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Mash up of Festive Felties and Trapeze Eloise FMA

Today we have a guest blog poster – Alana from Rosie Petal.  Alana contributed the Good Fortune Headwrap to Issue 9 and she’s been our “Ziplines” contributor for the last two issues.

She’s taking part today in the One Thimble Issue 9 blog hop!

So lets hand things over to Alana for her Mash up of the Festive Felties pattern and Trapeze Eloise FMA!

Alana Pritchard - Rosie Petal ROSIE PETAL LOGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Issue 9 of One Thimble was released before Christmas, and I have finally had chance to have a play with some of the amazing patterns that came in it. I really wanted to try free motion applique by Ric-Rac and Retro and the cute felties by Molly and Mama, so I did a bit of pattern mash.

I adore working print with print, and I love lots of colour. It was very easy to dive into my bag of Jennifer Paganelli scraps and quickly find some fun brights to coordinate with my Tanya Whelan spots and stripes.

Guest Blog post Alana from Rosie Petal

For those who want to play along at home – grab yourself a copy of One Thimble Issue 9. I followed all the same steps for Trapeze Eloise, but used the Festive Felties pieces.

I did not use the cupcake base, as it was not needed in this technique.

It was the first time I had done this style of applique with my darning foot, and boy it was fun!! I had a bit of a revelation about half way around that I realised I didn’t even need to rotate my work, I could just more sideways! So funny.

Looking forward to sprucing up all those plain t-shirts in the girls’ drawers.

                         Rosie Petal pattern mash blog post image 2        Cupcake FMA

Rosie Petal mashup of Festive felties and Trapeze Eloise FMA

Jump on the blog tour and visit some other gals sewing up a storm from issue 9:

 

Monday, January 11th

Felt With Love Designs // Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 12th

Jody’s Crafty Creations

Wednesday, January 13th

Two Pretty Poppets

Thursday, January 14th

Rosie Petal @ The One Thimble Blog // Molly and Mama

Friday, January 15th

Happy Okapi

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Easy Softie Pattern Hack

Last week Tiffany from Simply Adorable Designs posted this in the One Thimble Sewing Enthusiasts Group: Sewing a Pikachu Friend

“Today is this little mans 10th birthday, but it has been postponed till Friday when daddy is home. So today we used the kids softies pattern from edition 4 and he created his very own pikachu!!! He has changed some of the pieces to create this amazing ‘friend’.”

I was so impressed that I asked whether I could share his work on social media.  He said yes and then very kindly offered to share his tips for pattern hacking Jody’s Crafty Creations Kids Creations Easy Softie pattern (from One Thimble Issue 4) into Pikachu with us.


 

So if you’re keen to hear how he did it read on:

  • Use the original tail and ear to make custom pieces (use a lead pencil)

Drawing your new ear shapes

  • Use the edge of the sewing machine foot to line up the edge of the fabric and go slow.  (Don’t forget to backstitch or put the foot down.  It’s a mess to unpick).
  • For the tail make custom pieces and use hard interfacing.  Mum helped a lot with this.  Put the outside bits together and stitch one side.

Tail guide

  • Flip it and iron flat.  Now you can slide your interfacing in.  (Remember it, the interfacing, needs to be the same shape but without seam allowance).  This can be tricky.  We used double sided tape to fold the other seam into the middle.  Then topstitch all around.
  • APPLIQUE:  Mum has funny stuff ( a bit like double sided tape) that sticks fabric together.  Then I straight stitched close to the edge.
  • Use buttons for the eyes as this is easier than cutting circles.
  • Draw the nose and mouth with an erasable pen and straight stitch with sewing machine.
  • Don’t overfill arms and legs with stuffing as it makes it hard to sew around the edge.

Tips Image 1 Tips Image 2

Master Simply Adorable Designs

Front of softie   Back of Softie

 

Well Done Master L! Thanks so very much for sharing your tips and your fabulous project with us!


 

If you’ve got a project to share be sure to get in touch! 

Happy Sewing.

xJen

 

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Boxing Day 2015

 

Boxing Day sale 2015 - participating businesses

It’s back! And this year it’s bigger and better than ever! I’ve joined together with 27 fabulous PDF designers to bring you a HUGE Boxing Day Sales Event.

Running all day Boxing Day you can get 30% off your PDF Pattern purchases from these businesses with the code BOXING15.

1 Puddle Lane (no code required – price will be discounted for you at checkout!)
Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns
Bella Sunshine Designs
Bobkin
Bubby and Me (only PDF patterns)
Designs by Call Ajaire
Dog Under my Desk (no code required – applied automatically at checkout)
Fabric Direct.com.au (only PDF patterns)
Fat Red Bird Designs
Filles a Maman
Felt with Love Designs
Hey There Threads (stand-alone patterns only)
Hugs are fun
Izzy & Ivy Designs
Jody’s Crafty Creations
Little Moo Designs
Make it Perfect (only PDF patterns)
Molly and Mama
Momma Quail Patterns
Muffy Duck Designs
One Thimble (e-zines only)
Ric-Rac & Retro
Serger Pepper
Swoodson Says
Tadah Patterns (stand-alone patterns only)
Threading Rainbows (no code required – price will be discounted for you!)
Tiger Lily Patterns (stand-alone patterns only)
two pretty poppets (single PDF patterns only)
Zoe’s Pocket


 

So by Boxing Day do we mean Boxing Day where you live?

YES, Absolutely! The sale begins 12.01am 26/12/15 in Samoa and continues right through till 11.59pm 26/12/15 in Baker’s Island … it runs for 50 hours to make sure we cover Boxing Day world wide!

So how long till it starts?

Here’s a handy countdown! The Sale will begin http://goo.gl/hy9dHj and end http://goo.gl/qxJG4u


 

… and don’t forget to check out the facebook pages of participating businesses for your chance to win pattern bundles! There’s 4 pattern bundles up for grabs!

What better way to get set for a Sew-tastic 2016 than by picking up patterns at an extra special price!

Happy Sewing

xJen

 

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Christmas outfits to sew for Boys

Finding patterns to make special outfits for the lads in your life can sometimes be a little tricky.

Here’s some inspiration of what people have sewn for boys using the One Thimble patterns.

What people have sewn using One Thimble Patterns

Jenna from Apple and Fig sewed the Time Traveller Vest (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 2) and the Gatsby Cap (by Apple and Fig from One Thimble Issue 6), Crystal from Stitched by Crystal sewed the Ranger Shorts (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 2) and the Steam Train Applique (by Mr Fox), Miquita from Damaya Designs sewed the Ranger Shorts (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 2), Jessica from Snickerdoodle Stew sewed the Time Traveller Vest (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 2), Jamie from Little Miss Mulberry and the Dragon sewed the Fat Red Bird Fedora (pattern by Fat Red Bird Designs from One Thimble Issue 8) and the Archie Shirt (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 6).

What Michelle has sewn using One Thimble Patterns

Michelle has sewn the Fat Red Bird Fedora (by Fat Red Bird Designs from One Thimble Issue 8) and the Kinder Shorts (by Hey There Threads from One Thimble Issue 1).

Sewn by Sharon from One Thimble

Sharon from Sam and I Designs has sewn the Archie Shirt (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 6), the Ringmaster Pattern (by Tie Dye Diva from One Thimble Issue 9) the Jackalope Tee (by Momma Quail Patterns from One Thimble Issue 8) and the Bonfire Jacket (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 5).

Items sewn by me from One Thimble

I’ve sewn lots of the patterns from One Thimble, but here are a few of my favourite sews.  Snowboarder Applique (by Mr Fox) and Half Pipe Pants (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 3), Gatsby Cap (by Apple + Fig) and Archie Shirt (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 6), Bonfire Jacket (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 5) and Steam Train Applique (by Mr Fox) and Ranger Shorts (by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 2).

 

I hope you find the perfect pattern to sew for the boys in your life within the pages of One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine! Be sure to share your “sews” with me!

xJen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gifts to sew for Boys

When my step-son was 12 I took him shopping for a cap for his Christmas present.  All the caps at the surfshops were too big so we ended up at Pumpkin Patch … and then ended up NOT getting a hat.  Who knew that pre-teen boys would be so touchy about shopping in a children’s wear shop!  Granted this was pre-kt and I was pretty much clueless! These days I’d solve the “hats too big problem” by just making him one.  In fact making hats are pretty much my “go to” solution for sewing for the men/boys in my life! I think I’d pretty much forgotten all the other boys suitable patterns we’ve included in One Thimble until I sat down to write this blog post!

Things to sew for the boys in your life this Christmas

This blog post is a reminder/go-to guide of One Thimble patterns for sewing for the boys in your life this Christmas.


Clothing Patterns:

Boys Clothing to sew with One Thimble Patterns

Fat Red Bird Fedora by Fat Red Bird from One Thimble Issue 8 or available by itself HERE

Gatsby Flat Cap by Apple + Fig Patterns from One Thimble Issue 6 or available by itself HERE

Traveller Tee by Gracious Threads from One Thimble Issue 4 

Jackalope Tee by Momma Quail Patterns from One Thimble Issue 8 or available by itself HERE

Bonfire Jacket by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 5 or available by itself HERE

Prince Hoodie by Tigerlily Patterns from One Thimble Issue 7 or available by itself HERE

Scrappies by Threading Rainbows from One Thimble Issue 5 or available by itself HERE

Ranger Shorts by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 2 or available by itself HERE

Archie Shirt by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 6 or available by itself HERE

Half Pipe Pants by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns from One Thimble Issue 3 or available HERE

Everest Pants by Gracious Threads from One Thimble Issue 7 or available by itself HERE

Urbanite Pants by Rabbit Rabbit Creations from One Thimble Issue 4 or available by itself HERE


 

Non-Clothing Patterns

Gifts to sew boys using One Thimble Patterns

Cheeky Monkey Softie by Jody’s Crafty Creations from One Thimble Issue 9 or available HERE

Desert Fox Softie by Felt with Love Designs from One Thimble Issue 8 or available by itself HERE

Kids Creations:Easy Softies by Jody’s Crafty Creations from One Thimble Issue 4 or available HERE

Bedtime Buddies by Threading Rainbows from One Thimble Issue 7

Fat Red Bird Fedora by Fat Red Bird from One Thimble Issue 8 or available by itself HERE

Gatsby Flat Cap by Fat Red Bird from One Thimble Issue 6 or available by itself HERE

Little Collector Backpack by Swoodson Says from One Thimble Issue 8 or available by itself HERE

Make a Splash Backpack by Hunting for Ladybugs from One Thimble Issue 5 

Ralphie Reindeer by Stitched by Crystal from One Thimble Issue 5

Sneak Peek Sweet Treat Stocking by Flosstyle from One Thimble Issue 5 or available by itself HERE

Woodland Creatures Finger Puppets by Felt with Love Designs from One Thimble Issue 6 or HERE

Pencil Pencil Case by Horris 7 Deedle from One Thimble Issue 5

Art Caddy by Damaya Designs from One Thimble Issue 5 or available by itself HERE


Applique Patterns:

applique collage

Roman Helmet Applique by Mr Fox from One Thimble Issue 1

Steam Train Applique by Mr Fox from One Thimble Issue 2

Snowboarder Applique by Mr Fox from One Thimble Issue 3

Percy Pineapple by Molly and Mama from One Thimble Issue 5 or available by itself HERE

Vincent the Victor by Ric-Rac and Retro from One Thimble Issue 9 or available by itself HERE


I look forward to seeing what you sew for the special boys in your life this Christmas.

Happy Sewing

xJen

 

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