December 30, 2015

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Freebie Friday (Jan 1, 2016) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

Update: The Happy Campers Sleeping Bag won the voting and is free 1-1-16 until modnight pacific time.

On Friday (January 1st, 2016) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Kristin Rutten! Be sure to vote, leave a comment, and join us in thanking her for her generosity.

 

More About Kristin Rutten: Kristin is the creator, owner and operator of Matilda Jo Originals, which includes patterns sold under the Matilda’s Closet and AptOne8 labels. Born and raised in Montana, she first learned to sew on her grandmother's antique Singer Featherweight sewing machine by cutting out and stitching a simple nine-square pillow. Other projects soon followed and she has been crafting and sewing ever since. She makes her home in Central Montana with her husband and four children.

  

 

Vote Now:

Here is more information about each pattern:

Happy Campers Sleeping Bags: If your doll is going to host a great slumber party, backyard camp out, or adventure in the woods, a comfy and cute sleeping bag is an accessory you'll want to be sure to have on hand! Your adventurers will indeed be happy campers when you create their favorite type of sleeping bag ... the perfect accessory to the Happy Campers Dome Tent. This PDFpattern includes options for two main types of sleeping bags: a traditional bag and a mummy bag with optional attached stuff sack. Suitable for an intermediate seamstress, the traditional bag features the familiar rectangular shape with curved head area and a side zipper, plus built-in elastic bands for easy storage. Just roll it up, slip the bands over the ends, and you're good to go. Finished size is approximately 19.5x8.5 inches. The mummy bag has a more contoured shape and offers two options for closure - one with Velcro(TM) strips and another with a pair of zippers. Both have the option of an attached stuff sack, which allows you to do just as it suggests... stuff the bag into the sack, cinch up the cord and you're done... just like the real thing! The Velcro(TM) version is appropriate for an intermediate level seamstress, while the zippered version is a bit more advanced because of the complexity of the construction and materials used. Finished size is approximately 20x8 inches.

Happy Campers Portable Padded Chair: Whether sitting on the cold, hard ground next to a campfire in the woods or cheering on your favorite team from the sidelines, you’ll appreciate the extra padding, warmth and convenience of the Happy Campers Portable Padded Chair! Adjust the chair using the Velcro(TM) straps on the side. When you're ready to move, simply fold up the chair and use those same straps to secure it all together for easy carrying. Use it on camping trips or dress it up with your favorite team colors and logo to make a fun stadium seat! Finished chair measures approximately 5x5x5 inches when set up. This beginner-level PDF pattern goes together quickly, so whip up a chair for yourself and another for a friend ... and while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the other fun outdoors accessories in the Happy Campers line, including the dome tent and traditional and mummy-style sleeping bags. Recommended Fabrics:  rip-stop nylon, canvas duck, cotton, denim.

Hooded Scarf For 18 Inch Dolls: There’s just something about a pair of warm fuzzy mittens that makes a gal want to venture outdoors for some winter fun! Add a matching hooded scarf and your doll will be ready for all kinds of adventures, from festive hayrides and holiday strolls to wild snowball fights and days spent at the local ice rink. This PDF pattern goes together quickly for the confident beginner, with lots of room for customization by mixing and matching different lining fabrics with your chosen fleece. Better yet, the hooded scarf is reversible, so you get two looks in one! Recommended Fabrics:  Fleece.

Felt Cowgirl Hat For 18 Inch Dolls: Bring out your doll's inner cowgirl with a felt hat and neckerchief! The hat's felt construction lends an authentic touch, while the wired brim makes it easy to shape just the look you want. Add a colorful neckerchief to complete the outfit, featuring a basic back button closure for easier dressing. Combined with a denim version of our Inspired By Zooey Dress PDF pattern, also available from Pixie Faire, your doll will be ready to blaze trails and wrangle her way into history, just like the pioneers who came before her! Recommended Fabrics:  hat - felt, fleece; scarf - cotton, seersucker, broadcloth

Take a Look At Each Pattern:

 

 

 

Don't forget - we'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below and thank Kristin.


28 Comments

Melissa S
Melissa S

December 30, 2015

I’m super new to this so I’m thankful for anything but since it’s winter I’m going for the scarf and mittens. Thank you!

Julie Phillips
Julie Phillips

December 30, 2015

Very new to sewing for dolls so I would love any pattern, but the sleeping bag is adorbs. Thank you for offering a free pattern!

Linda in Texas
Linda in Texas

December 30, 2015

The sleeping bag for sure, and will probably win, based on all the comments. I have this pattern and the portable chairs, but will vote again since it is such a great pattern! Made the traditional version last year for 3 dolls, along with the chairs and other camping gear. it is very easy, and can easily be varied for size and fabric. Make a pillow to go with it in coordinating fabric. It rolls up beautifully with the sleeping bag!

Carole
Carole

December 30, 2015

They are all cute but my vote is for the cowboy hat!

margaret
margaret

December 30, 2015

fantastic choice today —many thanks. I feel in the mood for line dancing to work off that Xmas Xcess —so I have voted for the cowgirl hat.

Debbie Williams
Debbie Williams

December 30, 2015

I vote for the cowboy hat – its a great addition to the square dance outfit I bought a few months ago. Thanks again for all the free patterns – you are SO generous!

TINA
TINA

December 30, 2015

Great choice but very hard decision to make! I’ll vote for the sleeping bag since we love to go camping and this would be great for the girls when they bring their dollies next time we go camping. Their dollies will have their very own sleeping bag! How exciting! THANKS SO MUCH for Freebie Fridays giveaways :)

Patricia McNeill
Patricia McNeill

December 30, 2015

This was hard to decide ! Thank you so much for a pattern, I will be happy with whatever wins.

JoAnn
JoAnn

December 30, 2015

This was a very hard one to vote for. They are all so adorable. You don’t make this easy. I’m getting better at sewing and I need all the help I can get.

Connie
Connie

December 30, 2015

My choice is the hat/scarf and mittens. Thanks for the great choices.

Caroline
Caroline

December 30, 2015

They are all wonderful. I couldn’t decide. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Diane bowlcott
Diane bowlcott

December 30, 2015

Has always love all these patterns. But our granddaughter would just love the sleeping bag for sure! X

Diana
Diana

December 30, 2015

I love them all! I voted for sleeping bag….then i will need to get the dome tent for the grandkids

Victoria
Victoria

December 30, 2015

I like them all, but if I must select one…I would choose the Happy Camper Sleeping Bag.

Christina F.
Christina F.

December 30, 2015

I voted for the sleeping bag last time and I’m voting for it again. It looks like a great pattern – especially that you provide two different versions of sleeping bag in one pattern! Thank you, Kristin, for offering one of your patterns for free on New Year’s Day! What a wonderful way to start the new year!

Letitia
Letitia

December 30, 2015

Kristen, thanks so much for making some of your patterns available on Freebie Friday. They are so adorable! So hard to chose just one to be the winner for this week.

Leann
Leann

December 30, 2015

The sleeping bag one !!!!!!! It’s super cute and any age or gender can use it for there dolls/action figures cause you can choose ther fabric you want. I love it!!!! And thank you for sharing

Judy Harris
Judy Harris

December 30, 2015

I love the sleeping bag. It is the exact replica of a camping pro. My Lily loves camping and hiking. She loves to play camping with her dolls. I’m sure I will have to have the padded chair and the hat patterns.

Jo Lyman
Jo Lyman

December 30, 2015

The Matilda’s Closet patterns are always so cute and fun to make. I have a few of them already but not any of these. Yay…..Just want to thank Kristin for offering such a nice variety to choose from. What a nice surprise to start off the New Year.

Elaine
Elaine

December 30, 2015

They are all wonderful. It was hard to vote. Beautiful patterns

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

December 30, 2015

Hooded Scarf and mittens would be great for winter! Thank you for all the Friday Freebies! I appreciate them so much!

Toni D
Toni D

December 30, 2015

Thanks Kristin! All the designs are adorable. We camp a lot and the dolls come too so I voted for the sleeping bags.

Pati
Pati

December 30, 2015

I don’t know which one to vote for, they are all so cute and unusual. Happy New Year to you!

Linda B
Linda B

December 30, 2015

I love all of Kristin’s patterns! I have purchased all but the cowboy hat and neckerchief so voted for that one. Matilda’s Closet are all great patterns ….. whichever one wins everyone will love them! Thanks for starting the New Year off great with Matilda Jo!

Judith
Judith

December 30, 2015

The mittens and hooded scarf would be the finishing touch for the Oxfprd Square coat I just finished making as a Christmas gift!

Linda in Illinois.
Linda in Illinois.

December 30, 2015

Thank you so much Kristen!! I love the cowgirl hat.

Joanne Scannell
Joanne Scannell

December 30, 2015

I do not have a favorate designer. I love to bounce around depending on the outfit of the moment.
Joanne

Denise
Denise

December 30, 2015

so exciting.!!!! I don’t know what to vote for. Love them all

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