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Whether you are looking for a mat to avoid your machine slipping or need some accessible storage, this sewing caddy is perfect for any sewing room! It’s easy to make and will leave you feeling organized and ready to sew.

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DIY Laundry Bag

Back to school is sneaking upon us! Some kids are entering University and might be heading off to dormitories. We can only hope they will do their laundry at least once a month and not drag it home every holiday for mom to do. Create this simple and cute laundry bag for them to set-up in their new home and cross-your fingers it gets emptied!

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Materials
Materials

Materials

 •  0.8m cotton fabric
 •  0.8m medium fusible interfacing
 •  0.2m baby lamb fleece
 •  0.2m Heat n Bond Ultra
 •  Scrap pink fabric or felt (alpaca ears)
 •  Scrap felt (alpaca mouth)
 •  Black embroidery thread & needle
 •  0.2m pompom trim
 •  Elastic (enough to loop over button)
 •  Button
 •  Sewing machine, thread, scissors, dressmaker’s pencil and iron
 •  Alpaca pattern
 •  optional – Insul-Shine for insulation

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It’s beach season! There are so many hidden delights in Western Canada that are often forgotten or taken for granted. B.C. is blessed with ocean access but also beautiful forests that often lead to lakes. Not to mention the beauty of the Shuswap! The run-off from the mountains needs to go somewhere and Alberta is full of beautiful lakes. From Sylvan lake to lake Minnewanka we are only a short drive away from a beach day! Although Saskatchewan is known for their Prairies they are still able to enjoy a beach day at little Manitou lake or even lake Athabasca. Be sure to throw in some fishing rods with these visits. Manitoba is home to Canada’s 13th largest lake, Lake Manitoba and is full of little cottages among the bodies of water.

Okay, so maybe a Canadian beach isn’t quite the same as a Mexico beach but they are beautiful, and still require a beach bag!

Beach Bag Materials
Materials

Materials

  • 0.8m fabric (140cm wide)
  • 1.5m lining (60cm wide)
  • 0.6m vinyl
  • 4 O-rings 38mm
  • 1.5m trim for handles
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • scissors
  • iron
  • Optional: magnetic clip, 8″ invisible zipper
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This little travel organizer can have so many different uses and it rolls up nicely to be stashed away! You can use this for your toiletries, art supplies, make-up brushes, chef knife set, and just about anything else you can think of! It’s is easy to adjust the size to fit whatever goodies you need. These new prints offer gorgeous colour, prints, and patterns. Use vinyl for toiletries or brushes to make it easy to wipe and clean. Or you could even use terrycloth for a full bathroom feel. With so many options this organizer can meet so many needs!

Travel Organizer DIY
Travel Organizers
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