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Michelle (michellepatterns.com)
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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What have we be sewing? Well here's one thing I made recently--a tote bag made from this floral fabric and grey canvas. This is the small size in the Grocery Bag pattern, but with the bag body pieces divided into... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at {michellepatterns.com}
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If you missed this one, here's another chance at one of these card wallets made from Alexander Henry's beloved Farmdale Blossom print. This one is also a Keychain Clutch Mini Wallet, but without the keychain. This was the first one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at {michellepatterns.com}
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Here's the next Sample Sale item and it was also made using the Keychain Clutch Mini Wallet pattern, but this time slightly larger (12%). I wanted to make it 4.5" wide for some reason I can't remember now. The pink... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at {michellepatterns.com}
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This weekend I'll attempt to put a dent in my stash of finished stuff by offering a few things as samples. First up is this cutie. Sold - Thanks! This is the Keychain Clutch Mini Wallet and if you have... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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The hour is growing late, but there is still time to make a gift for Mom. Here are three options for quick to sew gifts you can make in about an hour+/-. Grocery Bag - Everyone loves these bags and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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After a few weeks of mostly admin stuff, I'm back to sewing and have finished some small projects to get back into the sewing groove. First I made two Phone Coasters. The pink and black patchwork one above is available... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
Christina: You could use either batting or insulbrite, but the bag is pretty open at the top so it would need some ties or another closure to hold it somewhat shut.
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Did you see this small tote bag a few posts back? It's a mod for the Grocery Bag sewing pattern and here's another made using this same basic idea, but this time it's the medium size from the pattern. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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You know what? I keep stealing my coffee cup coaster to lay my phone on, and the coaster isn't even big enough for the phone! But I like laying the phone on the coaster because it's been easy to get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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This post contains affiliate links. Putting together fabric combinations appeals to the artist in me and is also excellent practice for patchwork. Even though I have a number of strategies for combining prints, I still second guess myself from time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Two new patchwork bags are all done and ready to find their new homes! Above and below are the two sides of this one. Each one has bees, flowers, cherries, stripes, and dots, but in two different layouts and with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Here's a little something I stitched up back in December, promptly put to work holding the blue scraps, and then pretty much forgot about until I went to add another bag of blue scraps to my etsy shop. The ones... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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It's new pattern time! Come take a look at it here on michellepatterns.com or here on etsy. Some of you might find the name of this pattern somewhat familiar, and yes, this is the same basic idea as one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Fat Eighth Kokka Trefle Cats This post contains etsy affiliate links. I've been busy sewing and have also been adding new items to my etsy shop! First up is this Kokka fabric with loads of cute kitties. I think the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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A couple of these cord keepers in Alexander Henry's Farmdale Blossom print sold over the over the weekend, so I figured it was time to make more. These are all the small size in the sewing pattern, which is available... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Back in December I made this small patchwork crescent moon to hang on the wall and it turned out so lovely! It was on my list of things to sew for a few years (the list is so long) and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Slowly but surely this barkcloth Messenger Bag is coming together. I'm using this fabric and making a few mods to the pattern. The only mod I've gotten to so far is making zippered pockets for both the exterior and lining.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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This post contains affiliate links. Last year I didn't get around to posting some sample sale items until 2017 was almost over, so let's see if I can do better this year! This sample (sold out - thanks!) is Size... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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There are two new scrap bags in my etsy shop and this time the bags are smaller because the scraps have been split into floral/fruit prints and polka dots. Usually these bags of quilting cotton prints are 2 ounces with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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There's one new bag of fabric scraps available here and perhaps I've mentioned this before (or maybe not!), if you need some ideas for what to do with your fabric scraps check out my pinterest Fabric Scraps board. A good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Farmdale Blossom This post contains affiliate links. Look what's back! This is Farmdale Blossom from the Alexander Henry Vault and it is a reprint of a well loved fabric from 5+ years ago. Many of us have been dreaming of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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This post contains affiliate links. Here is the first of what I hope are many, many more Grocery Bags in 2018. It never seems to get old making these bags. It definitely helps that they are endlessly useful and so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at {michellepatterns.com}
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This post contains affiliate links. This next sample sale item is a card size zipper pouch. Sold - Thank you! This is Size 1 from the Intro to Improv Zip Pouches. This fabric is from a few years back so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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The next sample is a small Grocery Bag made from denim and a fabric from Moda called Spring Bouquet. Sold - Thanks! This bag has a tie closure, which I've added to a couple bags over the years. My personal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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This post contains affiliate links. A few more sample sale items will be posted today. This one is another bag made while writing the Improv Zip Wristlet pattern. Sold - thanks! The floral fabric is Wild Flower from the Farm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}