Every road-weary child needs something to occupy their time. Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, this is the perfect solution. A small pillow is enclosed by a removable tote bag. Its many pockets can hold art supplies, notebooks, books, snacks, toys, and handheld video games. Sewers will also find this project useful for toting sewing projects.
The many pockets are the right size to hold handheld video games!
4 pieces of coordinating fabric, 1/2 yard each
2 yards 1 1/4" cotton webbing
2 zippers, 7" long
1 1/2 yards trim if desired
1 yard 3/4" wide Velcro
15" Soft and Stable by Annie stabilizer (60" wide) or 1 1/4 yards other heavy-weight interfacing
12" x 16" pillow form
(c) 2012 Lilac Lane, LLC
All rights reserved.
Fabrics provided by Robert Kaufmann Fabrics (Laurie Wisbrun and Ann Kelle)
and Riley Blake Designs
mstramel [!at] melissastramel.com
(c) 2012 Lilac Lane, LLC
Frequently asked questions:
This looks complicated. Can I really sew it?
All patterns are labeled with a skill level. Beginner patterns are the simplest. Advanced beginner require motivation and some sewing experience. Intermediate patterns are a bit harder. Expert patterns are difficult.
All patterns contain a glossary, metric conversion chart and detailed instructions with illustrations to guide you through each step. Lilac Lane patterns have been praised for their thorough instructions.
May I sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns?
Absolutely! I am completely in favor of the indie community and helping to add to it where possible. If you have an at-home studio with items made solely by you, you may sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns. No manufacturing of the items is allowed and you may not copy or duplicate the pattern in any way. Each person who sews the pattern is required to buy their own copy.
If you do sell Lilac Lane items, please e-mail me a link to your shop. I would love to help promote your shop.
Can I sell Lilac Lane patterns?
Yes! Please e-mail me at mstramel [!at] melissastramel.com or call (785)443-0085. After receiving a copy of your resale license, I will send you a code for 50% off all patterns in the shop. The code will only be honored if a resale license has been received first.
How can I make an outfit from an e-pattern? My printer isn't that big.
E-patterns come as a pdf file. The file is downloaded and opened with Adobe Acrobat, a free program which reads pdf's. The pattern pages have corner grids which you match up and tape together to create the full sized pattern pieces. The document must be printed as "full sized" or "do not shrink" and definitely not as "shrink to fit." There are 1" boxes located throughout the pattern pieces for you to measure and make sure you printed the pattern at full size.
An e-pattern for an outfit will contain between 20 and 45 pattern pages. E-patterns for bags, dolls and doll clothing usually contain pattern pieces that do not have to be taped together.
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Hi! I'm Melissa Stramel. I'm a pattern designer, mostly of children's clothing. My company is called Lilac Lane and was started in 2008. You can visit my website http://lilaclanepatterns.com or visit me on facebook at http://facebook.com/lilaclanepatterns or my etsy shop at http://lilaclanellc.etsy.com. Don't miss my book, A Year of Making Life Beautiful: 45 Projects to Bake, Grow, Craft, and Sew.