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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Tall and Short Pencil Cases

Hello Everyone,

A new year and a new pattern. This is a new PDF sewing pattern that includes two different sizes of this very useful and practical pencil case. Just in time for the new school year here in Australia or maybe a new pencil case for the new semester .


The Tall pencil case measures – Height: 3″ Width: 7″ Depth: 1″
The Short pencil case measures – Height: 2″ Width: 7″ Depth: 2″

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Like most people I am happy to see the back of 2020 and hope that 2021 will be a better one.

Thank you for all your support, my Etsy shop has been very successful this year. I am very grateful for this and it inspires me to keep going and make new patterns. Sewing is a great thing to do when having to stay home.

My most read blogpost this year again is my free headphone pouch tutorial that you can download from my tutorials page and read about here.

Another very popular blogpost and my most pinned image on pinterest this year is my take on this bag that I made for my daughter’s Hermione Granger cosplay outfits. You can find it here.

Another popular post and image is this case that I made for one of sons friends when they started med school 5 years ago. I have been asked to make surgical caps, maybe a blogpost for 2021.

All the best and may 2021 be a better year for us all.
Happy sewing and take care!

Annika