Composition Book Cover with Zipper Pouch

This composition book was a lot of fun! It was a challenge to construct, but I think it turned out great!

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It is a bit more difficult than the pocket cover as you have to work with vinyl, a zipper, and several more pieces. That said, the result was worth it!

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Composition Book Cover Cut Layouts by learncreatesew

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

Composition Book Cover Testing

I decided to make the composition book cover first.

I tested my pattern several times looking for the best fit and arrangement. While my first plan was to just make the zipper pocket with the window, it was quite difficult in some respects and I wanted the project to be practical for sewers of all ability levels. As a result, I ended up making a pocket version as well.

I was quite pleased with how both turned out and hope to have tutorials available soon!

Composition Book Cover Cut Layouts by learncreatesew

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Project Brainstorm – Sketchbook

Now that I have finished making many many face masks I am ready to start a new project! The question becomes…what to do?

Here are a few ideas I have had.

The first is a composition notebook cover that contains a zippered pencil pouch with clear vinyl window.

composition-book-cover-final-1 by learncreatesew

The next is a rag doll. I’ve wanted to make a rag doll for quite some time.

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We’ll have to see what I decide to make! But now I have two more projects in my to do pile!

Face Mask Key Chain Case

Once I started making tons of face masks I decided it would be nice to have something to carry them in.

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They also make great gifts if you are planning to give face masks to others!

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This case is super cute and small enough to fit on a key chain.

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I made two different versions, one lined and one without lining.

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I also used several different closures – velcro, snaps, key rings, swivel hooks, and D-rings.

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I hope you have as much fun making these as I did.

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Face Mask Key Chain Pouch Web Pattern by Learncreatesew

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

QUICK OVERVIEW (LINED/FINISHED EDGE):

QUICK OVERVIEW (BASIC/UNLINED):

One Tie Face Mask Tutorial – No Elastic, No Interfacing, No Bias Tape – Family Sizing

With supplies and resources scarce, and with traveling to stores discouraged, I wanted to make a face mask that required as few specialty supplies as possible.

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I decided to make a face mask with ties instead. The ties can be made with 1.25 inches (by width of fabric) strip of cotton fabric. It also only has a single tie in the back for easier wear.

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Thanks to my mom and her fabulous testing of face masks, she gave me dimensions for face masks of multiple sizes.

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I hope you enjoy the pattern and the tutorial!

Here is the free pattern!

Face Mask Family Sizes by learncreatesew

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

OVERVIEW

Pocket (Gift Card) Pouch

With the fabric I had left over from the Toilet Paper Drawstring bag, I wanted to make another little project. A gift card pouch seemed perfect!

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I had enough fabric to make the pouch in two sizes.

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The smaller pouch is perfect for gift cards, and the larger pouch can hold items that are a little longer.

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They are super easy to make, 1/10 on the difficulty scale. They don’t take much fabric, they’re very fast, and make great gifts!

Pocket Pouch Pattern by learncreatesew

I made two videos for this project. The first include detailed instructions and explanations for each step.

Detailed Instructions:

The second is a quick overview if you already know the basics 🙂

Quick Overview:

Toilet Paper Drawstring Bag

As I was contemplating what my next sewing project would be, I couldn’t help thinking about what is on everyone’s minds at present. Toilet paper.

Yes, it is a rare and precious commodity nowadays. So! What to do…

Well, if you feel the need to travel with your toilet paper so you are prepared for those “just in case” moments, here is a little drawstring bag that is perfect to carry it!

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Of course, you don’t need to use your drawstring bag to tote around your toilet paper, it can carry a whole lot of different things, but the toilet paper sure fits nice!

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This is a great little project to practice sewing curved pieces to straight pieces. It doesn’t take a lot of fabric and it is quick.

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Take a look at my video to see how to make it!

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

Here is the pattern for the circular base:

Round Drawstring Bag Pattern

This project is fairly simple. You should be comfortable pressing, sewing curves, and working with small seam allowances. Difficulty 2/10.

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Sloth Plush – Free Pattern & Instructions

One of my favorite projects that I made this year was a sloth plush! My students absolutely love making plushies, and as I am sure you have noticed sloths are HUGE right now.

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I tried several different designs for the plush before coming up with this one.

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I really like that you can hang the plush if you want to.

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You can also leave it simple or add accessories.

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Sewing with fur is a bit of a challenge, but they are so cuddly!

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This project difficulty is about a 4/10 if working with fleece, and a 5/10 if working with fur. The project is time consuming since there are a lot of piece, and you have to add a seam allowance to some of the pieces. But the whole project could be completed by hand if you didn’t want to use a machine.

Sloth Plush Instructions by learncreatsew

Sloth Pattern Updated by learncreatesew

I hope to add instructions for accessories in upcoming posts.