Sewing the Small Books kit

Sometimes it can be hard to get my personal projects done at home because I always end up getting sucked into sewing samples for the catalog! These Small Books were no exception. They were so cute in our Zippee fabric, I couldn’t resist, and I love projects that are useful too.

The Mini Patchfolio is for me, so I can have some perky prints to look at taking notes during meetings at work. The Little Artist Drawing Case I made for my daughter to keep her busy in the car. 

When I agreed to sew these for the catalog, I put off actually doing them for a long time bcause in my experience, projects like this can be so fiddly. As the deadline loomed and I finally did sew them up, I realized I was wrong!  The well-written pattern makes it super simple and fun — I had them both done in an afternoon.


Project: Small Books Kit featured in the March catalog
Fabric Used: Zippee


  1. Cori - February 28, 2011

    I want to make the artist book for my granddaughter. These are so cute, love the “Zippee” fabric.

  2. Ginger - February 28, 2011

    I saw these in the catalog last week. They are on my wish list. You did a great job.

  3. Patti truckey - February 28, 2011

    I have some scraps cut in specific sizes in baffles others are just folded and waiting to be used!! I would love to have a book on how to make scrappy quilts! Only been quilting a little over a year and love it!!
    Thank you for doing this !

  4. Linda Froggie Quilter - March 2, 2011

    I love this, it is sew cute. I think I need to make one for me, one for my sis, two for my DD’s… Oh I better get busy, I should start with buying the book!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    ~Hopppy quilting~

  5. Frances Du Bois - December 30, 2011

    Where would I be able to find the pattern to make the small notepad covers?
    I use these small notebooks and always loosing my pen or pencil.
    Thank you,