A Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 3886

A Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 3886

I wanted a quick cute gift for my Secret Santa gift exchange. I’m also on a mission to bust my fabric scraps in an effort to get my sewing room to look less like an episode of hoarders. I have so much more space now that hubby built me a sewing table. (Thanks honey!)

I decided to use Kwik Sew 3886 to make one of those coffee mug junk holder thingies. I’ve seen them all over Pinterest, and they’re cute on an office desk or in a sewing room. This is one of those projects that you don’t really need a pattern for once you see it laid out, so I’m hoping to give you an idea of how to make your own.

This is what it looks like laying flat. I’ve placed it on my cutting board so you can see the size and curve gradient.

You will cut two of your main shape, and one of felt. (My main fabric is the cupcakes) Remember, your pocket piece will almost completely cover your main fabric once it’s inside the cup. If I would’ve realized that, I would’ve put the cupcakes on the pocket. Oh well. It was late last night.

Here, let me show you the pattern pieces rather than explain the pocket shape…

Layer your 3 main pieces. Cupcakes, right sides facing each other, and the felt behind. Stitch the top only, trim, flip & press, then top stitch. You’ll have a nice finished edge on top, with your felt in between the two main pieces. I wish I took photos. But it’s real easy, you can do it.

Fold your pocket lengthways and press, right sides out. Lay on top of your main piece and stitch the pockets. Just sew a few straight lines. Then stitch around the bottom of the pocket, and go all around the edges before you add the seam binding. You can use store bought or make your own.

You can cutie pie these up with piping, ric rac, buttons, or fabric flowers. Here’s mine.

I really tried for good lighting and even played around in Photoshop…but failed miserably. If you read my remodel posts, you’ll already know that I’ll be adding fool proof lighting soon…bear with me folks.

Hope you enjoy, and my instructions are clear. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

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