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Multi-Pocket Table Top Sewing Caddy: Dritz Belting, Notions and Tools

Monday, 23 September 2019 1:00

September is National Sewing Month, so we are celebrating all the things that make sewing great. A lot of those "things" are the fantastic notions and tools that make our project construction fast, easy, and fun. But there are so many… everywhere… all over my work space. Time for a bit of tidying up with our Multi-Pocket Table Top Sewing Caddy. Our sample caddy is not only filled with incredible Dritz® notions, tools, and more; you’ll see within our instructions below how we used many of them.

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Aurifil Thread Box and Sewing Kit Carrying Case

Thursday, 19 September 2019 1:00

Hold it together! On particularly busy days, I mutter this under my breath repeatedly. And on those days, sometimes it seems like the only thing keeping everything together is spit and baling wire. Thank goodness we can rely on Auriful thread to keep our sewing projects together, which means we should always have it at hand. Solution: this adorable carry case, perfectly sized for Aurifil's 12-spool Designer Thread Box and including a custom fold-up flap with pockets to hold your most important on-the-go sewing tools.  

Penny Saved Suspender Strap Apron

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 1:00

Unisex in style, tone, and fit, this apron welcomes the rosy mornings of the season with a vintage, slightly distressed palette that echoes the warm browns, taupes, and reds of a gorgeous fall sunrise. Our final measurements are shown below, but it's easy to size the pattern up or down since the main panels start as simple rectangles. We provide the armhole template as a free download. Wouldn't this apron make a wonderful host/hostess gift wrapped up with some natural wooden spoons, handsome metal skewers or even a vintage cookbook find?! 

Round Six-Pocket Bath Caddy

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 1:00

Thanks to the tiny house movement as well as more efficient living spaces overall, bathroom storage can feel like it has shrunk to the bare minimum. And then, there are the communal living challenges, like dorms or other situations where lots of folks are competing for one bath. Our great looking, super functional round caddy keeps bath necessities together in one handy organizer that's easy to tote back and forth. We selected a mid-weight oxford cloth in a fun dot pattern; it reminded us of happy little soap bubbles. The pretty exterior is paired with a water repellent rip stop nylon for the lining.

Toby the Terrific Turtle with a Hidden PJ Pocket

Friday, 13 September 2019 1:00

Turtles get a bad rap. They are the go-to metaphor for all things sluggish and slow. Cartoons depict them as dull-witted and sleepy. But as one of the animal kingdom's oldest species, they deserve a lot of respect. We're proud to share our favorite turtle, Toby. He's not only as cute as they come with his shy smile (made with darts!), he also has a job: holding his owner's PJs in a hidden pocket on his bottom shell. Thanks, Toby!

Sewing Machine Cover with Decorative Stitch & Button Embellishment

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 1:00

During National Sewing Month, doesn't your trusty machine deserve a brand new outfit?! A cover keeps your machine protected from dust and sun exposure when not in use, and a custom sewn cover in gorgeous fabric can be a very pretty alternative to what may have come with your machine. Decorative stitching in multiple colors plus button accents add a bit of flair to our design. Have fun with your fabric selections to best match your décor; we recommend coordinating two prints with one solid – a solid is the best background for the decorative stitching. Read on to see how we measured our Janome Skyline machine to determine our cuts. There's also a pattern download provided for the curved side panels. 

Tech Cord & Accessory Rollup Pouch

Monday, 09 September 2019 1:00

It’s a digital world out there, and in this world lives a whole lot of cords and accessories and add-ons and jump drives… and, and, and! Keeping track of everything, especially when you need to bring your digital devices with you to work or play, can be a challenge. We created our pretty Tech Rollup Pouch to hold all the essentials.

Fast Fridays: Cute Fabric Bowl Covers

Friday, 06 September 2019 1:00

Lighten up on the plastic wrap and aluminum foil and go green with these cute fabric bowl covers. They're great when you're dining outside. Slip one over an open bowl to keep dirt and buggies from invading the contents. When dining in, they're a good option for covering a dish you're bringing to a party. It's like a little bowl bonnet, and such a fun way to add a country-fresh look to your table. This is a super fast and easy project anyone can do, which is what our Fast Fridays series is all about: whipping up something wonderful in no time at all! 

Lace Up – Zip Up Reversible Banded Pillow

Thursday, 05 September 2019 1:00

Where would you like to go today? Forget Google Maps and the ever-present GPS, give me a real map and I’ll follow you anywhere… bonus points if it might be a treasure map! We were originally inspired by the Street Maps fabric from the Dapper collection by Tim Holtz for Coats – a vintage wonderland of intricate detail. We used two large panels to create our clever reversible pillow. Each side has its own unique closure. And we all need closure, right?! 

Big, Beautiful Diaper Bag with Adjustable Strap & Lots of Pockets

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 1:00

Plenty of room, lots of pockets, PUL lining, adjustable strap... this diaper bag has it all. Plus, most importantly for a bag that's your constant companion for months: it's GREAT looking! In fact, it might be hard to give up this pretty bag once your baby has become a more compact traveller. We used a coordinated pair of twill-weight cottons. To this medium weight fabric, we added a fusible interfacing on all the main pieces, and the sides and bottom have the extra stability of fusible fleece. This bag is meant to stand up to heavy daily use! 

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