Wednesday, November 19, 2014

30 minute Christmas coaters

Need a quick Christmas gift? Head over to Jamie Sews to check out a tutorial I did for 30 minute Christmas coasters!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pattern Parcel 7 inspiration tour

Pattern Parcel #7: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win!
Are you familiar with Pattern Parcel?  It's an awesome program that allows you to buy some of the best patterns by indie designers while also giving back in the way of donating part of your payment towards charity. 

How Pattern Parcel Works:
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel.  We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Its our goal to raise over $20,000 for Donors Choose this year.
You pick your payment, and when you choose a price of $32 or greater for Parcel #7 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! That's just over $5 a pattern. The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the brand new Daphne Bag pattern from Clover & Violet. The Daphne is a slouchy satchel that can be worn cross body or as a shoulder bag. The zip top keeps your gear secure and the internal pockets keep your accessories where you need them. This is a brand new, never been seen before pattern and is an exclusive opportunity for Parcel #7 customers!

Pattern Parcel #7: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
This is the last Parcel for the year and includes the following patterns:
Barcelona Bag and Wallet by Pat Bravo
Butterfly Sling Purse by Emmaline Patterns
Evelyn Hangbag by ChrisW Designs
Midtown Messenger Bag by Betz White
Betty Bowler by Swoon Sewing Patterns

Pattern Parcel #7: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
I'm so excited to be a part of the inspiration tour for Parcel 7. I was honored when Janelle of Emmaline Bags asked if I would like to participate in the tour, she is one of my favorite designers and I had been wanting to make the Butterfly Sling Purse since it came out originally as a pattern in the Bag of the Month club. 
I knew it was a pattern worthy of cutting into some Cotton and Steel that I scored at Quilt Market last month, as Janelle's patterns are always so easy to follow and give such a great results. This pattern was no exception!

The Butterfly Sling Purse is a deceptive little bag. It looks like its a tiny little purse, but on the inside there are lots of surprises. I love the twist lock on the front, it one of my favorite pieces of bag hardware. If you are intimidated by them (they are really easy, I promise) or can't get your hands on one, you can easily substitute a magnetic snap instead.

The bag itself unfolds to an ID pocket, a slip pocket and a roomy zippered pocket. the inside is kept secure by not only the professional looking twist lock it calls for, but also by two magnetic snaps. 

The bag also features TWO exterior zip pockets that open up WIDE to show a set of card pockets in each pocket. 

This would be the perfect bag to tote around on busy family outings, where you need to have your hands free but space to pack your essentials. There's no need to bring your wallet along, this doubles as your wallet. It's also great for those ladies that hate to carry around an oversized purse but NEED space to cart their items around. This can easily fit keys, make up, the contents of your wallet, your phone and more!

You will not be disappointed with this bag and would make some excellent holiday gifts...just sayin :)  It's got so many features and Janelle will walk you through step by step that it will come together like a dream. You'll be so impressed with the final result! 

Please check out the other talented bloggers on the Inspiration Tour!

Parcel #4 Inspiration Tour Schedule:

Friday, November 7 Stitched || Sew Exhausted

Saturday, November 8 Made by Sara ||Oliver's Fancy || Strawberry Patch Ramblings

Sunday, November 9 from a box || Mia's Creations || MOMENTS

Monday, November 10 owen's olivia || While she was sleeping

Tuesday, November 11 Nutta || Radiant Home Studio || La Pantigana

Wednesday, November 12 Sew Fishsticks || Stacy Sews || Stitching Insane || GnomeAngel

Thursday, November 13 Needle and Ted || Patchouli Moon Studio || Sprouting JubeJube || The Crazy Tailor

Friday, November 14 Casa Crafty || A Jennuine Life || 'So, Zo... What do you know?'

Saturday, November 15 Stitches by Laura || Rebekah Sews || Serger Pepper

Sunday, November 16 Blogs Like A Mother || Vicky Myers creations || Blossom Heart Quilts

Monday, November 17 Shanni Loves || So Sew Easy || GYCT Designs || Tiger In A Tornado

Tuesday, November 18 The Nosy Pepper || Keep Calm and Carrion || There & Back || Sewing Sober

Wednesday, November 19 Sew Like My Mom || Knot Sew Normal || Stacy Sews || sewVery

Thursday, November 20 Mimi's Mom || Our Family Four || shades of BOLD || Modern Handcraft

Friday, November 21 Shawnta Sews || Lulu & Celeste || Amanda Rose || Robin's Fabric Nest || House of Pinheiro