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Car Caddy aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y cinco

This caught my eye as I was looking for things to make for little boys.  I wanted something small and fun that they could carry around with them.
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Source: Smart Schoolhouse via Tricia on Pinterest

My newphew-B2 loves Star Wars.  So I knew I wanted to make him a Star Wars themed caddy.  When I went to look for cars, all I could find was actual Tie Fighter, etc shaped toys and wasn’t sure how to make that work.  Then I went down the next aisle where the Hot Wheels are and wha-la!  I found what I was looking for!!  I posted this photo on my Instagram and my nephew-B2 saw it and told his mom to buy that for him.  Haha!
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I followed the tutorial on Smart School House.  Here is my inside altogether just making sure that the cars fit.
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And here it is all done!  I went with this blue Star Wars print as the “road” since they’re in space, even though cars are what I provided.  This was for my nephew-B2’s 2016 birthday.  Then for Christmas 2016 I gave him two more cars to fill the other spaces.
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From the top you can still see the cars.
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This is a different caddy that I made for a friend’s kid for Christmas 2016.  For his birthday 2017 he got two more cars.
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My OH neighbor-L loves construction trucks so I made one for him using construction trucks for Christmas 2016.
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These were pretty fun and easy to make.  They make great gifts, even for girls if you could find something girly.  =)

Gingham or Buffalo Check? aka Pinspiration numero -sesenta y cuatro

Just like the blogger says in her post about this pattern, I have no idea which is the correct term.  Is it Buffalo Check or Gingham?  Either way, this look has been catching my eye and when I saw this on pinterest I knew I had to make one.
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Source: Cluck Cluck Sew via Tricia on Pinterest

I had bought this cute print in charm squares and cake layers but didn’t know what to do with it.  So when I saw the above pattern, I thought it would be perfect.

I love the all the colors! This is the front.
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This is the back.  I wanted to incorporate the cake layers in somehow and thought that it showed more of the print this way.
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For the middle, I used a yellow fleece that I had in my stash.  The color shows through a bit under the white pieces but because there is yellow in the prints I felt that it worked well.
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I don’t remember the name of the print or the designer but I got these from Massdrop a while ago.

Regardless of what the correct name of the pattern is I really like it and want to make more.  I don’t know if I like the solid color look, first photo, or the print look, shown above.

What do you think is the correct name and which look do you like better?

Huge Quilted Tote aka Pinspiration – numero sesenta y uno

I saw this tote on Pinterest shortly after I started sewing.  I think the colors drew me in.  I loved how the orange, yellow, teal, and pink pop against the white and grey.  I knew I wanted to make it but was a bit intimidated as it is quilted and such.
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Source: Jedi Craft Girl (tote tutorial) & a bright corner (pieced section) via Tricia on Pinterest.

A friend’s birthday was coming up and she is studying to be a teacher.  I thought this would be perfect for her.  I didn’t realize exactly how LARGE this tote was going to be but once I got the measurements to make sense in my head I thought, yup, this is perfect for an elementary school teacher.  Here is the finished front and back.

I first started by cutting 2.5″ strips by WOF and from there cut the strips into 2.5″ squares.  Then I followed Andy’s design for the pieced portion.  This was side A, laid out for sewing.
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Side B, laid out for sewing.
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After I pieced and ironed the sides, I ironed on some interfacing and quilted it along the squares.  This is side A.
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And side B all completed.
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The straps were pretty easy to make too.
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On the inside, there are four slip pockets and a magnetic snap closure.  I just LOVE the color yellow and thought it would make the inside easy to find things, especially since this tote is so large.  And also, doesn’t that purple just pop so naturally?
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Here is one side of the two pieces sewn up together.
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And just another shot for you to see them side by side.

This tote was pretty fun to make and it was my first pieced/quilted project.  I had tons of fun sewing it.  I can see how and why quilters are so addicted to quilting.

let’s go fishing aka pinterest numero – sesenta

I found this super cute toddler string backpack tutorial on Pinterest.  (I’ve since tried to link to it but the domain is no longer available.  I’m hoping that I can remember it enough to sort of re-write the tute so that I can come back to it later.)  Mamaurchin is the blog that has the tutorial if it comes back online.

Sorry for the blurry photos.

Start by finishing the edges so they don’t unravel in the future.  I believe the dimensions of these pieces are 11″x14″.
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And here it is all finished.  I guess I forgot to take pictures in between.  I believe you iron on two 2 sqin pieces of interfacing at the bottom of both pieces.  This is to reinforce the grommets.
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Before sewing the pieces together, measure and mark at 2″ and 1.25″ from the top. Press at 1.25″ mark.  This will help with the enclosures for the strings so that the raw edges are not exposed. Now sew the pieces RST with a 1/4″ SA stopping at the 2″ mark.  Sew the bottom edge as normal. Press SA on the sides all the way to the top.  Turn right side out and sew 0.75″ from the top which should match up with the 2″ mark.
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These are the metal grommets that you use a hammer and grommet tools to close rather than the plastic ones that you clip together.  After turning right side out, use one of the grommets to mark where to cut.  Cut and install the grommet.  Repeat on the other side.
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For the strings, I don’t know how much you need.  I usually just cut 2″ strips and fold in half, press, and then open and fold those two in half up to the first fold line, and press.  Sort of like how you make a double fold binding.  Then I topstitch down both sides and feed through until I get the desired length.  I’ve also made a bag with string and then burned the edges to close them.

I think that’s it.  I hope I didn’t leave anything out but if I did, please feel free to ask.

This is a pretty simple and fun drawstring bag to make.  The one I made with the strings was a Trick-O-Treat bag for my nephew.  I made it a bit bigger so he could fit lots and lots of candy in there.  So many options!!

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In December 2015, my parents had come out a few days to visit before my dad had a business meeting at the strip.  While we were driving around I saw that my dad was carrying all his glasses, I think he has three different ones each with a case, in a plastic bag. So I asked him if he wanted something more sturdy for them.  I had seen a photo somewhere before a zipper bag with a handle on the front side rather than coming up from the sides. I know it sounds confusing but you’ll see what I’m talking about in a bit.

So I had some leftover fabric from his Christmas gift to make this zipper bag for his birthday.  It’s called Roam from Hawthorne Threads.  It’s one of their in-house prints that is digitally printed.  It’s gorgeous!

Oops..before I get ahead of myself, here is his Christmas gift.  He wanted a trash bag for his car. I used Pellon Matte Vinyl Fuse to make it water-resistant and easily wipeable.  img_20151107_163338

He’s always liked horses but recently he’s said that he also likes buffalo’s so that’s why I went with this print.  I liked how the top looks like the sky with the buffalo roaming and the yellow strap is like the sun.  On the interior is the cloud print at top and the feathers you see above.
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Here’s the zipper bag I was started talking about above. I put some scraps together to make this bag.  I ended up messing up a little.  I had imagined the feathers print to be next to each other on the left, however, when I was piecing it I didn’t plan correctly and ended up with the feathers on the left side of both sides.img_20151219_191432

You can’t really tell in the picture above but in the one below you can see that on the other side of the feathers it’s the blue roaming one.  Also, here’s what I was talking about the handle being on the front side rather than on the sides.
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I didn’t measure any of his cases so it’s a good thing they fit well.  I actually had a lot of fun making this bag because it was the first piecing/topstitching pieces I’d ever done.  It was a little stressful because I didn’t want to mess up with topstitching but then I remembered that my dad would love it no matter what.  haha. So then I felt better and just went with it.  The stitching is probably the straightest I’d made thus far.

 

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