Sunday, September 25, 2016

The First Three Fabrics Have Been Release!

 These are the first three fabrics now available for the Yin-Yang Scrap-bag.  Links for the pattern and the fabrics are below . . . just scroll down! Which one will you make first?





Scrap-bags Maker Fabrics

Scrap-bags Sewing Patterns

"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran


Scrap-bags Yin-Yang
Copyright Registration
#Registration Number / Date:
TX0006339362 / 2006-03-15

Friday, September 16, 2016

Approval Samples Are Here!

 One step closer to the release date! I just received the first three approval samples from the printer and they are looking good! If you might be interested in making these bags for yourself or to sell make sure you are signed up on the email list. It's where you'll receive the links to purchase the fabrics. :-)



"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity."

Jamie Kalvestran

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Make & Sell Scrap-bags Purses

It's been a number of years since I discontinued selling my Scrap-bags Patterns wholesale. Yes, they are still available online.

But, here is the big news. I have designed fabrics specifically for Scrap-bags, starting with the Yin-Yang bag. This fabric will be digitally printed by one or more companies and drop-shipped directly to you.

In a few weeks I will be releasing the first three prints. They are mixed in with the twelve shown below. Which ones? To receive this info you must be on the mailing list. You will received the fabric release info along with the link to purchase the fabric via these emails.

The Make & Sell will be easy, (my attorney is working on the details) but essentially if you purchase the fabric from one of my approved printers and follow the sewing pattern with no changes or alterations, etc. You will be granted permission to sell. You can stitch and embellish all you like.

After you've signed up for the mailing list I invite you to join my Facebook group called "Scrap-bags Makers". This FB group is for makers and sellers of Scrap-bags. (You can still join if you don't sell). It's is a place you can ask questions and support each other about the making and selling of bags made from Scrap-bags patterns. It's a place to share your insights and tips about selling at craft fairs, Etsy etc. There are more details on the site. Here is the link! Oh and you might even get to vote on which designs are released next!

I hope you'll join me there . . .


1st sign up for the email list: http://eepurl.com/5bSnD
2nd sign up for the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/597674520414751/
PS. You can see larger images of the bags here.


"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Free String Theory Handbag Sewing Pattern

Did you know that when you sign up to receive my Scrap-bags emails you get this free downloadable sewing pattern? Interested?

Here is the link: http://eepurl.com/5bSnD




"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I'm Teaming Up With A Digital Printer

For a while now, I've been asking myself, "How can I serve you my Scrap-bags customers better"? I think I've hit on something that is a win-win for both of us. It might even put a little $$ in both of our pockets! See what I mean? Win-win.

Here is how it will work:
  1. I am teaming up with a digital printer. This means I can design artwork specifically for one of my Scrap-bags. 
  2. I'll send out an email to you when a new design is ready. You can sign up for Scrap-bags emails here.
  3. After receiving the email, if you like what you see you can order the fabric online and the printer will ship it to you directly! You will still need to purchase the sewing instructions from me if you haven't already. 
Easy as that!

Best of all, I am consulting with my IP attorney so that by purchasing the pre-designed fabrics you will have permission to sell the bags after you make them.

I hope you are as excited about this as I am!

This is a one yard cut for the Yin-Yang bag.
This is an example of what you will receive in your emails. 

Scrap-bags Yin-Yang
Copyright Registration
#Registration Number / Date:
TX0006339362 / 2006-03-15

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Coming Soon . . .

It's been way too long but I've been working hard and I have some exciting news for my Scrap-bags friends! I can't do the big reveal just yet. But I want all you Crafter's and Maker's to know I've been working on some goodies with you in mind. So, sit tight for just a while longer and maybe sign up for the email notices (tab to the right) so you don't miss it when it happens! ;-)  I'll be back soon I promise!

Yin-Yang Scrap-bag Sewing Pattern


"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Show a Baby some LOVE! You can make this quilt too, even if you've never sewn . . . yes, it's that easy!

I'd like to introduce you to my grand-niece Charlotte! She is enjoying the quilt I made her using my newest and easiest sewing pattern. The quilt was a shower gift and at the time we didn't know her name was Charlotte. Which is why the tag say's 'Baby C".  Isn't she a cutie?!  I haven't met Charlotte in person yet but her Mom sent me these fabulous photos.

If you have little ones in your life you can make this quilt too, even if you've never sewn . . . yes, it's that easy!





Super Simple Modern Throw Quilt - Scrap-bagshttp://www.jamiekalvestrandesign.com/scrap-bags/


"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Scrap-bags™ Super Simple Throw Quilt Pattern works for Babies Too!

I'd like to introduce you to my grand-niece Ivy! She is enjoying the quilt I made her using my newest and easiest sewing pattern. The quilt was a shower gift and at the time we didn't know her name was Ivy. Which is why the tag say's 'Baby G". Isn't she a cutie! I haven't met Ivy in person yet but her Mom sent these fabulous photos. If you have little ones in your life you can make this quilt too, even if you've never sewn . . . yes, it's that easy!









"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Friday, April 11, 2014

Super Simple Quilt Throw Now Available from Scrap-bags™ Sewing Patterns!

Introducing my . . .  Super Simple Quilt Throw 
This is a great quick project when you need a gift! Looks super sweet in kids, baby or batiks!

Here is what one of the pattern testers had to say, " Directions are complete and understandable.  I think anyone who is a beginning quilter can do this and is a quick piece for the experienced quilter." BA

- Follow this link to purchase the pattern as an immediate download!






"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Big Easy Tote Bag Testimonial

I received a lovely email and photo from a customer today, she gave me permission to share with all of you. Thank you Diane W!

"Here is a picture of my Big Easy Tote!  I am so happy with this bag!  I have made bags before with regular sewing patterns and found them very difficult, although the end products were nice.

I found this pattern in a sale bin at a quilt shop. It was exactly what I was looking for! I made it from a sampler package of batik charm squares I was trying to figure out what to do with. This is going to be my project bag to take on quilt retreats. It is perfect!"


Downloadable pattern available here: Big Easy Tote Pattern



"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This Photo Makes Me Smile!

I received an email from this young lady recently. She is 11 years old going into 7th grade.  She has sewn many outfits for herself for previous 4H years but decided she'd rather sew something to sell this time...and simpler. She wrote to me for permission to sell the bag she made from my Yin-Yang Pattern at the 4-H fair. After granting her permission I asked for a photo and this is what she sent me.

Happy sewing young lady and thank you for the photo!




"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chickadee Hexie Quilt Top

One of the ways I like to unwind is by hand piecing hexagons, so I grabbed the left overs of my Chickadee Fabrics from my Quilt Market projects and here's the result so far . . .

Chickadee Hexies

"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Sunday, May 19, 2013

More Sunday Sewing - The Perfect Trifecta!

Fabric: Chickadee - Andover Fabrics
Pattern: Scrap-Bags™ Triple Squares Shoulder Bag. This pattern is available as a download or from your local independent quilt or fabric shop.

So "EASY" to sew! Excellent beginner project. Finished bag measures 14" x 14" (not including the strap). The first photo I followed the pattern . . . 

Pattern: Scrap-Bags™ Triple Squares Shoulder Bag.

But I don't always like to follow the instructions, even if it is my own pattern! So the other side of the bag looks like this. I used left over quilt blocks for a much larger pocket. BTW - My ipad fit's in this larger pocket just perfectly!!!

Pattern: Scrap-Bags™ Triple Squares Shoulder Bag.

I also remembered my sister Tracy made this Checkbook Cover for me from a left over Chickadee quilt block. The Scrap-bags™ Checkbook cover and pattern is available from your independent quilt or fabric shop.



So I am all set with my new three piece set!

Pattern: Scrap-Bags™ Triple Squares Shoulder Bag & Scrap-bags™String Theory - Available now as a download

Pattern: Scrap-Bags™ Triple Squares Shoulder Bag & Scrap-bags™String Theory - Available now as a download

"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

String Theory Meets Chickadee

Fabric: Chickadee - Andover Fabrics
Handbag Pattern: Scrap-bags™String Theory - Available now as a download now, and coming to a quilt shop near you very soon!

I decided I needed a "new little something" for myself and using my Chickadee fabrics and my new String Theory Handbag pattern I whipped this up! I love the string closure option and so chose that over the button closure this time.

Handbag Pattern: Scrap-bags™String Theory - Available now as a download

Handbag Pattern: Scrap-bags™String Theory - Available now as a download








"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cheers! And Many Thanks to My Sewing Angels!

Cheers! Here's a toast to the fact that all the projects are in route to International Quilt Market - Portland Oregon. And a second toast to my sewing helpers, Lorie Anderson, Tracy Krueger, Louise Schotz, Barb Zimmerman, Susan Bolte & Roxanne Baumann. I could not do this without you!

Pattern: Downloadable Scrap-bags™ Stripy Stripey Quilt Pattern This is a variation on the pattern, covering only have the foundation square.

Chickadee Fabric:  Andover Fabrics

Downloadable Scrap-bags™ Stripy Stripey Quilt Pattern


"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chickadee and Tic-Tac Quilt - Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer for C&T Publishing.

Tic-Tac Quilt by Kim Schaefer combined with my Chickadee prints. Easy project. My sister Tracy and I pieced it in one day.



Miss Sofie enjoying her spot among the birds.





"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Thursday, May 9, 2013

McCall's M6496 Little Girls Dress in Chickadee Fabrics

Fabric: Chickadee - Andover Fabrics
Dress Pattern: McCall's #M6496
Models: Marley
Set Assistants: Sofi (cat) and  Axel (pup)

Casual version of Marley's Chickadee Dress.

Add the bow for a more dressed up version.
Below is a cute sequence of events that I captured during the photo shoot. Enjoy!

Axel meets Marley.

Axel spies Marley's toes.

Axel touches Marley's toes.

Axel sniffs Marley's toes.

Axel licks Marley's toes!!!

We just have too much fun here!


"Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Build Your Best Log Cabin & My Chickadee Fabrics from Andover

Enjoy my Quilt Market sneak peak of the day.  This is a Chevron Log Cabin Quilt. The pillow was not part of the sewing pattern instructions. I stitched the left over (half triangles) from the quilt to make it.

Free Pattern Download from Fons & Porter: Build Your Best Log Cabin





 "Love what you create! Let my patterns be the canvas for your creativity." Jamie Kalvestran