Archive for the ‘Just an E pattern test’ Category

I was honored to be able to test another Just an E pattern– the Presentation Pin Pouch! Abbe’s pattern released this weekend, and you can find it in her Etsy shop.

This pouch is such a cute way to display your pins! I love that you can show them off and keep them safe!

I made the smaller size, which measures 5″x5″ when finished; the pattern also includes pieces for a larger pouch with a finished size of 7″x7″. The pouch has a clear vinyl window in the front so that you can see the padded pin insert inside.

The pattern is so easy to follow, with tips for working with vinyl, which makes it a great one for beginners working with vinyl, leather and cork.

The zipper at the top opens so that you can pull out the padded pin display insert:

With one pouch, you can make multiple inserts to show off pretty fabrics and different sets of pins. The instructions include a wristlet strap so you can either clip your Presentation Pin Pouch to a larger bag or use it on its own.

Abbe’s patterns are always so clear and well-written. Go check out her shop and get sewing!

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Just an E has released another fantastic PDF pattern, the Transcendence Makeup set, including this Palette Palace bag.



This large zippered pouch (12″ wide at top, 10″ wide at bottom, 7″ tall) has an angled zippered pocket on the outside front, which I made in vinyl, but could also be made with mesh:


And a smaller pocket (vinyl or mesh) on the outside back:


Inside are slip pockets on each side; one is divided:


and the other is left as one large opening (but you could decide to divide it if you want!).


The Transcendence Makeup set also includes a pattern for a cute little Lip Color Caddy, which is a small divided pouch for organizing lipsticks– but the pattern also contains modifications and dimensions for the pouch to hold items like epi-pens and inhalers!

Not only is the end result great, but the instructions are superb.  Definitely go check it out in the Just an E Etsy shop!

Since I realized at the very last-minute that I was able to test this bag for Abbe, I was limited to what I had on hand… I used zippers from my stash, and the top zipper was 14″, so I lengthened it by attaching coordinating fabric ends.

I didn’t have enough woven interfacing, so I instead used some Pellon 931TD Fusible Midweight Nonwoven interfacing that I had on hand. My bag sides are probably stiffer than normal, but I love how stable it is!  Because I didn’t have enough (and because it’s so stiff), I only interfaced one of each of the interior pocket pieces and the exterior flap piece.

I also don’t have any transparent/translucent vinyl! I remembered that I save all the zippered bags that things like blankets, sheets, and pillows come in, and so I cut my vinyl panels from one of them that seemed to be of nice quality.

I love how the bag turned out, and I’m pretty chuffed (haha, been watching some British shows lately) that the entire thing is made from stash/scrap/repurposed materials!

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I got to try my hand with sewing vinyl for the first time with this great pattern set: The Decisions Desk and Drawing Set, newly released from Just an E!

Abbe's Decisions Desk set

This set contains five patterns, and I tested four of them– the journal cover, the checkbook cover, the wall pocket, and the pencil wrap.

The JOURNAL CASE AND NOTEBOOK COVER has several size options: I made the composition notebook size.


It has a slip pocket and a zipper pocket on the outside of the cover (I chose to put mine on the front), and a slip pocket for a pen/pencil on the inside.  I’ve been using mine already as a D&D campaign notebook and love how handy it is to keep my particular pens and pencils for notes and marking my character sheet.


The CHECKBOOK COVER is making my checkbook look all fancy!  This pattern is only included within the PATTERN BUNDLE!



The WALL POCKET is a cute circular design.  The pattern comes with several sizes to use as templates, but they can be made in any size you want!  I made a 4.125″ teeny tiny wall pocket so that I have a home for my USB/SD card connector/converter thingy for my computer.  My pocket hangs on the bulletin board above my desk, and I’m so happy that I won’t lose my connector among my clutter now that I have a perfect little home for it.



The PENCIL WRAP comes in two sizes, and I tested both of them!  The smaller size is just right for holding my small set of watercolor pencils:

and I was able to fit 16 fabric markers into the 6″-wide size!


There is also a super-cute FOLDOVER WALLET pattern for a little case that snaps closed.  I didn’t have a chance to make this one, but you should look it up!

These patterns are such a fantastic way of getting your feet wet with sewing vinyl, cork, leather, or other similar materials.  They are really satisfying makes! Check out the whole set HERE!



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I’ve mentioned before that my cousin Abbe is an extraordinary bag-maker, and now, she is a pattern-designer, too!

Introducing: the Clarity wallet!

I had the wonderful privilege of testing this pattern for Abbe, and I’ll tell you, it was so much fun and straightforward to sew!  I used a lovely light purple cork…it was my first time sewing with this material, and–WOW–I need to have some more in my life!

The pattern is designed for materials such as vinyl, cork, and leather– materials that don’t fray if the edges are left raw.


The Clarity wallet is sleek and a great size: large enough to hold everything you need, but small enough to fit comfortably into my purse.  I used a magnetic snap on the closure flap, and so it’s easy to open, but closes securely.

Inside, there are SO many pockets for organization!  I made the original “incarnation”, but in the pattern instructions, there are other options for configuring the pockets.



I made six card slots plus a clear vinyl (with glitter!!) slot for my ID.

There’s a zippered pocket for change:


The large pockets can hold bills, a passport, a notepad, and/or even a cell phone!



I am loving using my new wallet, and I especially appreciate how organized I can be with all of the pockets.


Get your copy of the pattern here: justane.etsy.com!  Abbe is offering the pattern at 25% off through Sunday 9/1/2019 in her Etsy shop!


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