May
21
2012
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Amy Butler Shoulder Bag / Hand Bag – Free Pattern

Making your own DIY bags is great fun, and best of all, you are guaranteed to receive plenty of compliments! Try this free pattern  from Amy Butler;  if you  are like me and have a serious “Bag Habit”  then you will just have to make this one. Just find your favourite fabric, download the pattern and you’re ready to start making a lovely new bag.

The pattern has two versions; one for a shoulder bag and one for the handbag.

It has lots of room inside with little compartments for wallet, sunnies, phone etc.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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May
07
2012
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Margo Handbag – Tote Pattern From Lazy Girl Designs

I love this pattern, can’t you just imagine yourself throwing  everything in your bag, grabbing it up and off out to browse the shops, have a nice  luncheon, join friends for coffee, or fill it with the essentials for baby.

It’s such a great handy shape and could be dressed up or down with your choice of fabrics.

The bag features a secure zip top closure, handy front pockets as well as several interior pockets.

(Instructions are included to make Margo without a zipper if desired)

Finished it would measure a very handy 10 1/4 ” x 9 1/4″ x 4″

 

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May
03
2012
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E-Reader Fabric Cover Pattern

Cold winters night,

Got your glasses?

Got your favourite beverage?

Grab your e-reader and read in comfort & style knowing your Kindle, Nook, Kobo or other 51/4″ x 8″  (or smaller)  e-reader is protected

Choose a main print and two co-ordinating prints for the lining and the binding  and you will have your own personalised cover

 

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May
01
2012
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Product of the Month – Wash-A-Way Water soluble Basting Thread

What is “water soluble thread” you ask?

Water soluble thread is thread that dissolves in water.

Why would you want thread to dissolve?

Water soluble thread is used in regular sewing and applique, as well as advanced quilting techniques like trapunto to hold fabrics & batting together

Wash a Way avoids the frustration of removing basting stitches

After the quilting process is completely finished and your applique is firmly secure with many quilting stitches, you can immerse your whole quilt in water to dissolve the threads that originally held your applique in place.

  • Wash A Way is available on a 90mtr reel
  • After using Water Soluble Thread, return it to it’s packaging as it can weaken from moisture in the air.
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May
01
2012
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Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers

Try a Mother’s Day gift voucher from Calico Cottage Crafts.

Vouchers are available for any amount you specify .

Personalise your voucher with a special message for Mum

Let Mum choose a gift to keep her busy all year round!
Mum can select from our range of adorable novelty buttons, craft patterns for every taste, fabrics or maybe a new pair of scissors, or some of those hard to come by quilting tools

 

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