Saturday, February 13, 2016

One Thimble, Issue 10 review and a giveaway!

It's here!!  Another issue of  One Thimble ( was just released!! I was lucky enough to get to read through the whole magazine (e-zine?) and stitch up two of the featured patterns! :) I am absolutely in love with all of the patterns and plan to review at least two more soon.
This issue is packed full of adventure-themed patterns that will be sure to delight the children in your life.
Not only that there are TONS of articles to help you get creative, offer sewing tips and advice, and point you in the right direction if you are business minded. (Even if you aren't, these were great reads!)  And projects!  In addition to all of the fabulous patterns included (that you can also buy separately at there are also some great free projects that are only in the e-zine!!

My first pattern is The Adventure Case by Emkie Designs.  This is a super cute pattern for a lunch bag, but I decided to skip the insulating and vinyl layers and have it be for holding treasures. ;) 
This pattern is very well written and easy to follow. I think it took me a couple of hours to finish (after cutting), but if I had not turned on Netflix, it would have been much quicker, lol!   
       The only change I made to this pattern was to leave off the "Tongue Locks"  and use Velcro instead. I want to make sure my little nephew can open/close everything by himself when his big sisters aren't around to help! 

Next on my list was the Treasure Map Embroidery Pattern by Hugs are Fun.  This is a new-to-me designer and I was very pleased!
This was the perfect project for on-the-go.  I slipped everything I needed in a zip-top bag and kept it in my tote/bag of the day.  I pulled it out several times over the last few weeks, most notably during my son's weekly violin lesson. It really helped the hour pass quickly.  I need to find something else to work on this week!
After stitching the treasure map, I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it.  Should I stick a backing on it and let it be a map they can carry around or make it a pillow to put in their play room or frame it to hang on the wall???  Oh, sometimes it's agonizing (ha!) to make decisions!  I think I'll make a pillow, framing the map with the fabrics from the Adventure Case.  I'll be sure to edit this post when I do to include a picture of the pillow. 
Leave me a comment letting me know how you would use your treasure map. ;)
Not only was I super excited and honored to get to review the whole issue and sew up a couple of items, I have been blown away by what everyone else is making.  Be sure you check out everyone's posts for this blog tour!! Don't forget to enter the giveaway-link below the schedule. Good luck!! :)

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Thanks for reading. Until next time, "Happy sewing!" 







Can you see my crunchy winter grass?  I'm SO ready for Spring/Adventuring weather!!