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Michelle (michellepatterns.com)
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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Tiny Scraps Chambray Scraps Red and White Polka Dot Scraps Save Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at {michellepatterns.com}
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I've been working on a few more of these divided grocery bags using what's left of my stash of this fabric from Kokka. The last one in the cream version of this print is already spoken for, but this pink... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Here's a little birthday gift for someone! This was made using the #1 template in this document. It's cute, eh? I've made a number of kitty patchwork zipper pouches in this size, but I'm close to being out of this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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I needed to make a super fast birthday gift today, so I whipped up this little zipper pouch. This was made using the #6 template in this document. The fabric is this print from Kokka, and the black split rings... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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I've been collecting some new fabric, so there are a few new fat eighths in the fabric section of my etsy shop. The one above is from Helen's Meadow collection by Helen Dardik for Clothworks. In the next few days... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Double Zip Tool Pouches - Size 3 This pattern is ready to go! Many thanks to everyone who pre-ordered. There might be another pre-order pattern in the future, or maybe there will be a survey so I can get a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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People have asked about a pattern for this type of bag and I'm up for it, but want to make sure you are too. So this one is a pre-order pattern and so far things are going well. This will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Finished this up the other day and it's now ready to go to its new home when its person comes along. Both polka dot prints are Moda and the floral is Sevenberry for Robert Kaufman. I also wanted to let... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at {michellepatterns.com}
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This and That: Curious Cats + Flowers in Teal Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 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 Sep 20, 2017 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}