FRESH and FUN New Patterns from Atkinson Designs at

These two patterns will make wonderful gift-making resources for your pattern library.

Reader Wrap Pattern from Atkinson Designs

The Reader Wrap from Atkinson Designs is a sewing pattern for an e-reader cover.

Read in style while protecting your Nook, Kindle, or other e-reader (5-1/2″ x 8″ or smaller). Easily open and close securely with elastic or velcro. Pattern calls for PelTex 71F and Pellon Shape Flex to give the reader cover good body and support.

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Wine and Dine Bag Sewing Pattern from Atkinson Designs

The Wine and Dine from Atkinson Designs is a sewing pattern for a lunch bag and a wine tote-bag.

The wine tote is divided so you can carry a bottle of red and a bottle of white.

The lunch bag has a beverage holder, silverware holders, and plenty of room for lunch!

Approximate finished sizes:
wine –  7″w x 13″h x 3-1/2″
lunch – 9″w x 8″h x 3-1/2″

Use Fusible Woven Interfacing or iron-on vinyl if you are using cotton for your main color and lining.

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Several projects to help you sew up sweet, fabric Christmas ornaments…

Like to make hand-made Christmas ornaments? Want to add a little something extra to your package wrapping?  With just a little planning one or more of these can be fun family and/or group projects over the coming weeks heading toward Christmas.

Try making some fabric ornaments out of fabric scraps on hand. Here are links to the last several fabric Christmas ornament projects I designed/wrote:

Elf Pillows On Point

Elf Pillows On Point, Variation #1

Elf Pillows On Point, Variation #2

Ornament Pattern 2008

3 different Yo-Yo Ornies – 2007

Hang In There Kitty

Are you feeling stressed or sad or do you know someone who is? Try sewing up a sweet Kitty.  Her whole purpose is to hang around and brighten your day.

Hang In There Kitty pattern
Hang In There Kitty pattern

Hang In There Kitty is a new pattern from Nancy Ota.  Kitty makes a purrrrfect addition to any room. This cute fabric kitty makes a sweet and thoughtful gift to cheer up a friend or brighten your own space.

Click here to read more about the Hang In There Kitty pattern.

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