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Travel Roll Organizers with Detachable Pouches

These are my new favorite non-clothing sewn items of all time.

I made these travel roll ups for my sister-in-law’s and her husband’s birthdays in December.

I hadn’t made either of them anything yet over the past several years, so I knew I wanted to make them something this year. My sister-in-law travels a lot for work, but they travel together fairly often, as well. Hence, the idea for a travel organizer.

I am very pleased with how they turned out. The design is pretty similar to a toiletry and cosmetic roll up my mom always used from Mary Kay, except the Mary Kay one is boring clear vinyl with black and pink trim. ;P

I knew the organizer could be made more “hip” with the right materials. So, I found some nice imitation leathers and medium weight cotton blends for the linings. Continue reading

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Raffle Update – Two Choices

Since I haven’t gotten any response to the raffle, I’m hoping that offering a choice might generate some donations. I realized that I should have offered something besides an item of clothing to appeal to a wider range of people. … Continue reading

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Japan Quake Appeal Raffle- Closed

Japan has been in my thoughts and prayers over this past week, and I wanted to help in some way, even if small. So, I’m offering a choice of either a dress and matching pouch or a giant beach bag … Continue reading

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Make-Up Pouch Tutorial and Vintage Patterns

Here is the process for the make-up pouch I made for Christmas gifts. Materials: fabric, lining, 6” zipper Create a pattern according to the measurements you’d like. I wanted these pouches to be wider on the bottom than on the … Continue reading

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Playing Catch-Up: Christmas Gifts

I am reunited with my sewing things and my camera! I am beyond happy. My husband and I have begun our search for a house, and I can’t wait to find our little fixer-upper. I have begun research about different … Continue reading

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