Pellon: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Jennie: I find inspiration many different places. For a lot of the things I make, it is an item I’d like to have, but don’t want to buy the plain black version at the store (like my stroller organizer, for example). Sometimes I see some fabric, and it seems to be begging to be made into something specific.
P: What does your creative process entail?
J: My creative process is kind of random. Sometimes I just cut into fabric and tweak until I get the results I want. Other times I plan things more carefully to get a specific result. I am definitely more hands on though, and not as much of a planner!
P: Why do you enjoy sewing/crafting/quilting?
J: I have been sewing,quilting, and creating since I was young; it is just part of who I am now. Even though I haven’t always been sewing avidly, I usually find some other creative pursuit to fill my time!
P: Do you create mainly for satisfaction, gifts, art or another reason?
J: I make different things for different reasons. I especially enjoy making things for my family because I find it a great way to show love. As I mentioned too, I like to create things with a specific purpose in mind, so that they fit a need I have. And I also create things for the business I run with my mom, Clover & Violet, where we sell patterns, and share tutorials and inspiration.
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
J: I’m not very good at the tips and tricks department. I often find my methods are the hard ones, and perhaps if I was better at tips and tricks I’d have quicker luck myself! That said, don’t be afraid to try something new, it just might work!
P: When and why did you start sewing/quilting/crafting?
J: I started sewing when I was a little girl, with my mom and grandma. I made doll clothes, then clothes, and eventually made a quilt for my college dorm room. I then took a break from quilting and sewing, knit for a few years, and then went into business with my mom and have been behind the machine ever since!
P: What inspires you to start a project?
J: I’m usually inspired by the object I want to create/recreate in a pretty, patchwork or sewn way. A specific type of bag/purse/accessory, or maybe something for my home, or my child moving from the crib to toddler bed,regardless of the object, there is usually a specific reason I’m making it.
Star Insulated Snack Bag
When you need to bring a little something, but don’t need an entire lunch bad, this snack bag is perfect to grab and go. It is insulated and quilted, so it’s nice and sturdy, but doesn’t have the bulk of a regular lunch bag. The snack bag measure 7″ tall and 9″ wide and has a zipper top to keep things secure.Read more
Charming Patchwork Lunch Bag
Insulated and lined with laminate covered fabric, this lunch bag is as fun as it is practical. The lunch bag measures
13-1/2” x 14-1/2” and has a zipper top to keep things secure. It easily holds a sandwich box, thermos or
drink, and also has a little extra room.
Cuddle Coffee Sleeve Gift Card Holder
Everyone loves a good cup of coffee and a visit with a friend. A perfect little gift is this coffee sleeve that doubles as a gift card holder. Use Pellon® Insul-Fleece™ and Pellon® Wonder-Under® to create this practical, yet adorable coffee sleeve. Sample used Shannon Cuddle Fabrics.Read more