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Hello friends, I have a new pdf pattern to share with you today :)


This is Stella. 

She's a perfectly sized everyday tote bag featuring a wonderfully roomy front patchwork pocket, inner zipper pocket, as well as main zipper closure to ensure all your treasures stay safe and secure.


 I used leather straps to make my handles because I'm obsessed with this leather, linen, and patchwork combo, but the pattern includes instructions on how to make your own fabric handles if you wish.


I graded this bag as Intermediate Level as I think some experience making bags, piecing patchwork, as well as working with zippers would definitely be helpful when making your own Stella.


MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS BAG: (fabric requirements are based on 42'' wide fabric)
fabric A (Essex linen for main exterior panels + pocket squares): 3/4 yard
fabric B (twill, denim, or quilting cotton for bottom exterior panel): ¼ yard
                                                                                        (1/2 yard if making your own fabric handles)
eighteen (18) - 2 ½'' print squares for front pocket
fabric C (quilting cotton for lining): 3/4 yard
medium weight fusible interfacing: 1 ½ yard
10 ½'' x 14 ½''...


Hello friends, welcome!

I'm excited to share a free tutorial for a simple, fully lined, easy to make Drawstring Backpack with you today. This is a perfect day trip or outing backpack that comes together in no time at all. All you need is a few basic sewing supplies, two half yard cuts of your favorite fabric, cotton or parachute cord, and you're set to go :)

Ready? Let's start!



FINISHED SIZE: 13'' wide x 15 1/2'' tall

MATERIALS NEEDED: 
exterior fabric - 1/2 yard quilting cotton
lining fabric - 1/2 yard quilting cotton
1/4'' or 1/2'' wide ribbon - 4'' long piece
macrame or parachute cord - two (2) 65'' long pieces

sewing clips and/or pins
scissors
bodkin or large safety pin

SA stands for seam allowance


INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cutting
From exterior fabric cut: two (2) - 14'' wide x 15 3/4'' tall panels for main exterior
                                         two (2) - 14'' wide x 2 1/4'' tall strips for cord casing

From lining fabric cut: two (2) - 14'' wide x 15 3/4'' tall panels for lining

Cut ribbon into two (2) - 2'' long pieces

 2. Fold and press cord casing's short end 1/4'' towards wrong side, fold 1/4'' over and press again. Topstitch along the pressed edge using 1/8'' SA. Fold and stitch...


Last few weeks I've been looking for a handwork project I could do while watching a show with my kids, or waiting in a carpool lane. Knitting is my usual go to project when sewing machine is not an option, but this time I was ready for some change.

I thought about cross stitch for like a second but I knew right away it wouldn't do as I lack patience and get too frustrated with all the mistakes I tend to make when working on a cross stitch project. I then pulled out my epp (english paper piecing) supplies and even made a few hexies. I used to do a lot of epp on the go, this time though I didn't feel the love :(  I mean, I liked the block I made, I just didn't see myself making enough of them to turn them into something useful.


And then, about a week ago, I kind of gave up on my search, cast on a new pair of socks and settled in to watch some new classes on Creativebug. I came across Tara Faughnan's Double Wedding Ring Quilt class and even though I had no plan to be making a DWR quilt at that moment, I thought it would be fun to watch it as I really, really like Tara's work and her teaching style. And, to my utter surprise, Tara was teaching how to hand piece this giant of a...



You guys, I actually finished a quilt !!!

This sounds so totally strange to me as I used to make quilt after quilt for years and lately the only way for me to get a quilt done is by literally forcing myself to do it :(  So, so very frustrating !!!


The crazy thing is I loved the pattern I was using (free tutorial by Film in the Fridge here), and I loved the fabric (my Stash bundle) and yet I found myself procrastinating and putting off piecing the quilt for way too long.

Once I basted the quilt though, I finally found my groove and absolutely loved hand quilting this little cutie. 


I tried really, really hard to not use my go to striped binding for this quilt, but after pulling out half of my stash to find just the right print and completely failing I concluded a wide stripe was the way to go. And now I'm glad I went with it because I think it frames the quilt beautifully.

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QUILT STATS

finished size: 42'' x 58''
fabrics used: my December Design Star Bundle for Stash Fabrics
batting: Pellon Nature's Touch Wool Batting
pattern: Two by Four free tutorial by Film in the Fridge
 
 
Thanks for reading friends. Happy day to you all :)
 
Svetlana...


Over the years Lola pouch has been one of my most favorite pouches to make. I love the simple structure and assembly of this pouch and I absolutely adore the super unique zipper installation as well as its binding. Best of all there's no need to use zipper foot (it's quite a chore to change feet on my sewing machine) or do any hand stitching, and the pouch is fully lined.


I designed this pouch way back in 2014 so I thought a bit of a pattern update was in order. Which, of course, meant sewing up a few new samples :). What do you think? I think both of these turned out quite lovely.


I used Katarina Rocella's print for the main body of the large pouch and AGF denim in wicked and diagonal stripe for the bottom and the binding. The pouch measures 8 ¼ '' wide on top x 6 ½'' tall x 4'' deep and is a perfect size for a project bag.


I used all Dear Stella fabrics + striped binding for the small pouch which is just perfect for one's pens, notions, or even make up. Its finished size is 7'' wide on bottom x 4'' tall x 2'' deep.


In case you'd like to whip up a pouch (or two), now is a perfect time to purchase the pattern. I'm offering the pattern at a discounted price of $6.00 for the next 48...


A while back I talked about my effort to reduce the amount of paper and plastic our family uses in the kitchen. I'm happy to say we've all been pretty good about using fabric napkins and un-paper towels which is just wonderful. 

So I decided to take things a bit farther and give beeswax food wraps a try. I scoured the internet for tips and tutorials on what to do and not do, purchased all my supplies, and got to work.


I was super excited about this project and imagined myself making tons and tons of wraps. And then I started making some (I used the oven method), and quickly realized this just wasn't for me :( as I found the whole process too messy and a bit stressful. I did, however, finish a few wraps but I don't think I did it right and pieces of wax were sort of peeling off when I folded the wrap, ooops.


Now, this was definitely not my shiniest moment and, to my family's delight, I ended up throwing the finished wraps in the trash. I am, however, super happy I gave it a try. Because how would I know I didn't like making beeswax food wraps if I didn't try it first, right?

So here's to trying new things, and to failing as well. Because it's all part of the process :)

Wishing you...


Hello lovelies, welcome !!!

Things have been a bit crazy busy around here and I have only now realized I never showed you the gorgeous Zoe handbags my lovely testers made. 

Let's jump right in, shall we?

 (click on the maker's name below the photo to be taken to their IG feed)


Janice



 Alyssa



 Vicki



Kam



Krystal



Michele



Liz

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Beautiful bags, aren't they? It's such a delight to see each maker's taste and style reflected in the fabrics they chose. 

You did a fabulous job, ladies. Thank you for your help :)


Wishing you all a happy and creative day. 

Svetlana



Hello friends, welcome!

I'm so happy to be able to show you my newest pattern Zoe Handbag today.


I've had this kind of not too large, not too small handbag on my mind for months and it feels wonderful to be able to finally share it with you all.


This bag finishes at 12'' wide on bottom x 11'' tall x 4'' deep and is a perfect, perfect everyday bag with its roomy interior and four large exterior slip pockets. I've assigned one pocket for my keys, one for my phone, and one for the many packs of tissues I tend to carry around and I absolutely love to be able to actually find what I'm looking for without having to turn my bag upside down :)



I also added an interior zipper pocket and a fabulously easy to install main zipper closure as I'm a great believer in keeping one's purse contents safe and secure. 


As you can see from the photos above, I used leather straps for one of my bags, but I provide instructions on how to make lovely double sided fabric straps as well. And, of course all the rivets are totally optional.


What do you say? Would you like to make a Zoe handbag of your own? If so now is the perfect time to grab the pattern as for the next 48 hours I'm offering it at a discounted...


Do you mend your clothes? I must admit, I used to see clothes mending as something only poor people had to do because they couldn't afford new clothes. I know, pretty bad attitude for sure, especially since this kind of thinking adds to all the unnecessary waste we produce.

Thankfully though over the last few months I started seeing mending as something not just useful and good for the environment, but also a way to make one's wardrobe more fun and unique. Have you heard of visible mending? I found it super, super inspiring and decided to try it out on a pair of older jeans I was ready to retire :)


I love the way my newly mended jeans look and have been wearing them a lot. I even got some comments from my daughter's friends on how cool my jeans are :)


In case you wonder how I did my mending, here's a quick description. I cut a piece of thin denim and turned the raw edges in to form a patch. I pinned the patch through one layer of jeans and went ahead to attach it using sashiko thread and a simple running stitch. No marking or any serious measuring was needed,  I just eyeballed it all and kept stitching until the whole patch was secured.

Pretty simple, right? I can't wait to start...


Yesterday afternoon, completely out of the blue, I decided to dump the contents of my two full to the brim scrap bins and start making quilt as you go blocks. I love this technique as I greatly enjoy turning scraps into lovely new projects, and I also find all that repetitive stitching super relaxing.


This was my first block and I was super pumped and started thinking that maybe I should make enough blocks to make a quilt. Yes, definitely an overly ambitious thinking, especially since my quilting mojo is nowhere to be found these days :(

So, not surprisingly, after making just four blocks I was pretty much done and accepted the fact that the qayg scrappy quilt was not in my future at the moment.


I trimmed two of the blocks to measure 10'' wide x 11'' tall and turned them into a simple, but totally adorable drawstring bag. (click here for a free tutorial if you'd like to make a drawstring bag as well)


I love how it turned out and will definitely find good use for this cutie.

Have you tried qayg before? Do you enjoy this technique? I'd love to know.

Thanks for reading friends. Hope you have a fun and creative day.

Svetlana



Hello lovelies,

remember when I talked about the amazing opportunity I had a few weeks back when I flew to Denver and recorded a sewing class with Craftsy? Yeah, the class is now live and it all is super surreal, and exciting, and intimidating all at the same time, eeeeek !!!

My class Giftable Projects: Zippered Bags and Purse Organizer is a six lesson class with detailed instructions and lots of tips on how to make three different zipper pouches. Would you like to see the pouches I designed for the class? Here we go.


 Easy Coin Pouch with removable wrist strap is the first (and easiest project). I love this sweet little pouch and have made quite a few of them for my daughters and their friends already. 


The second pouch I teach is Double Zip pouch which makes a perfect pencil pouch or make up bag. I'm also thinking it would make a great hand sewing supplies pouch. Oh, the possibilities :)


Last, but definitely not least, is this Keep it Neat Purse Organizer. This is one of my all time favorite pouches with tons of pockets (zipper pockets as well as slip pockets). *you can also purchase this pattern from my etsy shop if you like


 I absolutely loved the opportunity to talk more about...


It had to be done! I finally caved in and made myself an enamel pin banner.


I love how this was not in any way a very time consuming or advanced skill requiring project. It came together super quickly, especially since I had all the supplies on hand.

I used heavy weight canvas for the front and quilting cotton for the back of the banner. I loosely followed this fab tutorial by Jeni, I just made my banner slightly less pointy and I added an embroidery thread tassel to the bottom.


I love having a dedicated "home" for my pins. They are such a happy addition to my studio :)

Wishing you all a fabulous Monday.

Svetlana


Hello friends, I hope 2018 is off to a good start for you all!

I'm not a fan of new year's resolutions as I tend to break them almost as soon as I think them up :),  but I did decide to focus more on producing less waste this year. My whole family is on board (which makes even small changes a lot more doable) and our first task is to work on reducing the amount of paper and plastic products we use in our kitchen.


To start things off, I decided to replace our paper towels with a bunch of fabric un-paper towels. I came across quite a few suggestions on how to make these - some were just plain fabric, others had little snaps or grommets attached. In the end I went with a simple combination of cotton fabric and terry cloth, not adding any hardware as I worried that it might scratch my dishes or counters.


I used some pretty fabric that's been sitting in my stash for far too long to make these. I even had some terry cloth on hand so the whole process was super quick and very, very satisfying.

We've been using these towels for about two weeks now and so far so good. I still keep a roll of paper towels in case we experience some super messy spills, but right now they are placed inside...




 Hello lovelies,

in case you're in a mood for a bit of last minute Christmas sewing, I have a collection of 21 Free Christmas sewing tutorials for you. Just click here to be taken to the original post.

Happy sewing and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate !!!

Svetlana

 



Hello, hello everyone!!!

How are things? Have you been busy? Any fun projects you've been working on?

It's been a while since I popped in here, sorry for disappearing on you like that :(. Things have been crazy busy lately, mostly in a good way though so no complaints here.

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know our family has decided to take a giant leap of faith and after 20 years of living in the States we will be moving back to Europe once the kids finish their school year. Eeeeek! I'm so, so very excited. And a bit scared, too. It's going to be a huge change for us all but I've been feeling stuck in a rut for quite some time now and I think we're ready for some serious change :)




And, even though our move is not happening for a few months, I just had to whip up this super adorable passport wallet. I used Amber's fabulous pattern which comes in two sizes. I made a four passport one, but I'm planning on making a six passport wallet as well.



We also got to celebrate this little cutie's 18th birthday!!!

I feel like I just blinked and somehow my first baby is an adult now.  How is that even possible?




And, as if all that wasn't exciting enough, I got to spend a few days this...


Hello lovelies, are you enjoying this holiday season?

I must say, the week between Christmas and New Year is almost always a bit of a drag for me :(. I usually imagine myself resting and enjoying these slow days, but in reality I just start feeling unproductive and anxious most of the time. So this year I adjusted my idea of recharging and instead of sitting around forcing myself to relax, I decided to include some just for fun sewing in my days.

And, it worked !!!

I almost forgot how wonderfully freeing it feels to sew with no deadline or commitment in mind :).
 


I whipped up this drawstring bag to keep my newest knitting project nicely organized, ...


.... and of course I needed a matching itty bitty pouch for my stitch markers, scissors, and needles.

These were not time consuming projects at all and I thoroughly enjoyed sewing them up. Plus, I got to use this super, super fun Essex Linen by Sarah Golden. It's such a perfect fabric for one's project bag, don't you think?

Off I go now, more resting and recharging to be done :)

Wishing you all a happy, peaceful, creative, and most of all joyful 2018 !!!

 Svetlana


I've been meaning to make myself a new handbag for a few weeks now but, once again, I found it crazily difficult to choose just the right design as well as fabric.

I wanted a sturdy medium sized bag with handles and removable crossbody strap, lots of pockets, and a zipper closure. Totally doable, don't you think? Oh, and I wanted to use waxed canvas for the main body as I love its water resistant quality and beautifully "rugged" look.


So, after much back and forth, I finally decided to make myself a bag based on my Megan Foldover Tote pattern.

I skipped the installation of exterior zipper pocket as suggested in the pattern and added two large slip pockets to my front exterior instead. And while I love zipper pockets, I think this option is actually better for me as I use one slip pocket for my phone and the other one for my keys and this whole set up makes my everyday running around a bit less stressful.


One thing that used to stress me when working with waxed canvas was how wrinkly it got when I was turning the bag right side out. I really love the look and feel of waxed canvas, but all those wrinkles were a bit too much for me. And then I read somewhere that blowing hot air using...


Hello lovelies, welcome !!!

Ever since I made my Range Backpack using waxed canvas, I've been itching to sew up a waxed canvas pouch as well. I went back and forth on which pattern to choose and in the end I decided to go with a boxy pouch.


I used my own free tutorial to whip up this fabulously sturdy and wonderfully "rugged" looking pouch. I was a bit worried at first that waxed canvas might be too thick for this pattern as I only made it using quilting cotton before but the canvas sewed beautifully and I had no issues at all.



One thing I really, really love about this pattern is there's no need to box all these corners. All you need to do is bind two edges and you end up with a lovely boxy pouch with no raw edges on the inside.

The finished pouch is 7'' wide x 2'' tall x 3'' deep. I think I'll use mine to keep some of my sewing supplies organized, but it would definitely make a great pencil or make up pouch as well.

Well, that's my little project for the week. Have you sewed up something you'd like to share with us? If so please use the button below to link up to your blogpost of IG photo.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana




An InLinkz Link-up


Hello everyone, welcome to Bagmaker Tuesday!

I started a bit of Christmas sewing over the last few days and it felt amazing to have some gifts checked off my mile long list :)


I made two Devon pouches using some of my all time favorite fabrics. The top one is Cloud 9 Birds of a Feather cotton print and the bottom one is Carolyn Friedlander's Euclid Essex.

I so enjoy making these double zip pouches. They are super fun to make and the finished size is just perfect for make up, pens, pencils, or to keep one's small devices and chargers organized.

(I buy all my metal zippers from Zipit on Etsy and I use 1/8'' leather lace for my zipper pulls)



While I was in gift making mood, I also sewed up this simple, but super practical tote bag for my sister. I used lovely Tiger Plant Essex linen and waxed canvas for the exterior and duck canvas for the lining which make for a beautifully sturdy everyday tote bag.

Three gifts down, many many more to go. Which I'm kind of excited about because sewing up gifts for friends and family is my most favorite thing to do.

How about you? Have you been working on any small projects? If so I hope you'll link up to your blog post or IG so we can all be inspired.


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Hello friends, happy Tuesday to you all !!!

I hope your week is off to a good start. Any fun projects you've been working on?


I've been quite busy lately working on new patterns as well as a few secret projects (can't wait to share them with you soon :)) but I did manage to squeeze in just a tiny bit of fun sewing and whipped up this super adorable lunchbox for my daughter.


I followed a pattern from Amy Morinaka's fabulous book Zakka Handmades and I just love how quickly and very effortlessly this lunchbox came together.


This drawstring closure is such a great feature. Super easy to close and open, and the bag itself is just the right size for a school lunch.


I usually use cotton or linen when making these bags for my kids, but this time I used this super soft corduroy from my stash and I'm totally smitten. I combined it with coordinating quilting cotton for lining and drawstring closure, and added cotton webbing for the handles.

Easy peasy, and super fun!

How about you? Do you have any bags or pouches (finished or in-progress) to share with us? If so please use the button below to add your photo and link up to your blog post or Instagram.


Can't wait to see all your lovely makes....


You guys, I have a finished quilt to show you today!


I made this super sized gingham quilt top months ago. I absolutely loved how simple and easy to piece this top was, but somehow even though I was super excited about it, I kept putting off quilting it :(. 

Now I'm thinking it was because I really don't like doing any hand quilting in the summer as it's just too hot and uncomfortable to sit under a large quilt when it's 100 degrees outside. So, when the weather got cooler I suddenly felt this need to drop everything and finish the quilt. 


I used wool batting and did minimal hand quilting in the ditch using perle cotton so the finished quilt is super comfy and warm.


I used Carolyn Friedlander wide backing for this quilt and I must say I was slightly disappointed. I had this same print in regular width and the quality of 42'' wide fabric seems a lot better to me than the wide (108'') one which has a pretty rough feel. Has anyone else noticed it as well? Or is it just me? I'm hoping it will get softer with use and wash, fingers crossed :)


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QUILT STATS:
Finished size: 70'' square
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch Wool
Block size: each block is 10.5'' square unfinished


Wishing you...


Hello lovelies, happy Tuesday to you all!

You've probably noticed I love sewing bags and pouches a lot. And I mean A LOT!!! In fact, they are my most favorite projects to work on, so I decided to start a linky party devoted completely to celebrating our in-progress as well as finished bags and pouches.

Here's what I have in mind. Every Tuesday I'm planning on showing a few photos and a description of a project I made as well as linking up to relevant patterns, tutorials, or supplies I used so you can check them out if interested. I'll also be doing some giveaways, but the part I'm most excited about is seeing all the projects you guys are working on (there will be a link in the bottom of each post so you can share your blog or Instagram photo with us all).

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To start things off, I made myself a new Nina Wristlet.


I used this beautiful Maker Maker linen by Sarah Golden for the exterior of my pouch and I'm so happy with the way it turned out.

This was a fun pouch to make and while the addition of zippers and piping might make it a bit too challenging for a complete beginner, it's definitely not too difficult for someone who's made a few bags or pouches before.


What makes...


Hello, welcome to Bagmaker Tuesday !!!

I have a super adorable Trail Tote I made for my niece to share today :)


Pretty cute, isn't it?

And not only is this a free pattern (by Anna Graham - noodlehead), it's also an easy and pretty quick make. The pattern includes instructions for two sizes, the one I made is a small one.


I (once again) used Maker Maker Essex linen for the exterior. I really, really love the texture of these prints plus how can one resist these adorable doggies !?!?

Now, the pattern shows how to make your own piping but I was in too much of a hurry to just get sewing so I decided to use store bought piping instead. I think it looks OK but next time I'll follow Anna's instructions and make my piping thicker. 


I'm a huge fan of zipper pockets as I think they make bags more usable but you could definitely skip the pocket if zippers aren't your thing :)

Oh, and in case someone is interested, I buy my zippers from Zipit on Etsy.


OK, your turn now. Have you worked on any bags or pouches lately? I hope link up to your makes by clicking on the button below.

Svetlana


An InLinkz Link-up


Hello, welcome everyone!


I'm happy to say it's time for yet another round of Handmade Sale. This time it's all about  pouches and bags and I hope you will find something you like (photo above is just a sampling of what's up for grabs).

Click here to go directly to my etsy shop.

Happy shopping and thank you :)

Svetlana





I am a huge fan of Louise Gray's beautifully modern quilts and home decor. So, when I was trying to come up with an idea for a new pillow cover for our living room I decided a Louise Gray inspired pillow was finally in order :)



Super simple, isn't it? That's what I love about it.

I turned the pillow top into a small quilt sandwich by adding thin cotton batting and backing fabric, and did a bit of hand quilting using sashiko thread.


And then I used this lovely striped fabric from my stash for the pillow back and added an invisible zipper.


I think it will fit right in with its other "pillow friends" :).

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And now I'm curious. Do you like making pillow covers? If so what kind of closure do you like most? Invisible zipper, regular zipper, envelope closure, or perhaps buttons? Do tell. I'd love to know.

Talk to you soon. Svetlana


Well, hello there!

How are you all doing? Is it nice and warm where you live as well? We've been enjoying summer temperatures in the last few days but I'm quite excited for autumn to finally show up. Fingers crossed it will cool down soon :) 


And, as luck would have it, I have a very autumn inspired quilt I designed for issue 51 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine to share with you today.



What do you think? I've become quite obsessed with simple, minimalist, mostly solid quilts and I absolutely love how this HST Irish Chain quilt turned out.

Oh, and I somehow can't stop hand quilting my quilts! I find it to be so very relaxing and seem to enjoy it more and more with every quilt I make.

photo courtesy of  LPQ magazine
 
I was originally going to make HSTs black, but the editor requested I use different color instead so I went with orange, my mom's favorite color, and made this quilt just for her. I do, however, plan on making a black and white one just as soon as I can find some free time (which will probably not happen any time soon but it's good to dream :)).


 QUILT STATS
finished size: 70" square
fabrics used: Kona Snow and Orange
batting: Warm and White
thread for hand quilting:...


Hello everyone!

I'm super excited to share my newest pdf pattern with you today.


This is a beginner friendly pouch pattern and includes instructions and measurements to make four different sizes to fit one's needs.

Finished dimensions of each pouch are: (wide on bottom x tall x deep)
small – 5 ½” x 3 ½” x 1 ½”
medium -  7” x 5” x 2”
large – 8 ½” x 6” x 2 ½”
extra large -  8 ¾” x 7” x 3”



I had so much fun combining fabric, zippers, and leather zipper pulls to make these pouches. 

I love how they all sort of go together but are not too matchy - matchy. Although now that I think about it two or more of these pouches in the same fabric would make a lovely pouch set to gift or to keep, of course :)


My kids already put dibs on the three smaller pouches while I was working on the pattern, but I managed to claim the extra large one for myself as it's a perfect size for my in - progress knitting project.


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The Essential Pouch pattern is now available for sale at my etsy shop or you can purchase it directly by clicking on the button below. 

And, for the next 48 hours you can get it at an introductory price of $5.00 (after that the price will be $7.00).

Buy Now


Happy sewing friends....


Issue 51 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine is now out and I'm happy to say you can find two of my projects featured inside. One is a quilt (which I'll share a bit later since I still need to take proper photos) and the other one is this super sweet Flower Shop Tote.


There are so many of my favorite things combined in this tote bag - simple patchwork, adorable Cotton and Steel fabric, Essex linen, hand quilting, as well as leather and brass accents. 

Each square forming a patchwork pocket was cut at 2.5" which would make this a perfect tote to feature one's favorite mini charm packs.



And, because making just one tote bag is pretty much impossible for me, I also whipped up this Liberty version of Flower Shop Tote. 

Love, love, love !!!!




Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana
 



Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to pop in real quick to let you know I've added lots of screen printed panels to my etsy shop.

Hope you'll find something you like and I can't wait to see what you create :)

Svetlana




Oh, I just realized I completely forgot to share my Simple Stripes quilt which was featured in issue 49 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Better late than never though, right?


This quilt is based on a simple line drawing from my sketchbook and I loved the process of turning the sketch into an actual quilt.
 

I so love the contrast of black and white front and super bright Marimekko backing.

As you can probably tell, there was a crazy amount of precise cutting and sewing involved in this quilt. Once the cutting was done, the quilt itself came together pretty quickly and it was a great way to practice my 1/4" seam allowance :).

(photo by LPQ magazine)

The quilt finished at 52" x 68" and I'm glad to say my oldest daughter claimed it as soon as it arrived back home from the photoshoot.

 

And, as I mentioned before, the quilt was featured in issue 49 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine.


Thanks for reading friends. Svetlana