Weekend finishes…Chair Bags, Pencil Case, Coffee cup sleeve

I am switching my posts around today, as I am waiting to get photos of the hubby for the our weekly recap and menu plan. So, instead today here are my weekend finishes.

1.  New 3 pocket chair bag (chair pocket) set for my Etsy store. I desperately need a couple of girl sets, so I chose purple to start.  The materials I used for these were corduroy, and home essential fabrics that I had purchased at JoAnn’s.
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2. A pencil case using one of the projects from Patchwork, Please by Ayumi Takahashi. It is a paper piecing project with small pieces. Unfortunately, this one is definitely not perfect, I had traced the pattern onto paper, and with the slight inaccuracies from tracing, then the slight sewing inaccuracies the pencil tops were a little wonky. I would recommend using a photocopier instead of tracing, at least I will next time. I chose not to do the embroidery stitching this time as I thought there was enough color with the choices of the fabric below.


I used the following materials:

Yellow: Riley Blake, Yellow on yellow Chevron.
Orange: Crosshatch in Tangerine from the Architextures collection by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman.
Green: Metro Living Circles in Chartreuse from the Metro Living Collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Purple: Lizzie House’s Pearl Bracelet in purple for Andover Fabrics.
Blue: Bubbles in Blue from Maritime Modern by Marin Sutton for Riley Blake.
Grey: Essex Linen Blend
Main Pocket: Osnaburg (with Pellon Shape flex for strength….I really need to purchase some neutral linen)
Lining: Lucie Summers, Summersville, Alphabetty Seafoam Fabric.
Ribbon: From JoAnn
Zip: From ZipIt

The back is quilted simply with a straight line.


If you like this and my pin cushion you should join the Zakka Along 2.0 :: Patchwork, Please Flickr Group which starts June 3rd (I am just loving this book and being too keen which is funny as I am always so late to participate).

3.  I made another hexagon coffee cup sleeve – this one I am keeping. I tried a couple of new things with my design, I changed the stitching I used to join the hexagons which definitely hid the stitches a little better, and I sewed the elastic tie between the layer. I used the Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey for Moda fabric which I used in the above pin cushion. Additional materials you can find in here.

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4. The last project I made, which I did not get photos for. It was a little Easter pouch/pocket that I made as a gift for Sean’s friend. She loved it and all the goodies inside.

Linking up with Plum and June and with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Plum and June

17 thoughts on “Weekend finishes…Chair Bags, Pencil Case, Coffee cup sleeve

  1. Robin

    Hey – don’t feel bad about the zipper case. I tried making a sample block of Ayumi’s pieced book (quilt) yesterday. The directions were crystal clear in the book, but somehow I convinced myself that the pattern was backward, so I traced it onto the flip side of the foundation paper. Then I managed to sew it upside down! The good news is that I now have a new “striped” pin cushion, because that’s what it became.

    I tried again with Ayumi’s pattern that looks like an envelope (mail holder) and it came out great! This time, I “might” have followed the directions. LOL.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I will give this another try….and yes the directions do say make a copy. We live and learn right – its the only way to have a bit of fun 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  2. lisa@hilltophouse

    Love your pencil case, I am enamoured with rainbow colours – love the tag/ribbon detail as well. Don’t ya just adore Sew Stitchy – such fun, I have a wee bit and am thinking pin cushion.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you. I always try to do smaller projects while I have a break between that big project…..just to feel like I am accomplishing something 🙂

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