Mini Tool Bag

I had so much fun with this project, and it turned out beautifully!

I had been exploring different tool bag ideas and really wanted to work with a framed purse, but purse frames are so expensive! And…you are usually very limited in the sizes you can find.

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In an effort to find an affordable way to make a framed purse I decided to make a mini sized tool bag. Since it is small the frames would not need to be as sturdy as on a full sized bag.

I found an EXCELLENT tutorial by sewingtimes on Youtube and absolutely fell in love with the bag construction and wanted to test it out right away. I would highly recommend it.

I changed the size a bit.

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I also didn’t want to have to worry about using a lot of interfacing, so I used a heavy weight denim.

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I also added embroidery and top stitching to decorate the front and add a jeans look.

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I really love how much the bag opens! It provides such a great amount of space.

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The tool bag fit basic sewing supplies, scissors and small dollar tree containers perfectly.

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Instead of purse frames I used two pieces of heavy gauge wire taped together with electrical tape and bent the ends.

 

I played with several different ways to wrap the wire. In the end I preferred the option where the wire was completely covered, just in case of tarnishing, etc. What I love about using the wire instead of the purchased purse frames is that you can make them any size you want! It’s also significantly cheaper.

It worked better than expected and I hope to make a framed bag again in the future.

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Zip-On Tool Caddy

For my latest project I wanted a tool bag that you could hang on the back of the chair. I find that in the Sewing classroom tools can end up all over the place, and tripping over them is not a fun experience.

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I decided to make a simple tote that you could zip on and off of the chair. It was super simple and after making it I found the tote had a lot more uses than expected!

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I works perfectly on the back of a chair, just like I wanted! It even fits nicely on the back of student desk chairs.

1img_9088It’s handy in the kitchen!

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It’s also great for toiletries. Especially, when traveling.

I absolutely love it! Sewing instructions and pattern coming soon!

Pig Plush Pattern & Instructions

The Pig Plush pattern and instructions are finally ready!

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They are cute and cuddly! With awesome little tails.

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The pattern comes with two different sizes so you can choose the size that best suits you.

The smaller plush stands 5 – 6 inches tall and the larger 7- 8 inches. The size varies a bit depending on the stretch of your fabric and how much you fill your plush.

Pig Plush Pattern and Instructions

Fox Plush

I took the pattern I used for the Pig Plush and altered it to make a Fox Plush!

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I was really pleased with the results.

I don’t know why, but the cute little tails are always my favorite 🙂

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I also changed the size of the pattern, making two different size options.

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You can also decorate the plush as you like, or leave it simple.

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I’m happy to say that the pattern and instructions are done and ready to share!

Happy Sewing! I hope you have just as much fun making these cute little plushies as I did.

Fox Sewing Pattern and Instructions