Just For You Blog Hop

Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, bags, Bari J., pattern76 Comments


Quite awhile ago now, I was invited to submit a project for Just for You: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite Sew Can She Bloggers: 24 Simply Stylish Projects
compiled by Sarah Markos and Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield of SewCanShe. The book is a collection of selfish sewing projects like purses, totes, skirts, tops, scarves, etc. by some of your favorite bloggers. The projects are arranged into 12 chapters for each month of the year so you can sew along with the book throughout the year. I, however, encourage you to skip right to December…or start with this calendar year since December is nearly here. Why? Well, my project is in the December chapter!

Mini Dresden Coin Purse by Amy Friend

I made this Mini Dresden Coin Purse featuring Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics, Quilter’s Linen by Robert Kaufman, a zipper from Zipit and interfacing and adhesives from ThermOWeb.  The project was inspired by a free pattern I designed for a Scalloped Dresden Bag. Later on, my friend Kerry and I arranged for a swap and she asked me for a mini version of that bag. While working out the scale, I inadvertently went way too small and turned my first attempt into an adorable change purse. And that is how I arrived at this pattern!  It is the perfect chance to use some of those precious tiny scraps you have hoarded because you just can’t throw them away. You can turn them into dresden blades and make this sweet change purse for yourself.

Stash Books is offering a copy of Just For You to one of my readers. If you are in the U.S. you will receive an actual book. If you are an international winner, you will receive credit to purchase the eBook version at ctpub.com.  You can enter to win by liking my During Quiet Time Facebook page or leaving any comment. You can purchase the book on Amazon.

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Make sure you click through the other posts in the blog hop to view other projects from the book!