Taylor Made Designs

Click for a Larger Image Backpacks and Bindles by Cindy Taylor Oates.

The large and small backpacks were originally published in 2007 as projects in the now discontinued book "Backpacks". So many people have continued to ask for this book that I have reissued it and added a few other bags. There are a lot of new products on the market that were not available in 2007 which make the backpack even better.

And now for the burning question..."What is a bindle?" A bindle is a bag used by hobos to carry their worldly possessions. I had never actually hard the word until it was recently in the Sunday crossword puzzle. I thought it was a great word for bags F & G. Be sure to look at the back cover to see how the bag F is actually used.

The backpack might look challenging but there are lots of diagrams and instructions. And it is the perfect way to showcase beautiful fabrics. Happy stitching!

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Product #1047053 Cost: $15.00

Click for a Larger Image Pajama Pants for Kids Sizes 5-14 by Cindy Taylor Oates.

When I was a child, I was lucky enough to have a mother who sewed. Her sewing machine was in a cabinet in the "eat-in-kitchen" so it was always at the ready. I was always so proud of anything she made for me and wore those outfits with great delight. I was even more proud once I learned how to sew myself. Sewing is pretty much like most things in life...the more you do it...the better you get. And the better you get...the more you enjoy it.

These pajama pants are a great project for the beginner sewer as well as the veteran. You won't believe how quickly you can whip up a pair of shorts! Variations include short, long and capri lengths. Have fun making a matching pillowcase, a great tote bag and a pennant banner.

The pattern is printed on one side of the paper so you do not have to trace it. However, the advantage of tracing is that you will have all of the sizes in tact for future use! Happy Stitching!

Includes PJ and top for 18" doll.

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Product #1046015 Cost: $15.00

Click for a Larger Image Sew Cute Critters by Cindy Taylor Oates.

I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had designing and making the projects for this book. The colors and the animals kept a smile on my face every day. And the best part is the "no-sew" project on the back cover. A stretched canvas. So simple to make.

It has been a while since I did any fusible appliqué but one thing I remember is that you have to trace the design from the back in order for it to face the correct direction. Really the animals look cute no matter which way they are facing.

I have sprinkled in a few extra accessories for the critters wherever space allowed. Have fun adding personality to your cute critters!

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Product #1044935 Cost: $15.00

Click for a Larger Image Mother and Daughter Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates.

What could be more fun than matching mother & daughter aprons? Maybe grandmother and granddaughter aprons! Whether the daughter is pint-sized or fully grown, aprons are fun for everyone and there are plenty to choose from here. You'll find the modern looking halter apron, the traditional bib apron and two half aprons. Got a big family reunion or holiday gathering coming up? I suggest the bound edge apron because it goes together so quickly, you will want to make one for each kitchen helper. Even if you don't cook, an apron hanging in your kitchen will make everyone think you do. Happy stitching!

Sizes S-XL Adult and 4-12 Child.

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Product #1039337 Cost: $15.00

Click for a Larger Image Any Season Robe by Cindy Taylor Oates.

Here we go again... another excuse to buy beautiful fabric. A new robe that is so cute... so comfortable... so flattering, you might say to yourself "Well... I could have gotten dressed, but I look so darn cute in my new robe, why would I?" And that's OK because with the multiple design options, you can make a different one for every day of the week, as well as special occasions. Plus, if you hang your robe on a hook in your bathroom, it becomes a home decor accessory. That way you get to enjoy it even when you are not wearing it.

Did you notice the envelope bag? It is meant to be a travel bag for your robe or a gift bag if you make a robe for someone else. And how about the ruffled laundry bag? It's another cute project you can give as a gift or keep to brighten your own laundry room or bathroom.

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Product #1035717 Cost: $16.00

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