Sweatshirt jackets, skirts, purses, aprons and totes are some easy sewing and quilting downloadable designs by Christensen Creations, and since Covid 19 hit, we now have cute pieced face masks!
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We all have scraps, and these days, we also have access to those time-saving “jelly rolls” of 2 1/2″ strips. Take advantage of them to make this great “Jelly Roll Pieced Tote,” made entirely with strips. It’s interfaced and edged for a clean, crisp look and has several optional pockets for convenience.
#CC2209 “Jelly Roll Pieced Tote” Click for more info or to buy.
Whether you sail or not, show off your love of the sea with this artistic and convenient totebag, “Schooner or Later.” It has an internal water pocket (or alternatively, use it for a little umbrella) and patch pocket sized for a cell phone or sunglasses. It’s lined and well structured, also edgestitched and piped for a very “sharp” nautical look. The pattern includes templates for the schooner appliqué and detailed diagrams for step-by-step instructions. Use this tote pattern over and over to showcase other appliqués, quilt blocks or embroidery.
#CC2208 “Schooner or Later” 12-inch Appliqué and Tote Click for more info or to buy.
If we have to wear a mask, let’s make it a Fashion Accessory! Make them for all the colors you like to wear. Use up your scraps, show your team spirit, or show off your love of quilting. Christensen Creations’ “Five Easy Pieces” are not a movie, but five easy face masks to piece. Lots of meticulous instruction diagrams. (Some are Jelly Roll friendly.)
#CC2207 “Five Easy Pieces” Face Masks Click for more info or to buy.
Play ball! This little tote was designed with a pre-school boy in mind, but in Alabama, girls love softball. So there’s a larger one for older sister. Obviously, the genders could be switched, but two sizes are included with the detailed Christensen Creations instructions. “Play Ball Petite Tote” is easier than it looks and so cute for kids or grand-kids.
#CC2204 Play Ball Petite Tote Click for more info or to buy.
Pick your OWN Pocket you use this Christensen Creations “Pick a Pocket”book pattern. Also pick your favorite size and favorite handles as well as favorite fabrics. It’s graphed for 2 1/2″ quilt squares for quilters, but can be made of many fabrics. The clear instructions include a zippered pocket, one sized for a phone, a smaller pocket for the smallest bag and even a loop to hold a key hook. Show off monogramming or embroidery on the front. You can’t make just one!
NOTE: Libby has a leopard one, a zebra one with hot pink lining, and she made a pink toile for a good friend. There are endless possibilities.
#CC1026 “Pick a Pocket”book Click for more info or to buy.
Rain or shine, this Christensen Creations Rainbow Totebag is so useful, especially with a pocket made for phone, one for a bottle and a zippered one to hold change or small items. Not hard to make–so make one for yourself and one for a gift. Imagine it with yarn or as a diaper bag; it’s big enough for a ton of paraphernalia and so pretty that you’ll make everyone smile.
NOTE: The Christensen Creations sample was lined with a vinyl tablecloth to also make it somewhat waterproof!
#CC2203 Rainbow Totebag Click for more info or to buy.
Skirts are cooler than jeans! THIS skirt is a fresh summer meadow that showcases fun fabrics. Made with either a rope waist or elastic, the “Serge’n’Sew Meadow Skirt” (below) is simple but quite unusual. The Christensen Creations instructions show exactly how to serge and fuse the flower shapes and also explains how to adjust the skirt to ANY size.
#CC1009 Serge’n’Sew Meadow Skirt Click for more info or to buy.
Are you or someone you know the “Hostess with the Mostest”? If so, this Christensen Creations (below) “U.S. Flag Apron” is definitely the cutest and most patriotic. It’s also the most customizable in 3 lengths and 3 “breadths” of the bib. Very quick and easy with no hand-sewing. The 3 hot pads are different sizes and make great mini-quilts for a beginner. Perfect for July 4th (or Flag Day or Memorial Day or Veterans’ Day, or frankly, ANY day!)
#CC1013 U.S. Flag Apron and Hot Pads Click for more info or to buy.
“Glad Jacket“ (below) is a stunning spring jacket made easily from a sweatshirt base. The 3D gladiolus appliqués set into the unusual pockets will get rave reviews. Grow your own garden by making the glads almost ANY color. Christensen Creations includes plenty of instructions to help.
This jacket not only won a 1st place in the Alabama National Fair 2018, but a Best in Sewing Category.
#CC2202 Glad Jacket Click for more info or to buy.
“Log Cabin Band Denim Skirt” (below) is a sassy skirt with an 8″ band of log cabin blocks at the hem, using classic or paper piecing. This Christensen Creations wearable art pattern is adaptable to ANY SIZE and easily self-lined if desired. It’ll get lot of compliments!
#CC2201 Log Cabin Band Denim Skirt Click for more info or to buy.
“With Fleece as White as Snow–or Not” (above)—Easy sweatshirt modification with instructions for any size. Make a Santa suit or get other fleece! (Cute back!)
#CC1011 “With Fleece as White as Snow”–or Not
“Snow Family Skirt” (below) is a denim skirt with drawstring or elastic that can be made to fit ANY size and length. Appliqué templates for an entire snow family are included with DETAILED directions, even for the embroidery. Lots of cute 3D details.
#CC1010 Snow Family Skirt Click for more info or to buy.
Just Ducky–or Not is a totebag made from a towel for anyone (great gym bag), but instructions are also included for burp towel, hooded towel and precious “ducky” appliqués.
#CC1014 Just Ducky–or Not Click for more info or to buy.