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Michelle (michellepatterns.com)
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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This and That: Curious Cats + Flowers in Teal Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at {michellepatterns.com}
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This bag seems like a tool bag to me, but of course, could be used for all sorts of things. Come take a look at it here. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at {michellepatterns.com}
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Not long after finishing the pattern for the Gusset Zipper Pocket it dawned on me that this pocket could be made by piecing it together and skipping setting it into a window. Since the big blog post last week was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Scrap Bag Fat Eighth - This is the stripe mentioned in the previous post about patchwork. It's OOP and I'm hoarding most of what I've got, but will part with this small piece because I know one of you wants... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
You're welcome, Tracy! I'm glad to hear this makes you a little more comfortable making patchwork! That was one of the goals with this post, so it's great to hear it helped. Many thanks for ordering the coasters pattern. I hope you are having fun making them. :0]
Hi Regina: Oh yes, your red leather FiloFax needs a pouch to go with it! Have fun sewing!
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2017 on Journal or Planner Pouch at {michellepatterns.com}
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Sep 11, 2017
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If you want to make patchwork but feel daunted, frustrated, confused, or overwhelmed deciding which prints and colors to use together, this post is for you! Below are six strategies you can use to make choices and take away--or at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Lemon Drop Pink This Lemon Drop print from Maude Asbury's Tutti Fruitti collection for Blend is perfect for Grocery Bags. If you don't already have fabric grocery bags, it's time to make some. They are one way you can help... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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This last week I've made a couple pouches like this one and like all zipper pouches, they are a pleasure to make. There are so many details you can change--even just slightly--to switch it up and keep it interesting. At... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Everything in the Bags and Pouches section of my etsy shop is on sale through Sunday. Come take a look! Save Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Quilting Cotton Scraps For my scrap bag loving sewing friends, a bag with this a piece of my favorite vintage fabric ever is available here and a bag of the "tiny scraps" can be found here. Tiny Scraps Save Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
Yes, you should, Ginger! Haha...no pressure. Make or don't make, but I hope you do get some time to sew and if you use a journal or planner this would be a great project. I bet you'd love it and wonder how you lived without it all this time.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Journal or Planner Pouch at {michellepatterns.com}
You're welcome, Julie! Sometimes it feels like shouting into the void here on the old blog, so it's motivating to hear your words of appreciation. :0] I'm also glad to hear you've enjoyed the patterns and made some nice gifts with them.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Journal or Planner Pouch at {michellepatterns.com}
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Here's something I've been wanting to make for a while now--a pouch with an elastic band so it can be attached to a journal or planner. I actually made something like this as a Christmas gift, but when I went... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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I've been using fleece in the Rose Pincushion Cuff for a while now--probably a few years at this point! Somewhere in the almost 10-years of blog posts here, there is a post mentioning the measurements for substituting fleece for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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These Grocery Bags with the body divided into two fabrics have shown up in a number of recent posts--including the one right before this one. Today I have some diagrams for you to help you make pattern pieces that can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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It seems I've fallen out of the blogging habit lately, but let me try getting back on track by showing you these really cute bags! These are all the medium size from the Grocery Bag pattern, but with the main... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Quilting Cotton Scraps Besides the scrap bag shown above, a few other new things have been added to my etsy shop. Sew-on Fabric Patches: These are made using the same basic idea as the Cord Keepers. I'll write more about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Finished this bag up today, so here I am to show it off! This is the medium size from the Grocery Bag pattern. Info about making these bags in patchwork can be found here. The link to that post can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Quilting Cotton Scraps Kokka Fabric Remnant Tiny Scraps Butterfly Remnant Save Save Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Kitty Patchwork Pouch These patchwork pieces have been waiting to be made into pouches for too long, so this week I got my act together and finished them up! Kitty Patchwork Pouch Both of these are the same size, which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Cord Keepers PDF Sewing Pattern With a cord cord here and a cord cord there, here a cord, there a cord, everywhere a cord cord... Oh my, so many cords in modern life! These things are out of control, so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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New scrap bags are available...come take a look: Quilting Cotton Scraps Denim Scraps Tiny Quilting Cotton Scraps Save Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Farm Girl Cherry Pie from Riley Blake The last of the strawberry print grocery bags sold over the weekend, and now I'd like to make a couple more in fruit or food theme fabric, but first I need more fabric!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}