11 Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

fee bricolo

The 11th stop on the Back to School Blog Tour was on August 21st.  Nadine of Fée Bricolo (a blog written in French) is making her two sons some Dill Pickles Tees with hoods!

 

Check out her blog here:

https://feebricolo.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/sweats-de-rentree-ptp-back-to-school-blog-tour/

 

Don’t forget to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway here:

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As always take care and happy sewing,

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

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10th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

sewmanyadventures

Our 10th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour was on August 18th.  Amy Meyers of Sew Many Adventures is hacking the Adorabelle pattern to achieve this adorable look!

 

Read her blog here:

https://sewmanyadventures.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/pickle-toes-patterns-back-to-school-blog-tour-a-new-take-on-the-adorabelle/

 

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here:

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As always take care and happy sewing,

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

9th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

sweing by ti

On August 17th Tibeca Yao of Sewing by Ti joined out Back to School Blog Tour by sewing up a Daisy Pinafore for her home schooled daughter.

 

Read her blog here:

http://sewingbyti.blogspot.com/2017/08/pickle-toes-patterns-back-to-school-tour.html

 

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here:

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As always take care and happy sewing,

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

8th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

hazelnuthandmade

On August 16th the 8th stop on our Back to School Blog Tour was Jillayne Richey of Hazelnut Handmade.  She reviewed our Dill Pickles Tee (which will be back up soon after some revisions)

 

Read her blog here:

http://www.hazelnuthandmade.com/dill-pickles-tee-for-back-to-school/

 

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0e8012d15/

 

As always take care and happy sewing,

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

7th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

me made

Today is the 7th Stop on the Back To school Blog Tour.  Sarah Hoggett of Me Made is making her Home Schooling wardrobe with a few twists.  She’s using the Fried Pickles Tee, Dill Pickles Tee, and The Hope Tee.

 

Read her blog here:

Pickle Toes Patterns – Back to School Blog Tour

 

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopther giveaway here:

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As always take care and happy sewing,

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

6th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

tales from a southren mom

This is the 6th stop on our Back to School Blog Tour!!

Join Julie Beveridge of Tales From a Southren Mom in sewing up some Leia’s.  Don’t forget to read her blog for an exculsive coupon code!!

 

Read her blog here:

Back to School Sewing Tour and Giveaway with Pickle Toes Patterns!

 

Don’t forget to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway here:

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As always take care and happy sewing,

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

5th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

miss marah sewn together

Today is the 5th stop on the Back to School Blog Tour!  Come check out Marah Hulse of Miss Marah Sewn as she sews up some Polliwogs for her daughter’s back to school wardrobe.

 

Read her blog here:

Pickle Toes Patterns Back To School Blog Tour

 

Don’t forget to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway here:

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As always take care and happy sewing,

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

4th Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

adventureswithbubbaandbug

Today is the 4th stop on our Back to School Blog Tour!  Come check out Essence B. Underwood’s Blog, adventureswithbubbaandbug, as she sews up some Taylor Tee’s.  There’s also a coupon code in there for you too!!

 

Read her blog here:

Pickle Toes Patterns Back to School Blog Tour 

 

Don’t forget to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway here:

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As always take care and happy sewing.

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team

 

 

Pencil Pouch Tutorial

Craft Projects, Patterns and Tutorials

School is back in session throughout much of the US. The “norm” of back to school shopping is happening. While wanting to grab just a loaf of bread, you may very well run in to a, back to school shopping individual. We come in many shapes and sizes, we look tired, with kids screaming and the pressure of our bleeding pockets, as the card is swiped at check out.

Now let me say, I love my children, LOVE. But let’s be honest, I get tired of being around them 24/7. So I felt like this a lot of the summer. Who knew kids argued so much?

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I’ve had this tutorial planned for a while. My oldest kiddo is a pen/pencil hoarder and insists on bringing them to school. She is slightly obsessed with Wonder Woman. At just 10 she has read a lot of the comics and says it matters to have been a fan before the movie haha. Anyways, this is her last year in elementary school and I wanted to do all I could to make it special for her. She requested a Wonder Woman. pencil pouch and other accessories that I haven’t quite gotten around to yet.

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So, without further ado I present the Pickle Toes Pattern Pencil Pouch tutorial.
To begin you will need:

  • 9″ x 10.5″ cotton woven x4 (2 outer and 2 lining)
  • 9″ x 10.5″  lightweight or medium weight  interfacing x2 (apply to the wrong side of lining pieces)
  • 2″ x 3″ cotton woven for zipper tabs x2
  • 1″ x 5″ cotton woven for loops x3
  • 9″ non separating zipper

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(I am using the pencil fabric for my outer and the black and gray for the lining.)

Apply your interfacing to the backside of the lining. Take one of your zipper tab pieces and press with a hot iron in half lengthwise (long sides).  Open it back up and take one of the raw edges and line up it up with the center crease you just made. Repeat with the other side, and then fold the tab in half securing the raw edges inside.

 

Once the tabs are finished, lay them on each end of the zipper. I laid this on top of my inner fabric to get an idea of where the tabs go. Attach them to the zipper by using a straight stitch on your machine.

 

Attach the zipper by sandwiching it between one lining and outer. Place the lining fabric with right side up and then the zipper on top. Take the outer piece and lay it on top with right side down. Sew down the zipper and repeat the process with the other edge of the zipper. If you are new to zippers you can watch MADE Everyday‘s tutorial here. The first way she shows would be the best way for this project.

 

Repeat the same process for the other side of the zipper.  Feel free to trim the seam allowance down to remove any bulk. You can also turn it so wrong sides of the fabric are touching and top stitch around the zipper.

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Repeat the process you used for the zipper tabs on the 3 tabs. You will want to edge stitch along the open side of the strip.

 

Curve the strip to form a loop and place the two outer ones 3/4″ from the side edges of the outer fabric. Measure 3″ from either of the loops and place the remaining loop. Pin them into place and lay the other outer fabric on top.

 

Starting at the bottom of the lining section sew around the pouch. Be sure to leave a 2″ gap from where you started, this makes turning the pouch the correct way easier. You also want to be sure to catch the ends of the loops and to leave the zipper partially open.

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Pull the outer fabric through the zipper opening and then through the opening you left on the lining. In the second photo below, I marked my 2″ opening. close your opening and push the lining into the outer portion.

 

Stand back and admire your work!
Until next time PickleToians,
Jen

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3rd Stop on the Back to School Blog Tour

Blog Tours

Auschick sews

Today is the 3rd stop on our Back to School Blog tour!  Natasha Tung of Auschick Sews is reviewing our Adorabelle and Sugar and Spice Headband patterns.

 

Check her blog here:
Back to School Blog Tour with Pickle Toes AND Giveaway!

 

Don’t forget to enter the Back to School Giveaway here:
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Until next time take care and happy sewing.

The Pickle Toes Patterns Team