Yesterday I was in need of a thank you gift – quick! Luckily I had just been chatting on the phone with Heather of The Sewing Loft and she mentioned this little free pattern she recently released. It was perfect.
I pulled out some of my favorite scraps (these are Art Gallery Fabrics) and was seriously done in a flash.
I did change the pattern one tiny little bit. I added some pretty little snap clips on the side using 1/2” wide twill tape to make a tab. Can you tell what the twill tape says? It’s from a Kokka fabrics bundle. 🙂
The snap clips make it easy to hang these little wallets from a lanyard, keychain, or even your belt loop, lol. I made the lanyard in the top picture using the same technique as my Selvage Show Off Lanyard tutorial, except that this lanyard wasn’t made from a selvage so I folded the raw edges both to the inside.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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The gaiter or scarf style face mask is great for men or women, and some people find it a lot more comfortable than a surgical style face mask. Lots of people use face gaiters when doing dusty work and lawn care, but they can be just as good at filtering small particles like germs too if there is more than one layer of fabric!
It’s week two of our sewalong already! If you’re just joining us, there’s still plenty of time to catch up because last week the only assignment was to post a picture of your ‘pile of scrap’ to the facebook event…
This morning my baby girl Chloe (she’s really 8 years old) had her first swim meet. I was up late last night finishing up a red and black racerback swimsuit from Jalie’s well-known pattern. I had heard good things about…
Lovely wallets. So fun to make something beautiful and fast sometimes.
That is a great little wallet! I do like it with the little clip, too – very practical. This week I’m sharing two posts, both Halloween themed: a scrap string runner with applique and a FMQ spider web and pumpkin pattern. I had so much fun making them both! Thanks for hosting.