Welcome new readers! I’ve had a bunch of new people stop by and comment, find my Facebook page and add items to the Flickr! group this week! Many of you are coming over from Ucreate, Pinterest and Sew, Mama, Sew! I’m so happy you found me! You can find all of my tutorials HERE and my patterns HERE.
Since we are getting into the holiday sewing season, I have dropped the prices on my patterns here in my Pattern Shop. No coupon codes required! (I dropped the prices on Etsy too, but remember with Etsy you have to wait for me to manually enter your order – my Pattern Shop sends your download link automatically!) If you think my tutorials have a lot of photos, my patterns are even more detailed. Please go check them out! I highly recommend the Notepads pattern for gifts! The small size uses just a single fat quarter of fabric and a small piece of Peltex and there is no hand sewing! You can make several in an afternoon!
What’s coming up?
I want to give an update on what I’m expecting to post by the end of the year. I realize there is no way this will all get done, so if you have any opinions about what you would like to see FIRST, please let me know and I’ll direct my energy appropriately!
Tutorials/Patterns (Tutorials vs. Patterns depends on the complexity of the pattern pieces and instructions)
Loki bandana for his birthday (Nov 22 – He’s going to be 7. Unbelievable.)
Zippered leash bags similar to the earbud pouch tutorial, but rectangular/square and no raw edges!
Zippered, quilted dog bed
Kindle/iPad/MacBook Air zippered sleeves *This one already has high priority!*
Small “Not a wristlet” zippered purse like this one
Camera bag of some sort for my Nikon w/ the lens (I’m tired of carrying my HUGE bag when I just need the camera, not extra lenses)
Pattern for this zippered bag, in some form (maybe a bit smaller?)
A mini messenger type walk-the-dog/run-to-the-store bag
A walk-the-dog belt type bag? Maybe? No?
What else are you looking for? Someone mentioned “small gift-type items” in the comments. Like what? Any cold-weather ideas?
For the Blog
More on the Two Zip Hipster
–I’m attempting one at 85% for a little girl
–iPad pocket modifications, 110% of original size (The iPad fits at 100%, but to fit a pocket for it on the side and not let it sink down to the bottom requires the larger size. It only adds an inch overall. My friend Katie just got an iPad so I’m going to make one for her.)
–Ideas for the front pocket – embroidery, applique, flipped fabric
Adding a zip to the fleece dog bed
Quilts – I have the Hoodie Paris fabric for a quilt for my cousin, and Freebird charm square for me and Terrain charm squares for Sam. Hopefully Sam’s can be a tutorial because I have a really cute idea for it!
I really need to make coats/hoodies/t-shirts for the dogs. Not sure if this can be a full tutorial with all the size variations out there, but I can show you how I made them like the harness tutorial.