I am so impressed by Gingercake Patterns. The instructions and photos were clear and easy to follow, and made this a quick and easy sew. I finished it in just over an hour, and had no problems. My favorite feature is that Virginia includes cutting instructions on all of her pattern pieces. It bugs me to no end when I need to refer back to a pattern multiple times for cutting instructions. Her pattern pieces have clear instructions for cutting steps and types of fabric. The placement details for eyes, beak, and feet were also clearly labeled. It’s so nice to know all the details are on the pattern pieces and I don’t have to wake my laptop up every two minutes to refer to the instructions. Thank you for that, Virginia!
If you’re looking for something special to make for a boy or girl this Christmas, I definitely suggest this Penguin Pillow! The good news is… you can enter to WIN THIS PATTERN today! Scroll to the bottom for the details.
But first… Check out this adorable Owl Purse!
My assistant, Cassie, made this for me when we were testing the Gingercake Patterns and I am in love. Didn’t she do a great job? It’s so fun to work with someone just as passionate about sewing and fabric as I am AND has great taste.
Cassie made this purse as a gift for her niece, and I know she’s going to love it. Since the little girl lives in another state, we used Abby as our model. A few well-placed marshmallows made the photo shoot fun for everyone involved. (That’s just one of my many tricks. Believe me, I have many).
The fabrics used for this owl purse are:
- Half square triangles in Clementine by Violet Craft
- Domino dot in Clementine by Violet Craft
- Gray fine whale corduroy from Jo-Ann’s