August 14 ~ Back to School Pattern: Patchfolio

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Craft Apple Patchfolio

Craft Apple Patchfolio by Cindy, Revel Designs Diary

Cindy has sewn many of these and thinks the Patchfolio is a quick, simple project.  She recommends using up your scrap stash and up-cycling cereal boxes for this stylish note-taker. Bring a little flair to your school bag with one or two patchwork padfolios!

PatchfolioFrom the pattern package:
Carry your notes, papers, business cards and writing tools in style with this sturdy patchwork padfolio! Reinforced with hardboard for easy note-taking on the go.

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151 Responses to August 14 ~ Back to School Pattern: Patchfolio

  1. Tara says:

    I love it! So useful and pretty!

  2. Starjumper says:

    This looks so cool! I love using fabric for things like this because a) the possibilities are so great b) when you get tired of it you can change it and c) it’s always a one of a kind!

  3. ~Helena~ says:

    I could so use this, guess it’s going on my wishlist. 🙂

  4. My kids are too small for this, but I want one for me and all my to do lists and papers!

  5. Jo says:

    I love this pattern — I’d love to make one for myself to bring a little of my personal style into the office!

  6. Jennifer says:

    This would be great for coupons and a shopping list.

  7. Laura O. says:

    Really cute! My daughter collects notebooks and diaries, so this would be perfect to make for her!

  8. Abby says:

    This is so cute! I’d love one for myself too!

  9. Rebmara says:

    What a lovely pattern!

  10. Mama Lusco says:

    I love to organize my purse and this one looks great!

  11. Sara says:

    Love to organize – this would be fun!

  12. Jennifer says:

    Adorable! I can think of a bunch of people to make this for…

  13. Jess says:

    This is so adorable! I’m thinking a version of this would look awesome on my lesson plan book at school…or on the notepad I carry from class to class…oh the ideas! Very, very cute!

  14. Genevieve says:

    Wow, that so beautiful, very useful to note grocery or everythings!!! I just want to win this pattern!!

  15. sewiknittoo says:

    These would be great for students like me!

  16. JenR says:

    These would make wonderful gifts!

  17. gail says:

    I have granddaughters that would just love this. I hope I win!!!

  18. Kati says:

    This is cute. Would be great for teacher gifts!

  19. Megan says:

    Ooh, a nifty pattern for myself!

  20. This is perfect! I have so many uses for this one! Or recipients I should say! lol

  21. Mary Read says:

    Right up my alley! Pick me!

  22. Amy Craven says:

    How clever!

  23. Molly says:

    I need this one!

  24. Kim says:

    I’d like to make these as gifts for the board members at church and for my kid’s teachers.

  25. Amy says:

    oooh, this would be great inside the new backpack I just made my kindergartener! And I have scraps so it would coordinate…

  26. Kristin says:

    I love these, and they are super cool. Would love to win this pattern since I’ve promised myself I’m not going to buy any more until I finish trying the ones I have!

  27. Tracy Rosenau says:

    I would like to make these for a cute handmade “teacher” gift!
    Very nice pattern!

  28. Rebekah says:

    This is awesome!

  29. Dana B. says:

    This is a great idea for gifts. I’d love to try this pattern!

  30. Paloma says:

    I’ve been wanting to make one of these, a perfect pattern is just what I need to actually do it! Thanks always for the inspiration!

  31. carmel says:

    looks very usefull
    thanks alot!

  32. Paula in NH says:

    I love portfolio covers. This would be great to add to my collection.

  33. Zelda says:

    Not just for school kids – I could definately do a couple of these up for my lectures at Uni.

  34. Southern Gal says:

    Love notebooks. Cute notebooks are even better!

  35. Kim says:

    I am an office supply junkie!! And now a sewing fiend! So how perfect is this!?!? Too cute! I think everyone in my family might need one . . .

  36. Jen M says:

    I {heart} this!!! My hubby was actually just looking at something like this at a little shop where they had made it out of camouflaged material and he kept saying it would be cool if I could make one for him!

  37. Michele says:

    This would make a great gift for teachers!

  38. Su Chin says:

    This would be really great for my hubs. Who loves to sketch! Thanks for this giveaway!

  39. Sujomi says:

    Would love to make this!

  40. Marcia W. says:

    Nice idea – love the hedgies yet do not have any in my stash.

  41. Kathy says:

    This would be perfect for the office. Something bright and cheerful in the otherwise dull workplace.

  42. Michelle says:

    Love it…I want one for myself!!

  43. Amy says:

    Very useful. Thanks!

  44. Lorraine says:

    I’d LOVE to make these for some of the teenage girls in my Bible Study class! What a GREAT idea! SO cute!

  45. Jennwith4 says:

    How cute! Love it!

  46. This would be a great gift for most anyone!

  47. Munaiba says:

    What a great idea. It’s really stylish and useful.

  48. Tina L. says:

    A cute pattern that would brighten up my work day.

  49. Tabitha says:

    I want to make some of those patchfolios right now! I’d love, love, love to win this pattern! Thanks!

  50. Loved this ! crossing fingers

  51. SheilaC says:

    This is a great idea for back to school!


  52. Rochelle says:

    What a fun little project! I love her fabric choices!

  53. alisha says:

    So cute!

  54. Mindy says:

    Cute idea.

  55. Claire says:

    How do you guys find all these wonderful projects! They are amazing! I agree, it would made a wonderful teachers gift. Or even a mother’s or father’s day gift to carry papers to and from work!

  56. April says:

    This would be so handy! Sunday School/church notes, teacher gifts, etc. And what a great way to use up my scrap stash.

  57. Holly says:

    These would make great teachers’ gifts!

  58. Jannike says:


  59. Sara says:

    This is perfect – even for the business office – and going to meetings!!!

  60. Robin E. says:

    School? Forget school. This would be *perfect* for taking notes in church. I love it and very much want one.

  61. Fran says:

    Great idea….neat pattern !
    Perfect present for students….

  62. Heather says:

    I like that!

  63. Sarah says:

    I think this is so cute! Would love to try it.

  64. Mrs.Pear says:

    Love this!

  65. Jordan says:

    Very cute pattern!

  66. Lynda says:

    What a great pattern! I’d love to win one 🙂

  67. Ginger says:

    love it!

  68. Alyssa says:

    Oh, I like that! The hedgehog fabric is soo cute too!

  69. Sara says:

    This would make my plain old notebook look fabulous!

  70. Liz says:

    this is very cute!

  71. bearmnt says:

    Ohh! super cute!!! I sooo want one

  72. linda says:

    LOVE this!! absolutely perfect…will definitely try it!

  73. TeriP says:

    I definitely want to try making this. It looks practical yet fun.

  74. marilyn podoll says:

    oh fun…I want to try this.

  75. Sus says:

    This would be great to have carrying around to meetings to save pages getting all scrunched up at the corners!!!

  76. kelly O! says:

    I’d love to win this and use some of my (copious amounts of) scraps to make a few. Thanks!!


  77. Gill says:

    My daughter would love one of these!

  78. Jen says:

    Wow! How lovely!

  79. Kela says:

    Stylish, functional, and recycled – um what is not to love?

  80. Krysta says:

    Eeeek!!! So cute 🙂 Great little gift…

  81. Kadybug says:

    This is wicked cute!

  82. Amy S says:

    what a cute pattern.:]:]

  83. Dani says:

    Awesome looking project!

  84. Jen in Ypsi says:

    I’ve got some skull fabric that wants to be made into one of these!

  85. jana says:

    Nice pattern, I hope to win it!

  86. Colleen Butler says:

    What a great pattern!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  87. Lara says:

    I just got my first sewing machine for my birthday this week. My mom has been my inspiration but for some reason it’s taken me 37 years to figure out that I should learn! 🙂 So I need an easy project to start with and this seems like the perfect idea! It’s so cute!

  88. Beth Lasley says:

    I love this pattern. I am always trying to come up with cute personal teacher gifts and this one is just perfect. I will be making one of these for my new principle. Thanks so much for the idea.

  89. AP says:

    How cute! These would make great gifts. And recycled materials, too!

  90. bruinbr says:

    what a cute patten! It looks like it might work for a kindle as well with a little tweaking!

  91. Rebecca says:

    so cute!

  92. Martha says:

    oooooooooooo! Very Cool!

  93. Charity says:

    This is lovely – thanks!

  94. Jennifer G says:

    Great pattern. Great way to use all those scraps.

  95. Cute! What a great way to use up the goodies in that scrap bin!

  96. Serena says:

    Oh, I love it! I’m itching to make one…or two…

  97. I wish my notebook covers looked like this!! I would love to win this pattern:) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE how these look!

  98. Jennifer lucy says:

    Would love to make these as rewards for my middle school students.

  99. Emily says:

    Love it!

  100. Lynnette says:

    I need a notebook for the kitchen, this looks perfect!

  101. Jennifer B. says:

    I’d love this! I love doing small, practical projects!

  102. Angela says:

    I love the turtle fabric!

  103. Kathy says:

    Too cute! And I am so into scrap projects these days.

  104. Rina says:

    That’s adorable.

  105. Diana McClung says:

    I would love to have this pattern!

  106. Rebecca says:

    Cool pattern! I think it would be useful to have one notebook in the house rather than a bunch of scraps of paper. I should make myself one of these!

  107. Sandra :) says:

    That’s a fun pattern – thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  108. michal says:

    cute pattern! i can use one of those

  109. Johanna says:

    This looks like fun to make! And so useful!

  110. Suzanne says:

    This would make great gifts!

  111. Jenny says:

    Super cute! I’d love to make one of these! Would go super cute with the tote bag I made!

  112. Kimberly says:

    Craft apple is one of the first blogs I read, and I’m so glad. This pattern is fantastic

  113. William says:

    I bet that college students and high schoolers would love to have this! What a neat idea!

  114. Angela Halfacre says:

    I love this! These would make great teacher gifts! As a former teacher, I was always carrying around a “naked” yellow pad!

  115. I’d love to win this pattern!

  116. Emily S says:

    This would be great for christmas presents too!

  117. June says:

    Great way to use up scraps!

  118. Kristy says:

    Super cute!

  119. upstatelisa says:

    cool! handy!

  120. Darlene says:

    Always looking for new notebook cover patterns. Thanks for a chance to win!

  121. Heather says:

    This looks like a great teachers gift for back to school!

  122. Patti says:

    I would love to win this pattern! Imagine how cute that would be to pull out at a meeting!

  123. julie hahs says:

    What a neat pattern. Thank you for sharing. God Bless!

    P.S. Sorry I do not have a website.

  124. Reese says:

    this would make some really cute Christmas gifts! keep up the great ideas!

  125. Marilyn says:

    Love this idea!

  126. Sam says:

    I just made something similar but used Peltex. I never would have thought of using cereal boxes, that’s so smart!

  127. Alice S says:

    I have Craft Apple’s mini patchfolio pattern and have made about 10 of them. They are a great way to use up scraps and make wonderful gifts. I would love to win the full size patchfolio pattern.

  128. julie says:

    I really like this simple design and using recycled materials.

  129. Sarah Barnette says:

    Do the great patterns never stop? So cool, who would not want to have one of those?

  130. Karen Compton says:

    This would also make great Christmas presents.

  131. Niki Miller says:

    What a cute pattern! I’ve made the pencil pouches for kids – but love the adult version! This would be great for a gift for men too!

  132. Jenny says:

    oh my niece would love one of these for school! what a great stash busting project

  133. Nicole Cooke says:

    This is adorable! and I love the thought of using us all these scraps 🙂

  134. Jill B says:

    Fun pattern!

  135. pia says:

    Grat pattern, thanks!

  136. Kari says:

    Up in the middle of the night (pregnant) and wishing I had the pattern to work on! Looks like great fun! Thanks!

  137. Love this idea. Thanks for the great pattern.

  138. What a great looking pattern and a reason to use up some of my scraps.

  139. Catarina says:

    Love this!
    Amazing to take on a trip so that the kids make drawings!

  140. Great Kindergarten teacher gift – would love to make these up for my fabulous daughters teachers.

  141. Leslie says:

    Love this! Perfect for me because I’m going back to school this year 🙂

  142. Krista says:

    I love craft apple patterns. I’ve made several of the diaper bags and would love to try another pattern!

  143. ang says:

    lovelovelove love it.

  144. sy says:

    this is a useful pattern, i carry my notepad with me all the time.

  145. Melissa says:

    What a pretty way to get organized!

  146. Charlotte says:

    Mmmm, love the colours used in the first pic!

  147. helen wright says:

    oooooo, nice.

  148. Christine G says:

    Who cares about the kids, I want one of these!!

  149. Kelly says:

    That is super cute! I don’t have any school-aged children, but I’ll just have to make one for myself! 🙂

  150. gina snyder says:

    Oh what a neat pattern! I would love to win it!


  151. Susie says:

    Oh now this is cute! I might just have to find some more meetings to go to! Love that is suggests recycled materials too.

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