Fancy Fabric Folders FREEBIE!!!!

Fancy File Folders by SewMichelle

Its CRUNCH TIME!  If you need a quick gift, click HERE to check out my Fancy Fabric Folders.  Fancy File Folders by SewMichelle

Secrets of Embroidery has the file available as an instant download on their site.  All you have to do is click on the picture at the bottom of  their page and it will automatically download to your computer.  You can personalize the folders with the applique machine embroidery designs that are included with the free pattern.  Don’t have an embroidery machine?  No problem.  I have added a PDF and a JPEG file with each letter so you can personalize them too using a regular sewing machine and a zig zag stitch on the edges.  The folders are even cute without embroidery.   The free pattern includes instructions for covering a matching spiral notebook too.  Fancy Fabric Folders without embroidery by SewMichelle

 I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Enjoy!!!  

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Sew Many Projects Caddy with Bonus Applique Embroidery

To Purchase my newest pattern, SEW MANY PROJECTS CADDY, click HERE to go to my Etsy Store.

 

As with most sewers, I am always working on multiple projects at the same time.  I get bored with one and then I begin a new one.  I try to be organized by putting everything I need for the first project in a box or bag to keep it all together but then when I want to go back to that project, I normally can’t find it without looking through all the boxes or bags I have loaded with other projects.  One day after getting frustrated searching for a particular project for what seemed like hours, I thought, if I could only see what’s in these things it would make my life easier and I wouldn’t waste so much precious time searching for what I’m looking for.  Then it hit me, PET SCREEN!  You can see through pet screen!   And so it began, the Sew Many Projects Caddy was born. 

My favorite part of the Sewing Caddy is that it has two outer zippered pockets to hold thread, scissors and sewing notions (or whatever else the project requires).  Then behind each zippered pocket is an additional pocket that is perfect to hold patterns and notes while storing the fabric or heavier materials in the main part of the bag.  Using the pet screen allows you to see exactly what project you have in the caddy and all its compartments,  while keeping  your things organized so when you’re ready to work on your project, everything you need is right there and you can identify it easily.  No more wasting time by searching through all the boxes for the project you were working on a month ago!

Don’t let the zippers scare you away from making this adorable caddy!  I understand that most of us are visual learners and I cater to that by including lots of pictures (over 25 in this pattern) to guide you step by step in making your own Sew Many Projects Caddy.  My method of installing zippers (with zipper tabs to make it look professional ) is super simple and is explained in detail with pictures to help you conquer this fear! 

In addition to the 12 page eBook, I have included my much loved Sewnopsis to save you time and money on printing.  What is a Sewnopsis?  It is a single page reference guide that has the supply list, cutting instructions and the most important steps to the pattern on ONE SHEET.  It’s handy to keep by your sewing machine to refer to when making your Caddy.   It is also a lifesaver to have with you when you go to the store to get your supplies so you don’t forget a thing and have to make the dreaded trip back to the store.

This pattern DOES INCLUDE BONUS embroidery designs.  The Sew Many Projects circle applique’ frame is included with each letter of the alphabet and then a blank applique’ frame in case you want to incorporate your own lettering.  The embroidery design fits the 4″x4″ hoop and is available in JEF, PES, HUS and EXP formats.  

 

Back by popular demand

Due to the overwhelming response the Why Knot Tote Bag has received, I have decided to run the special of $5.00  for the pattern until Sunday night at midnight.  At that time, it will go up to the normal price of $8.00.  Thank you all so very much for your support.  I am thrilled you guys like the pattern.  Makes all my long hours and late nights of working on it worthwhile.  

If you haven’t purchased your Why Knot Tote Bag pattern yet, please click HERE to take you to my Etsy store to get it while it is at this reduced price.  

 

Introducing The Mini-Screen PDF Pattern

Below are some samples of my newest pattern, The Mini-Screen.   The PDF pattern is loaded with over 65 pictures to guide you step by step in making your own adorable Mini-Screen tote.  The PDF also includes a Sewnopsis.  What is a Sewnopsis?  It is a single sheet reference guide that has the most important steps of the pattern listed along with mini pictures.  It is like  a cheat sheet to keep near your sewing machine.  Genius right?  I designed this sheet to save time by not having to run to and from the computer to see what step is next.   It also includes a supply list making it super handy to take with you to the fabric store.   To purchase my pattern click here and it will open a new tab to my Etsy Store.  

This versatile tote is petite but still roomy enough to hold all your necessities and look adorable while doing it!  

What girly girl wouldn’t want to carry the turquoise Mini-Screen pictured below?

You can personalize the bag with monogramming if you choose.

It could also function as a lunch tote.

I am constantly working on new patterns and hope to have more available in the next few weeks.  

 Thanks for your support and I hope I have inspired you to want to go and sew something :>)

My Etsy Store ~ SewMichelle Too

I DID IT!  I FINALLY DID IT!  I opened my Etsy store as of today ~ YIPPEEE!!!  This has definitely been a labor of love for me!  I had no idea opening an Etsy store would be so much work!!  I am thrilled to announce it is finally up and going.  The long awaited Screen It Up tote bag is my very first pattern for sale.  Yes, there is only ONE pattern up for now but there will be plenty more to follow.

 So please go take a look and of course buy my pattern :>))

Click HERE to go to my Etsy Shop.

If you don’t want to make the tote bag with embroidery~ no problem.  Here is a picture without it and it is just as adorable!  With all the cute fabrics out there, the possibilities are limitless on what theme or color scheme you can use to create this fabulous bag.

Sweet Retreat’s Little Sister

This is a sample of the tote bag that I am teaching at Thomas Sewing Center on May 14 & 15th.  It is a darling pattern from Whistlepig Creek using pre-quilted fabric (or if you’re feeling froggy you can quilt your own) and it even has an optional zippered top.   Wouldn’t it make a wonderful Mother’s Day or graduation present?  Please call the store to sign up and get your supply list.  They will have the pattern available at the store too.

Screen Cosmetic Bag Tutorial

I told someone that I would get a tutorial out on using the pet screen to make this tote bag many months ago and I feel terrible that I haven’t done it yet!  It’s too complicated to go into the reasons why it is taking me so long, but I thought I would give you the screen cosmetic bag to try and make up for it…..so Tara, this one is for you :>)

You can find the instructions under the tutorial tab at the top ~ Enjoy!!

Pet Screen Lunch Tote

This is my latest creation using vinyl coated pet screen(working on a tutorial for this project).  It’s smaller than my other screen totes ~ wouldn’t it make an adorable lunch bag for a teacher?  The cute apple is from Sew Inspired by Bonnie’s fruit appliques.  I used her strawberry applique on one of my Ziploc baggie covers.  The designs are perfect for these projects and stitch out very well.

Sewing Machine Caddy Posted ~ FINALLY!

I know I promised I would get the sewing machine caddy out quicker than this but this is my busy season at my “real job” and unfortunately that has to come before sewing – no fun right?  Anyhow – its here now under Tutorials.   I even broke down when writing this tutorial and made one for myself…hope you all will do the same.

The adorable sewing bird is a new set from Loralie called Sew Florida and the dress form fabric is hers too but its from many years ago and is probably out of production.

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