Wednesday, November 22, 2017

DIY Holiday Project Round Up

Hello! Happy Holidays. Today I am rounding up a whole bunch of projects for holiday decorating and giving. Here's a list that will keep you busy sewing! As always have fun!

Do you have a pickle ornament on your tree? This is a fun tradition that the Jangles family has been doing for years. The boys love it. The pattern even comes with the printables for the jar, great for gift giving. Find it here.

The ball is made from 12 pentagons sewn together. This makes this pattern really easy to adjust to any size you would like. The pattern pieces below are are all ready for you to print in the size of the ornament, which is a 4 inch ball. The snowflake embellishments are included as well in the printable pieces.

These lollipops were featured in Quilts and More a few years ago, just in case you're thinking they look familiar. The pattern was available through the magazine only but now I can share it with you. These are fun to make are are a great scrap buster.

If your new to sewing or piecing, this is a perfect project to try. If your center points don't line up, it's okay, they're covered with a button. There are only two pattern pieces for this project, so I do hope you sew some up.

I decided that it was time to have a Christmas tree in my studio again this year. It's been awhile and now that's it's up, I have been having loads of fun making ornaments for it. First up on my lists of ornaments are todays Holiday Project number 4. These ornaments are a great scrap and trim buster. They don't take much to make and as usual, I couldn't just make one.

My boys like gift cards and I like giving hand made gifts. This is my solution for giving them what they want and still getting to make them something as well. I'm stitching up a lot of these for under the tree this year.

Here's a pair of appliquéd Snowflake Pillows. I'm thinking there needs to be a matching quilt in my house with these as well. You can find the printable appliqué pattern here. These two pillows are 16 and 18 inches. The appliqués are for these two sizes, but you could always play around with your print settings and make the appliqués larger or smaller to meet your needs.

I made this little zippered stocking pouch just like I made my easy zipper pouch. The only difference is the shape. You can find the instructions for the zipper pouch here. A PDF of the stocking pattern piece can be found here. It's ready to print full size and ready to go.

Looking for a small gift this season? Do you love making gifts and wish you had more time? Here’s the perfect gift to make if you are on the go.

I actually I think I will hang mine on a door, but you could use it on a table as well. Theres a PDF to download with all of the full size appliqués for the quilt.

I came up with this one about a month ago and got super excited about the idea. When I sat down to make the project I had so much fun, I know it's a good one when I am laughing and smiling through making it. I hope you have as much fun as I did making these. 

I had a lot of fun making this Snowman Mug Rug. You can find the full size printable Snowman Mug Rug Applique Pattern here.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DIY Penguin Softie Sewing Pattern

Elmore Penguin, the Modern Version

One of the first sewing patterns I gave away on my blog was Elmore Penguin. I decided to update him to make him more modern. You can find the printable pattern for Elmore here.

Have fun and as always let me see your penguin, tag jenniferjangles on Facebook or Instagram. I can’t wait.

Happy Sewing,

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

DIY Apron Sewing Project

Fabrics needed:
Pocket 1/3 yard
Apron front 1/3 yard
Apron back 1/3 yard
Ties 1/3 yard
Trims length at least 12" for pockets and 27" for apron

One piece of fabric 31” X 10”  for the pocket
Two pieces 12” x 26.25” in two fabrics for apron front and back
Two pieces 4.5” x 42”(for 84" tie adjust to desired length)

1. Fold the pocket in half with right sides together to make a 15.5” x 10” rectangle. Sew down each of the two longer sides. Turn right sides out and press.

2. From the fold measure in 5” and sew trims across at this measurement, if desired.

3. Fold the apron at 6” from the fold on to the remaining pocket fabric. Press and top stitch along each side to secure. Find the middle of the pocket and top stitch up the middle as well.

4. Stitch trims along the bottom edge of the apron front, be sure to be at least 1” up from the raw edge.

5. Place the front and back apron pieces together with right sides together. Sew the two sides and bottom using a 1/4” seam allowance. Turn right sides out and press.

6. Fold the apron fabric in half to find the center. Center the pocket on the apron front, and align the raw edges. Set aside.

7. For the tie, fold one of the lengths in half and cut. Sew the three lengths together at the two short ends with the longest piece in the middle and the two shortest on the outsides. Press open. Fold the tie in half lengthwise and press.

8. Open up the tie and fold in all of the raw edges a 1/2” and press. Fold back in half.

9. Find the center of the tie and align it with the center of the apron. Insert the apron into the fold of the tie. Pin to secure the apron into the tie and then continue pinning the tie all the way along the edge. Op stitch the tie and all side.

10. Using the whimsical flower pin pattern, make a flower pin embellishment if desired.

Happy Sewing,

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DIY Holiday Sewing

Happy November! Here are some Turkey projects to get you sewing for the holidays. I hope you find your next project here, be sure to Pin them so you'll remember where they are. You can follow me on Pinterest to see them too.

You'll need the turkey applique pattern and the baby bib pattern. Follow the instructions for the one ruffle bib, you can decide if you want a ruffle or not on your turkey bib.

After cutting out the bib pieces, applique the turkey on to the bib. Stitch it on and then continue with the bib instructions.

Don't have a little one? How about a tea towel? The same turkey applique as the bib can be used on tea towels, t-shirts, and more.

And this potholder makes a great hostess gift. You can find the Turkey Potholder pattern here.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DIY Jack o'Lantern Mug Rug

Jack o’Lantern

Remember that pumpkin applique from a few weeks ago? Today I'm turning it in to a mug rug for Halloween. Get the pieces here.

To make this rug, I cut a strip for the table measuring 2.5” x 8.5” and the background 5.75” x 8.5”  and sewed them together. Press the seam. Using paper backed fusible webbing (Heat n Bond lite is my favorite) I added the jack o’lantern. If you’re feeling insecure about drawing a face, here are the pieces I used. If you would like, top stitch a few trims down the right side and trim the rug to square it up. Quilt it like you would a quilt top and bind it. Now you’ve got a place to put your hot apple cider for Halloween.

Happy Sewing,

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