Saturday, November 14, 2015

One Thimble, Issue 9

iiiit's back-One Thimble e-zine that is! Jam packed with tons of cute (circus themed) patterns and articles for every sewist! I was lucky enough to review three of them and find myself wishing for ALL of them, lol!
(I apologize for the many raindrops-can't control Mother Nature!)

First up, an adorable free motion applique pattern from Ric-Rac and Retro.  I chose to put "Vincent the Victor" on a small cross-over bag.  I thought about putting him on a pillow for my nephew, then decided to be a little selfish and make something for myself! ;) 
If you have never done FMA before, the instructions are very clear and there are helpful tips throughout.
I'm sure I'll be making another for my nephew soon, he's so cute!!


Next up is "Cheeky Monkey" by Jody's Crafty Creations. This little guy is made with fleece and is very beginner friendly.  If you haven't ever made a "softie," this is actually a great one to begin with. There is a fair amount of hand stitching, but don't let that scare you---he comes together quite easily.  I'm sure my nephews and nieces will love him, especially if I make a few friends for him to hang out with. ;)

I was excited when I found the "Good Fortune Head Wrap" by Rosie Petal was in this issue. 

This pattern comes in tons of sizes, covering everything from Premie to Adult Large. Even with the optional hand sewing, I think it took less than 20 minutes to whip this beauty up!
I know, I know, it's a head-wrap, not a headband. I wanted to show that it works great for a headband as well.  When the temperature drops a little more, I will definitely be covering my ears, lol!
I have a few more cut out and ready to sew as soon as I can get them monogramed.  These will be great Christmas gifts this year, both personalized and plain. :)
As a bonus, I want to show you this "Statement Clutch" that I tested for Two Pretty Poppets, also in this fabulous issue of One Thimble.  As always, Lisa's instructions are spot on and clear for all sewing levels.  I made the medium sized clutch, modified to use a snap instead of a turn lock. 
I made this for my mom to keep her tablet in and it's the perfect size!  (Mom, if you're reading this, please act surprised when you open your gifts! ;) )

There are so many more great patterns inside this issue of One Thimble, and some wonderful review of the entire issue. Be sure to follow along with these tour stops and don't forget about the giveaway!!

11/19 Rebel and MaliceBee Quilted

Here's the link to enter to win a free copy of this issue. Good Luck and Happy Sewing!!
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