Tag: back-to-school

Easy-Clean Lunch Bag Tutorial

Anne Zeitler was tired of dealing with filthy lunch boxes so she designed a wonderful alternative. Learn to sew a wipe clean lunch bag using her easy to follow tutorial!

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Back to School Pillow Tutorial

Natalie Barnes, owner and pattern designer of beyond the reef and author of A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin, showed us how to make Easy Quilted Coasters + Table Toppers earlier this summer. Now she’s back with a Back to School Pillow; this pillow is a lovely gift for just about anyone, but Natalie had older kids in mind. Send kids to college (or their other independent adventures in the world) with a reminder of home and love!…

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Favorite Lunch Bag Tutorials

Does anyone in your family need a new lunch sack/bag for the new school year? Would a new bag refresh your lunch hour as you gaze at some pretty fabrics? Here are six of our favorite lunch bag tutorials…

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Insulated Lunch Sack

Sherri from Thread Riding Hood is back with a pretty Insulated Lunch Sack tutorial. These lunch sacks would be great for work, gifts or (Shhhh… Don’t say this out loud if you have kiddos in the house…) you could start now and make new sacks for school in September!…

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First Aid Kit

Sherri Noel from Rebecca Mae Designs designed this First Aid Kit for the back to school season. It would make a great gift for young adults heading out to college, or for a family with young kids (band-aids at the ready for those knees). Really anyone could use and appreciate this kit, so you can get started now with some early work on holiday presents!

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Back to School with Oliver + S!

We don’t know about you, but we think the best part of the changing seasons are new patterns from our favorite designers. In case you missed it, Oliver + S just released three amazing patterns for Fall which, true to Liesl’s style and skills as a designer, are sophisticated and classic, yet playful and fun– clothes parents and kids can agree on! Liesl asked us to help celebrate the release of the Fall line, so we’re going Back to School with Oliver + S!…

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Quilted Lunch Tote Pattern + Tutorial

It’s time to head back to school with a delicious lunch in hand! You can whip up several of these easy and useful Quilted Lunch Totes with the PDF pattern and tutorial from the Green Bag Lady, also known as Teresa VanHatten-Granath. Teresa is the wonder behind the Green Bag Lady movement, an eco-friendly art project started in 2008 resulting in over 24,000 reusable fabric shopping bags for people all over the world…

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Back to School ~ Kindergartner Pants

Tawny Bee from Tawny Bee and The L-T Experience created this Kindergartner Pants tutorial for our Back to School series. You can size the pants up or down using a pair of pants that fits your child as a guide…

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Back to School Tutorials

Today we want to remind you about our Back to School series last August. From binder pouches and lunch sacks to backpacks, hand-stamped clothing labels and so much more… You’ll find lots of fun tutorials to keep you busy preparing for the school year ahead!

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Back to School ~ Desk Bag

Desk bags are a new must-have on many Back to School supply lists these days. They’re also handy at home when you need a little organization help, whether you homeschool or want to prepare a special place for homework. Sandra created this desk bag for her daughter, and shows you how to make one too in today’s tutorial…

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1, 2, 3 Sew Free Pattern

Learn more about Ellen Baker’s new book, 1,2,3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Projects. We have a free PDF project for you, plus a chance to win a copy of the book!…

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