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Amy Chappell

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Teacher gift set in Wanderings Fabric

A zipper pouch sewn up with Wanderings fabric by Poppie Cotton

With summer nearly over and preparations underway for back to school season, I thought of the amazing teachers everywhere getting ready for back to school. So, I wanted to create something that might help take a bit of the sting of summer ending. A fabric covered notebook and zipper pouch are projects that are quick to sew. Also, they show off the fabrics of this gorgeous line amazingly well. Sewing this Teacher Gift Set will be sure to take you…

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Back to School Lunch Money Pouch with Cricut

Personalized lunch money pouches make lunch time fun.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post also contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission for sales made through those links at no additional cost to you.   Do you ever send your kids to school with money for lunch hoping it will actually make it where it is meant to go? Keep the money safe and sound by sewing a Back to…

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Holiday Hot Pad Gift Set

This holiday hot pad gift set makes the perfect hostess gift during the holidays. Or, package it with some baking goodies and make neighbor gifts or gifts for friends. No matter who you are making them for, they are sure to be a hit. When I was invited to sew with some seasonal basic fabric from Riley Blake Designs I thought immediately of this hot pad and trivet set I designed a couple months ago. I just knew they would…

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Mr. Owl and Friends Crossbody bag

The moment I saw this Mr. Owl and friends Tootsie Roll fabric, I knew immediately I wanted to make some sort of pouch or bag. I love the bright colors and the fun candy theme of this fabric. I’ve been wanting to create a simple cross body bag for a while and a Mr. Owl and friends Crossbody bag seemed like a perfect way to show off this fun fabric. Mr. Owl and Friends Fabric The red and navy backgrounds…

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Embroidered Word Ornaments PDF Pattern

A simple, handmade, heartfelt holiday season is what these Embroidered Word Ornaments evoke for me. I love the clean lines, simple embroidery and sweet messages each of these mini stitchings holds. I am so thrilled to finally present this pattern for sale to the world, it has been years in the making! These ornaments first made their appearance in this post sharing how to make my Joyful Snowflake table runner. Requiring only three basic embroidery stitches- back stitch, satin stitch…

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Color Block Zipper Pouch in Midnight Rose Fabric

Pencil pouch with color blocking in Midnight Rose Fabrics

I love when a pattern allows me to show off gorgeous fabrics. This Color Block Zipper Pouch is the perfect way to let these amazing prints from the Midnight Rose Fabric line shine. As part of my participation in the blog tour, Riley Blake Designs sent me the fabric to sew with. The designs and opinions are all mine. This Color Block Zipper Pouch is a free tutorial you can find on my blog here. Midnight Rose Fabric As you…

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A Step by Step Color block Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Color block zipper pouch tutorial

Zipper pouches are always handy for organizing, carrying and sorting all kinds of things. If you can make them cute, even better! This Color Block Zipper Pouch Tutorial will walk you through the steps of making a color blocked Zipper pouch. The pouch finishes at 4″ X 8 1/2″; so it is perfect for holding pencils or markers or whatever else you might want. The Color Block design allows you to show off your favorite fabric prints. For another fantastic…

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Quilt Block Hot Pad and Trivet Set

This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions. The project and opinions are my own. I am always on the hunt for a useful and beautiful gift idea. And if that gift idea is quick to make and economical to boot- it’s totally a win. This hot pad and trivet set is both useful and beautiful. Using traditional quilt blocks as the foundation of these utilitarian items makes them both lovely and timeless. This free pattern will show you all you…

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Rainbow Wool Applique Pincushion

I recently had my stash of Riley Blake Designs woven wool pulled out to create a project (you can find the Patriotic Hoop Pattern here) and while it was out I decided to design a new pincushion for my sewing space. I had made one years ago, and while I like the shape of it, one of my kids had taken my sewing scissors to the hanging flap and it has never been the same. Since I have been having…

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