Friday, September 6, 2013

Craft Book Month at Craftbuds :: Patchwork Please

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!

Did you know that September is craft book month over at .

Don't let those craft books sit on your shelf and collect dust! We want to see what you've been making. That’s why Craft Buds has lined up a list of fabulous bloggers who will be showing off their projects made from craft books, all month long!

I choose Patchwork Please by:: Ayumi Takahashi

It took me a long while to choose just one project. I spent many hours oohing  and ahhing over all the cuteness in this book. I finally settled on the Triangle patchwork box pouch.

 I love The mini quilting process of this bag. It gave me the warm feeling of piecing a quilt with instant gratification. The box is assembled from the exterior first and then the lining is hand sewn in. 

I shared this photos on Instagram yesterday and wonder that maybe a very strong sewing glue could be used to attach the lining (like liquid stitch)  for those of you that do not like to hand sew. 

The most fun part about this bag besides watching it come together is choosing all the pretty fabrics an embellishments she adds not only in this project but many of them throughout the book.  I encourage you to check out the reviews on Amazon and buy it, or head to your local library to see for yourself. Such amazing goodness throughout!

Fabrics I used
Essex yarn dyed linen in black
various fabrics from "washi" by Rashida Coleman-Hale
Metro Living by robert kaufman
Waterfront park Domino dot By Violet craft
Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Don't forget to share your projects over at to link up and win some pretty cool prizes.


Week One
Monday 9/2: Fabric Mutt / LRstitched
Wednesday 9/4: Fabric Seeds / Pile O Fabric
Friday 9/6: Sew-Fantastic / Clover & Violet

Week Two
Monday 9/9: Hopeful Threads / Go To Sew
Wednesday 9/11: Marci Girl Designs / imagine gnats
Thursday 9/12: Sew Sweetness / amylouwhosews
Friday 9/13: Lindsay Sews / 13 Spools 
Saturday 9/14: Inspire Me Grey / Angela Yosten

Week Three
Monday 9/16: Sew Very / Craftside
Tuesday 9/17: The Littlest Thistle / CraftFoxes

9/1-9/30: Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October, 1!

2012 Craft Book Month Projects (L to R):
Sew Crafty Jess, Sewing Rabbit, Stitched in Color, MissKnitta’s Studio
To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you’ve made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You’ll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc.


1) One entry per person. 
2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2013. 
3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2013 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description. In your post or photo description, make sure to list the craft book you used and provide a link if possible.
4) All winners chosen via Some prizes available to international winners, so please join us!


Visit Craft Buds and link up your craft book project during the window of Sept 1-30 and you’ll automatically be entered to win some fantastic prizes from the Craft Book Month sponsors!
No time to make a project? You can also follow Craft Buds all month long for your chance to comment and win some new sewing and quilting books for your library.


  1. such a sweet little pouch. the handsewing would put me off!

  2. I love how you showed it with the Baker's Twine too... perfect size for so many things! Thanks for joining in Craft Book Month, Terri!

  3. Your bag turned out so lovely, great fabrics choices too! I have this book, but have yet to make this project, but I need to now!

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