Valentine Gift Pouch

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It is already end of January and I have made a tutorial on how to make the gift pouch in the picture. I am continuing the theme from my last post right before Christmas with the gift card wallet tutorial. You can find both the tutorials on my tutorials page. I think it makes a gift extra special if you put in some effort into giving it too. The necklace in the picture I got from my husband for Christmas.

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Gift Card Wallet

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Christmas is almost here. It is a busy time of the year for many of us. Here in Australia it is also the end of the school year with graduations and end of year event.

A very common present is a gift card, at least in our family. This project is a little wallet that can be made in an hour or two. It is a personalised way of giving a gift card and great scrap project. I have made two here in Christmas fabric, but of course you can use them all year around for birthdays etc and make them in any kind of fabric.

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Christmas Wreath Wallhanging

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I have done some more scrappy Christmas sewing. In my search for new and fun ideas I came across a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop, it is called Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging Pattern. The wallhanging finishes at 52 1/2″ x 52 1/2″ which is way too big for my walls, so I halved all the measurements and ended up a wallhanging half the size. So I guess in my case it is a fat quarter wreath.

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Christmas Placemats

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Christmas will be here soon and last year I never got around to do any Christmas Sewing. This year I decided not to let that happen, so I got my Christmas fabrics out in September.
Of course a lot of it was scraps, but there was two packs of fat quarters that hadn’t been used. These ten fat quarters; three red, two green and five white , became five large placemats.

I used my mug rug and pot holder tutorial that you can download from my tutorial page.
I cut each fat quarter in to 13″x17″ and used a white one and a red or a green one for each placemat. I also cut five pieces of thin iron on batting in the same size and ironed them on to the white pieces.

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Cushion Cover with Invisible Zipper

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I have made two cushion/pillow covers for my daughters new sofa this week and a couple of weeks ago I made two for myself. Such an easy way to freshen up a room with some new colours or a new look. These cushion covers are made with invisible zippers. I put zippers in a lot of my projects but I haven’t used invisible zippers more than a couple of times. I recently got a presser foot for invisible zippers which made it easier but a normal zipper foot works too.

You need:
2 – 19″ squares of fabric, e.g. quilting cotton
2 – 19″ squares of woven interfacing
1 – 16″ invisible zipper
1 – 20″ pillow insert
Sewing machine with invisible zipper foot and/or normal zipper foot
General sewing supplies

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