One Yard Totes… with Gnomes!


I think my gnome obsession has officially gotten out of control.


It wasn’t enough that I sewed a cute little gnome tote for our house (free pattern here).

Then a quilt (yup, free pattern for that too).


I had to accidentally find a yard of adorable red gnome fabric in my stash… so I sewed myself two bags from it. (BTW, this fabric is long out of print, but the manufacturer was Arvidssons Textil if you want to search for it.)

Merry Christmas to me, lol!


I already moved all my purse items to the smaller bag and I’m going to use the larger bag for toting gifts to all the get-togethers we have on our schedule.

I guess that means I’m ready, if only all the gifts were!




I used the One Yard Magic pattern that Lecien Fabrics let me share last year. My instructions include step by step photos, plus how to make them a zippered bags!


On a Side Note: did you like my festive flay lay photo at the top of this post? I recently watched a Craftsy Class called ‘Flat Lay Your Life’ and it was awesome. The instructor was so enthusiastic and offered so many helpful tips that I couldn’t wait to try shooting a flat lay photos for myself. That photo above is my first one – and I took it with my iPhone! If you play with photography or want to give flay lay a try, I totally recommend her class.

So, what have you been sewing up this lately? 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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