Monday, November 28, 2016

Today Only Cyber Monday 35% Off

Yes! It's Cyber Monday and here are some sweet deals for you and your loved ones.

Scrap-bags downloadable sewing patterns 35% off your entire order, 15 patterns to choose from.

Copy and paste this code at checkout: 

Scrap-bagsTodayOnlyCyberMonday35%Off



Also Spoonflower is offering this discount today - details here.
My Spoonflower designs can be found here.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Woodland Holiday Elk Wall Hanging Quilt Project



This quilted wall hanging is approximately 43" square and can be used as a table topper too. Bright and happy and perfect for holiday decorating or gift giving.



You can download cutting and yardage information for this quilt for free right here.  This information is computer generated by Quilt Pro-5 software.

Woodland Holiday fabrics are available here.





P.S. I'd love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project. Your input would be so helpful! Please check off all your favorites on this form and your vote will be counted. Then watch for the new designs!

Jamie Kalvestran

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Woodland Holiday Queen Size Modern Log Cabin Quilt

Here is a fresh and modern take on a traditional log cabin quilt.

You can download cutting and yardage information for this quilt for free right here.  This information is computer generated by my Quilt Pro-5 software.

Woodland Holiday fabrics are available here.

I would love to see your finished quilt! Send me a photo anytime!




P.S. I'd also love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project. Your input would be so helpful! Please check off all your favorites on this form and your vote will be counted. Then watch for the new designs!

  Jamie Kalvestran

Friday, November 11, 2016

Woodland Holiday Table Runner Project

Looking for another homemade holiday project? Try this 23"x 63" table runner.

You can download cutting information for this quilt for free right here. (Files updated Nov 12th to include yardage estimates)  This information is computer generated by my Quilt Pro-5 software.

Woodland Holiday fabrics are available here.
I hope you enjoy this project! Let me know what you think.



P.S. I'd love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project. Your input would be so helpful! Please check off all your favorites on this form and your vote will be counted. Then watch for the new designs!


 Jamie Kalvestran

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Handmade Holiday Sewing Projects from Scrap-bags!

Looking for holiday sewing projects? Here's a few to consider . . .

Sewing Pattern Here - Fabric Panel Here

Sewing Pattern Here - Fabric Panel Here

Sewing Pattern Here - Fabric Panel Here



P.S. I'd love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project. Your input would be so helpful! Please check off all your favorites on this form and your vote will be counted. It's anonymous and no email is required. Then watch for the new designs!

 Jamie Kalvestran

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fun Fall Project - Scrap-bags Tangletown Tote Bag

If you follow me on social media you will know that I love fall! Check out my Instagram feed if you don't believe me. You'll see my inspiration photos and the work that was inspired by it.

One of my favorite fall projects is the Scrap-bags Tangletown Tote Bag. It's a beautiful finished project and perfect for gift giving. It's most stunning when using high contrasting fabrics. I love paring black with a beautiful fall batik. Well, it's Saturday today, so I am heading to the dog park with my dog Axel and then perhaps I'll sit down with my own sewing machine and immerse myself in this fun fall project. Enjoy your day too!




P.S. I'd love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project. Your input would be so helpful! Please check off all your favorites on this form and your vote will be counted. Then watch for the new designs!

 Jamie Kalvestran

Monday, October 24, 2016

Textile Design Inspiration Provided by My Favorite Season.

Do you wonder about an artist's source of inspiration? My favorite way to replenish my idea bank is to immerse myself in nature. Just get out there and "sit with it". It's magical and it seeps into my inner-being without effort. Then later in the studio it makes itself known on paper or canvas or what every artistic medium is being employed.

As soon as I publish this post I'm heading outdoors and I really hope you'll find some "nature time" in your day today too! 



P.S. I'd love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project. I've created a form with check boxes so its super fast and easy for you. It anonymous and no email is required. Your input would be so helpful!

Please use this link and check off all your favorites. Then watch for the new designs!


 Jamie Kalvestran

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Handmade Business

Hey, Have you heard of this magazine? I just discovered it myself. I just received my second issue in the mail and it's amazing! It's full of advice on how to make a living as a crafts person. Here is a link to the digital issue. Let me know what you think!

Oh, and here's a link to the Handmade Business website.




P.S. I'd love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project. Your input would be so helpful! Please check off all your favorites on this form and your vote will be counted.

Then watch for the new designs!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

I'd love your input! Cast your vote.

What can I design for you? I'd love to know what you'd like to see on fabric for your next Scrap-bag project.

Your input would be so helpful! Please check off all your favorites on this form and your vote will be counted. Then watch for the new designs!

And speaking of new designs . . . these three will be released in the near future for the Easy Zip Wallet Pattern! It's one of my best selling sewing patterns. 


FYI - I would categorize these themes (left to right) as farm, woodland and horse/ethnic. I hope you have fun filling out the theme form! I can't wait to see what you choose. :-)

Jamie

Monday, October 10, 2016

Scrap-bags Maker Fabric Panels Now Available for the Triple Squares Sewing Pattern!

I am so excited to show you the next Scrap-bags Sewing pattern that has fabric panels for crafters! The Triple Squares Scrap-bag is:
  • So "EASY" to sew! Excellent beginner project.
  • Finished bag measures 14" x 14" (not including the strap).
  • Easy to complete in a few hours.
  • Six or more pockets!
  • Choose a magnetic snap or an easy to install zipper, either way you'll LOVE this bag!

Here they are! I hope you will find one that is perfect for your or a gift or to sell at your craft fair.

Painted Ponies Fabric Panel

Triple Squares Sewing Pattern

Boho Fabric Panel

Triple Squares Sewing Pattern

Free Range Fabric Panel

Triple Squares Sewing Pattern

IMPORTANT: You need ONE Yard of Scrap-bags Maker fabric (one yard panel) to make the bag. Sewing Instructions are not included. Purchase here.

You will also need:
(2) 15” squares of fabric for lining of bag and (1) 8” square of fabric for the lining of one pocket.

( BATTING: (2) 15"x15", (1) 6"x 22" Thin Quilt batting

CLOSURE: (1) 12" Zipper OR (1) Magnetic Snap Optional: 3" length of 1/4" ribbon to make zipper pull.

"Love what you create!" Jamie Kalvestran

Monday, October 3, 2016

Four New Scrap-bags Maker Fabrics for the Yin-Yang Scrap-bag!

Here are the latest new fabrics, just in time for holiday gift making and giving! Fabric links are below each image. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! Yes, you can make and sell the bags made from these fabrics!
 
Icy Lace Fabric

Folkloric Fusion Fabric
Autumn Flicker Fabric
Free Range Fabric




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

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