patchwork, sewing

ringo pie: design classics

This one’s a little late, eek, sorry Lynne!  Hopefully it’s better late than never.  It was Lynne of Lily’s Quilts month for Ringo Pie.  I was pretty stumped at what to make.  There were so many ideas, but I kept coming back to the idea of danish furniture: timeless, classic, clean.  Of course I just happen to be pretty obsessed with it myself, you can see the dresser I found last fall in this post.

So here’s the block. A danish dresser, a mid-century enamel bowl, and a stack of pretty books.

You can see my previous ringo pie blocks: herehere,herehere, and here, and here.

hope you like it Lynne!

pattern, sewing, sewing with knits

sewing with knits mondays: where to shop, patterns, and wrap up

We’re at the final wrap up for Sewing with Knits Mondays, Shannon and I have had such a blast putting fun projects together and feeling a little more confident sewing with knits.  I hope you give knits a try, it’s really a pretty forgiving fabric if you give it a chance.

In case you missed out on any past Mondays here are the posts:


And now for some knit fabric fun!  You might have found it difficult to find shops online that carry knits, so here’s a little list of places I’ve found (feel free to add your favs in the comments).  And there’s probably a descent selection at your local hancock fabrics, hobby lobby, or joanns, just check it out, you might be surprised by what you find! And I should mention that at Spoonflower you can design your own knit fabric or shop from independent designers.

And if you’re in the mood to try out some fun knit sewing patterns, here are a few awesome shops with plenty of knit fabric sewing patterns to try!

Thank you for hanging out with us for Sewing with Knits Mondays!  I really hope you give them a try and try something new. And a huge thank you to Shannon for joining me, it was so fun to have a partner in crime.  ♥


Go Anywhere Bag Pattern!

It’s the Go Anywhere Bag because, well, it’s that simple, I think you can go anywhere with it and look unique, stylish, and pretty darn cool.  This is the largest bag pattern I’ve made so far, not huge, but definitely roomy enough for whatever comes your way.

 [generous size back pocket]
[divided front pocket with optional piping detail]

The best part?  All the pockets.

  • Three roomy pockets on the front: great for sunglasses, keys, and your phone
  • one large pocket on the back
  • a slip pocket on the inside.

There is definitely a place for everything.  I’ve been loving the front because I keep my phone in one pocket, my sunglasses in the middle pocket and my keys in the other, no more fumbling around for the important stuff because it’s right there.

In this pattern you’ll find:

  • Step by step instructions with professional illustrations for making one Go Anywhere Bag
  • full size print-at-home pattern pieces
  • variations for magnetic snap, sew in snap, and velcro closures
  • instructions for optional interior slip pocket
By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell finished Go Anywhere Bags made using this pattern (on a home based scale). Additional information regarding the license to sell is included in the pattern.

Materials needed: 

  • 1/2 yard main bag body exterior (home dec or canvas)*
  • 1/2 yard pockets exterior
  • 1 yard main body lining and exterior pocket linings, interior slip pocket, and straps
  • Fat Quarter (18”x22”) interior slip pocket
  • magnetic snap (optional) – 14mm snap for back pocket, or velcro could be substituted
  • hidden sew in magnetic snap (optional) or 18mm magnetic snap
  • 2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101)
  • thread
  • water soluble pen

Finished Dimensions:
15.5″ Wide
13.5″ Tall
12.5″ handle drop
total height 26″

This is a 14 page PDF pattern with full size print-at-home pattern pieces and includes detailed step-by-step instructions with professional illustrations and color photographs.

Click Here for More Information and to Purchase

Thank you to Windham Fabrics for sending me the Echo prints by Lotta Jansdotter – available October/November of this year.  And a special thanks to my beautiful cousins for helping me with their mad modeling skills!