Monday, November 12, 2018

Denver Tote in two sizes (new pdf pattern)


Hello friends, happy Monday to you all!

I'm excited to share my newest tote bag pattern today.


 Denver Tote comes in two sizes and not only does it make a perfectly stylish everyday tote bag, it works great as a project bag as well. (some of you might be familiar with this bag design as the larger version was featured in Issue 61 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine)



This is an easy, beginner friendly pattern that comes together pretty effortlessly in very little time, especially when one uses leather handles like I did. You can, of course, substitute cotton webbing for leather, or you can make your own fabric handles (instructions on how to do that are included with the pattern).


I used designer bark cloth for the exterior of my totes and duck canvas for the lining. Print canvas, denim, or home decor fabric would also work great for these totes.


FINISHED SIZE: large - 11'' wide on bottom x 12'' tall x 6'' deep 
                            small - 9'' wide on bottom x 10'' tall x 4'' deep

♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

MATERIALS NEEDED for a large size of Denver Tote:

fabric A (exterior) - 1/2 yard
fabric B (lining) - 1/2 yard
fusible Interfacing - 1 yard
(2) 3/4'' wide leather for handles - 21'' long
16 – 18 mm magnetic snap
(2) 3/8'' wide cotton ribbon - 45'' long

Please note: This is a measure and cut pattern meaning there's no need for templates as the pattern works best when all the pieces are cut using rotary cutter, self healing cutting mat, and acrylic ruler.


I'm offering this pattern at a 25% off discounted introductory price for the next 48 hours (now through Nov. 14th, midnight central time). No coupons needed, price is automatically adjusted during checkout.

Click here to purchase the pattern.


Thank you all for your support. It means the world to me :)

Happy sewing. Svetlana


Friday, November 9, 2018

Craftsy classes sale


Hi everyone,

I just wanted to pop in real quick to let you know that now through Nov. 11th you can purchase all Craftsy classes (including my Giftable Projects class) for $20 or less.

Exciting, isn't it? Just click on the banner below to be taken to Craftsy website.

https://shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=551533&m=29190&u=1893293&afftrack=

Wishing you all a happy and creative weekend. Svetlana


Disclaimer - I am a member of Craftsy Affiliate Program and will receive a small portion of sales through this site.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

scrappy quilt


I love working with my fabric scraps and recently I've been feeling it was time I turned some of my beloved scraps into a quilt. 

I sort of knew what color palette I was going for, but I had a very hard time deciding on a pattern. I wanted something simple, not too time consuming for either cutting or piecing, preferably something improv so I could add and subtract fabric pieces as I went. I know, right? Easier said than done. 


And then I came across this quilt by Suzuko Koseki in her fantastic book Patchwork Style and I knew this was the way to go.

I loved the idea of different widths and lengths of fabric combined into one cohesive look. I think scraps are really great for quilts like this since you can let the scrap size dictate the size of the block and thus very little fabric gets wasted.



 I randomly pieced the scraps together and once I had enough rows pieced I spread them out on the floor to see the final layout. Of course Lola was no help. This happened pretty much every time any fabric got placed on the floor, grrr!



This is going to be quite a large quilt (for me anyway), it's about 70'' x 90''. 


You know what I'm mostly excited about? Hand quilting this beast!

Yes, you heard it right. My plan is to completely hand quilt the whole quilt. I'm so looking forward to hours and hours I will spend working on this beauty :)

I don't use any hoops or frames while hand quilting as I find them too cumbersome. I usually like to spread my quilt on our dining table and work on it like that, ...


... or I sometimes just plop myself on the couch with the quilt in my lap and get stitching.

What have you been working on lately? Any long term projects?

Svetlana


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...