I finally finished writing the sewing pattern for these Travel and Toiletry Bags that have been sitting in my sewing area for weeks! I promised my daughter she could have them (she gave me the idea) and the other day she saw them and said, “I can’t wait to get my bags”…OK, Katie, I got the hint. They’re all yours:)
The Large Travel Bag measures 20″ X 11″ X 7″ deep, has a lined front divided pocket, three (3) inner pocket and a shoulder strap.
The Toiletry Bag measures 10″ X 6″ X 4 1/2″ deep and has three (3) inner pockets and short handles. It’s roomy enough to hold your toiletries, brush/combs and your make up.
You can purchase the pattern HERE!
For all you dog lovers, here’s my latest Craftsy Pattern.
I had been working on designing a dog treat bag pattern that hooked onto a leash. I thought it was a good idea, but then I got a BETTER idea, which was to incorporate the Poop Bags into the design.
I also decided to include how to make a dog leash and came up with the Dog Leash and Treat Bag with Poop Bag Dispenser Pattern
The Dog Leash is super easy to make and fun to coordinate with the Treat Bag fabric.
The Treat Bag is, well, kinda neat and very practical! It’s easy to make and easy to use. Just place a Poop Bag roll into the bag lining and push the end through the bottom opening. Close the lining and fill the top with dog treats…or people treats…or personal items such as keys, ID and some money. Then simply attach it onto the dog leash with the swivel hook.
If you’re looking for an easy sewing project for holiday or any gift giving occasion, this Microwave HEAT PACK instructions and labels is the perfect solution.
It’s made with cotton and flannel fabric and filled with rice which can withstand repeated heating in the microwave. There’s sewn in ties to keep the Pack nicely folded for easy storage, and labels that can be printed on card stock and tied onto the Pack or printed on iron on transfer paper and ironed on (as pictured).
It’s a great way to use up your scrap fabric. You could also make a larger one and use it as a heated lap cover for the cold winter months. This would be perfect for older seniors.
I have a rice pack I made over 10 years ago! I store mine in the freezer. My husband uses it to cool down in the summer, and we microwave it when we need it heated.
I’ve been wanting to make a new change purse and was so happy when I received this post from Katherine at Pillowsalamode containing several sewing project tutorials. I chose the Zippy Wallet tutorial but cut my pieces a little bigger and without the side keyring tab (5 x 6 for the front and back, 4 x 6 for the outer pocket, and 3 x 3 1/2 for the tab).
The instructions were easy to follow, and the way she (Anna) sewed both the outside and lining pieces to the zipper was new to me…I love learning new sewing techniques!
Here’s what the inside looks like. There’s plenty of room to hold my change, folded bills and credit, loyalty and gift cards – nicely tucked inside card protectors…that’s for another post!
Thanks Katerine and Anna!
Here’s Kinzley’s Baby Girl Triceratops Costume and Dinosaur Egg basket I finally finished.
Here she is modeling it for Mom…she’s such a cutie! Her mom made the tutu to make the costume more girly. Apparently she didn’t want to wear her gloves…maybe I’ll stitch them to the cuffs so they just lay on top of her hands.
Here she is with her head down to show her face. I love the way the eyelashes turned out! She also has a small striped tail that sticks out of her tutu.
Here’s a picture their mom took of all three of the kids modeling their dinosaur Halloween costumes…it’s now my new screensaver!
It took me on and off about a month to make all three costumes, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I made sure to stitch everything to the sweats, with the exception of their hands (gloves). After Halloween these costumes will be for playing, so I wanted to make sure they would hold up!