Reusable Lunch Bag

What could be more fun and eco friendly than packing a lunch in our Reusable Lunch Bag? These highly functional cuties are fashioned after the old fashioned, standard brown lunch bag, with a touch of "green"! They are easy to make, too. A couple of hours on the applique and an hour at the sewing machine, and you'll have Mother Earth sending you a thank you note!

I used the Slumbering Owl Applique Block, but because they are easy, make several with different appliques. They will also make great gifts and easy to design for a boy or a girl. Never too early to start thinking about next Christmas, right?

Make sure to make these out of washable fabrics, though, since they will need to be washed occasionally. And try different fabrics and designs. A great project for repurposing old clothes!

Look for the directions in the FREE patterns. Enjoy! 

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Slumbering Owl Lunch Sack

 

I just finished up our Slumbering Owl Lunch Sack and wanted to share it. This reuseable sack is both eco friendly and cute as a bugs ear! It is much too late (at least for me) to write up the directions tonight, but I will get them done some time tomorrow. I was totally going for the "brown bag" look, and although it is hard to see from just one pic, this really looks like a brown paper bag including a rectangular bottom and accordian pleated sides. (Much easier to see in all the "how to" pics.) The sack is fully lined and washable. Although I'll mention this again in the directions...for this project you should use synthetic felt instead of wool felt. This is an item that you'll want to be able to wash, frequently, and wool felt will bleed and shrink. Save your wool felt for another project. Make this sack using our slumbering owl applique or any applique of your choosing. More tomorrow. Read more

Slumbering Owl Applique Block

 


This weekend I designed our Slumbering Owl Applique Block. He was a hoot to make! (Sorry, that had to be said!) He is a little more complex than some of our other appliques because of the detail in the feathers. It's a little lost in the photo, but the layering of feathers really gives him a three dimensional look. If you don't want to invest the time appliquing the feathers on, you can always use the wavy lines used in our Owl Book Mark. Although I made this on a 6" x 6" felt block to use in my "haven't quite figured out what to do with them yet" project, I have an idea of another way to use our Slumbering Owl Applique, which I'll share later in the week. Enjoy! Get pattern here. 

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Curved Heart Applique Block

 


We decided that some of our appliques will be "block" appliques. All this means is they were designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block which can then be sewn together with other blocks to make quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. I haven't decided what I want to make yet, so I figure I'll just start a collection. I love the asymmetry of this Curved Heart applique. It also features a feather stitch, which I've never done before, around the outer edge. It was great fun. Enjoy. Get pattern here.

Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends. Every effort is made to share information in a clear and accurate manner. We offer preemptive apologies for any mistakes that may be made. Please let us know via comments or emails if you stumble upon a mistake or if you encounter directions that leave your scratching your head! We will rectify the situation as soon as humanly possible!
 

Valentine Bracelet

We have a brooch, we have a necklace, all that's left is a bracelet! Here is a super duper easy bracelet that goes together in no time. With supervision, your 4 year old can help string the beads and your 8 year old can make their own! If you're having fun, keep on going and turn your bracelet into a necklace. These simple directions can be found in our FREE Patterns. Enjoy!

Flower Applique Block

  
 
One of things Michelle and I want to include on our site is a data base of various applique patterns. Sometimes they will be designs we are using for a specific project, and sometimes they will just be an applique we designed just for fun! Hopefully, over time, this will become a resource where people can come to get applique patterns or ideas. Whenever we feature an applique, we will include the pdf. Enlarge or reduce the pattern to fit your needs. This week's pattern is a simple 5 petal flower with 2 leaves. It features a blanket stitch and stem stitch. Keep an eye on our Applique Data Base to see new patterns. Get pattern here.  

Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends. Every effort is made to share information in a clear and accurate manner. We offer preemptive apologies for any mistakes that may be made. Please let us know via comments or emails if you stumble upon a mistake or if you encounter...Read more

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