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Everyday Essentials Booklet

Everyday Essentials Booklet - NoodleheadFor quite a while now I’ve been planning a fun little project in the background. I always wanted to do a little booklet of patterns. I love seeing things in print and I couldn’t stop thinking about this project. So here it is, a collection of 3 accessory patterns to sew and use: Everyday Essentials. This booklet contains three patterns you might already be familiar with as a PDF, but now together in print: the Wool + Wax Tote, Petal Pouch, and new Minimalist Wallet patterns.

Everyday Essentials Booklet - Noodlehead

You can read about the patterns individually here in these blog posts (Wool + Wax, Petal Pouch, Minimalist Wallet), so I won’t go into too much detail here over each individual project. Everyday Essentials is a 24-page full color booklet with a pattern pullout sheet that contains all the non-rectangular pattern pieces (with no enlarging needed!), the rectangular pieces of each pattern are found as listed measurements in the Cutting Instructions for each project like many of my other patterns. If you’re newer to using cut measurements for pattern pieces, here’s the three tools that are essential to finding success when cutting: Cutting Mat, Rotary Cutter, and Clear Ruler. They’re what I’ve used for over 10 years and I can’t imagine my sewing room without them.

I think the best part of these three projects in the booklet is that they all go together so well. They’re pretty quick to make and don’t use up too much fabric. And being a person who loves making gifts, I can truly say they make such fun and useful gifts.Everyday Essentials Booklet - NoodleheadEveryday Essentials Booklet - Noodlehead

I had so much fun sewing up the samples and taking all the photos. The layout of the booklet was also a fun puzzle to put together. It all came together in the end and I’m pretty happy with it.

You can purchase the booklet in my shop, or better yet, stop by your local quilt shop and ask if they have it. It’s arriving any day now to some shops and will trickle out to many more over the next few weeks. You can check out my stockist list here for shops near you that may have it. Oh, and because it’s that time of year, I’m going to upgrade any orders for the Everyday Essentials booklet (purchased from my shop) from First Class to USPS priority shipping. Applies to US orders only. No need to enter a code! Today through December 20th at Noon CST.

Click here to read more about Everyday Essentials and to Purchase

And a special thank you to Tori, the model you see on the cover and inside pages.

This post contains affiliate links, I will receive a small commission if you order any of these products. All opinions are my own. I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t personally use and love them myself.

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Limited Edition Fabric Kits

Hello hello! I hope your December is off to a great start! It seems like the rest of the year is going to fly by. I can’t believe how much I still have to share about here. But we’ll take it one day at a time and today I’m super excited to introduce a fun collaboration I did with Krista of Print Shop Textiles. Hopefully you’ve seen Krista’s work before, but if not let me do a little intro for you. She’s a fellow Lucky Spool author and wrote the book Beyond Cotton which I just adore. She’s also a blogger and authors the blog Spotted Stones, and recently has rebranded her work under the name Print Shop Textiles. If you stop by her shop you’ll find all sorts of gorgeous handmade items featuring her own fabric designs. She also teaches at events like QuiltCon! She’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

Quite a few months ago I asked her to join me in a little collaboration with her fabric designs and my new pattern, the Minimalist Wallet. Lucky for me she thought it would be fun and today I’ve got the limited edition prints in my shop for the Minimalist Wallet. There’s a small number available of each design, so pick your favorite! The mini size features Krista’s Tumbled fabric design in white ink or midnight. And the regular size features Krista’s son’s Grid design in black or midnight.

Shop the Limited Edition Kits

Black Grid kit with Cotton + Steel Accent

I absolutely loved sewing up the samples of these gorgeous designs. I think the extra fun part is that this fabric kit is for the Exterior fabric requirement only, so you’ll still need a second ‘Accent’ fabric (be sure to stop by the Minimalist Wallet pattern listing for the complete material requirements list). I think it’s so fun that you can add your own twist with the Accent fabric. It makes each wallet so unique. I had a blast picking through my stash to find different combinations, it was hard to stop at just the ones I made.

White Tumbled with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements (Empire Yellow) Accent

Midnight Grid with Hoffman Me + You Batik Accent

Midnight Tumbled with Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex Chambray Accent

Lastly, I added the leather piece for the Snap Tab part of the wallet to my shop. I want to stress that the leather Snap Tab is optional only, instructions include making it from fabric, so don’t stress if you don’t want to use leather. I wanted to give those who wanted to try leather an option without having to scour the planet to find a leather that works.

featuring Cinnamon leather

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

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New Pattern! Minimalist Wallet

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start! I’m so happy to share that my newest pattern, the Minimalist Wallet, is now available in my shop! You may remember that this pattern was included in the Dots issue of Making magazine this past spring. And since I can’t stop with making different versions of just about everything I sew, I’ve added an additional size to the pattern. So there’s a regular size and a mini! You know I love a mini!

Normally I don’t have 5 months to test drive a new pattern, but I made my mini version for myself in June and have been loving it so much. If you’re the type of person that needs just a few basics this wallet is for you! It’s called the Minimalist Wallet for a reason, but it really does pack a punch! The regular size has three card slots (which can actually have cards doubled up if you need up to 6 or so), a zippered pocket, and a long pocket behind the zippered pocket – perfect for cash, a checkbook or a phone. I can’t tell you how much I loved making this pattern, and it is so exciting to me how useful it is. The mini size has a front pocket for cards (again, it can hold at least two cards comfortably if needed), a zippered pocket, and a pocket behind the zippered pocket. I’ve used mine with two cards in the front pocket, coins in the zippered pocket, and cash/extra cards in the pocket behind the zippered pocket all summer. And man, I feel so on top of my wallet game.

The things I love most about this wallet is that it uses a small amount of fabric, it’s sooo useful, and that snap tab. It adds such a pretty detail. The snap tab can be made using fabric or leather and I can admit I don’t know which version I love more!

And what’s super exciting is that I’ve added the zippers for both wallet sizes in my shop, and those 4″ ones – don’t get me started, they’re sooo cute. The snap kits are back in stock, too! The regular size wallet requires two size 24 snaps and the mini just needs one size 20 snap.

7″ Zippers (regular size wallet) || 4″ Zippers (mini size wallet) || Size 24 Snap Starter Kit (regular size wallet) || Size 20 Snap Starter Kit (mini size wallet)

Minimalist Wallet Pattern

So please stop by my shop to pick up your copy of the Minimalist Wallet pattern if it’s something that speaks to you. I’ve really enjoyed designing it and using mine. Have a great day!