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The Adventure Case {I can’t believe I’ve been published!}

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I’m super excited to be here today to tell you all that I have a pattern published (Yes, PUBLISHED) in Issue 10 of One Thimble Magazine*!


You can purchase the magazine in full which contains 11 patterns and 26 fabulous sewing articles here*.

Buy the pattern in my Etsy store 😉


I have been working on this pattern for a really long time…since November 2015, (but I’ll tell you more about that next week :D)…so without further ado, this is the Adventure Case!


The Adventure Case has been designed as an insulated lunch tote. But the pattern will help you create a unique case vintage style case that could have many uses, for example it could be used as a makeup case, a children’s collector case (for them to store all the treasures they find on their adventures), or even as a case for all your sewing essentials that need to be toted about to sewing days with friends.


The finished size of The Adventure Case measures approximately 9” tall x 101⁄2” wide x 5” deep (23cm x 27cm x 13cm), and has a zip and tongue/thumb locks closure system. This large case can fit LOTS in, so you will never grow hungry…

Photo courtesy of Leslie

or thirsty – lol 😉

Mel2Photo courtesy of Mel

or get board…look at all that “treasure” 😀

Simone1Photo courtesy of Simone

I’m looking forward to showing you all the tester versions, so lets get looking 🙂

This beautiful pink version has been made by Mel from Buntings and Things.  I love the little applique she has done on the front of the case – so sweet 🙂

I love Susie from Twirl Girl Boutique’s version so much!  I actually have this fabric in my stash, I might just have to make myself another Adventure Case very soon 😉

NancyCollageNancy made this fabulous version, I love the navy and gold combination she has used!

MariaCollageMaria made this silver version.  She was unable to source tongue locks in time, so instead adjusted the pattern and added some cute star snaps!  She also left off the top handle and added a cross body strap (the pattern doesn’t include a cross body strap, but as you can see here, it is not hard to add one).

SimoneCollageSimone made a Star Wars version for her son! As you may notice she has left off the straps and the tongue locks, she also hasn’t made her’s insulated as she knew her son would just enjoy playing with his new Adventure Case.

LeslieCollageLeslie made this gorgeous version!  She has used a combination of vinyl and a lovely black and teal tartan, and has also adjusted her pattern to use different clasps – I also can not believe how much food and drink she has fit in her case!

SusanCollageThis is Susan’s very pretty version!  I love the combination of black white and read 🙂

DiCollageDiedre made this very star-y version, she used another cold bag for her lining (she just cut her pattern pieces from it and sewed it up as per the pattern).  Diedre was another tester who did not use tongue locks on her case and added a cross body strap too. Her daughter seems VERY happy with her new lunch tote!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at all the pretty versions of the Adventure Case.



Buy the pattern in my Etsy store 😉

I would love to see your Adventure Cases, so please feel free to share them with me via FB, IG, or T 🙂 If you want to use the tags #adventurecase or #patternsbyemkie that would be awesome too!

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Happy Sewing!

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