Oliver + S

digital apples to oranges sewing kit sewing pattern

digital apples to oranges sewing kit sewing pattern
Price: $8.95
Brand: Straight Stitch Society
Item: OLV-SS003AO1-D
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Comparing fruit to sewing is like comparing apples to oranges and yet we have brought these two things together in a fruity sewing kit that’s cute enough to eat. It’s got everything you need: a pincushion, a zipper pouch for notions, and an optional needle pad, all buttoned up in a tasty package. Take your pick from a red delicious apple with an embroidered core or a zesty orange with playful appliqué.


  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on home printers using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    What You'll Need

    Quilting cotton, linen, or other lightweight woven fabrics cut to the following dimensions:

    • 6" x 12" rectangle of fabric A (pincushion top and zipper top)
    • Two 6" squares of fabric A (optional needle pad)
    • Six 6" x 7" rectangles of fabric B or assorted fabrics (outside apple or orange wedges)
    • 6" x 27" rectangle of fabric C (zipper-pouch lining)
    • Two 3 1/2" squares of fabric D (leaf)
    • Assorted scraps for the stem, hinge, and orange appliqué pieces

    1/4 yd quilt batting

    Cotton stuffing

    7" zipper

    1 3/4" length of 1⁄8"-wide elastic

    One 3⁄8" to 1/2"-diameter button

    Coordinating thread

    Embroidery thread for seed embellishment

    Freezer paper for orange appliqué

    Finished Measurements

    4" h (excluding stem) x 4" w x 4" d

    apples to oranges sewing kit sewing pattern
  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 6 reviews

    Creative and unique
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/23/2015
    I love this as a gift or just for me. I should have bought it earlier in the year as Xmas presents for fellow sewers....but I can start in the new year for next Christmas!
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    Apples & Oranges
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/23/2015
    It was love at first sight! This is an absolutely adorable pattern. Very easy to follow and it comes together nicely. A beginner can definitely handle this pattern. This pattern is a keeper!
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    Cute, easy and fun to make!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/13/2015
    I have tried other patterns by Straight Stitch Society and Liesl and I like them for their simplicity & their creativity.
    I made a few apples and oranges for myself and my kids and they are useful for sewing kits, purses and even for makeup. I have an apple in my handbag which contains a lipstick or two!
    I can thoroughly recommend this pattern. Even for a beginner. Just follow the steps and whip up some fabric fun!
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    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/03/2015
    This was such a cute idea and a wonderful gift for the sewer in the family.

    Although I am not an adapt sewer or pattern reader, I enlisted the aid of a friend who can do both and I was able to make one in about a day. Not bad for a beginner! It was adorable!
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    Cute and clever
    Reviewed by on 04/21/2015
    I liked this pattern very much. It was well written and easy to follow. It used fine finishing techniques so that all raw edges were enclosed and the final product had a professional look. And it is just darling when it's done. My only wish is that the pattern came in a zippered or otherwise re-closable package, which has nothing to do with the pattern itself.
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    Whimsical and wonderful
    Reviewed by on 03/16/2015
    I have seen these little sewing kits and have always wanted one. The pattern was instantly available and very easy to follow. I made the orange to give as a gift to someone that lives in Florida (appropriate, right:-) roomy enough for a pin keep, tape measure, embroidery floss- whatever your little heart desires. P.S. She LOVED it! I will make myself an apple next- can't wait!! They're precious!!
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