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″
I has been a different year this year for all of us in some way, and very difficult for some. Things are looking brighter here in Australia at the moment, as we are going in to summer with very few Covid cases. I haven’t done as much sewing and pattern designing this year as I have done previous years.
We have moved house and out of the big city, like so many others have done this year. Due to the lockdown and restrictions here, we couldn’t get much help and I ended up with a tendon issue in my left wrist. But it is slowly getting better and I won’t need surgery, so that is good.
I have been able to do some crochet the second half of this year, like my never ending hexagon throw that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today I finished a Christmas Tree Bunting crochet kit that I bought earlier this year from Deramores, it is designed by Melissa Collings. I enjoyed it very much and it will probably be the only Christmas project this year.
Two of my oldest pattern in my Etsy Shop are reduced by 70% to $3.30 each. I am going to retire the patterns on the January 10, 2021. It is my Pencil Case x 3 pattern and my Beach Bag pattern. They will be replaced by new patterns during the year, I am already working on a new pencil case pattern. I feel I can do alot better patterns today and that it is time for an update of my patterns.
From me and my family to you, Happy Holidays. Hope you have time for some sewing or other crafting if that is what you want to do. Take care!
To get my sewing and pattern inspiration back, I decided to try someone else’s pattern and make something for me. Except for some mask sewing I haven’t really been sewing for the past six months. Mostly due to moving house in strict lockdown.
Face masks became mandatory here in Victoria about a month ago, so I decided it was time to join the many sewers making masks at the moment. There is many patterns and tutorials already on the internet. I have tried a few of them.
I have a new PDF Sewing Pattern in my Etsy Shop. It is called Big and Small Zipper Pouches. Zipper Pouches is very fun to sew and has so many uses. I think it is almost impossible to have too many of them. Very often it is enough to use leftover fabric scraps and zippers. They can also easily be made in to any size.
This pattern is, like my other patterns, an easy to follow tutorial style instructions with lots of photos. There is three files to download. One is with all the instructions, one is the pattern pieces for printing on letter sized paper and one is the pattern pieces for printing on A4 size paper. The files with the pattern pieces you have to print and cut out. Make sure the page scaling is set to none, actual size or 100% on your printer.
Size: Big – Width 9 1/2″, Height 6 1/2″, Depth at the base 2″ Small – Width 8 1/2″, Height 3 1/2″, Depth at base 2″
If the outer fabric is oil cloth/vinyl/pleather or similar you may not need the batting. Remember to not iron or use pins when using these materials.
Materials (big pouch): • 12” (30 cm) square of outer/main fabric • 12″x10” (30x25cm) of contrast fabric for base • 10″x25″ (25x60cm) of lining fabric • 8” (20 cm) or zipper • 15” x 20” (40x50cm) of iron on woven interfacing (light or medium weight) • 15” x 20” (40x50cm) of thin iron on batting
Materials (small pouch): • 10” (25 cm) square of outer/main fabric • 10″x8” (25x20cm) of contrast fabric for base • 12″ (30cm) square of lining fabric • 8” (20 cm) or zipper • 12″ (30cm) of iron on woven interfacing (light or medium weight) • 12″ (30cm) of thin iron on batting
I hope you enjoy this pattern! Please tag me on instagram if you are posting your finished projects.
I have made another fabric scrap project. Instead of crumb piecing as in my last post, I cut the left over fabric in to 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” rectangles. When pieced together in pairs along the 2 1/2” edge, the pairs become 2 1/2” squares and if pieced together in alternating directions it turns in to a basket weave like pattern.