Noodlehead http://www.noodle-head.com noodlehead sewing patterns and tutorials Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:10:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Poolside Tote – Gone Lakeside http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/poolside-tote-gone-lakeside.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/poolside-tote-gone-lakeside.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:56:25 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=6328 I’m re-naming this version of the Poolside Tote because it went Lakeside on it’s photo shoot (to Lake Neshonoc that is). I love how the colors look this time of year and by the lake on a cloudy fall day, you can’t get much better. This Poolside was made using Vanessa‘s new collection for Moda Fabrics – […]

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I’m re-naming this version of the Poolside Tote because it went Lakeside on it’s photo shoot (to Lake Neshonoc that is). I love how the colors look this time of year and by the lake on a cloudy fall day, you can’t get much better. This Poolside was made using Vanessa‘s new collection for Moda FabricsColor Theory. It’s super fresh and graphic and colorful, and of course plays so well with all her other collections.

Noodlehead   Poolside Tote   Gone Lakeside sewing

Noodlehead   Poolside Tote   Gone Lakeside sewing

I love making this big tote! And every time I make it, I fall in love again. I like using the quilting to stiffen things up. It makes for a really rugged tote!

Noodlehead   Poolside Tote   Gone Lakeside sewing

Whatcha been making this fall? Up to your neck in Halloween costume sewing? I’m supposed to make Natalie a candy corn costume and Emily wants to be Olaf. It’ll be a good test at how creative I can get, I’m gonna need it!

Noodlehead   Poolside Tote   Gone Lakeside sewing

Noodlehead   Poolside Tote   Gone Lakeside sewing

Pattern: Poolside Tote
Fabric: Color Theory by V and Co for Moda

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Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/trail-tote-featuring-doe-by-carolyn-friedlander.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/trail-tote-featuring-doe-by-carolyn-friedlander.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=6225 Happy fall! I paired up with Robert Kaufman again for another free pattern – the Trail Tote! Just like the Cargo Duffle and Manicure wallet, you can jump on over to the Robert Kaufman website and download the pattern for free! I’m honored that this project features Carolyn‘s newest collection – Doe! (it’ll be debuting […]

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Happy fall! I paired up with Robert Kaufman again for another free pattern – the Trail Tote! Just like the Cargo Duffle and Manicure wallet, you can jump on over to the Robert Kaufman website and download the pattern for free! I’m honored that this project features Carolyn‘s newest collection – Doe! (it’ll be debuting at Quilt Market this week)

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

I was especially happy designing this tote. I had the sketch just waiting to come to life. I love that part of sewing. And this tote is such a great sew! Sorry if that sounds weird, but I’m already cutting out more for me. I’m making myself an exact copy of the large tote. It’s kind of how I work actually, I design a lot to try to figure out a bag that I would love. That sounds pretty self righteous, but I design to help solve my own issues that I encounter.

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

Doe is such an amazing collection, and even though I haven’t seen all the prints in person, the colors and designs just make my heart swell. I feel like I say that with each of Carolyn‘s new fabrics, but it’s true. Can’t help it!

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

Noodlehead   Trail Tote featuring Doe by Carolyn Friedlander tutorial sewing tutorials bags wallets zips

Anyway, I  hope you give the tote a try. I had fun doing the illustrations and writing things up, of course making the bags and the photo shoot were the cherry on top!

Pattern: Trail Tote (designed by me for Robert Kaufman)
Fabric: Doe by Carolyn Friedlander
Hardware: BeingBags on Etsy
Zippers: Zipit on Etsy

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Project Teen! http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/project-teen.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/project-teen.html#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:30:37 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=6070 Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love is a project-based book focused on the perfect items to make any teenager happy. Isn’t it cool?! The concept is so perfect, right?! If you’re like me and love making and giving gifts, there’s this sort of black hole of the teenager years that makes you scratch your […]

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Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love is a project-based book focused on the perfect items to make any teenager happy.

Isn’t it cool?! The concept is so perfect, right?! If you’re like me and love making and giving gifts, there’s this sort of black hole of the teenager years that makes you scratch your head and wonder what in the world they might think was an awesome gift. I haven’t had to conquer the teenage gifting much yet, but be sure in the not so distant future I will be! My friend Melissa (The Polka Dot Chair) did such a great job of doing some really thoughtful research about teenagers and gifts you can make that wouldn’t automatically be filed in the back of the closet along with that Christmas sweater they got when they were a toddler, you know, next to the dust bunnies.

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I paged through the projects and really wish I would have had more time to actually make something! I’m totally trying to gather supplies for the ‘I Left My Heart in ___ Pouch’. Of course you already know I love pouches, but I couldn’t find any iron-on vinyl locally. Bummer.

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As I paged through the book, another super clever project was the pocket quilt, the Pocket-ful Quilt. I love Melissa’s solution to the age-old ‘I lost my remote in my blanket and can find it’ problem.

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And T-Shirt Pillows! I thought they were super cute and clever, too. A great way to keep a well-loved shirt! They look amazing and cool at the same time. Lastly, I think it’s really important to point out that Melissa put a lot of effort into making things clear and easy for the reader. There are tons of great tips and easy to follow step by step instructions.

Okay, I’m off to find some iron-on vinyl!

And as a special treat, Melissa designed these super cute gift tags for handmade gifts. I kind of have a feeling that you love giving handmade gifts, so these pretty tags will come in handy for your gift wrapping. Download the free tags here!

Thanks Melissa!

Be sure to check out more Project Teen inspiration:

October 13th: Sew Can She and Piece N Quilt

October 14th: Generation Q Magazine and UCreate

October 15th: Diary of a Quilter and me!

October 16th: Flamingo Toes

October 17th: Simple Simon and Co AND It’s Always Autumn

All images courtesy The Polkadot Chair and book links are affiliate links (I get a small percentage if you click the link and decide to purchase).

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Endless Summer Tunic http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/endless-summer-tunic.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/endless-summer-tunic.html#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:42:29 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=6068 This tunic (Endless Summer Tunic) has been on my to-do list for way too long! I’d seen a beautiful version sewn up by Phiona at quilt market in the spring and promptly went home and bought the pattern. Well I got busy and of course it got smashed into a lump of other odd projects. […]

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This tunic (Endless Summer Tunic) has been on my to-do list for way too long! I’d seen a beautiful version sewn up by Phiona at quilt market in the spring and promptly went home and bought the pattern. Well I got busy and of course it got smashed into a lump of other odd projects. I dug it out the other day and sewed it up!

Noodlehead   Endless Summer Tunic sewing

I raised the v-neck opening a bit although I’m not sure I really needed to. I’m not typically a v-neck kind of gal, but I do have a super small head, so I figured I’d risk it and see if I’d still be able to slip it on. It worked! This is my wearable muslin and I plan on making at least one more. I think it’ll be perfect layered under a cardigan for the fall and winter, maybe in a solid? or Liberty? So many pretty possibilities! It especially will look nicer than my normal t-shirt attire. I don’t love love this print for some reason, but it’s really soft and cozy and I think it might grow on me! The pockets for me are so perfect, I love pockets!!

Noodlehead   Endless Summer Tunic sewing

I’ve been trying to go through my closet more thoughtfully this season. I have a teeny tiny closet and switch my wardrobe for summer and fall/winter/spring clothes. I love reading blogs that discuss having wardrobes that are super versatile and totally fitting to your personality (especially have been drawn to Un-Fancy lately). Of course this is really fun when it comes to sewing your own clothes. I think I’ve definitely learned over the years what I will and won’t end up wearing. I try to really take into consideration patterns and fabric choices when I’m buying for making my own clothes. Just because I can make something doesn’t mean I will ever wear it, especially need to keep myself limited when it comes to dresses. They’re beautiful and easy-to-sew, but in the end I only wear them for special occasions and in super hot weather. I love layering beautiful tops with subtle colors along with jeans and a cardigan this time of year, so I’ll be focusing on that a bit in the coming weeks.

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Pattern: Endless Summer Tunic by A Verb for Keeping Warm
Fabric: Innocent Crush (in voile) by Anna Maria Horner

ps. this post is dedicated to Kristin

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Time Warp Projects http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/time-warp-projects.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/time-warp-projects.html#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:25:23 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=5892 These projects were so fun to sew up! I had fun working with this new substrate for Cloud 9 Fabrics. Jessica Jones designed this really great retro inspired collection of great prints on bark cloth called Time Warp (shipping to shops in November!). It has such a great texture and presses so nicely. It is a […]

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Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

These projects were so fun to sew up! I had fun working with this new substrate for Cloud 9 Fabrics. Jessica Jones designed this really great retro inspired collection of great prints on bark cloth called Time Warp (shipping to shops in November!). It has such a great texture and presses so nicely. It is a much looser weave than a quilting cotton so I made sure to use a lot of pins when sewing and quilting. It does shift around a bit while sewing, so I would definitely recommend using pins and taking your time.

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

For the Super Tote I tried using Soft & Stable instead of Pellon 808. I basted the Soft & Stable to the Exterior A & B pieces. For the rest I used Pellon SF101 including the lining pieces. I really like the way the Soft & Stable gives it a sturdiness, but I think it’s a bit of overkill honestly. I think that the 808 and SF101 combined as in the pattern are really suitable for the recommended fabrics. If you have your heart set on just a quilting cotton for the main exterior pieces and don’t want to do Quilt-as-you-go (or quilting at all), I think the Soft & Stable is a great option! Yay for options!

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

This Cargo Duffle was really quick to put together. I had cut out all the canvas and batting a while back when I was making a different Cargo Duffle. I figured it was just as easy to cut out an extra set of those duffle pieces! It came in handy. Skipping the front pockets made things go even quicker and shows off the main prints really well.

Noodlehead   Time Warp Projects sewing

Patterns: Super Tote and Cargo Duffle
Fabric: Time Warp by Jessica Jones for Cloud 9 Fabrics and Cirrus Solids (also by Cloud 9)

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Poolside Biology http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/poolside-biology.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/10/poolside-biology.html#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:06:02 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=5466   Nope this isn’t a lesson in poolside biology, geez, that might get a little too nitty gritty. I know what goes on in swimming pools. We’ll save that for another day, it’s actually a Poolside Tote made for the newest collection by Sarah Watson for Cloud 9 Fabrics. Isn’t it pretty?! All you purple […]

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Nope this isn’t a lesson in poolside biology, geez, that might get a little too nitty gritty. I know what goes on in swimming pools. We’ll save that for another day, it’s actually a Poolside Tote made for the newest collection by Sarah Watson for Cloud 9 Fabrics. Isn’t it pretty?! All you purple lovers out there are in for a treat. Of course there’s a really gorgeous blue-green colorway that is equally as beautiful, too. It’ll be shipping in December, so not too far away! Just enough time to start planning.

Noodlehead   Poolside Biology sewing

Anyway, since this is made with all quilting weight fabric (different from what fabric I recommend for the Poolside – which is something heavier like a canvas, etc.) I used a combination of interfacing and cotton canvas. I used SF101 on both the exterior and lining fabrics and basted on cotton canvas to the main exterior pieces. It’s sturdy, and stands up when not filled, but it’s still flexible and ready to fill up with a ton of stuff! The cotton canvas was a navy blue organic 12 oz weight that I had gotten from fabric.com a while back (I can’t seem to find the same one, but here are all their 12 oz. cotton canvases). I think it really does well as an interlining.

Pattern: Poolside Tote
Fabric: Biology by Sarah Watson for Cloud 9 Fabrics (interlined with cotton canvas), Biology starts shipping in December

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Updated Envelope Clutch http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/updated-envelope-clutch.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/updated-envelope-clutch.html#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:56:48 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=5416 The updated Envelope Clutch pattern is ready today! Very happy to have finalized the updates to this pattern. In the past few years I’d like to think that I’ve learned a lot about patterns and instructions. I’ve hopefully grown to be a better pattern writer that has user-friendly, beautiful and easy-to-sew projects.  Every time I see someone sewing […]

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The updated Envelope Clutch pattern is ready today! Very happy to have finalized the updates to this pattern. In the past few years I’d like to think that I’ve learned a lot about patterns and instructions. I’ve hopefully grown to be a better pattern writer that has user-friendly, beautiful and easy-to-sew projects.  Every time I see someone sewing up a project from one of my patterns I am just floored. And I want you to know I’m grateful to be able to share sewing with you all!

Noodlehead   Updated Envelope Clutch sewing

So the Envelope Clutch pattern got an overhaul! It now includes cutting layouts and super clear illustrations. I had a few pattern testers look everything over and they gave me great feedback.

Noodlehead   Updated Envelope Clutch sewing

There are two clutch sizes, the large clutch fits an ipad mini and has measurements and instructions to make it fit a regular ipad. The small clutch is great for when you don’t want to haul a large bag around, date night anyone?! It’s also the perfect gift to pass along to your friend or even make some for your bridesmaids (or you could also con your friend who sews into making you some).

Noodlehead   Updated Envelope Clutch sewing

In honor of the overhaul, today the newly revised Envelope Clutch pattern special price. For the next 24 hours the pattern will be $6.00. After that it’ll move back to it’s regular price of $7.00.

Noodlehead   Updated Envelope Clutch sewing

I’m excited to use mine as the other samples were given away to friends. Now to pick which one I keep!

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Enchanted Quilt http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/enchanted-quilt.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/enchanted-quilt.html#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:37 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=5413 I’m excited to share this quilt finish here! This  one took a backseat to just about every other project for most of the summer. I had made all the blocks at the sewing get-together near Madison in June and they sat on my shelf and waited for me. I love the colors and pulled the […]

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I’m excited to share this quilt finish here! This  one took a backseat to just about every other project for most of the summer. I had made all the blocks at the sewing get-together near Madison in June and they sat on my shelf and waited for me. I love the colors and pulled the fabrics using a set of fat quarter of Enchanted by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud 9 Fabrics to start with. They’re great colors and when Amanda announced she was doing a charity quilt sew-along I was really happy to try and join in. They were in need of quilts for boys and I hope this will make some boy happy!

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I kept the quilting pretty light as I wanted it to be soft and snuggly. I did a simple zig zag down each column (you can see it best from the back). For the backing I got lucky and was able to use a single piece of the Cotton Chambray Dots (in Indigo) from Robert Kaufman. I love that stuff! And it’s 57” wide, so it’s perfect for all sorts of awesome projects.

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I wasn’t going to wash it, but then decided between all the lint and dog fur it accumulated over the course of making it, that someone would probably appreciate it being freshly clean. Plus I threw a color catcher in and it caught quite a bit of bleed, so overall I’m glad I did it.

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Pattern: Rail Fence Quilt (Crazy Mom Quilts Sew-Along)
Fabric: Enchanted by Michelle Engel Bencsko (and some favorites thrown in)

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And the winner of the Leah Duncan Gramercy half yard fabric bundle is:

Kristie Kemp who said:
‘I want them all!!! I can’t choose a favorite! She is so talented!!!’

Agreed Kristie! Leah is so so talented. Noodlehead   Enchanted Quilt uncategorized quilting patchwork Thanks for playing along!

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Yarn Bowl and a Lovely Stack http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/yarn-bowl-and-a-lovely-stack.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/yarn-bowl-and-a-lovely-stack.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:21:27 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=5314 A few weeks ago we took a family staycation and ended up at a local pottery painting place. We took forever to pick what we wanted to paint. I finally chose this yarn bowl that I spotted at the last minute! I’ve always wanted a yarn bowl, they’re always so pretty. Then came the challenge […]

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A few weeks ago we took a family staycation and ended up at a local pottery painting place. We took forever to pick what we wanted to paint. I finally chose this yarn bowl that I spotted at the last minute! I’ve always wanted a yarn bowl, they’re always so pretty. Then came the challenge as to what to actually paint on this bowl, so I decided to keep it simple and neutral. We got to pick up our pieces last week after they had been fired. It was so fun to see what they looked like! Like unwrapping a little present (even though we knew what was inside). It’s amazing to see their transformation.

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My friend Holly makes these really cool needle gauges and I’m ready to put it to work.

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I’m excited to start knitting something after taking the summer inadvertently off, so now that it’s getting cooler here I’m getting the itch again. I was so close to finishing my first sweater when I ran out of matching yarn, still trying to decide what to do about that. Maybe a short-sleeved sweater? I dunno.

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Lastly, the kind folks at Robert Kaufman sent me this super pretty stack of their new Kona colors! I never get stacks of fabric with so many choices like this, so it’s fun just to look at! I’ll use it though, promise. And if you’ve made it this far, I’m working on another free pattern for Robert Kaufman for one of their new lines debuting at Quilt Market. I know you’ll love it!

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Oh, and I’ll pick the winner of the Gramercy Fabric bundle giveaway and share it in my next post! It was super fun times reading through what prints you liked and what you might make with Gramercy! It’s good stuff!

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Gramercy Envelope Clutch and Fabric Giveaway! http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/gramercy-envelope-clutch-and-fabric-giveaway.html http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/09/gramercy-envelope-clutch-and-fabric-giveaway.html#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:42:48 +0000 http://www.noodle-head.com/?p=5219 [This giveaway is now closed, thank you to all who entered!] Happy Friday everyone! I couldn’t be more excited about this fabric today! It’s the newest collection by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics called Gramercy. Leah is one of my many favorite designers, ever since her first collection Maya, I’ve been diligently following along. […]

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Noodlehead   Gramercy Envelope Clutch and Fabric Giveaway! sewing

Happy Friday everyone! I couldn’t be more excited about this fabric today! It’s the newest collection by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics called Gramercy. Leah is one of my many favorite designers, ever since her first collection Maya, I’ve been diligently following along. I secretly hoard the prints and may just happen to have extra cuts I stash away just so I can use some right away and still have some more for just that perfect project.  You do that too, right?!

Noodlehead   Gramercy Envelope Clutch and Fabric Giveaway! sewing

I used my Envelope Clutch pattern in the large size (there are two sizes, yay!). I’ve been working on re-vamping the Envelope Clutch pattern to be in tip-top shape and will be re-releasing the pattern soon (and with a fun little discount to kick things off). So please hang in there, it should be all set in about a week and I’ll let you know when it’s ready.

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I forgot how much I love this clutch and when it’s finished it just feels so awesome and professional. One of my very favorite things is handmade piping, and I love the finished look! I’ve got my tutorial here that makes it a little easier! Handmade piping is one of those things that might be a pain when you’re making it, but in the end it’s so worth the extra time and effort!

Did I mention this size fits and ipad mini (and probably a lot of other smaller tablets!)? When I made the pattern the minis weren’t out yet so I think it’s a happy coincidence. And on that note, I have instructions for making this fit a regular ipad, too, just in case you’re wondering.

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Okay, enough about me! How about some fabric?! I’m excited that Leah offered a half yard bundle (that’s 8 half yard cuts!!!) as a giveaway to one lucky reader!

Noodlehead   Gramercy Envelope Clutch and Fabric Giveaway! sewing

To Enter:

  • one winner will be chosen
  • Just leave a comment! Leah and I are curious, what’s your favorite print in the collection? Or what would you make with Gramercy?
  • Open to US entries only please!
  • Giveaway ends Sunday, September 14th at 10pm (central time).

Oh, and I’m not sure about you, but I’m always drooling over the awesomeness in Leah’s shop! I’ll take that gorgeous cuff (you know I love me some brass jewelry) and a pillow cover please! haha

ps, if you’re looking for Art Gallery Fabrics near you, they’ve got a great little store locator on the Art Gallery Fabrics website here. How handy!

A couple of my fave online shops that have it as well:
Pink Castle Fabrics
Hawthorne Threads

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