Rain Walk Fabric, sewing

Jill’s Christmas Stocking

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

It’s getting to be Christmas time! We decided on holding off on cutting down a tree for another week or so. I’m excited to go get one though. So in the mean time, I had a stocking to make! It took me about 3 years to get around to making this stocking for my niece, Jillian. I loved making it for her! In between Thanksgiving meal prep and sleep I managed to embroider her name and then finished sewing up the stocking this week.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

I totally dragged my feet on this one because Jillian is a relatively long name, and I’m terribly slow at embroidery. I remember when I made them for my family and then my brother’s family and then my nephew that the names took forever! I love the look of it though, and having your name on your stocking is pretty much at the top of anyone’s Christmas list. I got secret intel from my mom that I could probably get away with just ‘Jill’. She calls herself that and writes her name so cute already, so I leapt for joy at being able to skip a few letters! It looks so cute and I think my embroidery skills have maybe improved just a bit since the last one. yay for that!

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

The actual sewing of the stocking came together so quick, so if you need a stocking you still have plenty of time! I used my own tutorial (forgive it’s wee inconsistencies as it’s a 6-year-old tutorial), but it worked great. I eliminated the small strip under the name to match the one I made for my nephew.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

Using my fabric, Rain Walk, was definitely a treat! There might be some shops that still have some in stock, check here at Cloud9 for a list of quilt shops. I was so excited as I went through my mental catalog of fabric and realized this print would be perfect. The little bit of quilting in green mimicking the ripple shapes made me so happy. Instead of doing ribbon and a button I threw on some leather with a rivet. So slick if I do say so.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

I also wanted to say a huge thank you for your support of my sale. I sold out of my leather which I am so excited about, but am hoping to get all colors back in stock within the next week or two.  I might have to do a little something fun for those who missed out on getting some during the sale. 😉

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

Rain Walk Fabric

Rain Walk Lookbook

Rain Walk by Anna Graham for Cloud9 Fabrics

Rain Walk by Anna Graham for Cloud9 Fabrics

Hope you had a wonderful weekend everyone! I put together a little lookbook of the projects I’ve made using Rain Walk. It’s mostly just a fun look back for me, and a fun way to remember my first fabric collection. I showed it to my husband and he said he was so proud of me. Felt pretty good. Anyway, if you have a minute to flip through it I’d love to know what you think. Maybe you’ll find some projects you missed over the summer.


Click here to view the Rain Walk Lookbook


Rain Walk by Anna Graham for Cloud9 Fabrics

 

Rain Walk Fabric

Canvas Pencil Pouches

Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham

Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham

You know I love a zippered pouch! They’re something so satisfying to make and fun and useful, too. I put together these pouches using a few bits of Rain Walk and some denim.Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham

I love making small batches of things like this too, once you get into the flow, it’s fun to crank out a few. Plus it’s always more fun to take pictures of groups of things, oh the possibilities. This is just a simple pattern I put together, a little bit of geometry involved in the body of the pouch itself to get the sides of the pouch straight (it’s not simple rectangles, but a pattern piece I drafted). The zipper is installed similarly to the Double Zip Wallet in my book.

Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham

These guys are lined with cotton canvas which adds nice structure without having to use a ton of interfacing. I did add SF101 to the exterior fabric, but other than that it’s really nice and durable feeling.

Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham

Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham

Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham


Pattern: none, see the Lil Cutie Pouch and Open Wide Zippered Pouch
tutorials for general construction
Fabric: Rain Walk canvas
Zippers: Zipit on etsy

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Canvas Pencil Pouches - Rain Walk by Anna Graham