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Blackwork Embroidery and Strawberries

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My new pattern kit is listed in my Etsy shop and it's called Early January. A nice black and white pattern with winter plants with interesting shapes and seed heads from an earlier season. Click here for design details

My latest sewing adventure with my Spoonflower fabrics.  Another zip pouch with my Strawberries Blue fabric

Accented with my Avocado White Check fabric
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Red Zinnia Wildflower Clutch Purse

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I bought a fat quarter of my Red Zinnia Wildflower fabric in cotton poplin ultra from Spoonflower. I found a pattern on Etsy for a clutch purse I liked.  It ended up being a very adventurous project.  I haven't sewn in a while and my left brain got a work out  with this endeavor.

It has two zippers and three pockets.  Not sure what I was thinking . . .

I really liked working with the contrasting zipper and I learned some new techniques with this pattern.  I'll pick a one zipper project next time.   





Red Zinnias Wildflower fabric

Pomegranate and Chicken Dish Towels

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For a quick sewing project these dish towels from Spoonflower are fun to make.  The towels are printed on their linen cotton canvas ultra fabric and are nice and sturdy. The fabric softens after washing and has a nice crinkle look from the linen.  They get softer with each washing.

Press the towels with a hot iron and trim all the loose threads.  

Square the edges with a rotary cutter and mat.  The edges can be pretty uneven and I had to cut 1/2" off one edge to make them even.  Press the edge of the fabric in 3/8" twice.    Do this on all the sides.  Since it is a thick fabric I wanted to make mitered corners.  Here is a great how to video from creativebug on how to make them. 

After the mitered corners are finished fold the hem down where the pressing lines are and sew an edge stitch around the towel.  

Finished hem with mitered corners.    

Finished tea towels.  Here are links to the towels in my Spoonflower shop if you'd like to make either of them.  Holiday Pomegranate Sal…