Have you heard of One Thimble E-Zine? You’re not alone if you’re not familiar! I had heard of One Thimble; however, I was not sure what was involved. Now I know! Let me introduce to you to One Thimble!
One Thimble is an e-zine (digital) magazine with sewing patterns, tips, tutorials, articles, and exclusive discounts. Issue 6 of One Thimble was released on February 13. Included in this issue are:
- Alicia from Felt with Love Designs’s Woodland Creatures Finger Puppets
- Jenna from Apple + Fig’s Gatsby Flat Cap
- Nikki from Bubby and Me’s Penny Dress
- Irene from Serger Pepper’s One Cardigan
- Robyn from Obbie Dobbie’s Fairywood Cottage and Wood Fairy Applique
- Jen from Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns’s Archie Shirt
- Victoria from Eliana and Thea’s Blossom Skirt
- Erin from Dog Under My Desk’s Outta Time Tote
- Vanessa from Bobkin’s Hannah Dress
- Michelle from Sew n Sow’s Multi Apron
I have the honor of previewing two of the newest releases as part of Pattern Revolution’s One Thimble Blog Tour. First is “Outta Time Tote” from Dog Under My Desk and the second is “Multi Apron” from Sew n Sow’s.
Outta Time Tote
This is my first time sewing a pattern from Dog Under My Desk. The Outta Time Tote is easy to put together. The pattern does not have actual pattern pieces; however, the detailed cutting chart helps to streamline the construction. You’ll only need 1 yard of fabric of the lining and the exterior, 2 zippers, interfacing, and batting.
The biggest plus is how the rectangles are cut. PERFECT way to learn to pattern match! “Fussy” cutting takes patience and lots of practice; however, the Outta Time Tote helps you cross the bridge to pattern matching. I changed a few things on the construction of my tote. I substituted fusible fleece in place of the batting and substituted Craftfuse (Pellon 808) in place of the woven interfacing. Also, to make the bottom of the tote sturdier, add a layer of Pellon 71F before adding the lining.
The directions were easy to follow. Overall, from start to finish the Outta Time Tote can be sewn in 2-3 hours. It took me a little longer by using fusible fleece instead of sew-in fleece. This is a great beginner pattern for a new bag sewer. Important to note to take the extra time to ensure the interfacing is fused properly to the fabric. That will make or break your bag! The finished measurements are 12 inches wide by 14 inches tall by 3 inches deep. The strap drop is 10.5 inches.
Sew n Sow is a new to me designer. I was excited to try Multi Apron. There are three different styles available:
The Market Apron is perfect for craft shows. There is a hidden internal pocket perfect for holding receipt book, money, and electronic checkout. The Peg Apron has a kangaroo style pocket on the front. Versatile for a chef! The Utility Apron has external pockets and a tool strap. Perfect for stowing gardening tools for quick access. Or maybe a sewing apron for scissors, marking pens, tracing wheel, etc. Those fit perfectly in the pockets or within the straps. With three options, the Multi Apron can be tailored to fit your needs!
The Multi Apron is a great beginner pattern. Depending on which apron you select, most you will print 2 pattern pages. I changed the zipper construction (recessed zipper) to allow the apron to be reversible. The instructions are very well written. It should take roughly an hour to cut and sew. Of course, the majority of the hour will be spent choosing fabric!
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