sunday, March 22nd 12pm EST.

Please note – the contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

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There are a bunch of great projects in the Blog Hop – check out the links below:

Tuesday, March 17th – Paula at The Sassy Quilter

Wednesday, March 18th – Daniela at On The Cutting Floor

Wednesday, March 18th – Erin at Why Not Sew?

Wednesday, March 18th – Deby at So Sew Easy

Thursday, March 19th – Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts

Thursday, March 19th – Me :)

Friday, March 20th – Melissa at Happy Quilting

Friday, March 20th – Mahriam at Three Owls handmade

Saturday, March 21st – Melissa at Polka Dot Chair

Please note that Shabby Fabrics sent me the appliqué letters and stars for this project. However, all opinions are my own. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Happy Sewing.

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DIY.. Colorful Canvas Pouches

Spring is in the air!  Well, at least down here in Florida.

Colorful canvas pouches

I’m happy to sharing pouches that I made in collaboration with Canvas Corp. If you’ve hung around my blog long enough, you will remember that I’m addicted to sewing with cotton canvas.

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This pouch is super versatile. One has a basic, blank top and the other has a hand painted, funky stripe.

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Canvas paint on fabric

With a blank cotton canvas pouch and Canvas Corp’s Tattered Angels fabric paint, think of all the fun stuff you can come up with!  I also love the color pop bottom, don’t you?

Main bottom 2

Main bottom 1

Canvas Corp has 12″ x 12″ sheets of cotton canvas [ burlap too, if you are into burlap ]. I wanted to see what I could make with just 2 sheets of canvas – 1 sheet of the basic natural and another sheet of a bright color. I promise it’s as easy as 1-2-3…

Head over to the Canvas Corp blog to see my full tutorial.

Please note that Canvas Corp provided me with the materials for this post.. All opinions are my own. Happy sewing.

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