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Hand Embroidered Converse Shoes | A Makeover

I’ve seen quite a few embroidered pairs of chucks out there, but most of them feature flowers. Although I enjoy flowers as much as the next girl, I was looking for something a bit different from the norm. My absolute favorite fabric I’ve ever had is a print called Mystery Food by Sara Watts, which features whimsical octopi. I chose this as my starting point. Although you can buy the embroidery pattern for the octopusContinue reading

Dog Collar in 4 Sizes | A Tutorial

With all the amazing fabrics on the market, making your special pup a one-of-a-kind collar is a cinch! My tutorial features a super soft cotton outside for sensitive skins and a solid nylon core for durability and strength. This tutorial covers how to make a dog collar in four sizes: X-SMALL: Fits neck size 8″ – 12″ SMALL: Fits neck size 10″ – 16″ MEDIUM: Fits neck size 14″ – 20″ LARGE: Fits neck sizeContinue reading

Misty Mountains Baby Quilt | Finished Project

Ever get stuck? That’s what happened to me. I worked on this quilt back when Misty Mountains was getting released, and after I finished quilting it, I lost steam on the project. I know, I know, I was SO close to finishing! I actually just this week spent some time affixing the binding on THREE quilts. Yes, three. All of them have been quilted and trimmed for MONTHS and were just sitting in my quiltingContinue reading

Dogs on Patchwork & Poodles Quilts!

It wouldn’t be a true representation of Patchwork & Poodles if I neglected the poodle of this equation! Riley works very hard in his dual roles of quality control and model for every pattern release that happens at P&P Headquarters. Lucky for me, my pattern testers happen to be dog lovers too! Here’s a round-up of the goodest puppers around on Patchwork & Poodles original quilts! Riley First up is Patchwork & Poodle’s mascot, theContinue reading

Sashiko Zipper Pouch | A Tutorial

This pouch all started when I found some Sashiko templates and realized they were nearly the right size for my rainbow zipper pouch pattern. I quickly got to work making not one, not two, but 5 pouches! When I get excited about something I go all in! And while you can access the original rainbow zipper pouch tutorial and probably figure out how to modify it for the sashiko templates (which yields a pouch aContinue reading

Visible Mended Jeans | A Finished Project

I’m a big fan of taking care of your belongings and making them last as long as you can, it is something that Jason and I try to live out every day. Jason’s computer is 14 years old, our TV is at least 10 years old, and we have a lot of vintage items found in thrift stores in our house that we use on a daily basis. When possible, buy used, and when notContinue reading