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Michelle (michellepatterns.com)
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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Here is another patchwork version of the medium Grocery Bag and it turned out so great! I'm very pleased with the overall look and how these patches turned out. I've made a lot of Grocery Bags in patchwork (see info... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
Hi Teresa: Isn't it sweet? I just love this one too. It's Zen Kitty Bouquet from Dear Stella.
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The Tiny Bin is so great for holding my Wonder Clips that it got me thinking about how to make something similar in size to carry them to classes or retreats. Obviously, this little fabric basket isn't going to work... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Quilting Cotton Scraps I'm always adding more scrap bags to my listings on etsy (and on my website), but haven't shown them off here in a while. So here are a few now! Tiny Scraps It is good for me... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Tula Pink All Stars Raccoons Affiliate Disclosure: Links to etsy are affiliate links. Someone asked about the sun print fabric used in the center of the pincushion in the previous post and if you are wondering about it too, it... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Hello pretty pink pincushion! This is Size 2 in the Sawtooth Star Pincushion pattern and it is just darling in this sunny print paired with a pink floral by Atsuko Matsuyama and green gingham. This would make a darling gift... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Affiliate Disclosure: Links to etsy are affiliate links. A drawstring bag has been on my sewing radar for a while now and so I've been thinking about what size, what shape, which style of casing, blah, blah, blah. Then I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Tuck some yarn inside this itty bitty Basket Bag and you've got a swell gift for any cat loving knitter! See a collection (affiliate link) of etsy shops with the cotton/linen canvas cat fabric here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Pink Corduroy Bear Affiliate Disclosure: The link to etsy is an affiliate link. In my photo folder there is a picture of one of these bears I made for a new baby in the family, and it is just so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Two Pocket Wallet ~ Floral Fabric ~ Blue Fabric Someone asked me which snaps I use, which is a pretty common question, and if anyone else is wondering the same thing, here is the answer: Snap Source Size 24 The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Affiliate Disclosure: The link to the apron pattern below is an affiliate link. Today is fabric laundry day and one of the fabrics waiting to be washed is a yard of this Garden Party cotton/linen canvas. It needs to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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My goodness, look at this little cutie! This is a Tiny Bin and it's only 2.25" at the bottom and about 2.5" tall. These are so adorable for things like your Wonder Clips, chalk pens like the ones in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Last week I spent some time really trying to perfect sewing mitered corners because I've needed to use this technique a few times recently, but had to basically relearn it each time. I just haven't done it enough for it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Idea Pouch in Herb Garden Cotton/Linen Canvas It seems that someone out there made an Idea Pouch recently because the pattern has been extra popular lately. I thought I might as well join in the fun and I made one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Ah ha, look at this...a new pattern is ready for some sewing fun! In the last few years I've discovered how super satisfying it is to sew Sawtooth Stars and after making a couple blocks with really tiny stars, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Juliet Rose in Natural (Sold) Today there is not one, but two sample sale bags up for grabs. Take one, or take them both, if you like. There aren't really any rules. Both are made from a cotton/linen canvas called... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Affiliate Disclosure: The link in #3 below is an affiliate link. Just a quick note to let you know the acrylic templates for the Grocery Bag handles are back in stock! You can find the templates in three places: Here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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It's been a long time since I've posted a sample for sale so let's rectify that with this denim Grocery Bag. In case you are wondering, the sample sale items are things I didn't list for sale in either my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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If you love fabric scraps, check out the scraps in tins available in my etsy shop: Red scraps Blue scraps Mixed scraps These are just super cute and once you use up the scraps, you can stash all sorts of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2022 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Right now it is snowing here in Portland and extra cold so a scarf is pretty much a necessity when venturing outside. After posting about the patchwork scarf I made last year, I've been in the mood to make another... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2021 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Grocery Bag PDF Sewing Pattern I lost track of the countdown! Whoops... At this point time is almost out, so let me just list the patterns and an estimate of the time it takes for someone with sewing experience to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Including today, there are just 7-days left to make Christmas gifts! If you need some ideas for quick to sew gifts, a number of my sewing patterns are for 1-2 hour projects. In the final days before the holiday, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2021 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Including today, there are just 7-days left to make Christmas gifts! If you need some ideas for quick to sew gifts, a number of my sewing patterns are for 1-2 hour projects. In the final days before the holiday, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2021 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Including today, there are just 8-days left to make Christmas gifts! If you need some ideas for quick to sew gifts, a number of my sewing patterns are for 1-2 hour projects and in the final days before the holiday,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at {michellepatterns.com}
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Including today, there are 9-days left to make Christmas gifts. Which is actually plenty of time...as long as you pick something quick to make! And quick to make is kind of my specialty in the pattern world, so join me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at {michellepatterns.com}