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September 30, 2021
CUMBRIA TOTE BAG (new pdf sewing pattern) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello lovely makers, 

how are you all doing? Has fall arrived to where you live? We've had some cool, quite autumn-y weather last few days and it felt absolutely amazing. I'm definitely ready for some sweater weather

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September 20, 2021
Scissor Case -large from Threads On My Socks


 I just completed a new pattern for a large scissor case. This one, is perfect to hold 8-9" scissors. It is made much like my smaller version for embroidery scissors. 

I am a collector of scissors & it wasn't intentional. I use my rotary cutter quite often while I'm preparing a project for sewing but sometimes I reach for scissors instead. And never mind the fact, that those rotary cutters still freak me out. I have seen many a terrible accident with them & I'm always as careful as ever when I use mine. But scissors are just so ...

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July 8, 2021
AURORA CLUTCH (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello friends, I'm excited to introduce my newest pdf pattern to you today!



Aurora Clutch is a perfect everyday wallet/ clutch and comes in two different sizes. 

Small size: approx. 4'' tall x 7 1/4'' wide when closed

Large size: approx. 4 1/2'' tall x 8 1/2'' wide when closed



My most favorite thing about this clutch are the card slots on the inside. I love having a special place for my bank cards and an ID. The small size features three card slots, and the large one four. 

I also like the wonderfully roomy front ...

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May 25, 2021
CHUBBY TOTE BAG (pdf pattern in four sizes) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all doing well. 


How are things in your neck of the woods? I was hoping for some nice spring weather by now but instead we've been getting daily rainstorms with heavy winds

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May 6, 2021
ASHFORD HANDBAG (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello friends, welcome!


I'm beyond excited to introduce my newest bag pattern to you today

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February 17, 2021
Drawstring bag with heart from Threads On My Socks


 In a previous post...I shared a pattern for a patchwork heart. A fun little make, that I sized especially for my 'Happy Bag' pattern. 

The Patchwork Heart uses 1 1/2" squares &  finishes at 4 1/2". It's the perfect little square to add to the front of the bag. I had so much fun making these & using up squares from my jar.

Whenever I sew something, I make sure to include a stack of squares from those scraps. It is such fun to get that jar down, from the shelf from time to time. A great memory ...

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February 15, 2021
Scissor Love + a New Pattern from Threads On My Socks


I just love scissors and have a pair for everything. About 3 or 4 years ago, I found a decorative pair for stitching, on Etsy. They are still as sharp as the day I got them. Needless to say, I bought another pair so I could have one at my machine & another for on the go. 

I just love them but I've been stabbed once or twice by those pointy tips. Especially, when I throw a pair in a bag to do some stitching in the evenings. Rummaging thru my bag those pointy tips, find my hand every time ...

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February 4, 2021
Portland Tote (tester versions) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello everyone!

As promised, I'm back to share the beautiful Portland Totes my super talented pattern testers created. I love how different these bags are, and how well they represent each of the maker's style.

Let's get to it, shall we?



Dorothy @casoncreativedesigns on IG created this beautiful Portland Tote. I love the fabric Dorothy chose as well as the fabulous details she added to her adjustable strap. 


I love this travel inspired bag sewn by the lovely Fani @faninoulika on IG. So sweet, and would definitely make a lovely handbag to be taken on trips.


Next ...

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February 2, 2021
Portland Tote (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello lovelies,

I have a brand new bag pattern to share with you today! I hope you will like this Portland Tote as much as I do.


This bag design has been on my mind for a very, very long time so a few months ago I finally sewed it up and made a bag for myself (using Merchant and Mills dry oilskin for the exterior) . I've been using this bag every since and I couldn't be happier with it.



With its large front exterior pocket, zipper and slip pockets on the inside, as well as a main ...

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January 18, 2021
Devon Pouch (a fabulously handy zipper pouch) from Sotak Handmade


 Hello lovelies, happy Monday to you all!

If you've been following me for a while you would have noticed how much I enjoy sewing up zipper pouches :). It's one of my favorite projects to work on and today I wanted to talk a bit about one of my most favorite pouch ever, the Devon Pouch.

Here's just a little sampling of the Devon Pouches I made over the last year or so :).

I love putting these sweet fabric combinations together, matching them up with metal zippers, and whipping up these super useful pouches. I especially love having ...

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Patchwork Hearts from Threads On My Socks

 



I have a jar, where I keep 1.5" squares of fabric. Usually after working on a project, I'll go thru all the scraps & cut a bunch to put in the jar. They're all stacked & for the most part in color relation. I will particularly cut some from fabrics I will want to remember, years down the road. It makes for a nice reminiscent jar & I had some fun with it today, making hearts for a project. 

Here's how I made them & stay tuned for how I used them.

Gather 14 Prints/Solids & 10 White (Background)  1-1 ...

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December 21, 2020
Little Happy Bag pattern from Threads On My Socks

 


I wanted to share an idea for a bag front, using my pattern 'Little Happy Bag'. 

I have recently been completely captivated with cross stitch. This guy has been sitting & waiting for ten years or so, in my pinterest pins. So, one day, instead of doing all the things I was supposed to do....I had a wonderful time stitching him. I made the wreath around him as I went along. And changed some thread colors, to what I had on hand. So, that tells me...that I have gotten comfortable with this cross stitching adventure. This is only my ...

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August 21, 2020
the WHY = artistic fire from Charm About You

Today I'm sharing a couple of special projects, exciting news about how you can learn from me online and hopefully preempting a few concerns. The WHY matters. So I want to focus a little on why I do what I do, how sharing makes a difference and most importantly what I want to impart to you. Keep reading because it's not just pretty pictures, I would love to help you thrive and shine my spark for getting the most of out of your creativity. 

epp hexies stitched together from the back, embroidery scissors

Hand sewn projects are probably my favourite. I prefer to spend hours on the ...

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New Pattern - New Bag from Threads On My Socks

 



The pdf pattern for my Little Nicki Bag is finally done & available in my Etsy Shop.
This was a fun pattern to work on, even though it took a long time, to get it all together.
I designed this bag to carry all my many projects from place to place. I love to dabble with so many different mediums, seems a bag is always needed. And it needed to have handles, so a pouch wasn't going to work. I need handles on bags because my hands & arms are always full. 
Stuff? 
Yes, I like stuff! Sewing, Artsy, Crafty Stuff ...

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April 24, 2020
mother's day sewing from Threads On My Socks



I've been sewing more little happy bags. I'm sort of in a pink mode, maybe girly....oh bother....I just love pink! I'm making the bags for Mother's Day, to send to sisters, friends & of course Mom. We usually have a little get-together at Mom's but I suppose this year that will not happen. I am still going to see my Mom....just won't hug her, (coronavirus adjustments) instead I'll fill a bag with a little happy & hugs. Homemade cookies comes to mind!


These bags really sew up quickly and are layer cake ...

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April 23, 2020
a Little Happy Bag from Threads On My Socks


I've been busy sewing this Spring and I made a little happy bag. It's great for special little things, like carrots...just kidding. I stitched them up awhile ago and had them displayed in a bowl for Easter. But I thought they looked real cute with the bag.

The bag has been in pattern writing stage for far too long & with some extra time here lately, I decided it was time to get it done. I am very happy with it and have sewn several. They are just so quick & easy & the best part is selecting all the ...

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April 18, 2020
Kensington Handbag (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade



Good morning friends, hope you are all doing well. 

I've been doing lots of sewing and working on new patterns these last few weeks and I'm excited to show you my newest handbag pattern today.


Kensington Handbag is a super handy everyday bag with two exterior and one inner zipper pockets,  one inner slip pocket, as well as a fabulous main zipper closure to keep all your treasures safely inside the bag. 


DIMENSIONS: 12'' tall x 11'' wide on bottom x 4'' deep




I really love the idea of having two exterior zipper pockets and I keep my ...

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March 20, 2020
Sheridan Tote ~ FREE PDF pattern from Sotak Handmade

Hello lovelies, happy Friday to you all!

What strange times we're living in, aren't we? We've been practicing social isolation in order to help flatten the curve this whole week and are expecting to keep doing it for the next couple of weeks. 

I'm sure a lot of you are in the same situation so I thought you might appreciate a new tote bag pattern to work on :). And, since it's not business as usual for almost any of us, I decided to make this a FREE pattern, available to all.


Pretty fun, right? Sheridan ...

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February 7, 2020
Norfolk Pouch (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade


Good morning friends, how are you all doing?

Goodness! I can't believe it's been so long since I last popped in here :(

Have you been sewing a lot? I certainly kept myself busy doing lots of fun sewing and designing. Would you like to see my newest pattern? 

This is Norfolk Pouch.


It's a lovely, super versatile zipper pouch that comes in two sizes:
SMALL:  6 ½'' x 4'' x 1 ½''
REGULAR:  8 ½'' x 5'' x 2''



It has an exterior slip pocket, card slots pocket in the lining (3 slots for small pouch, 4 ...

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November 12, 2019
Juniper Basket in two sizes (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade


Happy Tuesday friends,

I'm over the moon excited to show you my newest sewing pattern :)


This is Juniper Basket, super handy fabric basket with a zipper pocket on the outside, slip pocket on the inside, and a fabulously handy drawstring closure on top.


And, it comes in two sizes.

FINISHED SIZE (wide x tall x deep): 
SMALL – 9'' x 7'' x 6'' 
LARGE – 11'' x 8 ½'' x 7''

+  +  +  +  +


Materials needed to make one small size basket:

FABRIC A (main exterior) – 1/2 yard 
FABRIC B (drawstring closure + handles) – 1/4 yard 
FABRIC C (lining) – 3/4 yard
fusible ...

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