Improv Patchwork Block Tutorial

Sewing up improv blocks is one of my absolute favorite activities. It’s soothing because your seams don’t need to be perfect, it’s functional these blocks make your scrap bin dwindle, and it’s just plain fun to see how each one turns out! Read below for tips and suggestions for use, then get sewing using the tutorial as a springboard for your own creations!

Basic Zip Pouch Tutorial

This tutorial is part of the “Build a Zip Pouch Series”, giving you the skills you need to sew custom zip pouches in a variety of styles and sizes. A basic zip pouch pattern is great to master then use as a springboard into other custom pouches. At 8″ x 4.5″, this one is the perfect size for pencils, makeup brushes, or to organize smaller objects slipped into your purse.

Words for Hand Embroidery

In anticipation of the Barnabas Bag pattern being released next month, here are some of my favorite phrases sized to fit perfectly on the tote’s 5″ square pocket. There are two files, one with block lettering and one with script lettering. Each file has eight unique phrases. You can resize and use these embroidery patterns anywhere that could use a little boost!