Sew TracyLee Designs introduces the Zipster…vinyl mesh wallet downloadable sewing pattern




Do you have scraps of vinyl mesh you’ve been holding on to because you knew there was SOMETHING you could do with them?  This is the project for you!!

Zipster is a sewing pattern for a vinyl mesh keychain wallet.  Note, the keychain configuration is optional

and you may quickly and easily make your vinyl mesh wallet without the keychain option, if you desire.

The Zipster pattern makes a perfect wallet for guys and gals on-the-go. The feather light vinyl mesh keeps the wallet light enough to be a keychain, enabling you to keep all your absolute essentials together.


*FAST and EASY* to sew!

Finished dimensions are approximately: 3.25″ high x 5.5″ wide (excluding keychain tab and ring).

YES!  Tracy gives clear, specific, written permission for the individual home sewer/crafter to make this item for sale and profit. See pattern cover image in the gallery above for the specific details.

Pattern uses vinyl mesh (a single 1/2 yard piece will make several), 1.25″ split rings, a closed end coil zipper of 7″ long or more (longer is better!), and fabric scraps (or a fat 1/8 will make several)!


Click here for more information…

NEW…Lazy Girl Candice Bag pattern has arrived!

A full two weeks earlier than anticipated, Lazy Girl Candice bag pattern has arrived!

Pre-release orders started shipping yesterday, Saturday, 10/15/11.

Finished Size: 11” x 11 ½” x 4 ½”

Designer, Joan Hawley, introduces a slick, new pocket technique that’s perfect for a tablet or eReader. She has affectionately nick-named the new pocket technique, ‘fat pockets’.  Joan describes these fat pockets as dimensional without a gusset, pleat, or complicated construction. She says they are ingeniously easy AND…not only do the fat pockets hold thick things well, they allow the weight of the contents to rest at the bottom of the pocket without dragging the lining down or creating a pucker in the pocket. Best of all, once you have the fat pocket technique in your toolbox, you can use it for pockets on any of the Lazy Girl bags.

Candice features a sweet zip top. Joan used the wildly popular Margo zipper, with a slight twist, to make it even easier.

Candi is a bit taller/deeper/wider/bigger than Margo. She has a fantastic hold-everything front pocket which is as easy to use as the front pocket on a pair of jeans.

Candi (as shown above) uses the size A Bag-E-Bottom and 2 packages (total of 4 rings required) of Clover 1″ wide Rectangular Rings, available in Glossy Nickel and Satin Bronze finish.  Joan says Candi’s instructions will include directions to make handles with or without  the 1″ sized Rectangular Rings OR ‘D’ rings.

Click here for a closer look at Candice, more pics and purchasing information…

COMING SOON: Lily Pocket Purse pattern from Lazy Girl Designs

The curvy, fresh and flirty new Lazy Girl Lily Pocket Purse pattern will be arriving very soon at SewThankful. Check her out:

Lazy Girl Lily Pocket Purse pattern

Wear from your shoulder or cross-body to rest comfortably and securely at your hip. Fully lined, short to long handle, inside and outside pockets, Velcro closure.  Finished size: approx. 9” x 10 1/4” x 1”

Here’s a view of Lily’s back side:

Lily Pocket Purse pattern

A look inside Lily:

Inside Lily Pocket Purse

Taking PRE-RELEASE orders NOW, due to ship the first week in September 2010.

Click here for more info and to place an order.

Patricia M shares pics of her ‘Margo’ handbag…

Patricia sent me the following note and permission to share her note & pictures:

Just wanted to share my Bag with you. Was very  easy and enjoyable   to make, instructions were easy to follow, thank you to Lazy Girl Designs. I did put a extra pocket on the back of the bag and just flipped  the fabric. I also put brass feet on the bottom of all my bags.  Get the pattern and enjoy the easy to install zipper instructions.

Here are pics of Patricia’s beautiful bag:

Backside of Patricia's Margo

Front side of Patricia's Margo

Inside Patricia's Margo Bag

Nice work, Patricia. I love the extra pocket and the addition of feet to the bottom of  your bag!  Thanks so much for sharing your work with us.

Have you made a Margo yet?  If not, what are you waiting for? The Margo pattern is ON SALE now!  Make several for yourself or gifts for friends.

Margo Handbag pattern

Claire developments: Coordinating Fabrics Ink Dyed

The flour sack fabric has been Ink-dyed using Tsukineko Inks, rinsed and heat set. I am pleased with the results so far:

Flour sack fabrics have been ink dyed, rinsed and heat set.
White flour sack fabrics have been ink dyed, rinsed and heat set.

Next, my plan is to apply some Shiva Paintstik rubbings to these fabric pieces for texture.  I’ve been reviewing my Paintstik Inspirations with Laura Murray DVD today–it is a FANTASTIC resource.

Stay tuned to see how my Claire Handbag progresses.