Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spirit Jacket from Cole's Corner and Creations

Welcome my next classroom helper, Nicole from Cole's Creations
She designs tons of cute clothing for girls, and even makes mini versions for dolls!  
You can find her patterns on etsy, Craftsy, and tutorials on her blog.

hello everyone! {waves}

I'm Nicole from Cole's Corner and Creations. I'm so excited to be guest posting today for the Sew Full of School series!

Today I'm going to share with you guys our newest pattern that is just PERFECT for Back to school and fall.
It's our Spirit Jacket for boys and girls!
And it looks equally as awesome on girls and boys! My daughter is actually wearing my son's jacket on the cover photo. :)

The pattern's size range is from 1/2 {which is about a 6-9 months)- 16, so you can really make jackets for all the kids in your household.

Here's some adorable babies, kids, and teens in jackets made by my testers!

By Rachel Ring

By Judy Hale
By Gina Johnson

By Megan Thoman

By Megan Thoman

By Katie DeShazer

By Tina Nims

By Melissa Chambers

By Vicky White

As you can see, the Spirit Jacket looks great in a variety of fabrics, from solid and printed fleece to sweatshirt and ponte, to faux leather and even fur!

I made this fur spirit jacket for my youngest daughter and she LOVES it.

Ha Ha Ha... she's so funny.

We even made baby doll a pattern for the Spirit Jacket, so they can get ready for back to school, too!

We are happy to give away a Spirit Jacket pattern combo today! One winner will get both the Child and Dolly version of the patterns. If you already purchased them, we are happy to substitute any pattern you'd like to make for back to school.

Thank you so much for having me today, Tammie! 

HOW CUTE ARE THOSE JACKETS?!! Sorry to shout at you, but they are so adorable. I love them, and I know my kids would too. Thanks a million for sharing this with us today Nicole! I've sewed with her patterns before and they are wonderful - remember the Katy Kitty dress I made for Emma? So go ahead, enter to win using the rafflecopter widget below. Open to everyone world wide! A winner will be chosen next Tuesday the 26th. 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

folder cover

Today I'd like to welcome back Brooke Sellmann of Silly Mama Quilts! She's been here before, helping with these "sew full" events, and she always has a great tutorial for us! Like her adorable mini quilt from sew full of summer. Or with fall upon us, you should put her pumpkin bars recipe on your to-make list!

When Brooke was a girl, she figured she wanted to do something in business when she grew up. So it looks like her dream came true! She's a successful quilter who is constantly making beautiful items for her shop, Silly Mama Quilts. Like me, she relies on paper and pencil and a calculator to do her quilt math.Today she is sharing a composition notebook cover with us!

Notebook cover

Finished size is about 10 x 15

Fits a 9 ¾ x 7 ½ composition notebook


½ yard of fabric for outside and flaps

Coordinating lining fabric, if desired

Small piece of fabric for appliqués

Heat n Bond or Steam a Seam

Piece of batting just a bit larger than the notebook


Begin by tracing around the composition notebook on wrong side of cover fabric

Trim excess, leaving at least ½ inch all around


For initial or heart, trace onto Steam a Seam or Heat n Bond

Place appliqué image on front of folder cover and zig zag in place


Cut lining fabric the same size as the outer folder piece – I used Kona white


Inside flaps

5 inches wide by the width of folder piece

Turn under one of the long edges and hem

Cut a piece of batting a little larger than the traced composition notebook fabric


Layer wrong side of lining over batting, side flaps wrong sides facing right side of lining, folder outside piece right side facing right side of flaps


Sew about 1/8 inch away from traced line, leaving an opening for turning along the bottom

Trim to ¼ seam allowance


Turn right side out and then top stitch close to the edge

Make sure your seam allowance is small and same with top stitching or it won’t fit!

I also did one with a heart appliqué

If you have any questions, please email me at

Hope you enjoyed this project!

Thanks so much Brooke! I love it! And for more awesomeness, check out these other back to school projects she designed for Ann Kelle's fabric. 


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