Tuesday, May 17, 2022

PRESTON LAPTOP CASE (new pdf pattern + sale)

 Hello lovelies, 

how are you all doing? We've been enjoying some gloriously warm and sunny weather here in the Netherlands, I hope it stays this way for a while.

Over the last few weeks I've been working on my newest pattern and I'm excited to introduce Preston Laptop case to you today!

I've been getting lots of requests for a laptop case from you guys for some time and I hope you will love it as much as I do.

You can choose between two options - with or without handles, and the pattern comes in FOUR different sizes to fit most of the standard laptops and/or tablets.

Additionally, I provided a FORMULA on how to calculate your own measurements for a custom case if the given sizes don't match your device accurately.

I used foam interfacing to give the cases lovely structure and to provide protection for one's device. I love how wonderfully squishy they are 😊.

I know these cases will get lots of use so I went with heavier duty zippers for these cuties. I like to use either #4.5 bagmaking zippers (purchased from Zipit on Etsy) or #5 zipper by the yard/meter (purchased from Zipper Valley). A standard #3 nylon zipper will work as well, so you can definitely use it if that's all you have on hand.

The pattern comes both in imperial (inches) and metric (centimeters) measurements for your convenience. Here's some additional info for you, check out my Etsy listing for all the measurements in cm.

What do you say? Would you like to make a case for your own device? You can get this pattern at a 25% OFF INTRODUCTORY PRICE now through Thursday, May 19 (midnight CEST, Amsterdam time).

You can purchase the pattern from my Etsy shop here or by clicking on the button below. 

Buy This Pattern

Thank you for your support 😘

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

SHETLAND QUILTED POUCH (new pdf pattern)

Welcome, everyone!

I'm excited to introduce my new sewing pattern to you today 😊.

This is Shetland Quilted Pouch, a wonderfully sturdy pouch that easily stands on its own and features a zipper closure and a handy slip pocket on the inside.

 I wanted to design a patchwork pouch to be able to use up some of my favorite scraps of fabric for quite some time and I'm very happy with how these cuties turned out. What do you think?

This pouch comes in two sizes. The small one is great to be used as a pencil case, make up bag, or a toiletry bag. The large one would make a lovely project bag or a travel pouch. 

FINISHED SIZE (wide on bottom x tall x deep) : 
SMALL -  6'' x 5'' x 2''  (16cm x 12cm x 5cm)
        LARGE -  6 1/2'' x 8 1/4'' x 2 1/2''  (17cm x 21cm x 6cm)

And because I love to be able to offer options with my patterns, I included instructions on how to use both metal as well as nylon zippers. 

Plus, you can totally make this pouch using just one fabric if you wish. See? All you need to do is cut the exterior panels the same size as your lining ones and continue using the instruction provided in the pattern to make a non-patchwork version of this pouch. Super easy, isn't it?

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What do you say? Would you like to make a Shetland Pouch (or 5 😁) of your own?

You can now get the pattern at a 25% off introductory price (sale ends Friday, Feb.11th).

Click on the button below to get the pattern or hop over to my Etsy shop.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

HOW TO SHORTEN A NYLON ZIPPER (a video tutorial)

 Hello lovely makers,

today I'd like to talk about zippers. Specifically nylon zippers. 

You might have noticed that I really like using metal zippers in my projects but recently I started to appreciate the ease of working with nylon zippers and the incredible array of colors they come in.

I usually buy standard #3 craft nylon zippers (the ones available at pretty much any craft store). I went back and forth on what length of zippers I wanted to get but once I realized how easy it is to cut these zippers down to the exact size that's needed for the projects I decided to purchase 12'' long zippers to be used in pouches and 20'' long zippers for bags and pillows.

These are my Norfolk Pouches (the pattern comes with metal zipper instructions but I adjusted them to use these lovely nylon zippers instead) . I love the pop of color these zippers add to the finished pouches and I also love how easy these zippers are to open and close which makes them a great choice for when making pouches for children, I think.

What do you say? Are you ready to give these zippers a try? I recorded a detailed video on how to shorten the zippers and add fabric tabs for a professional looking finish. I hope you'll find it useful.

Happy sewing, friends!


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