Idea Pouch pattern for $5.00!

Michelle Patterns’ Idea Pouch is on sale for $5.00!! If you remember, I made this with Heather Ross’ Crafty Chloe fabric.



This sale is continuing till tomorrow morning (Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013) at 9:00 a.m. so get it now while it’s on sale!







Michelle Patterns: Padded Camera Pouch

Padded Camera Pouch

This is such a cute, functional, well padded camera pouch, I love the softness of it created by the batting, lining and interlining.

Padded Camera PouchThe construction is quick and easy, I made the medium size and my little Lumix fits with room to spare, the small probably would have fit perfectly but I like the medium size. As with all Michelle Patterns, the instructions are clear and concise with lots of photographs. The pattern called for a velcro closure but I’m not a big fan of velcro so I opted for a matching snap though not the easiest to attach, I originally had a subtle turquoise snap but I ruined it so I had to use yellow.

Obviously, you don’t necessarily need to use it for your camera, I could see it as a little clutch and I love the draw string, it adds a little extra security for the contents.

Padded Camera PouchHave you noticed a trend in my sewing lately, I mean besides making items other than quilt blocks or quilts? Yuuup, YELLOW! I think subconsciously I’m jonesing for spring to arrive and right now, yellow is making me very happy.

If you’d like to make yourself a little padded camera pouch, you can purchase the pattern from Michelle Patterns.

Padded Camera Pouch

Have you been sewing something other than quilts lately?







Michelle Patterns Idea Pouch

Bending Pins: Idea PouchThis past weekend, on a whim, I decided to purchase and make Michelle Patterns’ Idea Pouch, a new pattern which is well padded to hold an iPad or notebook if, you’re old school. Rummaging through my fabric drawers I stumbled upon Crafty Chloe by Heather Ross which I purchased last summer and thought it would be perfect for a creative young girl with big dreams. And I couldn’t possibly let this project escape a little Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry.

Michelle Patterns are extremely well written and illustrated with full colour photos, this was no exception. After preparing the fabric and cutting out the pieces, this pouch was quick and easy to whip together. When I’m working with fleece in a pattern like this, I always cut it 1/2″ smaller than the pattern so that the seams are easier to sew and mostly bulk free. If some of the fleece gets caught in the seam I’ll trim it as closely to the seam as possible without snipping stitches.

If you’d like to make an Idea Pouch for yourself, you can purchase the pattern from Michelle Patterns.

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Quilt Top Outdoor Photos

I thought I needed better photos of my WIPs outdoors and my neighbor’s fence with the wind duck was a perfect setting today. I haven’t decided on a backing for this but I know I’m going to quilt loops, can’t wait! (Click on photos for a larger view.)

Scattered Squares

Still waiting for Deb Strain’s Spa to be released in yardage so I can finish this quilt!

Les Fleurs Bleu

Today I made A Quilter’s Table Tripple-Zip Pouch from her great tutorial. Next time I make this I’m going to use interfacing instead of batting which I find too thick. I had to order more zippers today, I’m running out!

Triple-Zip Pouch

I think the next project I’m going to attempt is Michelle Patterns’ Padded Camera Pouch, I know a few people who might like them for Xmas. 😀