The Junk Trunk Subscription box opening

Hey guys! this is some photos from my “Junk trunk kit” unboxing, i have been invited to be part of the January Junk Trunk kit team and i recieved the box today! so needless to say i was pretty excited to bust it open and see what i got!

I will have a video linked below of the unboxing but i am posting some photos show casing some of the things, so excited to try and make some of this stuff and my very open junk journal

All things to make fun tassels and keychains


Fun ephemera pieces, fabric and printables

Thank you Jessica for inviting me and i hope i can make some fun videos for ya!

Fabric and Faux leather

Lace and trims


Notebook Pen Holder Sewing Tutorial

Things you will need for this tutorial

Cotton or Canvas fabric

Elastic or Fold over elastic (FOE)

Notebook you wish to put the holder on (for sizing)

Cut 2 pieces the height of your book by 3″ (My book was a standard size 8 1/2 x 10 so my pieces measured 10″ x 3″, Cut a shorter piece half the length of your longer pieces also 3″ wide (my pieces measure 5″ x 3″)

The short piece is the front of the slip pocket

Cut your elastic 1″ less the length of your longer pieces (my elastic would be 9″ in length since my larger pieces of fabric were 10″)

Take the shorter piece of fabric and  fold down the short end 1/4″ – Iron to hold it in place, sew about 1″ away from the edge to create a hem

Lay the longer piece of fabric down with the right side facing up, place the elastic on top (if its a pretty elastic or has a shiny side have that side facing up) Place the elastic down with one edge of the elastic along the left side of the first piece of fabric, lay the pocket piece ontop with the wrong side facing up

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place the last piece of fabric on top with the right side facing down

Sew along 3 edges leaving the one end open for turning

Flip the piece right side out and then sew down the middle of the fabric which will create 2 spots for 2 pens

Fold in the edges of the hole and slip the elastic in and sew the hole closed with a top stitch, continue to top stitch the entire piece and then your done!

Make one for each book, your text books – Great way to keep a highlighter on hand for your studying and great for the minimalist in you who hates to have to much bulk and a billion pens when your walking to class!

Hope you enjoy and please Pin This and check out the video tutorial!




Quilted Box Make up bag Sewing tutorial

What you will need

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 fuse the fleece to the back of each main piece of fabric

 sewing straight lines down the bag with 1/4″ between seems until you have done the entire piece of fabric

Prepare the bag strap by iron the sides in by 1″, fold again and press, sew along each side of the strap with a 1/8″ seam allowance

 attach the one side of the bag to the zipper then top stitch

 attach the other side of the bag to the zipper

top stitch the other side of the bag

 folding the bag with lining side out sew along the edge parallel to the zipper

 flatten the bag with the seam going right down the centre lining up with the zipper underneath

cut a 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square out of each corner of the bag and then sew up either side of the bag (be sure to pull the zipper down half way before sewing up the sides.

 flatten the notches with the side seam of the bag centered in the fold, on the top of the bag you will place the strap on the inside through the notches

 flip the bag right sides out once all the notches have been sew up:D

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