Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Little Things...

Quilts are my thing. I rarely make bags, pincushions, or many little projects. But it seems this month I've strayed from my usual sewing to make some fun littler items...

The Gatherer Cross Body Bag ~
I made 2 of these one - for each of my Granddaughters. Seems they like carrying a purse and this is such a cute style and size for two young girls. And to keep all the change they manage to charm from their Grandfather, I added a small Coin Purse {pattern here and here} {frame from here}

I saw this pincushion on Instagram, beautifully made by Erin aka @mommy2lu. It's from the book Sew Organized For the Busy Girl and was a fun little project.

I've love embroidery and haven't done it in years. Have you seen the Buck Forest fabric by Bonnie Christine and the embroidery that's been added? Yes, that idea came to me from Instagram too!

I made a case for my embroidery a few years ago, but decided to remake it in some "me" colors. The pattern is from Patchwork Please and I added a bit of embroidery to the front using a pattern from Heather Bailey. The floss is the new set by Bonnie and Camille.

The inside...

This is the Maker's Tote by Noodlehead. She designs the most professional looking bags and writes some of the best pattens for construction. This went together really well for an unexperienced bag maker like me. Lesson learned: don't use fusible web over your basting stitches {it makes them quite difficult if not impossible to remove!}

I opted to leave off the outer pockets because I just love the exterior fabric {Curiosities by Jeni Baker}. I love how the bag stands on it's own and opens wide. I think it will be great to carry busywork when traveling.

And finally a simple iPad case. My old one was a bit big for the newer iPad and I just love the simple pattern from fancy Tiger Crafts.

The great thing is that all these projects were made from fabrics in my stash!

I've included links for all the patterns. Let me know if you make any!


  1. So many great projects! Like you, I'm not really a bag-maker, but want to have a go.

  2. Those are all adorable projects! Job well done.

  3. Cindy, love all of projects! I'm sure your granddaughters were thrill about their pocketbooks. And the change purses are so cute! The embroidery added to the deer is adorable! Maybe this post should have been titled "A LOT of little things"!

  4. Once again, you don't fail to disappoint those of us who love your work! The girls will be head over heels when they see the cross body bags and coin purses. I've seen the embroidery on the buck fabric on IG, as well. Fantastic!! And the Maker's beautiful as well as functional. Well done, friend. Well done!


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