Keychains and Bookmarks

I have been playing around with embroidering again. I am making snap tab keychains and bookmarks for my upcoming convention!

embroidery files are from:
String Theory Fabric Art
Off With Their Threads
The Bean Stitch
Crashing Waves Embroidery Designs

Snack Scarves

Patterns for Pirates posted a free pattern for an infinity scarf with a pocket (link here). I’ve made 3 as gifts for Christmas and my giftees loved them. These are so fun to make! I like to call them snack scarves because I like to keep snacks in them 🙂

I will be offering them for sale in my etsy shop soon!

Coffee and Cats Travel Sets

Second commission complete! The inside lining colors match the zipper/piping color for each set.

Super Hero Wristlets

I made a bunch of Marvel and DC super hero wristlet bags

Sailor Moon Travel Bag Set

I recently had my first commission! A friend asked me to make a travel bag set for his wife’s birthday. She liked her gift! 😀

Fabric is from spoonflower here

Legend of Zelda Backpack

I found the most awesome Legend of Zelda fabric at JoAnn Fabrics a while back and bought the entire bolt. Aftwr a long search, I finally found a nice fabric to match. I decided the first thing I’m making is a backpack.

I drafted my pattern by looking at a backpack I owned then made a muslin to test it out.

I tried my best to match the patterns.. not so easy! I used a thick woven interfacing to make the fabric more sturdy. This was my first time using metal zippers; not too bad except when I forgot they were metal and broke 6 needles (haha). Even after messing up a few times, I think it turned out well.

Batman tote bag

I had to take a gym class and a needed a tote bag to carry a change of clothes, water bottle, and my essentials (phone, wallet, keys). Instead of buying one, I took an old Batman hoodie I had and made it into a tote bag.

I found this awesome homespun yellow plaid fabric at Joann Fabrics for the inside lining that matched perfectly. I took apart the hoodie with a seam ripper and drew my pattern right onto it. Since sweatshirt fabric stretches, I attached a stiff interfacing to it. I used left over pieces of the hoodie to make pockets on the lining and added a welt pocket.