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Patterns, Classes, and a Fabric Winner

Noodlehead   Patterns, Classes, and a Fabric Winner sewing

Whew, it’s been a lot of behind the scenes kinda stuff here lately. I just wanna sew!! Do you ever get that feeling? I’m excited for Thanksgiving this week, everyone’s coming over and it’s gonna be yummy!

I am working on updating a few older patterns. Kind of like what I did with the Envelope Clutch, just going over everything and making sure things are just right. I want you to be able to be successful when sewing these babies up! So this time I’ve been working on the Gathered Clutch (my first pattern that I had ever done – back in 2010) and the Sidekick Tote. I’m so happy with the way they’re turning out. I will be going through again and sending updates to those who already purchased the patterns – so be sure to check your spam folder just in case it ends up there.

My goal is to have them ready by Friday!

Noodlehead   Patterns, Classes, and a Fabric Winner sewing

I also wanted to jump in and tell you that I’m starting to schedule classes and workshops for my book! I’ve got a great workshop scheduled in Vermont with the quilt shop – Nido. It’s going to be so much fun. We’ve got a book signing and then a two-day workshop. And it’s in Vermont! I’ve never been there, but I hear it’s gorgeous. Anyway, if you live in that area or know someone who does, check it out.

Noodlehead   Patterns, Classes, and a Fabric Winner sewing

Lastly, I had completely forgotten to chose a winner for the Bengal fabric giveaway. If you don’t happen to win, you can grab some here at Hawthorne Threads. Lately, better late than never, the winner is:

Britta who said “I Love this Pattern! Jeans Would be a Fun fabric to combine! And your Clutch Looks Great! Greetings from Germany”

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Marian Cowl

Noodlehead   Marian Cowl knitting

I finished my first knitting project of the season – a Marian Cowl! I’m so happy it’s finished and not sitting in a yarn lump on one of my shelves.

Noodlehead   Marian Cowl knitting

Have you been knitting anything fun lately? I’d love to hear what you’re up to. Or maybe I should check out what’s going on Ravelry (find me @noodleheadsews)? I keep forgetting to do that.

Noodlehead   Marian Cowl knitting

This cowl was started sometime at the beginning of last year and I abandoned the project because I couldn’t figure out how to do the first twist part. I started again this year (thinking that I had a little more experience under my belt) and it happened again – couldn’t get the twist to happen. Well, third time was a charm and it worked awesome. Of course it doesn’t take much time at all to knit up using the extra bulky yarn, so I’m happy to have this one done!

Noodlehead   Marian Cowl knitting It was supposed to be a Christmas present, but in my usual form, it’ll probably be gifted as soon as I see it’s recipient again. I just can’t wait that long! Plus it’s already freezing cold here, and dang, this one sure keeps a neck cozy.

Pattern: Marian Cowl by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Rasta (Oxido colorway) by Malabrigo – purchased from Eat Sleep Knit

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Trail Totes Times Two

Noodlehead   Trail Totes Times Two sewing

Yep, two Trail Totes! I just had to finish up one of the test versions I made of my new Trail Tote pattern for Robert Kaufman (the pattern is free by the way, so go ahead and download it). And then I had to make an almost exact replica of the original one I made as the other got shipped off to it’s new home.  It felt kind of weird sewing the same exact bag, but I couldn’t wait to start using it. I’ve been having shoulder/neck pain recently and having a cross body style bag should help that a bit – at least I hope.

Noodlehead   Trail Totes Times Two sewing

I adore Carolyn’s new collection: Doe. I bet you could kind of guess that already. I kind of want to wrap my entire house in it, but I might have to restrain myself a bit. Sorry not sorry.

Noodlehead   Trail Totes Times Two sewing

Noodlehead   Trail Totes Times Two sewing

I have been doing some serious thinking about my own fabric stash and how it’s evolved over the years. I keep destashing and thinking that will help. Somehow the fabric still oozes from the shelves. I haven’t been ordering much fabric either, although that’ll fly out the window once some of my favorite new collections start shipping to shops. Anyway, sorry for that tangent. Not complaining.Noodlehead   Trail Totes Times Two sewing

I love piping (See my tutorial here, it’s easy to make and use! I promise.) and this tote is just the most fun way to show it off. It gives the bag a nice dimension and added interest. Pair that with some metal and a zipper and you had me at hello.

Noodlehead   Trail Totes Times Two sewing

Pattern: Trail Tote Pattern (by me for Robert Kaufman Fabrics)
Fabrics: Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and a canvas from Miss Matatabi
Hardware: Sewing Supplies on etsy (a great shop based in WI for any locals reading)
Zipper: Zipit on Etsy (another WI shop! as always)

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