Summer + Bicycle Baskets = Fun

Summer is on it's way. To celebrate, I've added new bike basket liners to my shop. Instant download patterns are available for those who wish to sew their own. Happy Summer!

T Shirt Dress with Circle Skirt Free Instructions

Charity Dress Sewing

My church group has been busy creating these darling T Shirt Dresses to send to women and girls in Africa. Ours will be donated through Eyes4Zimbabwe, a charitable organization that you should really check out.

The free instructions include measurements for Gildan brand T shirts, but the idea can be applied to just about any brand. Just be sure to check size and style specifications for your charity.

The free instructions are a 2 page PDF. Please do not sale these instructions, but feel free to share them, use them and distribute them for free to anyone making dresses for charities.

Pumpkin Faces - Free SVG files

These cute (AND FREE) SVG files can be used with your cutting machine software to create facial features for the cutest pumpkins in town. Use them with vinyl on an actual pumpkins, or cut them out using heat transfer material/vinyl for T shirts or for easy faces on my Trick or Treat Bag pattern.

Click here for the Cute Grin Pumpkin Face

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Click here for the Big Smile Pumpkin Face

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Click here for the Toothy Grin Pumpkin Face

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These files are my designs, and I ask that you please not sale them. You are welcome to link to this site to direct others to it.

Happy Halloween Crafting!

Halloween Throw Pillow Cover with Heat Transfer Vinyl

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I made this cute Halloween pillow today. It was super simple, and the best part was the image was free! Man, I love the internet. And crafty people who post stuff on the internet.

You can find the image here. Just remember to reverse it in your software if you are using heat transfer material. 

I used this tutorial to make the zippered cover, and her hints for sewing with pom-poms are genius. 

I even had all supplies on hand. That NEVER happens. Usually I have to make several trips to 10 different stores- but this stuff was 100% from my stash. 

I put this cute black and white gingham (Jan Shade Beach, Holiday Homecoming by Henry Glass Fabrics) on the back. I love gingham.

Halloween Sewing

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I whipped up these cute trick or treat bags for a couple of little girls I know. 
It was so fun (and easy) to use heat transfer material and my Silhouette Cameo machine to make the faces and personalize the handles with their names. 
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The pattern includes a PNG file to turn this cute pumpkin face into a cut file, using whatever software you may have. The pattern is available in my etsy shop
Different styles of faces are included, including how to applique or embroider the faces if you don't own a cutting machine. Or design your own pumpkin face- make it scary or cute. 
Or, make this cute Frankstein's monster if pumpkins aren't your thing.
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Make one, or 20. Everyone could use one to gather or give candy.

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Bike Basket Liners in Assorted Shapes and Sizes

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 I now have 4 different bike basket liner patterns available in my etsy shop, that fit 4 different baskets. Find the style that's right for you! I even have a few ready made liners (and even a few which include the basket) available to ship- no sewing necessary!

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My patterns include cool zippered pockets and insulated bottle holders. 

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Choose your own fabrics, make it uniquely yours. The liners for the Mini Surfside and Small Biria are reversible! 

Trick or Treat Bag Pattern is now Available

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Here it is, my newest pattern. It's a digital PDF downloadable pattern to sew a unique and handmade Halloween Trick or Treat bag. It can be completely personalized, use your own creativity! 

The possibilities are endless. The pattern includes 2 views, an oval monster or a round pumpkin. Faces can be appliqued and embroidered (by hand or machine). 3 styles of faces are included on the pattern or use your imagination to create your own. Heat transfer material and a cutting machine (like a Silhouette or Cricut) is a fun option for making the face uniquely yours (2 PNG files for turning pumpkin faces into cut files ARE INCLUDED with the purchase of the pattern).

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Both views are made with quilt weight cotton for the exterior and lining. Foam is used to give the bag it's shape. It's sturdy design will help you sew a bag that will last through the years. 

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This sewing pattern includes 23 pages of detailed written instructions with full color pictures to walk you through each step in the construction process. Contact me if you get stuck, I’m happy to help!

There are 9 pages of pattern sheets that you print and assemble to get the full-size pattern pieces needed to make this adorable bag. 

All sewists will love the professional results that come from using this pattern.

Find the PDF pattern in my etsy shop

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