What bride wouldn't love to receive a travel case crafted especially for her jewelry? This handy organizer with three see-through pockets rolls and ties for easy packing. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew Special Fat Quarter Gifts.
An apron hides inside this clever stitched tote that turns into an art-class cover-up for your favorite little budding artist. This e-pattern was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine.
Use this sturdy little bag as a craft supply holder, a party table decoration or favor (fill it with candy), or a tote bag for toys to get little tykes through those long waits at restaurants. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew Creative Gifts for Under $10.
What better way to collect family and friends' memorabilia than to create a customized journal for each guest highlighting the event. Use basic applique and hand-embroidery techniques, along with coordinating piping, to embellish. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew It in a Weekend.
Use flannel and homespun plaids to make your own chenille fabric for this soft self-lined tote. Stitch, slash and wash it to make the layers bloom into a rich, tweedy texture. Inside-out seams add texture and visual appeal. Finished tote bag size is 12" x 16" x 3".
Make this breezy summer handbag using home dec fabrics in your favorite florals. Punctuate it with a bold solid for the roomy gusseted pocket. This e-pattern was originally published in the March 2008 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine.
Surprise a friend with this pretty bag encased in a zippered wallet! The perfect item for unique purchases during a trip, this project is easy to make and sure to please. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew Special Fat Quarter Gifts.
Size: Closed Wallet: 6" x 6 3/4". Opened Bag: 13" x 15".
Whether you embroider the fan applique for this zip-top brocade bag or make a fabric applique instead, the results will be an up-to-date expression of East meets West. This e-pattern was originally published in the January 2008 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine. Finished Size: 10" x 8" x 2 1/2", excluding handle.
It's as flirty and feminine as can be. Shaped suede flaps in assorted lengths are arranged in overlapping rows to create the layered "skirt" on this happy-go-lucky lined bag. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes
Serge a quick cover for a notebook, album or journal, and you'll have a perfect gift idea. Add pockets to store a pen and hold those reading glasses. These are gifts that are sure to please. The size is adjustable, fitting up to an 8 1/2" x 11" book.
Make this cozy jacket using a sturdy sweatshirt fabric or other medium- to heavyweight knit. Serging the edges with the rolled-hem stitch adds flirty ripples to the jacket and the easy-sew flower pin. Finished Sizes: Jacket: Your size; Pin: Approximately 2 x 2 inches.
Gather together an old photo, some buttons and trinkets of special significance, and the pleasure of memorabilia will touch the recipient of this feminine tote. This e-pattern was originally published in Quick-to-Sew One-Day Gifts.
Frame a pretty printed picture panel with ribbon on crisp pique for this oh-so-fresh and feminine bag. Button feet keep it clean on the bottom, and colorful cords show through hardware tubing for the clever handles. This e-pattern was originally published in Sew-Easy Designer Bags & Totes.
Shades of silver, gold and bronze dance across black silk suiting to create this elegant jacket. A swirl of machine-embroidered vines ties the elements together in this fabric-collage jacket created using a separate jacket pattern in any size.
Beautiful trims and silk dupioni are the perfect pairing for this simple little bag. Choose fabric and trims to complement a prom gown or bridal-party attire for spring and summer weddings. Finished size 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Spend some pleasurable time with your children creating a special gift for teacher or grandmother. This project is easy enough for kids to enjoy success. Card holder size is 2 3/8" x 4 1/4", eyeglass case size is 3" x 6 1/2", and checkbook cover size is 7" x 3 3/4".
Stitch up a jaunty little handbag with ribbon trim for added charm. It's the perfect companion for a fresh spring outfit and will take you right into summer sun-dressing. Finished handbag size is 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 3 1/2", excluding handles.
Turn a plain T-shirt into a favorite summer top with bits of colorful ribbons and a few buttons from your stash. It's fast, fun and easy! This e-pattern was originally published in the July 2007 issue of Sewing Savvy magazine.
Protect your fine jewelry in this pocketed soft flannel carrying case--perfect for travel! This e-pattern was originally published in Sew It Easy With Fleece & Flannel. Finished Size: About 6" x 11", open.
Charming vintage floral images, coordinating print fabrics and heirloom crocheted tatted and knitted laces give this lightweight jacket a cottage look. It is the perfect choice for a cool summer evening or a topper in an air-conditioned room.
The dapper reindeer stars on a lined drawstring gift bag framed in soft flannel holiday prints. Ball-button eyes, semi-attached 3-D ears stitched into the paper-pieced design and a stitched-on bow tie add to his charm. This e-pattern was originally published in Weekend Quilting Wonders. Finished Size: 14" x 20 1/2" x 2 1/2".
An adjustable suede strap adds comfort and style to this roomy and shapely shoulder bag. You'll appreciate the convenient exterior pocket for your cell phone or sunglasses and the zip-top closure for safety's sake. Finished Size: 11 x 15 x 2 inches.
A lightweight border print is ideal for this breezy skirt with a side slit and slightly gathered waist. Make a matching fringed scarf from the leftover fabric. Skirt Size: Misses size 8; Scarf Size: Approximately 10 1/2 x 60 inches excluding fringe.
Strip piecing takes on a different life when you do it on the serger using the rolled edge stitch and seams that show on the right side as a decorative element. Choose a variety of coordinating cotton prints to create one-of-a-kind fabric for the blouse front and sleeves. Finished size is your selected blouse pattern.
Whether you're a room mother or a baker on the go, this handy carrier is an easy way to get your confections to their designation in style! This e-pattern was originally published in Simple Serger Sewing.
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