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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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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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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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Click for a Larger Image Little Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates.

Aprons have gone beyond their original purpose to become a fashion statement. In this book you will find a variety of aprons that will have your favorite child ready for cooking, gardening or any other messy activity. Or just for a fun look with jeans and a T-shirt. And don't be afraid of spills because they are quick to make and when one wears out ... you can just make another.

Use holiday prints to make an apron for every occasion. Embroider a name or "Chef' to add a personal touch. And don't forget the boys. There are many theme prints that would make a great apron for your little guy.

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Click for a Larger Image More Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates.

Aprons, aprons, aprons ...I just can't stop making aprons! And hopefully, neither can you. They are a great way to show off your favorite fabrics and personality ... not to mention keeping your clothes clean while you cook. Here's a thought ... how about making matching aprons for all the women in your family? It would be such fun for everyone to wear one the next time you are all together for a gathering that involves cooking. (As most do.) In fact, you could make different aprons for different occasions.

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Click for a Larger Image Sew Easy Pajama Pants by Cindy Taylor Oates.

Every night feels like a slumber party when you are wearing a pair of pajama pants made from your favorite fabric. These pajama pants are a great project for the beginner sewer and the seasoned veteran alike. Variations include long or Capri length, with or without pockets, elastic waist or a combo of elastic and tie waist. Have fun making matching pillowcases, a great tote bag and bracelets to share with friends. Sweet dreams and remember... always wear cute pajamas!

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Click for a Larger Image The Big Shirt by Cindy Taylor Oates.

After being discontinued for several years, The Big Shirt is back by popular demand. This classic almost got a new name, "The Boyfriend Shirt" because that is what is in all the magazines and catalogs this year but I didn't want things to get too confusing. Nothing has changed about the pattern itself. Just improved directions, new samples and the addition of a cute ruffled version shown on the back cover.

While this shirt looks great using a mix of fabrics, it is also a great basic shirt that you can use to show off your embroidery. Put the embroidery on a pocket or on the whole front of the shirt. And most of all...have fun!

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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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Click for a Larger Image The New Camp Shirt by Cindy Taylor Oates.

Comes with princess seams for a flattering fit. Here is a modern take on the traditional camp shirt. Unlike the old boxy style, the princess seams give this a flattering fit that is not "too" fitted.

Sizes 4 - 22.


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Click for a Larger Image Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates.

Make an apron for every occasion! In the "old days" aprons were an essential part of a woman's wardrobe and it is likely she owned several. Some were worn for every day duties and others worn just for company. I am always intrigued when I come across these aprons in an antique store. What stories could they tell?

In this book, I have used modern fabrics with retro shapes to create aprons that look really fresh and colorful. You could also make them out of "reproduction" fabrics from the 30's and 40's for a true vintage look. Novelty fabrics will give you the opportunity to make an apron to show what you love; like a cute dog print, cat print or a baby fabric for a new mom. Use holiday prints to make an apron for every occasion. Embroider a name to add a personal touch. However, it is addictive so watch out... the only cure for apron fever is to make more aprons!


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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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