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Wacky Wednesday July 27

Every other Wednesday, Danielle from Whimsical Fabrics puts a bundle of fabrics on sale in her group for a special price. I have been purchasing mine ahead of time. We have had a blast picking out patterns and brainstorming what can be done with these bundles. This weeks bundle is titled Le Vie Boheme. Look how awesome this line is!


As life here has been extremely busy the past couple weeks, I haven’t had a chance to sew up my projects with my bundle, but I am going to share the cut projects with you, as it is really impressive how many items I was able to get cut out of it!


Yep, that is SIX projects cut out of a 1 yard bundle. As I was going through my patterns, I was trying to find something that I hadn’t sewn before, a designer I hadn’t featured before, and that the fabric would work with. I ended up opening my Avilo Charlotte folder and remembering I had a lot of her patterns from a sale a while back. Let’s look a bit closer at what all is there!

On the top left corner is the zipper coin purse. This is one of those quick projects, that once you make one, you are going to want one to match every bag you sew!


To the right of the coin purse, I have the Wristlet/clutch/minipurse which is perfect for those times you don’t need to bring the kitchen sink with you!


Below these two, I have the scoop tote. I think this is the bag that I am most excited to sew up. I love the red and navy prints together and the unique look of the bag.


On the right is the Curvy Trio. This is a great pattern, 3 different bags in one pattern. I have cut one of each out, and will have a fun coordinating set once all the sewing is done!


I hope your summer as been calmer than mine and you will have time to sew up your projects quick!

If you haven’t shopped the Wacky Wednesday deal before, here is how it works: At 12 noon CST (1 pm EST, 10 AM PST), Danielle will post the fabric for today’s deal.

You will receive each of these 5 fabrics in your bundle.
If you would like multiple bundles the fabric is still on the bolt and will be cut in continuous yardage.

• FULL YARD Bundle (5 total yards)
• HALF YARD Bundle (2.5 total yards)

Be sure to be in the Whimsical Fabric & me Facebook group so you don’t miss out! These deals are usually good for 24 hours, but have been selling out quick lately!

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Color Me Fabric by Hayley Crouse

I had the wonderful opportunity to play with some of the new prints of Color Me Fabric by Hayley Crouse for Micheal Miller. As soon as I saw this floral, I knew it was destined to be a bag or purse of some kind! I wanted a pattern that I could showcase the print without breaking it up too much. The search was on! I started looking at the patterns I had in my pattern stash, and man, the options! I decided to try a swoon pattern that I hadn’t sewn yet, as the numerous other patterns from her that I have sewn have all come out perfect! I wanted something with simple lines and a couple pockets. I ended up picking Ethel. She is a free pattern, so be sure to show Swoon your love and appreciation!

Close up of the front pocket

This fabric was a dream to sew up! I didn’t prewash it as I was making a bag, but I did iron it with some best press. the fabric took to the hot iron well, and slid through my machine so nice! I paired the back and white fabric with a nice bright solid yellow. as I was going through my solid stash to pick a color, I wasn’t falling in love with anything until I pulled the yellow out! It is so bright and cheery!

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I opted for a 2nd slip pocket rather than a zipper, as I wanted a place to put my phone when I am out that is easily accessible. The bag also has a larger slip pocket that is perfect for coupons and cards that I like to keep handy!

I am excited to purchase more of this line when it releases! I see many more bags and wallets coming soon!

Which print are you most excited for?

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Happy sewing!