It’s One Thimble time! Issue 18 * was released this week. One Thimble an online sewing magazine releases quarterly with an assortment of patterns, sewing articles, and tutorials.
Today we’ll be sharing our makes from two of the patterns in the latest issue. This post contains affiliate links indicated with a *
First up, Mr. and Mrs. Moonface pillows.
Mr. and Mrs. Moonface were designed to be sewn out of wool felt- which is beautiful stuff if you haven’t worked with it before. I used an assortment of other materials (this pattern is really well suited for scrap busting and sewing out of your stash too)
I used a stable woven for the body of the pillow. The biggest difference between this and the wool felt is my end shape. I think my fabric lends itself to more of a dome shape than the flat surface that felt creates.
I used felt for the eyes, mouth, and mustache. The white cheeks are minky. I thought it would be a nice soft touch point for them.
The little moon craters on their foreheads are non-slip material meant for pj and slipper feet.
My toddler is madly in love. She claimed them the moment the last seam was closed and hustled her self, one in each arm blindly up the stairs to bring them to her room. Taking pictures was a feat because she wanted to know what I was doing with her pillows and kept laying across them and dodging into frame!
They were a really straightforward sew- the directions are clear the pattern is simple to print and assemble. My middle child has already put in her request.
The second pattern I was able to sew up was the Linden tote.
As we’ve already determined I tend to stray on the recommended fabrics. I made my tote with a quilting cotton body and denim for the base and handle. I knew this would give me a less sturdy bag, but I thought for summer it would be a great bag to toss towels, swim suits, and sunscreen into.
While the bag is unlined and open, it includes an encased interior zipper pocket. The perfect spot for a cell phone and set of keys.
I will admit that this is a moment not following fabric recommendations wasn’t maybe my best-laid plan. The denim can be left with a raw edge, and the construction of the bag is really meant for leather or a fabric that doesn’t fray.
The flat felled side seams give a really nice finish, but the stripes have me a little cross eyed. I would love any tips on flat felled seams and stripes!
Have you seen the newest issue of One Thimble?* What’s your favorite pattern?