Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Double Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Hi there! I am so excited to share my newest tutorial with you guys!  You know how much I love my Zipper Pouches - - well I had an idea not too long ago about doing a "Double Zipper Pouch!"   

So I came up with this super cute pouch.  It has an exterior pocket that is fully lined - which is perfect for those small things that always get lost in the bottom of your pouches. :)
Purchase Kit HERE

I used Pat Sloan's newest line Sunday Drive for my zipper pouch and I am LOVING how it turned out.   If you love zipper pouches as much as I do, you have to make one of these! They are so easy to make, and they are the perfect traveling pouch.  You can put your bigger stuff in the main part and those pesky smaller items in the front zipper pocket so they don't get lost in the bottom of your pouch.
Purchase Kit HERE

Isn't that pocket lining the best?! I think that selvage print is my favorite!  I wanted to make the zippered pocket big enough to fit a few things in, but not too big that I would fill it full and end up with a cluttered mess in there.  So the zippered pocket is the perfect size in my opinion. :)
Purchase Kit HERE
Alright guys, let's get started!

1/3 yard blue (exterior)
1/3 yard red (lining)
11” x WOF selvage stripe (pocket)
1 natural 14” zipper
1 red atom 9” zipper
1 yard of sf101 interfacing.

From blue (exterior fabric) 
2 - 10” x 12” rectangles
From red (lining fabric) 
2 - 10” x 12” rectangles
From Selvage Stripe (pocket) 
1 - 9” x 12” rectangle

Step 1: Line all your pieces with SF101 interfacing (follow package instructions)

Step 2: On your pocket piece, you will mark a line 1.5” ( green) , 1.75” (red), and 2” (blue) from the top edge. You will also mark a line 1” (brown) from the left and right and a line 1/4” from your brown line (black). 

Step 3: Place pocket 2.5” down from top of the exterior piece and 1.5” from the left and right side. 

Step 4: Place pocket piece right side down on exterior piece. Pin into place and sew around the outer edge of the rectangle that you made. Once you have sewed around, then you will use the center line as a guide to carefully slice into both layers of fabric. Stop once you hit the corner of your triangles and carefully snip the triangles open. 

Step 5: Push your pocket piece through the hole you just made and press carefully. This will take some patience to get everything to lie flat. Now place your zipper - (Pull side up) and center it. You will want to either glue baste or pin into place. Carefully stitch around your opening, very close to the edge. Securing the zipper into place. 

Step 6: Fold up your pocket piece and align the bottom and top edges, so that it is right sides together. Pin into place and then you are going to stitch it closed using a 1/4” seam. You will only stitch around the pocket! Do not stitch into the exterior fabrics.

Step 7: Place your cream zipper, zipper pull down on the right side of your exterior fabric align with the top edge of your fabric and zipper tape.  Stitch into place using a zipper foot using a scant 1/4” seam. Now layer a lining piece right side down and stitch into place using a scant 1/4” seam. Fold over the lining and press once you have sewn. 

Step 8: Now you will layer all your pieces. Start with remaining exterior piece right side up, then place your zippered exterior piece right side down (so the zipper pull is right side down), now add your last lining piece right side down. Align everything at the top and pin into place. Use a zipper foot to sew along the top edge to secure everything using a scant 1/4” seam.

Step 9: Open up your pieces so that you have a lining piece and exterior piece on each side press. Top stitch along the cream zipper. Now place your lining pieces right sides together and your exterior pieces right sides together. **Make sure your cream zipper is opened at least half way!!!! Pin into place. Stitch around using 1/2” seam allowance so that you catch all the layers. Leave about a 3-4” opening on the bottom of your lining piece. 

Turn pouch right side out through the opening of the zipper. Sew the lining shut (either by machine or hand). Then tuck the lining back into the pouch and you are done! 

Whew - that was a lot of pictures! But really you can sew this up relatively quickly! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and make one of your own Double Zippered Pouches! 
Purchase Kit HERE

Talk to you soon,

Monday, March 27, 2017

Raspberry and Cream BOM {Block 6}

Hi there! Today I am ready to share my sixth block for the Raspberry and Cream Block of the Month!!

***We only have a couple of finishing kits left for this and we are unable to reorder fabric since the manufacturer is out of this fabric! Also if you would like your backing to match, be sure to snag some before we are completely out of the fabric! Purchase HERE

 For backing you'll need to purchase 5.625 yards (44" wide) or 2.5 yards (108" wide) backing. 


Eliza's Nine Patch

For this block you will need to use fabrics C, A, and F from your Blocks Kit:

Block Layout:

I LOVE this block.  I think this one is my favorite so far.  I have never put a block together quite like this and I really enjoyed it.  I had no problems with this block, and I feel like it turned out great.  I will mention on that tiny 9-patch I did iron my seams open.  Other than that, I think the block is pretty straightforward and easy to put together.  

Your blocks should measure 9.5" x 9.5" unfinished.  The best way to ensure you get that is to use a 1/4" presser foot!

Here is the schedule for the block of the month:

Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 15
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

If you are following along, post your pictures to Instagram and use the hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio

Talk to you soon! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Land That I Love}

Hi there! We have a very festive bundle to share with you today! I had so much fun with this bundle, be sure to scroll down to see what I made! 

Land That I Love
This week's bundle is a patriotic theme in red, cream, and blue!
You'll receive one FQ of each:
  1. Colors of Freedom Flags Denim - Wilmington
  2. Just Color Burgandy - Studio E
  3. Roosters Blue Dots - In the Beginning
  4. Colors of Freedom Words Ivory - Wilmington
  5. Colors of Freedom Stars Dark Denim - Wilmington
  6. We the People Red Stripes - Wilmington
  7. Autumn Hues Cream Tones - Penny Rose
  8. Colors of Freedom Paisley Red - Wilmington

It's not too early to think about some 4th of July sewing! :)  I am loving the Americana feel of this bundle!

I loved last week's runner pattern so much, I thought I would use the same pattern for this bundle! The only difference is that I did some star appliqué on the 4-patches! I love how it turned out!

This is such a simple pattern, but really showcases those large prints.  I really wanted to showoff the beautiful flag, and text print for this project.  

For quilting, I did loops and added stars.  It was my first time doing free motion quilting stars - they are actually really easy, and I will definitely do this quilting pattern for other festive projects!

Alright, let's get started!


Cutting: (Reserve your stripe print for binding - also use 2.25" binding strips so you will have enough from your fat quarter)
  • From flag print:
    • 3 - 7.5" x 7.5" squares
  • From the text print:
    • 2 - 7.5" x 7.5" squares 
  • From blue star print:
    • 10 - 4" x 4" squares 
  • From plain cream print
    • 10 - 4" x 4" squares
  • From dark red print:
    • 8 - 1.5" x 7.5" strips (for sashing)
    • 1 - 1.5" x 39" strip (you will need to piece this)
    • 2 - 1.25" x 15.5" strips (for side border)
    • 2 - 1.25" x 41.5" strips (for top and bottom border)
  • From red paisley print:

4-patches - make 5:

Lay your blocks out, and sew a sashing strip to the right side of each block - except the last block:

Sew a long sashing strip in between the rows: 

Now sew on your border.  Start with the left and right side.  Sew on and press. Then add your top and bottom border.  Press. 

Now it's time to add your stars.  Use your fusible web - fuse fabric to fusible web.  Trace stars onto the paper side of the fusible web.  Cut out and iron on according to package directions.  Stitch stars into place with your desired stitch.  I did some fun sketch stitching for this since I wanted it to be a little primitive to match the Americana style.  

Now you are ready to baste, quilt and bind! 

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and whip up your own Land That I Love table runner! :)

Talk to you soon,

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lace Zipper Pouches

Hi there! Today it's my turn for the Lily blog tour!  Aren't these fabrics just lovely?  Sue Penn did such a beautiful job designing this line.  I am really loving the soft spring colors in this line of fabric.  They are perfect for any project, but they would be awesome for any Spring sewing! 

For my project, I thought it would be fun to showcase these lovely prints with some Nesting Lace Zipper Pouches:

I LOOOOVE how they turned out! I think this fabric and lace zippers were made for each other! :)  I did a tutorial for these Lace Zipper Pouches a while back, and it is one of my most popular tutorials.  I wanted to share a little bonus for you though - in this post I am sharing a size guide so you can make these cute pouches in three different sizes so you can nest them. Be sure to scroll all the way down for the size chart and link to the tutorial. 

 I got a close up of each pouch and the lining so you can see how well these fabrics work with one another! 

The large bag finishes at:  9" x 11".   I used the cute pink plaid for the lining in this bag and I think it just goes so well with the main mint print:

I think the medium bag is my favorite of them all - it finishes at: 8" x 9.5".  This yellow plaid is perfect.  I love the softness of the yellow and the floral lining just really makes my heart happy!

Lastly is the small size which finishes at: 6" x 7".  This floral print paired with the dainty yellow print for the lining is a lovely combo! 

Lace Zippers - HERE - I used the 12" Beige zippers for these pouches

I'm glad you stopped by!  Be sure to stop by the other blogs for more fabulous projects made with Lily! 

To view the full Lily fabric line designed by Sue Penn, click HERE.
Follow along with the Blog Tour by viewing the schedule below:
3/21: Fabric Mutt

Talk to you soon,

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