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Monday 21 August 2017

Back To School Projects + Inspiration

Unless you're hiding under a stone, at this time of year it's hard to miss the annual Back To School promotions in stores, on tv and online.  Feels like a good time for me to share again a handful of tutes I've written for pencil cases, bags and storage solutions that always prove useful at this time of year.

Back To School Projects & Inspiration
Click any image to go through to the original tute and/or blog post

My Pencil Case, Pouch and Bag Tutes

My Storage Solution Tutes

Project Inspiration
(my designs I've yet to write patterns for ... one day!)

I'm The Zipper, Bag + Pouch Queen
(some of my makes over the last 5 years)

Super Popular Pouch Commissions

Useful Projects I've Made From Other Designers' Patterns

Sew Much Fun Blog Hop: Back To School

This post is part of the Sew Much Fun Blog Hop and this month's theme is Back To School.  Visit all the blogs on the blog hop for more Back To School ideas and inspiration.

Jen Frost @Faith and Fabric
Emma Wengier @Emkie Designs
Allison Jensen @Woodberry Way
Kathy Bruckman @Kathy Kwilts
Michelle Gadsby @Pretty Practical
Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD ← that's me and you're here 😀

#sewmuchfunbloghop #backtoschool

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Maybe you'd like to take part in upcoming hops?
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This is my second time on the Sew Much Fun Blog Hop.  Last time I shared my scrap storage method and tutes for using them up along with tips for keeping your sewing space under control.  Click the image below to go through to the post.

Back To School Projects & Inspiration

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Linky Parties This post may be linked to some great Linky Parties, always a great source of inspiration too. If you click through to my 'Fave Linky Parties' page you can see where I like to share my work.

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  1. You are the zipper, bag, and pouch queen! I've found much inspiration on your blog.

  2. Wow, you have been busy! I have been thinking about how to make better use of my storage cube, and I think your post on the knotted tray might be perfect for transforming it. I can make one to fit the exact size for the space and the right colour for my room. Thanks!

  3. These are all such great projects and inspiration. Keep up the great posts. #HomeMattersParty

  4. Hi Chrissie, I love this collection, I just want to try everything! So it's one of the features at this weeks #HandmadeMonday :-)


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