It's the middle of January and there is snow in the forecast. It's time to hibernate! There is nothing better than curling up and getting cozy when its dark and cold out, and I have the perfect pattern pairing for this activity: The Hedgerow Book Bag and the Cheyenne Tunic.
The Hedgerow Book Bag is absolutely perfect for holding a knitting project and a novel. It is a simple project to get you started with bag making, and you will find a million uses for it. Even better, the sewing pattern is free, and we have a detailed Sew Along on our blog to help you make your Hedgerow. Want to make it in one of our gorgeous colors of waxed canvas? Get everything you need with a Hedgerow Bag Making Kit!
The Cheyenne Tunic is a wonderful pattern from Indie Pattern Maker Hey June (also based in Colorado--woohoo!!) Since making my Cheyenne Tunic in Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel (available at Fabric.com), I basically wear it everyday. It pairs perfectly with leggings or jeans, depending on how fancy I'm feeling (yup, jeans and a flannel shirt counts as fancy for me right now). The tunic has some intermediate sewing skills such as making a sleeve placket, but the instructions are so clear that I think this would be a great pattern for a novice shirt-maker. I also love the neckline of the tunic- it was easier to make than a regular collar and I just love the casual feel, not to mention it is super flattering. My husband has even commented that it is "kind of sexy for a flannel shirt". Ha. The pattern also comes with multiple options to make a variety of kinds of shirts. I'm definitely planning on more of these for my handmade wardrobe!
Get everything you need to make your Hedgerow Book Bag HERE
Check out our Hedgerow Sew Along HERE
And have a cozy January!