The holidays are here. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time with family, ate a lot, shopped a little and generally enjoyed the restful weekend. We even had time to get out the Christmas decorations.
When we moved this fall, we decided to leave our nine foot Christmas tree with the new buyers. The house had a twenty foot ceiling in the living room and our new house only has eight foot ceilings. So, we needed a new tree. The girls convinced us that we needed to get a real tree this year, so that’s what we did. We loaded up the family and trekked over to the nearest Lowes and picked out a bargain. Not very romantic, but it’s a great tree. It’s covered in store bought and hand made ornaments. The tree skirt was made by my grandma and the stockings were made for us by my mom. Holidays and hand made seem to go together, don’t they? I have something for you to help make your holidays hand made.
The Dotty Stocking by Schoolhouse Patterns. I wrote it for and published it previously under my former name, Pattern Patti. But, here it is edited and restyled for you.
The stocking is lined and has a cuff that folds down. It also has a pattern and instructions for appliqued circles.
Spring break starts today around here. One of my daughters is headed off to Florida with a friend. We’re all a little jealous. It must be nice to have friends that will take you to lovely, warm destinations. It’s still so cold here. I think I need a couple of new friends. Friends that like to whisk people off to warm places.
The Toddler Pillow and Case is the latest addition to the Free Pattern category. The pattern was previously available in the Etsy Shop. Now, you can find it here.
This pattern is such a quick sew. I’m not kidding. If you make one, you’ll be hooked. They’re the perfect size for your little one to carry around and for travel. Keep on in the car for long trips, like my daughter’s, or put one in your carry on for you next flight.
The PDF includes instructions for make the pillowcase AND the pillow. No running around looking for just the right pillow to fit the case.
Welcome to the first edition of the Schoolhouse Patterns Free Pattern Friday. Now, as I said previously, this will most likely not be a weekly occurrence. Not because I don’t have a tank full of patterns to share with you, but because of lots of other reasons. Family. Dishes. Homeschooling. Laundry. Dates with my husband. Enough of the chit chat. Brass Tax.
Today’s free pattern is this adorable little tote bag. When finished, it measure 9″x9″, perfect for a little one to carry around or for me to carry around a bag of chocolate kisses. Either way, it’s just the right size.
You have 6 days to prepare for Valentine’s Day. That’s plenty of time to do some Valentine’s sewing for some sweet ones in your life.
But wait, there’s more. I’m also including the letters and hearts in a PDF for helping with your love letter on a tote bag. New to applique? This post will tell you what to do. You’ll do great! How exciting!!
This is a quick sew with minimal materials required. You probably already have everything you need.