Totes with Style and Structure

I love these two totes by Penny Sturgis!  The Tool Tote has pockets all around the outside AND the inside so it is the perfect class companion.  Grandma who believed – a place for everything and everything in its place – would be proud!  This bag is about 15″ long x 10″ wide x 7″ tall.

 

 

 

 

The pattern includes the hardware – a heavy duty metal form that keeps the bag open when needed. This frame is also sold separately because who can make just one? After all, it makes a great diaper bag, teacher bag, scrap booking bag….you get the picture!

 

Or use the same frame to make a Featherweight sewing machine bag.  (But it would hold anything – or any small machine.)

 

 

 

 

 

What a great class to add to your featherweight series!

An Abundance of Annie

In case you hadn’t noticed, Patterns by Annie is now simply By Annie – because that gal has her act together!  She is providing everything you need to create professional looking bags – Soft and Stable, hardware; zippers, mesh, fold over elastic, strapping, and the perfect design for every occasion!

She was the hit of Market and instantly had five patterns in the top 100!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These will be joined by Market favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you realize that 20 of the top 100 patterns are bags???  If you aren’t offering a bag of the month club, you are not meeting your customer’s needs!  Who can make just one?  When their friends and family see them, they will ALL want one – and may take a class for the first time because they may find it less intimidating than a quilt!  What a great way to gain new customers!

 

Create with Cardboard

Rinske Stevens Designs provides everything you need to create heirloom quality covered boxes for every room in your house – and every occasion!

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Or make a collapsible Victorian sewing box or journal cover.

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What makes these special is that they also sell the hardware to give each piece that heirloom quality look.

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Can you imagine featuring embroidery designs on these projects?  What a great wedding gift, Mother’s Day gift – you get the picture!  Visit our website to see the entire line of Rinske Stevens Design products.

 

Holsters Aren’t Just for Cowboys

These “holsters” are designed to organize your sewing, office or craft area.  They are made from a patented silicone.  The flap sticks to any smooth, clean an dry surface.  Once positioned, simply spray with water to secure in place.  Drainage holes are included so objects such as paintbrushes can drain and dry.  The Lil’ Holster is 3.25 x 5.25 inches and is dishwasher safe – which makes them the perfect organizers for your kitchen sink as well!  They are so easy to place, move and clean!

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The Hobby Holster is heat resistant up to 400 degrees so it can actually hold a glue gun.  The flap can double as a work mat.  Any glue will peal right off- or anything else you want.

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The Lil’ Holster mini measures 2.5 x 4 inches and has all of the great features of the original.

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These are the perfect gift for every quilter who dreams of being organized!  Visit the website to see the entire range of colors:  Holsters

 

Camden Bags are Now Even Easier

The Camden Bags and Bowls are top selling patterns by Aunties Two.  With new products on the market, these projects have gotten even easier!  The bottoms are now pre-cut so prepping for a class is a breeze!

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Choose the oval forms for the bags and the round forms for the baskets.  The baskets come in three sizes: small. medium, and large.

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The bags come in two sizes.

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The sides are shaped with pre-cut double sided fusible batting.  And the fabric?  2 1/2″ strips!  Kitting just became a whole lot easier!

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New Gift Options That Are Sure to Please

Mason jars have been used for everything from canning to storage for generations.  And, now they have become the foundation for sewing notions that will have your customers buying multiples.

Jardi is the easiest way to hang jars on a wall – functional, safe and removable.  They are made of a high quality silicone that holds wide mouth mason jars securely.  The package includes everything you need to hang two jars.

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The Tutu transforms a wide mouth mason jar into a sewing caddy.  The ring holds up to 16 bobbins; four pair of embroidery scissors; as well as anything you want to put in the jar.  Cover the pincushion with your choice of fabric.

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This lanyard holds a pair of embroidery scissors securely so they are at your finger tips.

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All of these notions would be a great addition to a small gift display for the holiday season.  Who wouldn’t love to find these in their stocking?

 

This generations Sewing Basket

Around the holidays there are always new customers who want to buy a sewing basket for someone who has shown an interest in quilting.  Why not stock these decorative carriers and display them with your favorite notions – pins, needles, seam rippers and scissors for sewers; rotary cutters, rulers; applique pins; Wonder clips; etc.  Let them “build” their own version of a sewing basket.

They come in a variety of styles and fabrics.  Check out the entire collection by Everything Mary.  Many are in stock.  Others are due to arrive any day.

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Don’t forget to suggest a gift certificate for a class – and give them a class schedule.  Be sure to have beginning quilting classes as well as some handbag classes on the schedule so that you can appeal to everyone!

Finally – A Fabric Mesh!

It is no surprise that Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie has created the perfect mesh for all of your purses, totes, and storage needs!  Vinyl mesh has been around for a long time and still is the best choice for some applications.

But this polyester mesh is easy to sew; soft and pliant – the perfect choice for pockets so you can see what is inside.

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It is available two different ways – pre-packaged in 18″ x 54″ size or on 15 yard x 54″ bolts (the bolts are Drop Ship only).

It is available in several different colors – and will be available next month.  Please help our buyer by placing your order now.  Obviously white will be popular – but what other fashion colors will you choose????  Visit our website to see the entire collection and the patterns that support it:  Patterns by Annie.

In a clutch, choose Annie Unrein

Frankly, I was always intimidated by Annie Unrein’s patterns.  After all, I saw the samples – and they were perfect.  She is an expert seamstress and teaches threadology classes.  I bet she even makes tailored clothes!

But then, I saw her demonstrate at Road to California – and she made it look so simple that I thought I should give it a try.

As soon as I got home, I ordered her iCases pattern.  This one has a zippered pocket to hold the cord and has instructions for two sizes – exactly what I needed.PBA218 Item #PBA218  Retail $9.95

Annie has created a technique that makes all of her bags doable by anyone – even me!  It turns out that you create everything in panels.  Then the panels are placed on top of each other and bound together like a quilt – now that I can do.

And I did!  And now, I feel like my last name should be Bradley.  Friends came over last night and thought I bought my first project.  I consider that a win!

Soft and Stable – another Annie product – provides just the right amount of body and made the binding lay perfectly.
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Why not add some of these projects to your class schedule?  Once they see how easy it is, they will want to make more.  I immediately ordered three more patterns.  These will make great gits – and I already know I can’t stop at just one!

These “Open Wide” Pouches come in three sizes.
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Bling It On! is the perfect carrying case for jewelry or anything small!PBA248 Item #PBA248  Retail $9.95

Or, start them out with a simple Cut Loose Press jewelry case.  Believe me, they will be thrilled with the results!
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Gift giving just got a lot more fun!

Organize your Supplies in Style

These new totes by Everything Mary will hold anything and everything in style.  Each item is available in any of the prints shown.

This Catch-All Caddy is made of moisture-resistant canvas that will last for years.  This collapsible tote contains three deep main compartments and eleven more outside pockets for all of your crafting needs.

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The Tinker Tote has built in handles so you can take your supplies everywhere!  It features three expandable main pockets; two external pouches and nine pen/scissor size pockets.  It lays flat when stored – but you won’t be able to live without it so it will ALWAYS be full.

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Item #EVM9887-4  Retail $19.99

The Wampus Caddy is the perfect size for a designer tool box.  Fill with a hammer, picture hangers, screw drivers, duct tape, WD40….you get the idea.  Wouldn’t this be a great Christmas or housewarming gift for anyone – including children who have just left the nest?

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Item #EVM9886-2  Retail $27.99

The Tag-Along Tote is a versatile and attractive way to store and carry your next do-it-yourself project. Designed as the take-anywhere bag for the creative type who’s on the move, this tote includes two deep, expandable main compartments with 12 pen/scissor loops, and 7 additional outside pockets. Finished in durable, moisture-resistant polyester and complete with lay-flat design for easy storage

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Item #EVM9944-1  Retail $24.99

Any of these totes would be a great first sewing kit filled with seam rippers, needles, threads, pins, scissors, etc.  Why not set up a display in your store and fill one with tools and one with sewing supplies?

To see the entire collection, visit our website. Many of these totes are now in stock.  Others will be arriving soon so make your selections now!