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.

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  • 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.

    Printing Information:

    • Instructions: 13 pages
    • Pattern pieces: 3 pages

    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: (4.8 of 5) based on 10 reviews

      SOOOOO cute!!
    Reviewed by Lori G ( Verified Buyer) on 03/25/2023
    I made the orange and absolutely LOVE IT! Easy-to-read pattern with great instructions. Lots of steps, but worth every second it took to make.
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    Reviewed by N/A ( Verified Buyer) on 07/12/2018
    This is adorable, but I found it more difficult than most to follow. I was confused as to which side the batting was sewn to, likely due to my own impatience! Will definitely try to make another.
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      Sew Cute!!!
    Reviewed by Rozann Taylor ( Verified Buyer) on 11/08/2017
    My daughter and I are making the apple pin cushion. It's almost complete. The instructions are thorough and easy to follow, and the pin cushion is adorable!
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      Apples to Obeauranges
    Reviewed by Filipa ( Verified Buyer) on 07/18/2017
    Beautiful! Such a creative and joyful project!
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      Creative and unique
    Reviewed by Lesley ( 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 Tonya ( 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 JaB ( 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 C.A. ( 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!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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      Cute and clever
    Reviewed by Jessica 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 Joanna 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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    A selection of your photos from the Straight Stitch Society Flickr group.

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