This is a pattern hack of the Sew Sweetness Filigree Double-Zip Pouches sewing pattern. The modification to the pattern is to add handy pull tabs at either end of the zipper! While this tutorial is free, you’ll need to pick up the Filigree Double-Zip Pouches pattern in order to complete the rest of the case.
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I admit that I struggle with clothes. I never buy anything for myself besides t-shirts/tank tops and jeans because whenever I see anything in the store, I think, “Oh, I could make that”, or “Oh that’s so simple, I’ll just make that myself.” But guess what? Having a family and a busy life means that I find it hard to find time to sew clothing for myself. And on top of not having time, I pile on the guilt because I usually look so casual that I’m teetering on the line of being a slob. So not only do I not feel that great about how I look, but I feel guilty because I don’t have time to sew a lot of my own clothing. It’s kind of a vicious cycle.
Just in time for back-to-school, my new pattern, the Cumberland Backpack! This pattern is now available in my pattern shop as a pdf pattern, paper pattern, and a German translation! The pattern comes in 2 different size options: size small is great for a small child or is the perfect purse size (I’ve used mine all summer long while on-the-go!), and size large is along the lines of a traditional school backpack. There are two different finishing options in the instructions: Option 1 is for finishing the lining with bias binding, and Option 2 is for finishing without binding (sewing the main parts right-sides together).
Have you been following along with the Splendid Sampler? If you haven’t, it’s a 100-quilt block FREE pattern sampler quilt, with 2 new blocks every week! I designed a block for the Splendid Sampler later in the year! This Splendid year has just whizzed by! I hope you’ll pop over to the Facebook group and join in the fun!
As Bag of the Month Club for January-June drew to a close (we’re now onto July-December, which you can sign up for right here!), we had some winners to choose for the best bags! As results of a survey that the designers ran, the members did not deem the contest aspect of the club terribly important to them and so we decided to discontinue that, but for now let’s celebrate the winners! You can see all of the finalists here on Chris W. Designs!
Heather from Crimson Tate has a brand new fabric line out with Windham Fabrics called Paper Obsessed, and I couldn’t be more excited about this one! The fabrics are all of a gender-neutral coloring and THAT LOOSELEAF PAPER! Gah! So great for so many things like fussycutting hexagons! I wanted to share a project that I made with Paper Obsessed, show you a few other cool things, and then we have a giveaway! (all photographs courtesy of Eric Lubrick)
Introducing the Tortoise Bag sewing pattern, an intermediate-level sewing pattern now available in paper pattern and pdf pattern versions. This stylish bag features a unique top zip closure and front handles and side strap. Available in 3 different size options, this bowling-style bag will be some major arm candy in your favorite fabrics!