Monday, November 7, 2011

Variations for the A+ Art Portfolio

The A+ Art Portfolio can be created with a variety of different features, making each unique. Today I'm going to share a few. 

The pattern recommends using laminate cotton on the inside of the portfolio to make a more durable, wipe clean surface. You could also use clear vinyl either by sewing it on top of the cotton fabric you want to use,
 or there is an iron on version. This will allow you to use any fabric you want.

 You can also use many different closure options. Snaps or velcro work great or buttons with an elastic loop, ribbon or cording that can be wound around a decorative button as shown in the picture.

You can also change the size and location of the pockets to accommodate different supplies.
For example, a large pocket on the side is good for holding a coloring book or large item.
Smaller pockets for smaller items. Taller pockets for taller items

And you can of course add your own special embellishments.

I would love to see your own versions and variations, so please feel free to share here, on our facebook page or flickr group! If you blog about sewing the A+ Art Portfolio, be sure to send me the link and I'll be happy to share that too! :)

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Amy said...

This is a fabulous idea! I'm going to have to try this one. What a great idea for birthday presents, filled with art tools! Thank you for your sweet words on my blog. I'm your newest follower. :)

Kristy said...

Thanks Amy! I hope you enjoy the pattern and am so happy to have you join us here! :)

Meems Seams said...

Hi! I was wondering about the finished size as I thought adding a drawing pad to the right side would be nice. thanks!

Kristy said...

Hi Meems Seams! There wasn't an email linked to you for me to reply directly, so I hope you see this.
The portfolio measures 9 1/2" x 11" closed and 11" x 19" open. There are many, many variation possibilities! I would love to see and share whatever you make! Best to you! :)

Meems Seams said...

thanks so much, can't wait to try it!

Kristy said...

Can't wait to see what you make! :)

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