Readers Project: Sharyn’s Mothers Day Patchwork Cushion Covers.

Note from Alanda Craft: I absolutely adore these cushion covers that Sharyn has made for her mother for Mother’s Day. She adapted our Charm Square Cushion Cover tutorial and I love how the smaller squares really bring out the old world charm of these fabrics. Your  cushion covers look awesome Sharyn and I just know you mum will really appreciate your making these for her and there is not doubt that she is going to love them.  Thank you for sharing your photos with us, and thank you so much for your lovely comment.

Sharyn Says:

I wanted smaller squares for my covers and I cut 25 squares @ 3 1/4 “. So my sizes were all a bit different but I still followed your tutorial all the way Anna managed to get a finished product. They are for my darling Mum to match her quilt which I made with out a pattern as I wanted an old world style quilt for mum. It’s far from perfect but mum loves it, and I hope she will love the cushions, she will get them for mother’s day. Thankyou for your wonderful tutorials Wanda and Paula, so easy to follow.


Readers Project: Gabrielle’s Charm Square Bag

Note From Alanda Craft: Charm squares come in a range of beautiful designs and you can see an example in Gabrielle’s lovely charm square tote bag. Rather than batting, Gabrielle has used double sided fuseable foam to pad her bag, such a clever idea, and it works just as well. Love your bag Gabrielle, thank you so much for sharing your photos with us and thank you for your lovely comments. 

Gabrielle Says:

Loved the tutorial Wanda & Paula did for this tote bag. Made it today but used double sided fuseable foam. Was very impressed with how it turned out, and how easy it is.

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Readers Project: Ann’s Gypsy Velvet Bag

Note from Alanda Craft: Who doesn’t love the silky smooth feel of velvet. But as we all know velvet can be a real pain in the proverbial to work with, but the results are stunning. I just love the colours that Ann chosen for her velvet bag. Paisley is one of my favourite looks, very reminiscent of a bygone era.  And the lining she has used sets it off nicely.  Ann used our Gypsy Velvet Bag tutorial to make her bag.  I have to admit, we also had a few problems with the cord to start with.😉

Ann Says:

This is my first attempt. I’m pretty happy with it. I learned a few things from it. I had more trouble with the cord handle than the bag. 😊


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Readers Project: Jilly’s Charm Square Tote Bag

Note from Alanda Craft: I love this idea from Jilly. Such a smart way to use up those leftover jelly roll strips and charm squares.. Very innovative Jilly, your bag looks great. We have a couple of charm square bag tutorials available for our readers to try, the Charm Square Tote Bag and the Patchwork Tote Bag with Couching. Either of these patterns give you a basic bag pattern and you can do as Jilly has done and be really creative.

Jilly says:
Here is my version of charm bag but this one I made from old jelly roll pieces ☺ I have made lots from charms so this one was a bit different.

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Readers Project: Nina’s Embroidered Patchwork Tote Bag

Note from Alanda Craft: I am so loving these photos of the patchwork  charm square bag with embroidered squares that Nina has made from our Couched Charm Square tote bag tutorial. Don’t you just love the craft related embroidery patterns? Nina made one of these lovely bags for her mother as well and you can see the photos here. Thank you for sharing your photos with us Nina.

Nina Says:

I made my mum one of these lovely tote bags and I’ve just finished mine …hope you like the pictures I sent. And thank you for your lovely tut.

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  • Love these embroidered squares and the read couching really makes the bag pop.