Jul
18
2012
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Simple Sewing Companion – Free Pattern

I am quite excited, I came across this  Free Simple Sewing Companion Pattern  by Brenda Dean

I just love this little sewing companion there’s a place for tape measure , scissors, sewing threads, marking pen there is even instructions for making a little needle book

I have been going through my stash and choosing materials, yes I have a gorgeous piece of  gilded oriental in dark purples, & tone on tone black lining, STUNNING!, now to choose the next one.

Yes, I know what everyone will be getting for Christmas this year, I can’t wait to get started.

Jul
12
2012
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Crochet Owl Family Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet is my favourite thing to do when I really want to relax, to me nothing is better than a cold night, a glowing fire or heater  a cup of coffee and a crochet hook & a ball of wool .

I love to crochet toys & small items  and these days there are so many patterns around I sometimes take three days to decide which one to start next .

Now this one seemed perfect for me , ticked all the boxes – a family of three adorable owls.

These cute little fellows could be toys, decorations, the small one could be used on a key ring, you could even use them as pincushions (they won’t feel a thing)  really!

Here is the  Free Owl Family Pattern from the very talented Repeat Crafter Me

 

 

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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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Apr
24
2012
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Free Felt Cupcake Luggage Tag Pattern

Cupcakes are so popular at the moment. Cupcake crafts are cute, delicate, colourful with zero calories! This little cupcake luggage tag would make a perfect gift, and is guaranteed to help your luggage stand out.

This free pattern  is from Lisa Pay and although it says it’s for a luggage tag, you could really use it for so many things; a keyring, mobile phone charm, or a zipper pull on a bag.

I have some planned for Christmas gifts. I am going to attach a pair of scissors to mine; no more lost scissors!

 

 

 

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Apr
16
2012
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Make a one of a kind reversible bag with this free pattern

If you love bags as much as I do, you probably feel that one bag is really never enough! I found this great free pattern for a handmade reversible bag at marthastewart.com. Pick two types of fabric in your favourite colours (inside and out) and you will have a one of a kind bag to complement your favourite outfits.

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Apr
16
2012
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Roxy Longsocks pattern from The Red Thread

Roxy Long Socks

Roxy is the latest creation from the “The Red Thread”

Roxy, like her pals the Ooshka Babushkas, comes as a pattern with a printed face panel.

You just pick your favourite fabrics and start sewing, the pattern also comes with instructions for making an applique face ,you can dress roxy in either winter or spring attire

She will fast become a best friend to your little princess

There are four face panels to choose from

 

 

 

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