My latest pattern is called Small Books. It includes the Little Artist Drawing Case, Quilted Brag Book, and Mini Patchfolio.
As my kids used their Little Artist Drawing Cases that I made earlier this year, a design flaw became apparent: the crayons fell out when they turned their cases upside down. Not good, especially at the germy doctor’s office where they have to crawl under chairs to pick them up. I’ve added a crayon flap to remedy this. The above fabric is clearanced ($5 for 2, folks!) PBTeen pillowcases.
I was having trouble with the Quilted Brag Book initially because I was using soft vinyl (the kind on a roll) for the photo pockets. The vinyl was giving me problems because it kept sticking to the pictures and making funky-looking sticky spots. Then I discovered vinyl plastic sheets (also seen here). It’s perfect for this project. Although it wasn’t created for this use, it’s sewable, durable and doesn’t stick to the pictures. Fabric is the last of my pink Joel Dewberry.
And while the above Mini Patchfolio photo might look a bit familar. I just want to point out to the more discriminating that I used a nicer pen. :o)
This baby is a 16-page booklet with 8 pattern sheets – my largest pattern ever, weighing in at 5 ounces.
Huge, HUGE thanks to Melanie for sewing through these patterns for me. She has a great eye for details and caught things I didn’t notice. And also to Cindy for sewing through the Mini Patchfolio with me late into the night last month. I couldn’t do it without you guys!
It’s available in the shop.