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Sunday Stash - Fun Fabric Bundles and Project Ideas



I've been busy making a few fun fabric bundles again for the shop. Most of them are one of a kind bundle, which means only 1 bundle is available. I really love creating bundles but my time is limited and being a solopreneur doing 101 things, I feel a bit overwhelmed sometimes :)


This time mostly I made fat 8 bundles and a few fat quarter bundles as well. Check out below some of the bundles that I already put up in my Etsy Shop.

Kalamkari Fat Quarter Bundle


Fat 8 Bundle


Fuchsia Teal Fat 8 Bundle




If you just started your sewing or quilting journey, a fabric bundle is a good start. You can make many things from bundles. I made a few face masks and pouches and of course a few quilts too. 

Fun Fabric Face Masks


one of a kind fabric face masks


I made this pouch and the coaster too. I shared the tutorial for the pouch in my last post or you can see it on my Youtube Channel.



Or you can practice making fabric lanyard.







Thank you for your supports all these years, let's hope 2021 will bring some good news for us. 

Happy Crafting,

Elvira


Scrappy Patchwork Mug Rug - Scrap Buster Project

 


Making patchwork mug rug is my fave scrap buster project. This time I made this super easy one using strips of fabrics from my scrap bin. It's fun and quick to make plus it's a perfect project to make if you're looking for a quick last-minute gift.

Without further ado, here's what you need: Assorted fabric 5" long fabric strips 1" to 1.5" wide Contrast or solid fabric 6" W x 8" H Backing Fabric 12" W x 10" H Batting 12" W x 10" H

Binding 1.5" Wide x Wof (40")

Let's get sewing!

1. I used narrow strips, less than 1.5" wide. They should be enough to make 8" long patchwork panel. Don't be afraid to mix and match. The narrower the better, IMO :).



2. Sew the strips together using 1/4" seam allowance. You can use those selvages scraps too. My panel here finished at 5" W x 9" H. Iron the patchwork panel flat. 



3. Now sew the patchwork panel and the solid panel right side together using 1/4" seam allowance. Now your top panel is almost ready.


4. Iron the top panel flat and trim it into 10" W x 8" H. The patchwork panel is about 4" wide after trimming.


5. Now sandwich the batting in between backing and top panel and quilt it as desired. This time I did a diagonal gridline quilting which you can watch in the video tutorial at the end of this post. 


6. Once the quilting is done, trim the quilt top into 10" W x 8" H and now it's ready for binding. Watch the video below on how to sew the binding. I cut the binding 1.5" wide for small quilts, so it won't be too bulky. 


If you want to finish the binding by machine, attach the binding on the backing first. I attached the binding on the front first because I prefer to finish the binding by hand for small quilts.




Now your scrappy mug rug is ready to use. Make a few for your family and friends! 

I hope you find the tutorial helpful! Don't forget to subscribe to my blog or YouTube channel for more tutorials. 


Thank you for stopping by, 

Take care & Happy Holidays

Elvira


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Tutorial: Let's make flat zipper pouch

 



Everyone loves handmade gifts and this gifting season let's make something for your loved ones. This flat pouch is my go-to project when I need a small gift to make. It's super easy to make. You can even make this from scrap fabrics and other supplies. 


What you need:

1. Exterior fabrics - 9" W x 6.5" H (cut 2)
2. Lining Fabrics - 9" W x 6.5" H (cut 2)
3. Pocket Fabrics - 5" W x 6.5" H (cut 1)
4. All Purpose Interfacing - 9" W x 6.5" H ( cut 2)
5. #5 Zipper - 9" Long and zipper pull
6. Cotton Batting  10" x 7.5" (Optional)
7. 3/8" D-ring and 3/8" wide fabric ribbon (Optional)
8. Fabric Zipper Tab  1.5" x 2" 

Fabrics & Interfacing:

Regarding fabric, in the video, I used lightweight Indian block print cotton fabric for the exterior and poplin cotton for the lining. Since poplin is thick-ish, I don't use interfacing for the lining as well as for the pocket. 
If you're using thicker fabric such as denim, you can change the interfacing to a lightweight one or omit the interfacing if it's stiff thick denim or canvas. Although I personally will still use lightweight non-woven interfacing to give a more structured finish. 

For this flat pouch, we're going to use All-Purpose interfacing which is fused on the wrong side of the exterior fabric. This interfacing is best to use for padded pouch or bag as well as no-padded ones. 


For this project, I am using cotton batting scraps from my quilts, because the pouch is intended to store mobile phone. You can make without batting or wadding, to make a floppy pouch. 


This flat zipper pouch is very handy. You can use it to keep a cell phone, a face mask, and a few cards or cash. Now, let's start making. If you have any questions, feel free to comment and I'll help as much as I can. 


If you like the tutorial, don't forget to share it with your fellow crafters. And if you make one, please use hashtag #chezviespatterns on your social media post or tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter




Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Sewing
- Elvira-

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