These are just sew darn cute, I had to share! These sweet and simple drawstring bags are perfect for holding small gifts and treats. And, they are made with just two fat eighths of fabric! You probably already have some in your stash!
Rana Heredia of Sewn into the Fabric has created the perfect project just in time for your Easter baskets or hide them in the yard for that Easter Egg hunt. But everyone loves bunnies so the rest of the year, tuck them in backpacks and lunch boxes to add a hug to any day. These bunnies are like M & M’s – you can’t stop at one!
The Gypsy Quilter has just released these attractive jars filled with reasonably priced notions just in time for shop hop season. Hosting a retreat? These are perfect little gifts to leave at their stations each morning!
These bobbin clips work with most bobbins and threads. Think of them as hairpins. They are flexible so you can squeeze them to insert through a bobbin and then the spool to keep everything together and in one place!
There is also a rubberized version, available in a 60 unit container or a 12 pack:
The bobbin clamps hold bobbin thread in place and can be stored on a key ring. For those who do applique, a multitude of colors can be stored together in a very small space! Talk about portable???
Peels serve the same purpose but are designed to fit around spools of thread.
All of these items are colorful, fun, useful AND less than a dollar so who is going to buy just one???
Annie Unrein creates the perfect bags so when we wanted to develop a storage system for Creative Grids® rulers, she was our first call. The prototype was the hit at Market – and in January you will see why!
In Annie’s words: Store and carry rulers, an 18″ x 24″ mat, rotary cutters, and more in the handy padded organizers. Organizers in two sizes may be hung on the back of a door or folded and wrapped to carry to classes. Straps secure the flap and an adjustable, detachable padded carrying strap make the organizer easy to transport.
Opened, the storage unit can be hung on the back of a door in your sewing room. When going to classes, simply fold it up and take it with you. We filled it with 17 rulers with lots of room to spare!
I love the thought that went into this design! It is 72″ long so it holds a multitude of rulers AND uses a 2 yard cut of Soft and Stable, which is available as a pre-cut. The bag is 27″ wide so it will hold those 24-1/2″ rulers AND one package of 54″ mesh can be cut in half and used for all of the pockets No waste! The bag requires two yards of fabric for the outside and two yards for the lining. Why not teach a machine quilting class so they can learn another technique?
Don’t you love inspired design???
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!
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!
Rinske Stevens Designs provides everything you need to create heirloom quality covered boxes for every room in your house – and every occasion!
Or make a collapsible Victorian sewing box or journal cover.
What makes these special is that they also sell the hardware to give each piece that heirloom quality look.
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.
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!
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.
The Lil’ Holster mini measures 2.5 x 4 inches and has all of the great features of the original.
These are the perfect gift for every quilter who dreams of being organized! Visit the website to see the entire range of colors: Holsters
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!
Choose the oval forms for the bags and the round forms for the baskets. The baskets come in three sizes: small. medium, and large.
The bags come in two sizes.
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!
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.
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.
This lanyard holds a pair of embroidery scissors securely so they are at your finger tips.
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?
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.
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!