The Fat Quarter Shop is doing such a fun series called their Blog Remix series. They are rebooting, essentially, older, more forgotten tutorials and bringing them to light again. This Mini Scrap Patch Bag is one of them. Aren’t those tiny rounded corners sooooo cute???
Kimberly has a great video tutorial that shows a step-by-step process, which even as a veteran pouch maker, helped give me the confidence to know I was doing it correctly. I could stop, rewind, watch things again, etc. and in the end I have such a cute little pouch to show for it. I used all pink scraps from my stash and a bright pink zipper. There will be no question in anyone’s mind that this pouch is mine! 🙂 If you’re looking for teacher gifts, in-law gifts, neighbor gifts, etc etc for the holidays, this is a fun way to use up some scraps and make a fun pouch anyone will love!
I got a major bee in my bonnet after making 1 set of chains and decided that it would be such a great gift to give to my sisters, sisters-in-law, parents, and parents-in-law this Christmas. I made 10 sets. Yes. 250 links. It was a little bonkers getting it done so quickly, but honestly I enjoyed every single step of this project. Unlike other projects I’ve made this year that were made from a jelly roll and had a 3-D element to them, this is one I would HAPPILY make again and again and again.
When I finished, I linked them all together and took a few staged photos because how could I not?! When will I ever have 250 links to put together again?! I put them on and felt a lot like Marley and Marley from A Christmas Carol (ok…. Muppet Christmas Carol, if I’m going to be honest)
But nothing can stop me from smiling at this gift that we will enjoy for years and years and years! All from fabric!!!
I am SOOOO excited about my newest sewalong! Have you seen Holly’s (Maker Valley) ADORABLE pre-cut countdown chains?!?!? They are so beyond clever and so so so so so cute! I have made 1 set and have plans to make many more. I thought this would make such a fun sewalong, so Holly and I are thrilled to announce the schedule for you to sew along with us! In order to not give away too much of the pattern, I will use the figures from the pattern as a guide for you to follow. It will be very easy and self explanatory as long as you have purchased the pattern from Holly. If you haven’t, here is a direct link: Pre-Cut Countdown Chains
October 15 – Do all of your cutting and fusing (Figures A-F in the pattern)
October 22 – Do sewing, trimming, and turning (Figures G-J)
October 29- Do topstitching, quilting, and velcro (Figures K-M)
This is BY FAR my favorite 3-D thing I’ve ever made using fabric. There are some other things I’ve made once and I will never make again. This is not one of those things. I will make it over and over and over because it is just so fun and cute and clever. Will you be joining us? If you’ve been on the fence, grab a jelly roll, fat quarters, or layer cake and come make a cute countdown chain before Christmas decorating is in full swing!