Gift Card Wallet

Hello Everyone!

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 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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Quick Scrap Fabric Project

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I don’t sew clothes that often anymore. But like everyone else I have a lot of scrap fabric, and summer dress fabrics like thin cotton, rayon and similar is excellent to make headbands from. I came across this headband tutorial from Gingercake Patterns.

I only made a couple of changes to the original tutorial. Sew the wide part of the headband into a tube by stitching the long edges, right sides together, and then turn it right sides out. Press the seam to one side and stitch the gathering stitches on the short ends. With the smaller part that has the elastic inside it, fold the short edges before stitching the long edges together.

It is a very quick project and great for using scraps from dress making. Great gift to make if you don’t have much time for sewing or if you haven’t been sewing for a while, since it is a quick way to get back in to it. I hope you enjoy this project and I will do my best to post a bit more often than I have lately.

Happy Sewing and take care!

Annika