Welcome to my stop on the One Thimble Issue 12 blog tour!
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The first pattern I sewed up was the Flutterby Kite* by Molly and Mama.
I used some fabrics that I had used previously for a pillow I had sewn for my girl’s room so that it would coordinate somewhat. (Which I thought I had blogged but apparently not) I misjudged how long this project would take me (the downside to the non-clothing patterns, sometimes they take way longer), even though I made the simpler pieced front version.
After cutting fabrics, piecing the front together and fusing the interfacing and fleece, you then quilt the front and back together, and finish it off by hand-sewing the binding on in the back.
It’s not a complicated project, but there are a number of steps to follow. It would probably feel quicker if you were doing a few of these at a time assembly-line style.
My only real issue with the kite is the hanging loop just didn’t work out for me. It wound up a little wonky so I cut it off before finish the binding. (No issues with the hanging pocket though).
I think it’s cute. It will make a cute wall decor in the girls’ room! You can really have fun with this pattern coming up with different combos of fabric and trim.
The Darling Daisy Bag
I loved the little flower on the front. So cute!
Except as you can see on mine I left off the flower, haha. Silly Bean has been asking me to make her something with this mermaid fabric for a while now. I’ve been hoarding it forever! The flower would have both blocked the fabric and not really have gone with it so I left it off. Although I suppose if I made it fuchsia to match the mermaid? But really I didn’t want to cover up the pretty fabric with a flower.
This pattern took me about 2 hours from cut to finish. There are a number of pieces to cut out and and fuse however, I’m also kind of slow at sewing so someone else might be quicker. Although this is definitely a project that would go quicker doing multiples at once assembly-line style. I could see getting two done (sans flower) in 2.5 hours. The flowers are hand-sewn, so I think they’d take at least a half an hour on their own.
It’s not a super difficult pattern to do, just make sure you take the time to pin the gusset well to the front/back pieces so that everything lines up properly.
Notes for next time: Use a better interfacing, my handle is a little floppy. Also, a sewing ham would probably be good to have to help turn those seams out nicely.
I’m heading back to the sewing room as Miss V claimed this one for her own and Silly Bean wants one for herself. I’m thinking of embroidering a little saying or something on the next one in the blank space near the octopus. I’m just not sure what to add. Any ideas?
What else can you find in this issue of One Thimble?
- 10 PDF patterns including a bag, wall kite, bow ties, party dress, romper, girls and ladies skirt, boys shirt, crop top and knit dress
- an interview
- regular articles like the Gift Guide, Trending Fabrics, Upcoming Events and Letters to the Editor
- 9 technique articles and tutorials including Tips for Sewing with Leather, Special occasion Fabrics, and Knit Fabric
- 5 handmade business articles.