Sewing

Wood Carrier Pattern now available!

Hope you’re gearing up for a fun weekend! I wanted to share with you that I finally added my Wood Carrier PDF Pattern to my shop!

Wood Carrier Pattern now available!
Photo Credit Carrie Bostick Hoge/Ashley Yousling

This pattern was part of Making magazine’s Forest issue a while back and I finally got around to making it available as a PDF. I know it is definitely a specialty project — but it’s a useful one if you burn wood, go camping, or know someone who does!

My parents moved to a log cabin a few years ago and they primarily burn wood for heat. I gifted them the sample Wood Carrier I had made for the magazine and they’ve enjoyed using it! It’s been fun to see it get put to use.

Wood Carrier Pattern now available!
Photo Credit Carrie Bostick Hoge/Ashley Yousling

The Wood Carrier is a fairy straightforward sew – nothing too complicated. It would make a great gift for anyone who burns wood or even someone who likes making campfires or has a fire pit. It features a double layer base and a buckled closure to keep wood secure.

Wood Carrier Pattern now available!
Photo Credit Carrie Bostick Hoge/Ashley Yousling

I do suggest going with a polyester webbing for durability sake (the cotton webbing in my shop would still work okay, but might not hold up for the rugged treatment this carrier may receive). A quick Etsy search should turn up plenty of results! I also used a Buckleguy side release buckle for this sample. I know it’s probably not very easy to see in the pictures, but this is a link to the buckle I used for the sample.

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Photo Credit Carrie Bostick Hoge/Ashley Yousling

Have a great weekend!

Sewing

Yellow and Floral Yarrows

I think I was feeling pretty spring-y when I made these two yellow and floral Yarrows! If you’ve been here long enough, you know I’m a fan of yellow and mustard colors. When it’s been a cold winter, yellow is such a hopeful color.

New to dry oilskin?

Dry oilskin maybe be new to you, so I figured I could do a little rundown of this particular substrate. I’ve been enjoying using it for a few years now and there are many quilt shops that carry it – a google search for “dry oilskin by the yard” should turn up quite a few. I believe Merchant & Mills is one of the most common/easy-to-find manufacturer of dry oilskin, but I’m sure there are more manufacturers as well. I’m pretty familiar with Merchant & Mills dry oilskin and enjoy working with it.

It is a great bag making fabric! It’s easy to sew with, yet still has a bit of structure that bags need. It is not like waxed canvas though! Dry oilskin is more like a regular cotton canvas and doesn’t have a waxy feel to it. It’s a bit lighter weight and has more flexibility than waxed canvas. And it’s water resistant!

Yes, it can be more costly, but like waxed canvas, I don’t use interfacing with it. Instead I use interfacing on the lining pieces. It’s also a wider fabric (usually 54″ or wider) so that makes the price seem a little more doable. I use a size 14 universal needle and I think that works pretty well for most projects I’ve sewn using dry oilskin. I think for a small project like the Yarrow, it’s a fun opportunity to grab a 1/4 yard and try it out to see how you like it. I’ve used it for the project size of the Firefly Tote, too. I think I might try it on a Crescent Tote next! Dry oilskin does lend itself well to projects with curves!

Hopefully that little rundown gives you a little more information – I hope you’ll give it a try! The Wristlet uses the dry oilskin in Yellow (purchased from Oak Fabrics).

Quilting Cotton Tip

For the Yarrow Pouch I used quilting cotton for both the exterior and linings. It does make for an overall lighter weight/less structured project (I recommend a bit heavier weight fabric for the Exterior fabric, but sometimes I can’t resist a cute quilting cotton design like this one! I would recommend two layers of SF101 on the exterior if you go this route! Apply the first layer, but trim away the seam allowance first (the sides where the zipper gets applied uses a 1/4″ seam allowance whereas the other two sides use a 1/2″ seam allowance), then apply the second layer as the full size.

Yellow and Floral Yarrows

Project Details

Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some sunshine!

Sew Along

Yarrow Complete Sew-Along

Welcome to the Yarrow Wristlet & Pouch Complete Sew-along!

This post contains the full list of newsletter’s that were sent out for the Yarrow Sew-Along (this sew-along was originally published via newsletter January 25th though February 10th, 2022).

Yarrow complete Sew-Along - Noodlehead
Still need to blog about this set! I’ll be sharing them in my next blog post.

I am amazed to see all kinds of beautiful Yarrows popping up, it’s been so fun to see so many great fabrics being used! I think one of the most fun parts of a small project is the ability to use up scraps from other projects! Be sure to check out the #YarrowWristlet and #YarrowPouch hashtag on Instagram for some creative inspiration!

I’m making this post is available now so that the sew-along is accessible to anyone who needs it. Even though the sew-along isn’t currently happening, you can still follow along at whatever pace you need, whenever you need it!

Links to the Sew-along

Below are the links to the newsletters that went out weekly as part of the sew-along:


Supplies

Yarrow complete Sew-Along - Noodlehead

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!