The arrival of the month of September brings us the beginnings of a new school year, cooler evenings, shorter daylight hours, the changing of the color of the leaves,....
and a new Across The Pond Sew Along Project to work on!
Amanda, The Patchsmith, has chosen the theme of Key-Ring pouches for this month!
How fun is that?!!
She has found some truly adorable patterns for us to make!
|The Circle Earbud pouch pattern by Erin @ Dog Under My Bedphoto by The Patchsmith|
And then she made another style of pouch, perfect to attach your key to, with room for a license and credit card.....
|the Easy Zip Pouch pattern by Erin @ Dog Under My Desk|
photo by The Patchsmith
|Susie's circle earbud pouch|
Amy, of Amy Made That! blog, found some other adorable zippered pouch patterns.
I fell in love with the Ruffle Zip Pouch tutorial she found, at See Kate Sew.
|Ruffle zip pouches by See Kate Sew|
I went to look over the tutorial at See Kate Sew, and then I decided to make this ruffle zip pouch for my September project.
After I got the fabric and zipper picked out , I remembered that I recently got a ruffler foot for my Viking Topaz 30 machine (from my husband for our anniversary!) I went online to look for any directions /tips on how to use the foot. I found a u-tube video right away , that was helpful.
|My Viking Gathering Foot|
|I changed the stitch size from 4 (far left) to 6 (on the right)|
|It's beginning to gather up|
|Now , we're goin' to town with some ruffling!|
|The ruffle is attached to the front. This is the front and back|
|Ruffle zipper pouch by Susie's Sunroom|
|Just the right size for a few cards, and a key attached outside to a tiny D ring, that I added (on a loop) before sewing up the outsides|
And , don't forget to leave a comment on my blog, if you'd like to be entered for the giveway of the fabulous Bookbag Backpack Pattern.... by designer Samantha , At Home With Mrs H ! The deadline is Wednesday, Sept 4, at 10:00 pm EST. (click here )
Looking ahead in September...
some fun blog hops.... with more giveaways from me :)
Sept 10 - 17 Pin It Blog Hop! I will be one of the bloggers on Sept. 17 !
You'll find a huge list of bloggers participating, organized by Madame Samm , and our cheerleader, Kristen , at Meadowbrook blog.
Sept 19-26 Quilts in the Pumpkin Patch Blog Hop! I will be the third blogger on Sept. 21! Sheri at Sunshine in the Attic, has a week of guests and fall projects and some giveaways all lined up!
Please stop to see what fun we are having!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|