Monday, February 3, 2020

Minimalist Wallet 2.0 Collection Showcase: The Sterling Wallet

The Sterling Wallet is one of my faves in the new Minimalist 2.0 Collection because it has so many pockets! I love the traditional bi-fold style, with the addition of the accent on the front that doubles as an extra pocket! It's perfect for keeping your ID handy. This Beginner friendly pattern is designed to be made in any non-fraying material and sew up super quick. Most of my testers were able to go from cutting to trimming the final seam in less than 20 minutes.

The Sterling has a large cash pocket, and exterior accent pocket, and 4 internal card pockets. It measures 2.75" W x 3.25"H when closed, so it easily fits in your pocket or purse. As with all the wallets in the collection, it's perfect for using up your scraps that you can't bear to part with! My testers did some INCREDIBLE versions in various materials and I love them all!!

Britteny of EOD Embroidery Only Designs is a master at embroidery, but a self reported beginner sewist, and she rocked this vinyl version!

I love the color pairings on of Handmade by Lori's version, the floral with the orange just makes those pockets POP!

Leesh of The Rose of Valhalla did a stunning white vinyl version, and I love how classy it turned out!

Pam of Bluebyebye made not one, but THREE all in different materials: Cork, vinyl and Kraftex! If you look closely, you'll see she added a perforated detail on the Kraftex and it looks so cool!!

The Sterling is available as an individual PDF pattern or as a part of the Minimalist 2.0 CollectionEach pattern includes pattern pieces, instructions and color illustrations. Each Pattern is beginner friendly and is perfect to try your hand at sewing with a new material, in a cost effective way! Use up all those scraps you haven't been able to part with and always have a last minute gift on hand!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Minimalist 2.0 Collection Showcase: Introducing the Livre Wallet pdf pattern

First up in the Minimalist 2.0 showcase, is my favorite, the Livre Wallet. This small little guy is the perfect mix up of a coin purse and a wallet. With 4 exterior card slots and one deep zippered pocket, this little guy packs a lot for his small size!

As with all the wallets in the collection, you can make one up in scraps in less than 10 steps from start to finish. All you need are scraps and a 3" zipper. This wallet sews up beautifully in cork, vinyl, leather or any non-fraying materials.

Are you ready for the tester versions? They absolutely nailed it!

First up is Pam from Bluebyeye, she made two jaw dropping versions! One in Sew Hungry Hippie Vinyl and the other in patterned cork. I love how she added a zipper pull to both versions and really shows off how a small bit of bling can add so much to a project!

Next up Betty made these Stellar versions in some more yummy Sew Hungry Hippie vinyl, how fun are those stars???

Lori of Handmade by Lori whipped up this beauty in orange and floral cork and it is so lovely!! The colors just POP! 

I love this vinyl version by Leesh at The Rose of Valhalla, these novelty vinyls are so perfect!

This lace cork version is by the one and only Amy of Off With Their Threads Embroidery. I love this combo of different corks!

I LOVE all these versions, and I hope you do too! Shout out to my incredible testers who made this all possible!! 

You can purchase the Livre pdf pattern individually or as a part of the Minimalist 2.0 Collection. Each pattern includes pattern pieces, instructions and color illustrations. Each Pattern is beginner friendly and is perfect to try your hand at sewing with a new material, in a cost effective way! Use up all those scraps you haven't been able to part with and always have a last minute gift on hand!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Mnimalist Wallet 2.0 Collection Release

I'm excited to introduce the Minimalist Wallet 2.0 Collection release! The new collection features 4 brand new pdf patterns all designed be as quick and easy as the first collection. In the next few days I'll show each wallet in turn, along with some awesome tester pics. I love each wallet so much that I want to be able to showcase each one on it's own! But, for the release I'll give you the snapshot version of what's in the entire collection.

The Livre wallet:

Pam Sutey of Bluebyebye

Pam Sutey of Bluebyebye

By Piera

Pam Sutey of Bluebyebye

I hope you love this new collection as much as I do! You can purchase each pattern individually on the website, or as the entire collection. Tomorrow I'll be back to give you the low down on the Livre,and share all the amazing tester pics! I couldn't have done this without them!

Grab the Collection HERE!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Introducing the Amaya Messenger Bag

I'm excited to be releasing the Amaya Messenger Bag! This bag was the brain child of my dear friend Amy's daughter, as she wasn't able to find the exact style of bag she wanted for school. Amy is also an amazing bag maker and Embroidery Designer wiz, and also happens to be one of the most amazing people. If you embroidery or just like super cool stuff, you can check out her stuff here.  I was excited to design a bag just for her daughter, Amaya. Thus, the Amaya messenger was born!
This is a messenger style laptop bag, that was designed for maximum functionality and organization. The two flap design allows you to keep a laptop up to 16" stored securely in the hidden pocket, and also keeps it separate from your folders, books and files. So often laptop bags are designed just to hold laptops, and leave very little room for any other items you need to tote with you. 
The bottom flap also doubles as a large zippered pocket, the entire size of the flap. This is perfect for those of us who have a perhaps, large pen or pencil collection (hey, I'm a sucker for fun pen colors!). 
Under the bottom flap, are yet more pockets! 4 slip pockets that are perfect for keys, phones, pens, or anything you want to keep in easy reach. 
The lining continues with more pockets! A large zippered pocket for important or discreet items, and a large divided slip pocket in mesh or vinyl, which is perfect for storing chargers or components neatly. 
Secure your bag with a swivel hook and D ring combo, or bling it up and use side release buckles, either would work perfectly and you'll see my testers used both!
The approximate measurements of the finished bag are 16" W x 12" x 3" D. 
I used Michelle of Barabooboo finished bags for the cover of the bag and in the shots above. If you haven't checked out Michelle's work, you are missing out! Her bags are always show stoppers and this one is no exception! She used waxed canvas and this stunning Tula Pink fabric on hers. 

Mary of Nellie Blue's Place did another gorgeous Tula Pink combo, this time paired with leather! It's so sleek with the black and purple! Check out more of Mary's fab work on facebook and Instagram

Barbara of Made by the Bag Lady chose to use cotton and denim on hers, and this robot print is adorable!! She also added a handle to hers, which is a wonderful touch! She also added a small hidden pocket inside the laptop pocket for a super secret surprise pocket!

Natalie of Sew Hungry Hippie made this super luxe faux leather version and it's so super HOT!  If you don't know Natalie, you are missing out!! She is an amazing designer, a super inspiration and sells the most INCREDIBLE vinyl in her shop! It's so awesome to work with, and adds some posh to each bag! Check her out on facebook for some serious eye candy, or check out her website to get your hands on some awesome patterns and vinyls or just check out some of her awesome tutorials. 

Abbe of Just an E knocked it out of the park by showing how awesome a large scale print looks on this bag! She opted to skip the long strap closure to showcase the print, instead sewing the strap closure piece into her flap. You can check out more of her awesome work on Instagram here.

Tara of Uh-Oh Creations knocked it out of the park with this incredibly classy leather version! It's so perfect for a professional, and shows how this is a perfect unisex pattern! Tara just released her latest pattern, and it's so fab!! You can check out her makes on Facebook or grab her patterns here

1 yard of Exterior Main Fabric
 .5 Yard Exterior Accent Fabric or Vinyl 
2 Yards of Lining Fabric 
6 Yards of Woven Fusible Interfacing (such as Pellon Shapeflex 101)
.5 Yard of Foam Stabilizer (Such as By Annie’s Soft and Stable or Pellon Flex Foam) 
17” x 8” of Clear Vinyl or Mesh 
.25 Yard of Fusible Fleece 
(1) 14” #3 Zipper 
(1) 10” #3 Zipper 
(2) 1.5” Swivel Hooks 
(1) 1” Swivel Hook 
(1) 1.5” Adjustable Slider 
(2) 1.5” D rings or Triangle Rings 
(1) 1” D rings or Triangle Rings **Note: you may wish to use a side release buckle in place of the 1” Swivel Hook and D-ring** 
17” Double fold bias tape (or you may make your own)
This bag is rated for an intermediate sewist, but a confident beginner should be able to complete this bag, as long as they are familiar with easing curves and installing zippers. 
You can grab this pattern on the website, and on sale for a limited time for 6.95 USD. The bag will go up to regular price on 8/26/19. The pattern includes full color photo instructions, and all pattern pieces to make this bag. 
I do hope you like this pattern and I would love to see what you make!!! Grab your copy HERE