Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spoonflower Laptop Case

Here is a cute little free Laptop Case pattern that quick and easy to make by Crazy Little Projects. I loved her use of fabric colours and the different sections for the case. 

I've just changed mine slightly by adding the bottom zipper in and I didn't include any handles so that it fits in my extremely large handbag. Depends if you mind lugging it around like that.

The fabric was purchased from Spoonflower if you're looking for something similar.

Check out my Pinterest Fabric board for loads of cool patterns that are very similar. 
I went through a phase of buying up fabrics like this. Most of them are still sitting in my fabric stash but luckily we're moving into our new home soon so I will have loads of great uses for them!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Free Baby Bibs

This little owl applique bib was a free pattern off Craftsy. I really liked the shape of the bib so I made a few more combining them with embroidery designs.

Dribble Bibs

A few of my friends have asked to make these cute little dribble bibs for when they leave the house and don't want to use the standard bib. They are a bit more stylish to wear and look like a little bandanna.

Below is a picture of one of the Embroidery Buddy bears that you can actually embroidery straight onto the front of. They are super cute! Another awesome idea for friends who are having babies!!

You can download the free dribble bib pattern and read the instructions if you would like to make one of these.

Let me know what you think!!

xx Erin xx

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sweetheart Bag

This is another free pattern on Craftsy which I decided to test out for work. We also included an embroidery design on the front flap, also free to download for any of those who have embroidery machines. 

It was a pretty basic pattern, no alterations. If you haven't signed up for Craftsy you should it has so many cool patterns and a fair few videos for those who are beginner sewers or embroiderers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Electric Daisy Carnival Dresses

I've been pinning quite a few types of festival outfits because I'm heading to the USA (Las Vegas, LA, New York and San Francisco) and we just happen to be there the week of Electric Daisy Carnival. Since I love dressing up I decided to make an outfit that suits and considering what some of the people wear I'm pretty sure I will fit in quite well!

If you're wondering what I mean just Instagram #ecdlv and you will find out.

First here is my inspiration from Pinterest

Here are my dresses

So it's a three day festival and this is just two of the outfits I've made. It was a mix from a few different patterns. Sorry they need an iron so please ignore the wrinkles :)

I even made my own fabric, which is now on Spoonflower

Patterns I used

Skirt Part - Butterick 5949
Sleeves - Vogue 1423

Let me know what you think! Is anyone else going to this festival in Las Vegas?!!

xx Erin xx

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Free Craftsy Boxie Pouch

I have been using Craftsy quite a lot lately for all our sewing patterns for work. Here is one of those really great free patterns the No Guts Boxie Pouch by SoChick! Handbags

It was very simple to make and only took about 30 minutes. I thought this would be great for a make-up case or for your sewing supplies. It's even really cute in kids fabric for your children. 

I am going to make a couple more of these and use a plastic/waterproof type fabric as the lining, which would be perfect to use as a travel bag! Something I will be needing very soon. 

Also, if you just want it as a pouch they sat better with a thicker wadding added to the lining. As seen on the Dinosaur and Lillie bag below.

You can download the free T-Rex embroidery design to make this version.

You can download the free Lovely Lillie's embroidery design to make this version.

I didn't make the box edges as big with this version because of the embroidery design so it didn't turn out as high as the others. 

xx Erin xx