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Michelle (
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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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
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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
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This has been done for a few weeks, but once it was done I decided it needed a thicker wristlet strap. Which meant getting a bigger swivel clip, so this project had to wait for a bit. Then last week... Continue reading
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This Houses print from Carolyn Gavin's Flower Pedals collection for Windham would look great in my fabric stash. :0] Save Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at {}
Here's another custom size of the Improv Zip Wristlet and this one makes a very nice clutch. This is the second time making this size and this is the first one: This pattern is different than a regular sewing pattern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at {}
A new pattern is available and this one is for those new to sewing, but it's also a good one for anyone who needs a quick project for gifts, just for fun, or to sew and sell. There are also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at {}
Here are my two most recent grocery bags and though it wasn't planned, they both ended up made from two super sweet strawberry prints. This is the medium size and the fabric is from the Yours Truly collection by Kim... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at {}
There is one more fat eighth of this print by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics available in the fabric section of my etsy shop. This fabric has a pretty lilac background. It's an unusual color I don't notice being used... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at {}
Here's another coin purse in a sweet floral print called Spring Bouquet. This fabric is from a collection called Spring-a-ling by American Jane for Moda. The coin purses are made by reducing the size 1 pattern pieces from the Card... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at {}
Hehe...I hope your daughter has fun with her new book! :0]
It's been a while since I've sewn one of these Mending Kits, but inspiration came calling because more of these zines turned up and this pouch is perfect for this small book! Fix Your Clothes is something I've carried off... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at {}
Kokka Cats I've been out fabric collecting again. It really is a collection since it's useful for many decades and some will continue to have value in the future as vintage. As long as the collection stays under control and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at {}
Cord Keeper A few new cord keepers are available in my etsy shop. Info about making these can be found in this blog post. Cord Keeper Cord Keeper Save Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at {}
I've been sewing some things and working on a pattern, but have waited too long between blog posts and don't quite remember all of it! But here are some things that are new or newish: One scrap bag is available... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at {}
Class alert! On Thursday (4/27/17) a class for the Improv Zip Wristlet is being held at Quilter's Dream in Loveland, CO. If you are in the area, maybe you should take the class? If you aren't nearby, make a mental... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at {}
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Apr 19, 2017
Here is another way to make a patchwork grocery bag, and it goes a lot faster since there are only three pieces patched together for each side. On the other side the layout of the pieces is different, but the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at {}
I agree! She does have a great style. I think this is her first fabric collection, but we will hope for many more. On the block printing page of her website there are a few more that need to be made into fabric too!
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Here are some of the etsy shops that carry this print: CrosscutSewingCo NeedleandFoot ModernQuilter OakFabricsChicago Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at {}
Pink and Black Double Zipper Pouch Hello, pretty patchwork pouch in pink and black! Since first coming up with the idea for the Improv Zip Wristlet I've wanted to make it in patchwork, but felt stuck when thinking about which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at {}
The last time I was at the fabric store, I noticed a rack of cotton boucle fabric from Robert Kaufman. The nubby texture caught my eye and I've only ever seen boucle in wool, so I was intrigued. If you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at {}
Hi Susan: Thank you for the pattern suggestion! I'm looking at these knitting needles cases and might email you with some additional questions. I don't knit, so I'd need the input of someone with experience and that would be you! :0]
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Thanks, Elsa!
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Maybe you are already using this type of tape and know just how wonderful it is, but if not let me tell you about it because it is something that will make your sewing life easier. I first picked up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at {}
At some point in the near past Robert Kaufman started distributing Sevenberry fabric, or maybe they always did? I've had a few Sevenberry fabrics in the past, but most were purchased around 2010 or so, and then for years I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at {}