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What We Are Gifting: A handmade gift is priceless. Here are some of our favorites:
|The Comfort Quilt
Click here to see the story of the making of this comfort quilt for our dear friend.
Click here to download the pdf with the pattern pieces.
Click here to download the pdf with the instructions on how to put the pattern pieces together.
|The Penny Lane Bag
A very practical grocery bag -- roomy and sturdy, yet beautiful. Supplies will cost about $25, sewing will take about 3 hours. The pattern is downloadable by clicking on the link above.
|Patches The Elephant
A delightful soft stuffed toy for the child in your life -- for infants or older. Supplies will cost about $35, sewing will take about 5 hours. The pattern is downloadable by clicking on the link above. Kits are available, just call the store with your particular color scheme and desires.
|Patches The Puppy
A delightful soft stuffed toy for the child in your life -- infants or older. Supplies will cost about $25, sewing will take about 4 hours. The pattern is downloadable by clicking on the link above. Kits are available, just call the store with your particular color scheme and ideas. Guaranteed not to pee or poop in the house!
A quick and easy guide for making six different scarves is available for download by clicking the link above. You can spend as much or as little as you want! Some options do not even require any sewing!
Wendy has created a technique for out-of-the-box creation of stunning designer scarves. Come in to see some samples! Click the above link to get information about the class. A great way to use up your silk scraps and to impress your friends!
|Elegant Totes, aka The Pendleton Bag
Wendy has created a quick and easy pattern for making a lined bag with pockets! Click the above link to get information on a class, if you need help for your first bag. Or, come in to the store to see/purchase the pattern. You can create bags from just about any fabric -- we have a sample of a Pendleton bag in the store now! Or, use your stash of quilting cottons!
The enjoyment of using a REAL cloth napkin is only surpassed by the joy of being environmentally correct, nevermind the importance of the flash of color on your dining table! Approximate cost for six napkins is $25, with about 2 hours in sewing time. Quickest sewing method available for download by clicking on the link above.
Creating pillows can be so satisfying -- it's quick, it's easy and you get to enjoy the end result EVERY DAY! You can use any fabric -- from cottons to wools to velvets -- to blend with or accent your color schemes. Plan to make a bunch so that you can trade covers, season to season. Click on the above link for class information, if you want help!
Everyone has a personal choice for what to lay their face on when sleeping -- my choice is Liberty Of London cotton lawn! Whatever your color scheme or choice of fabric, pillow cases can be a treasured gift. Cost can be anything from $25 to $75 per pillowcase, depending on your selections. Sewing time is about 2 hours per case. An unusually beautiful sewing technique is shown in the downloadable instructions using the link shown above.
From funky to classic, from practical to fancy, you can make great aprons for the man or woman of your choice. No need to look like everybody else! Cost can range from $10 to $35, sewing time about two hours.
|Little Zipper Bags
With just a couple of scraps of material, a small zipper and about two hours of time, you can create an abundant supply of little zipper bags for carrying make-up supplies, for kid's toys, for jewelry, or for anything precious!
Elfriede's butterfly silk-chiffon poncho always creates an eye-catching outfit. It's easy to make, requires no fitting and gives you a reason to flit and dance around the room! Plan to spend about $50-$75, with about 2 hours of sewing time. Easy instructions are available by clicking on the link above.
This gorgeous wrap might be just what you need to keep you a bit warmer in your holiday outfit! Click the above link for instructions on how to make this!
| Fabric Bucket
This quick and easy bucket can be used for kid's toys, for knitting projects, for decoration, whatever you want! Easy to make, fun to gift, beautiful use of leftover stash!
|Ashley's Crossover Back Play Dress
This adorable play top for little girls is a snap to sew. It requires only two half yards of coordinating cotton prints. I have put snaps in the shoulders but you can easily make it reversible using buttons.
You can find a downloadable pattern here.
What We Are Sharing: As we make up some of the fabulous array of patterns that are available to all of us, we write up notes about the experience -- and make that expertise available to you. Please feel free to download any of these files -- we want to make your sewing more fun! To download, just click on the text that appears under each photo.
|Sandra Betzina Pleated Blouse||Rebecca Taylor Dress|
|Mizuno Coat||Custom Fit Very Easy Jacket||Marcy Tilton Skirt|
|Vogue 8736||Vogue 8674||Vogue 8735|
|Vogue 8624||Vogue 1226||Vogue 8625|
|Vogue 1246||Vogue 1248|