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More Patchwork Drawstring Bags

More patchwork drawstring bags - NoodleheadI went off on a little tangent with these drawstring bags. Can’t help it! Remember when I made one last year? I promised I’d be making more and I finally got around to it. Sometimes I don’t follow through on those promises but I’m glad I did this time. I used Sotak Handmade’s pattern again, which you can find here.More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead

More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead

Busting out the hoarded mini charm pack of Architextures fabric that my friend Rossie sent me ages ago (thanks again Rossie!), I felt like it was the perfect fit for a little get well gift for a friend. I’m filling it up with a little bit of chocolate and sending it on it’s way today. I can’t wait to see how she likes it!More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead

Then of course being curious, I decided to pull out some of my friend Holly’s fabric collection, Brush Strokes and make another! I really love how cheery the colors are and I always love seeing how things look so great when they’re quilted. It definitely feels like some kind of magic. I added some of the beautiful Cirrus Solid (Shadow) that Holly had sent me for when I made her a bucket bag and it looks super sharp. I’m excited to pop this one in the mail, too!

More patchwork drawstring bags - NoodleheadI love making little projects like these and straight lines are always so relaxing to sew. I’m excited about so many projects right now! I can’t stop myself from wanting to start all of them at once. That’s what Spring does to me I guess, it happens without fail every year.

What’s on your sewing list? Are you participating in Me Made May? I love seeing all the posts popping up in my feed.More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead


Pattern: Patchwork Drawstring Bag by Sotak Handmade
Fabric: Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander and
Brush Strokes by Holly DeGroot (p.s. she just opened her brick and mortar shop!!!! yayy!)


More patchwork drawstring bags - Noodlehead

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New Pattern! The Traverse Bag

New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - NoodleheadIf you’ve checked out Instagram in the past week or so you might have noticed I taught at Sewtopia this past weekend in Denver, Colorado. I had a super lovely time and met the most amazing women. So for the event I designed a new pattern, the Traverse Bag! And awesomely enough, today I’ve got this newest pattern available for purchase in my shop!

Click here for more information and to purchase!

New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

Traverse Regular (left) and Mini (right)

It was pretty magical to watch 80 women sew this bag. To see it come together in so many fabric combinations is truly something I’ll never tire of.

So for this bag I was definitely consumed with making something on the small side, a bag for traveling and for summer and one that’ll hold all your essentials securely. I ended up making two sizes because the ‘Mini’ size is just too cute not to include. Here’s a few of the features of this bag:

  • two sizes to sew! (regular and mini)
  • zippered main compartment
  • back zippered pocket
  • front pocket for the things you reach for most (I’m looking at you phone and keys!)
  • crossbody style with adjustable strap
  • interior slip pocket
    New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

    Back of Traverse Bag

On my trip to Denver I used the Regular size and it was seriously the best ever. I felt super comfortable walking through the airport and jumping in and out of Ubers. It carried everything I needed without feeling weighed down and there was never a point where I was stuck fishing through the bottom of my bag to find what I needed. I call that a win for sure.New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

I’m excited to make more and show off the samples I’ve made so far. As for summer, which is just around the corner, I’m ready to make the Mini and take it with on all our summer adventures.New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

Lastly, I have some hardware kits leftover from Sewtopia, so they’re listed in the shop in limited quantities. They include both zippers, strap hardware, cording for making piping and leather pulls. The only thing that isn’t part of the kit is the snap. The reason being is that there are many different snap types and manufacturers, so I’ll link to those here. You’ll need to have the corresponding setting tool for whatever snap you use, so don’t forget that! I have a press, but there are also hand setting tools for under $10 as well.

For this pattern, I recommend using a size 24 (sometimes called Line 24) snap:

Tandy Leather (snaps, hand setting tool: setter, anvil, or set w/tool)
Gold Star Tool (snaps, hand setting tool (choose GS-HS#803L-RNG-15mm, press)
Buckleguy.com (snaps, hand setting tool, press)
Snapsource (snaps, hand setting tool: you’ll want the setting tool plus the size 24 adapter)
Dritz (snaps, hand setting tool)

Many of these items or something similar may be available at your local quilt shop or craft store, so please check there as well!New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

 

New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

Traverse Mini

New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

Traverse Regular

Click here for more information and to purchase the pattern!
Traverse Bag Hardware Kit available here!

New Pattern! The Traverse Bag - Noodlehead

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Hemlock Tee in Peat

Hemlock Tee in Peat - Noodlehead

Hemlock Tee in Peat - NoodleheadAfter making the lace Hemlock Tee last time, I knew I wanted to try making the sleeved version. It’s definitely fun to sew a pattern more than once! Knowing all the steps and fit makes it so much easier to customize the next one.Hemlock Tee in Peat - Noodlehead

So I had gotten some of this beautiful knit from Cloud9 Fabrics after joining along in Rae’s Sidewalk Fabrics tour. They kindly sent me this gorgeous Peat color in their knits collection. I admit to kinda being obsessed with finding the perfect Raisin or Plum? color. For some reason the color is really appealing to me for garments. I think it goes with anything really well and it’s not super common, so maybe that’s why I’m hooked? Who knows. So if you know of any other great garment fabrics that look Raisin-y or Plum-esque give me a shout!Hemlock Tee in Peat - Noodlehead

It’s also a super stable knit which is really nice to sew with. Even though I have a serger it’s really quite easy to make one of these in no time. No pesky rolling to deal with makes for pretty smooth sailing. For this version I used Jen’s Split Hem Tutorial which I  love. It’s such a fun look and easy modification. I had to hold myself back at Target so many times because I would see a similar top or at least something with a split hem and *almost* throw it in my cart, but I’m so glad I resisted. Making my own was way more fun.Hemlock Tee in Peat - Noodlehead

Next I think I’m either going to make a Linden Sweatshirt or a Willow Tank. It’s that time of year when you need all the layers you can get!

Hemlock Tee in Peat - Noodlehead


Pattern: Hemlock Tee by Grainline Studio
Fabric: Peat from Cloud9 Fabrics


Hemlock Tee in Peat - Noodlehead