Pattern Review: the Vintage Inspired Train Case from Gingercake


There is something so much fun about packing and organizing with a sweet little handmade case. Especially if you made it yourself! This week I had the pleasure of sewing up Virginia Lindsay’s adorable Vintage Inspired Train Case pattern.

{psst… if you like this, you will LOVE my 10 Sewing Projects to Help You Travel Handmade.}

Virginia is the clever and talented author of the book Sewing To Sell, as well as the blog Gingercake.

And once again, I felt like the fabrics picked the project! I simply had to use this beautiful bundle of Daydream by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. Don’t you think that Cherry Blossoms print looks like a vintage train case already?

This case might look like a simple shape, but believe me, when you are sewing rectangles to ovals, you want the dimensions to be right or it just won’t fit! Virginia’s train case pattern is spot on, with plenty of tips along the way to ensure a beautiful result.

I love the pockets inside. 🙂

I added a tassel to the zipper pull – one of my favorite things! Learn how to make your own DIY Tassels from inexpensive embroidery thread (with a video!).

You can find this clever pattern plus lots more in the Gingercake Shop.

Virginia Lindsay is also a contributor in my newest book (coming out in October!) Crafty Little Things to Sew. See that sweet little Boxy Lunch Tote on the right side of the cover? It’s hers! 

I can’t wait to hold this book in my hands… it has so many amazing projects!


Sew… 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.


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