Time to Play with One Thimble - Issue #19

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What?!!  I'm so excited it's One Thimble Time!  Time to PLAY!!!

Issue 19 is such a fun-filled issue! The issue is filled with playful patterns to send kids' imaginations into overdrive.  From Dixie the Silkie Chicken to the Beep Beep Sweatshirt to the Take and Play Wall Hanging, there is a pattern for kids of ALL ages!  
 In case you are new to One Thimble, it is a quarterly digital sewing magazine with about 10 or more sewing patterns and several inspirational articles and quick tutorials.  This issue has 10 patterns and 28 articles.  The cost for everything is $25 AUD (which is $18.84 USD) -- that's just $2.50 AUD per pattern ($1.88 USD)!!   The early bird gets the worm too -- get some fun freebies if you order by May 14th!  Click here to grab your copy!

It was seriously hard to decide what to sew first because they are all so fun!  While One Thimble headquarters is heading into Winter, my girls and I are headed into Summer so I started with patterns that would get the most immediate use.  I can't wait to tell you all about them... but first, let's see what's in Issue 19:

There are 10 included patterns:
1. Alfie Sweatpants | Ainslee Fox Boutique | Sizes 3-12
2. Dixie the Silkie Chicken | Frazzy Dazzles
3: Pinky Promise Bag | Little Moo Designs
4. Playtime Dress | Sew By Pattern Pieces | Sizes 1-14
5. Pixel Pullover | Jennuine Design | Sizes 2T-12
6. Felt Activity Board | My Felt Lady
7. Beep Beep Sweatshirt | Made by Jack's Mum | Sizes Premie-12
8. Monster Mash Pinny | Duchess and Hare Patterns | Sizes 1/2-12
9. Piccolo Traffic Cushions | Piccolo Studio
10. Take and Play Wall Hanging | Kaela's Patch

There are a whopping 28 articles in this issue. I will share my thoughts on my favorite articles! The chart in the e-zine (looks like the one pictured) is hyper-linked in the file so you can click the article you want to read and are there in a click of the mouse!

 Zip Lines by Mr. Fox had me laughing so hard.  I hope he has some thoughts in the next few issues because he is hilarious.  Of course, I always appreciate a sneak at next issue and oh my gosh!!  The theme is surf's up and I can hardly wait.  I love that this issue has several articles about involving kids in sewing.  My girls have both been asking me to spend time teaching them so this summer I will be using the Kids Sewing Projects to get them more confident. I am hoping to involve them in freezer paper stencils too -- eek, I've yet to try freezer paper stencils (don't tell anyone...LOL).   I appreciate the included articles on handmade business because although I am not running a sewing business, I can translate some of the articles to apply to my blog.  Of course, there a loads of other articles too.   These are the ones that resonated most with me. 

The first pattern I chose to sew was the Monster Mash Pinny by Duchess and Hare.  The moment I saw the line drawing, inspiration hit and I knew I wanted to sew a denim version.  I thought the face would really pop against the blue background.  Of course, if your daughter isn't the whimsical type, you could always forgo the monster face.  In lieu of embroidering an X for one eye, I chose two oversized fun buttons for his eyes.  His mouth is a functional welt pocket and my first ever!! YAY!  

This pattern came together SO easily.  Every single thing fits perfectly together and I was so thankful to see pattern pieces for everything.  I love them even for rectangles.  

The measurement chart was very handy too.  I consulted the chart before sewing and determined that my daughter measures into a 3 width and 5 length.  However, upon checking the finished length, I determined I'd rather use the 3 length on the bottom because I prefer it to hit mid-thigh rather the knee as it was drafted.  I did utilize the 5 length on the bib portion though.

I love the simplicity of the back.  I chose to topstitch all my seams in a bright pink.  To sew a perfectly straight topstitch, lengthen your stitch length (I love 3.5) and switch to your blind hem foot.  Then, use the guide to run along the edge or seam you are topstitching.

Next, I chose to preview the Pinky Promise Bag by Little Moo Designs and I am so in love!  This is the perfect sized purse and Miss 7 promptly took it to Art Night at the school to show off to all her friends.  I really loved the cut chart that told you exactly what each of the cuts were needed.

This bag is a great way to use up scraps.  This bag is made from scraps from my Issue 17 post!

It even comes with a little pocket inside and I added the hardware for the optional chapstick holder.  In order to beat the rain for pictures, I had to wait on the bonus chapstick holder.  I will add the picture after I sew it up.

My oldest daughter loves it too! She has already put in an order for one.  I think I will surprise her and add in a coordinating Playtime Dress!  I have a few projects on my to-sew list this summer for my Pre-K classroom because the Take and Play Wall Hanging and Felt Activity Board would make great additions in my classroom.

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3 comments on "Time to Play with One Thimble - Issue #19"
  1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on OT19 and your fabulous sews. I really LOVE how the pink stitches pop against your denim - inspired!!!

    1. Thank you so much Jen! I wanted to be a bit daring and choose lime green, but couldn't bring myself to do it... LOL I finished the waist and had mere inches left of the pink. Whew!

  2. Oh this is the sweetest blog post!
    Thanks so much for sharing your Pinky Promise bag xxx


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