Magic Cube Pouch

Hello Everyone 😊

What have you been up to lately? Spring is finally here in Australia. We had a couple of warm days last week and the days are slightly longer.

I have been making magic pouches or sometimes they are called cube pouches. When you open them up, you can easily see what’s in the case. It is like a tray for pencils/ make up or whatever you are using the pouch for.

There are plenty of tutorials online, and all of them had seams covered with binding. There is nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t look very nice when I make it that way. Maybe I would get better at it with practice, but I usually try to find a way to make the project without exposed seams.

I have made five of these pouches in the past week in different sizes. I have included templates for three sizes. I love figuring out the maths behind the sewing to make different sizes in these kind of projects. I’ve done that before with these box pouches, I just wasn’t as good at using Adobe Illustrator back then.

I hope you enjoy this free pattern and templates.

Happy sewing and take care!

Annika

More time for Sewing and Crochet

Hello:)

Another weekend in lockdown and it looks like it is going to stay that way for a couple of more weeks. It is tedious but I am not complaining, so many people are a lot worse off than us. My husband and I can both work from home and we don’t have any young children that we have to supervise studying remotely. We are also very happy with our decision to move out of the big city to regional Victoria, close to the coast. It has definitively made lockdowns more bearable and less frequent.

Last week, I made this coin purse using some left over fabric. I found the pattern and tutorial online. Not that I am using coins that often anymore, but there is always room and use for another zipper pouch. It is also just because they are fun to sew.

It was a was a very good tutorial and an easy pattern. I got some new snaps that did not need a tool to assemble.

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I also did work some more on my latest crochet project that you can read more about in my last post. This is how far I have come since I posted last, about two weeks ago.

Most of the crocheting has been done while watching The Tudors with my daughter. I really like historical dramas.

I am taking some online courses in WordPress and Blogging at the moment too. I really enjoy it and of course to try to improve my blog and blogging skills.

Until next time, take care and happy sewing!

Annika

Time for sewing and crochet

Hello 🙂

I have had extra time for sewing and crochet the last few days. We are in lockdown again, which is stressful but at least I can spend some of the time doing the things that I love. There has of course been some streaming of television too. Good excuse for crochet and coffee.

I finished a zipper pouch using the same basic zipper pouch style as for the cross body bag in my last post. But instead of a long bag strap it has a wrist strap. It is going to be used for diabetes supplies. I have made her a few different ones over the years. I made her one for her glucose meter a few years ago. You can find the post here. I am going to make a pattern for that case.

This pouch has a small inside pocket. I have also used interfacing and thin iron on batting on the outside fabric for more protection. Needless to say, the pouch can be used for anything and it is also a great scrap fabric project.

I also had time for some crochet due to all the time spent in front of the TV this weekend, watching both movies and TV shows. I am making a throw using a 10 ply cotton yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills in a denim blue and a beige called cotton latte. I am not using a pattern here either but the plan is to buy enough yarn for a 50″x80″ throw. I am using a mixed grit stitch which gives a nice texture and weight to the throw. I have been working on it for a month now and and I have a plan for how it is going to look.

This is this weekend’s progress

I hope you enjoyed this post. Until next time, take care and happy sewing!

Annika

Weekend Sewing

Hello

This weekend I have had more time than usual for sewing due to the lockdown and the cold and rainy weather.

I have made a cross body bag in waxed canvas, that will be my oldest daughter’s. I made her one almost a year ago in normal quilting cotton. The fabric has become very thin and even worn through to the interfacing after using it almost daily since she got it. It makes me very happy that she likes to use the things I make. Also nice to make something in a new material.

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Project Tote Bag – new PDF Sewing Pattern

Hello Everyone!

Here is a new PDF Sewing Pattern for a Tote Bag in two different sizes.

The bag has a pieced front and back panel that makes it great for using up some of the scrap fabric pile that seems to grow, at least in my sewing room.
The pattern is aimed at the beginner to confident beginner sewer.

The tote bag would be a great keep to keep your craft project or take it with you when you need to.
The bag could of course be used for anything, for example as a shopping bag or a beach bag.

What you need to make this pattern:

Small:
• Eight – 7” x 6” rectangles of at least four
different fabrics
• 15” of contrast fabric
• 16” of lining fabric
• 25” of iron on woven interfacing (light or
medium weight)
• 11″ x 2 1/2″ of heavy interfacing
(optional)

Large:
• Twelve – 7” x 6” rectangles of at least six
different fabrics
• 20” of contrast fabric
• 20” of lining fabric
• 35” of iron on woven interfacing (light or
medium weight)
• 15″ x 3 1/2″ of heavy interfacing
(optional)

For Both Sizes:
• Sewing machine
• Cutting mat, Rotary Cutter & Ruler
• General Sewing Supplies

All measurements are based on 42″ wide fabric and 36″ wide interfacing.

I hope you have as much fun making this pattern as I had designing it. The colour and print combinations are endless and you could play around with different type of fabrics like cotton drill or a home decor fabric for example.

Until next time – Take care and Happy Sewing!

Annika

100 blog posts in 5 years

Hello Everyone!

This is a very special post. I have been blogging for five years and this is my 100th post. So I guess I am not posting very often but do my best to make the posts enjoyable reading.
A lot of sewing has happened during these five years of course, I am much better at making patterns and my Etsy shop is going really well. My bestselling pattern is my Laptop / Tablet Case PDF Sewing Pattern and you can read about it here.

My most read posts are the tutorial for headphone pouch without a zipper and my sons stethoscope case. These are free tutorials that you can find on my tutorials page and download as PDFs and print. There is also other free patterns/tutorials you can find there. Why don’t you have a look? You can find it here or in the menu.

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