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Craft To-Go Case // TUTORIAL

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Happy Tutorial Thursday friends! Today I’m showing you how to make this adorable Craft To-Go Case which is perfect for taking just about any craft with you on the go!

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Do you prefer written patterns? 

Get the Craft To Go Case PDF here!

The PDF pattern includes step-by-step written instructions along with graphic illustrations to help make this cute pattern a breeze!

This project finishes at 11″ h x 9″ x 2″ deep, so it’s the perfect size for crafts on the go!

But really this fun little case would be perfect for any type of stitching craft, travel, and even school supplies! I plan to use mine for my English Paper Piecing. That way I can bring my sewing projects with me when I’m driving kids around.

Ready to get started? Watch Erica’s Craft To-Go Case tutorial here

Fabric 

I’ve been working on sewing through my stash this year, so for the video, I chose some fun fabric that I’ve had around for a while for this project. I decided to pull out some of my Tilda fabrics. This line is called Circus Rose and it has the best colors, florals, and has a modern vintage vibe to it.

I also used this adorable scalloped zipper, which gives the front pouch a little something extra.

For stability, I used a Bosal Double-Sided Fusible Foam which worked perfectly! It really gave my bag a nice structure. I also added some patchwork quilting to the front pocket which I think adds to the cuteness but also helps to stabilize the bag even further.

What would you use this fun bag for? Leave me a comment below!

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For my second bag, I used some of my Pam Kitty Morning fabric. It’s such a fun colorful line and I used a cheater print for the front. It looks like I put together a patchwork section as I showed you in the video, but it’s actually a panel that is printed to look like patchwork. So all I had to do was add some quilting lines and it looks like I did a lot of work, but it was super easy!

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Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 7 / The Late One

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I hope you will all join me for episode 7 of my crafting podcast where I’m sharing all of my quilting, sewing, knitting, spinning, cross-stitch, and acquisitions with you! Plus I have a bunch of fun giveaways too, so make sure to stop by my channel and enter to win!

Watch Erica’s Craft Podcast Ep. 7 here!

Thank you so much to OUTXE, The Complete Boutique, and Applipops for sponsoring this month’s giveaways! Stop by my YouTube Craft Podcast video to enter to win!

*** QUILT ON THE WALL *** 

*** CROSS STITCH 02:59 *** 

*** KNITTING  08:35 *** 

*** SEWING & Quilting 25:43 *** 

*** SPINNING 38:29 ***

*** ACQUISITIONS & GIVEAWAYS 41:07 ***

*** GIVEAWAY ***

Thank you so much to OUTXE, The Complete Boutique, and Applipops for sponsoring this month’s giveaways! Stop by my YouTube Craft Podcast video to enter to win!

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Vintage Summer Cross Stitch Pattern

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Vintage Summer Cross Stitch Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I have a fun new Cross Stitch Pattern for you today! This one is my Vintage Summer cross stitch pattern. Not only is it super cute, but it’s beginner friendly too! 

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I used 14 count white Aida with two strands of DMC floss. I chose fun colorful summer floss, but you can substitute in any fabric and floss you prefer.

Get the Vintage Summer Cross Stitch pattern here!

Materials Needed:

  • Cloth (14 count white Aida)
  • Floss (DMC)
  • Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Optional: Embroidery hoop and needle minder 

The stitch count for Vintage Fall is 127w by 138h. 

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The sample is stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth with DMC floss. If you stitch with the recommended fabric, the finished piece will be approximately 9″w x 9.5″h.

  • Please note the pattern comes with three different chart styles so hopefully one will work for you! It has a color chart, and a color with symbol chart, and a black and white symbol only chart. You can view it digitally if you’d like, or print it for ease of use.

Get the Vintage Summer Cross Stitch pattern here!

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Vintage Christmas Cross Stitch Pattern

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Hi friends! I have a fun new cross stitch pattern to release today! This one is my Vintage Christmas Cross Stitch pattern and it’s reflective of my Vintage Christmas Quilt Pattern of course!

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I changed up the trees a bit and added some fun pinwheel sashing too!

I used 14 count white Aida with two strands of DMC floss. But you can substitute in any fabric and floss you prefer.

Click here to get the Vintage Cross Stitch Pattern!

Materials Needed:

  • Cloth (14 count white Aida)
  • Floss (DMC)
  • Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Optional: Embroidery hoop and needle minder 

The stitch count for Vintage Christmas is 127w by 138h. 

The sample is stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth with DMC floss. If you stitch with the recommended fabric, the finished piece will be approximately 9″w x 9.5″h.

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  • Please note the pattern comes with three different chart styles so hopefully one will work for you! It has a color chart, and a color with symbol chart, and a black and white symbol only chart. You can view it digitally if you’d like, or print it for ease of use.

Get the Vintage Christmas Cross Stitch pattern here!

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