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Recent Projects 12

A collection of recent non-shop projects.

My friend asked if I could whip up an ID holder for her. She wanted something with a clear front, and a pocket to hold business cards. I made the one on the right first and the ID fit perfectly, but the zipper opening was too small to wiggle any cards into. I elongated it, and made a second one with a snap back pocket (not pictured). I hear they’re working great!

My cousin asked if I could make a Minnie zipper pouch for her daughter, and I made a matching xs makeup bag to match. I usually keep the pouches a solid color on the back, but for this one I added a second Minnie panel.

My friends moved into a new apartment and I put their cat’s face on fabric to make housewarming gifts! Here’s the coaster set:

And the tea towels!

I used SpoonFlower’s tea towel tutorial to make them. I didn’t want to go in blind, so I made a test towel out of my butterfly print. It goes well with our yellow Star Trek kitchen towel!

And I made one last set for my brother’s boyfriend for Christmas! My one disappointment with this design was my decision to label what the animals were. Once I uploaded the image and shrunk it down, you couldn’t read them anymore. Which I learned when the fabric arrived in the mail. I tweaked the design a bit and order it in Kona cotton, so it’ll be in the shop soon!

New in the shop: Coasters

One of my shop-related goals for the year is to introduce a new product every month. This will help to expand my shop inventory and push my creativity, as well as experiment with what my best products are. This month, I’ve introduced coasters!

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These fabric coasters have 4 layers to them. The top is cotton fabric, the same material I make bags with. Next is a layer of interfacing. Again, like my bags, the interfacing serves to help the coasters keep their shape. I wanted something semi-stiff, not something flopping all over the place. Next is a layer of white muslin.

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The bottom is a layer of white select grip, which is that stuff you line cabinets and drawers with so your dishware isn’t sliding around.

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I wanted a non-slip coaster, something that will securely protect your table tops. Select grip doesn’t leave marks, because it isn’t colored. And it’s washable! This is super important because I want everything I make to be able to go in a washing machine.

Currently, I’m offering One of a Kind sets of 2 or 4 coasters. I hope to eventually offer a selectable set size of 2 to 8 coasters.


Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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