Valentine's Day is almost here and Schoolhouse Patterns has the perfect gift idea for you. Make your sweeties a Valentine's Day appliqued tote. It's such a quick, fun sew. The tote is 9"x9" and is just the right size to hold a book, a gift card or two, and plenty of Valentine's Day sweets to … Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Tote
I'm not sure if I can actually say it's from the archives since Schoolhouse Patterns is only one year old. Nevertheless, I wanted to give you a little reminder that I have a free pattern for you to make a little something for your valentines, big and small. I wrote The Mini Tote pattern back … Continue reading From the archives
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 … Continue reading The Dotty Stocking
Hi all, I have something very important to share with you. I wanted you to know that I have a new pattern listed in my Etsy shop. It's The Super Cameron Tote. That may not seem like important news, so let me explain. This is Cameron. Super Cameron. Cameron is my cousin's son. … Continue reading New Pattern! The Super Cameron Tote.
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. … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – the Love edition
Well folks, it's Monday. Today's 101 explains two ways to applique: one is all machine and the other has a little machine work and a little handwork. ap·pli·qué [ap-li-key] noun, verb, ap·pli·quéd, ap·pli·qué·ing. noun 1. ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material. Let's start with the all machine applique. You need the fabric you are applying the applique to, the fabric you are … Continue reading 101 Monday – Applique