NEW: Meet Stiff Stuff Craft Patterns!

Lazies, Join me for a whole new type of stitchy fun with my four new patterns and pre-cut squares of Stiff Stuff! Think of this as fabric construction paper. We are going to fuse a little, cut a little, stitch a little and done! Meet the new Stiff Stuff Crafts. All four of these designs use the same recipe, working with 10″ squares, to create a ‘sandwich’. Cut shapes, stitch the edges, then finish. These new Lazy Girls are quick, easy, and addictive. Perfect for year-end crafting, stitching and gifting.

Transform your layer cake square to ‘fabric construction paper’
then cut, stitch and finish! Fabric is ‘Flow’ from Moda.

Ground Rules
– Each pattern uses one 10″ ‘sandwich’ composed of fabric, Fusi-Bond Lite and Stiff Stuff.
– One sandwich makes one project – sweet!
– Layer cake friendly!
– Patterns available soon! Early November-ish, truly.

Button Boats, LGD138, $10
Oh my goodness, I love this design. Cut and stitch three planks, tie ends together and set sail for stitchy fun. Organize your life, then untie to store flat.

Button Boats pattern (LGD138, retail $10) size 6″ x 3″ x 3″

Prezzies, LGD139, $10
A sweet, delicate and simple wrap for little-ish things. Wrap a treasure in beauty for gifting, or hold small things in a beautiful way. For gifting, the recipient can gift again. Wrap a handwritten note with a small gift. More personal than a box for jewelry. Pack delicate items for travel or in your purse. I adore the simple elegance of this fabric wrap.

Prezzies pattern (LGD139, retail $10) size 5″ x 5″

Tray Chic, LGD140, $10
Get ready to fall in love with these elegant, simple, stylish trays in three shapes. I already have these all over my studio, holding supplies while I work. Perfect valets for your goodies: keys, phone, eye glasses, etc. Don’t tell the Hexi or Square trays, but the Circle is my fav.

Tray Chic pattern (LGD140, retail $10) centers 5″ x 5, sides 2″

Gifty Card Holders, LGD141, $10
Easily personalize or wrap a gift card with these two sweet styles. The Keeper style wraps closed like a little envelope. The Tag style looks great tied to a package or as a tree ornament. They are my new essentials in gift card giving!

One 10″ sandwich makes two Keeper style or four Tag style holders. Love!

Gifty Card Holders pattern (LGD141, retail $10)
holds standard gift cards size 3 3/8″ 2 1/8″

New Stiff Stuff Squares, SLG107SQ, $8
The unique properties of Stiff Stuff from my Sew Lazy line bring these designs to life. Stiff Stuff is like the perfect hybrid between stiff/crunchy/thick interfacings and foam. Stiff Stuff has structure, but is forgiving, lightweight and thin.

They are ready to go for any of the new patterns. Each pack includes four 10″ squares. That’s enough to try all four new patterns.

Pre-cut packs of Stiff Stuff 10″ squares item SLG107SQ, retail $8.

Fusi-Bond Lite
You are also going to need some of my Fusi-Bond Lite SLG101 adhesive web to tie everything together. Fusi provides an amazing bond with the feel of ‘cush’, like a gel insole between your fabric and Stiff Stuff. It’s quite interesting and nice.

Button Up!
Get ready for a whole new line of amazing buttons from Just Another Button Company! These Snack Packs of gorgeousness are small-batch, hand-dyed buttons, in 35 custom colors to fit today’s fabric and crafting trends. One Snack Pack will make all of our new Girls. Oh my goodness! I want them all! More about these beauties in an upcoming post.

Click the image to check them out at JABC’s website. All colors are also available in two other packaged sizes: Smoothies, round buttons with a matte finish are perfect for primitives; Party Packs are loaded with different shapes, sizes and finishes for more fun. Join in the buttony fun on Facebook here: Button Up!

Button Up! Snack Packs from Just Another Button Company, JABC8+color number.

Floss, Ribbon or Yarn
The new Girls use a combo of buttons and ties for closures. I love the hand-dyed pearl cotton embroidery floss from Weeks Dye Works shown on the pattern covers. I use size #3 which comes in 10yd skeins of scrumptious colors. Click the image to enlarge.

Pearl cotton embroidery floss from Weeks Dye Works

Slicker Templates
Each pattern uses templates. Check out my handy tutorial for laminating your own paper templates.
Tutorial: Slicker Templates

I’ll share more about each new Girl, buttons, notions/tools and more in future posts. There are lots of fun details to dive into.Stay Tuned!

Shop Owners
All items are being stocked by the big distributors. Order direct through me or from them. Stop by Just Another Button Company’s booth #1720 to see all of this goodness at Quilt Market next week.

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22 Responses to “NEW: Meet Stiff Stuff Craft Patterns!”

  1. Agneta — October 21, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

    Great job, Joan! Hope to be able to find these goodies in Sweden too – and soooooon!

    Agneta in Sween

    • Joan Hawley replied: — October 21st, 2016 @ 2:08 pm

      Hi Agneta! It’s great to hear from you! I’m so glad to hear you like the new Girls.

  2. Barbara JB — October 21, 2016 @ 2:37 pm

    Brilliant Joan! Can’t wait to try out the new Girls … let us know as soon as Sew Thankful has the patterns.

  3. debi — October 21, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

    I am in love! Congratulations on this wonderful group addition to the lazy family!

  4. Kathryn Voelker — October 21, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

    Stocking stuffers!!!! I will buy patterns as soon as they are available!!!

  5. Donna C — October 21, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Oh. My. Word. Miss Joan these are fabulous!!! I want them all!! Stiff stuff looks amazing! Will this come in larger sheets? I assume it’s too “stiff” to come in a roll 😉
    Ps-I’d love to see some sort of a special pattern bundle for sale! (Hint hint!;))

  6. Laurie Gathje — October 21, 2016 @ 5:12 pm

    OMG! What gorgeous, functional eye candy! I can hardly wait for these beauties to be available for purchase! I’ve got Stiff Stuff, Slicker and have been looking at buttons! Stiff Stuff, Slicker and Buttons OH MY! My heart is racing! Great job Joan! 😀

  7. Erica Broecker — October 21, 2016 @ 5:36 pm

    Great new ideas, Joan! I don’t know how you keep coming up with them!

  8. Terrie — October 21, 2016 @ 6:39 pm

    OMG! These new patterns are so cute and will be easy gifts for family and friends for the upcoming holiday season. Will you be offering a few of these as online classes?? The online class I took was terrific; you went slowly, spoke as you demonstrated and it all made for an excellent learning experience.

  9. Lori M. — October 21, 2016 @ 8:03 pm

    Love the new patterns….

  10. Kathy V — October 21, 2016 @ 9:15 pm

    Any chance you will do another Craftsy class on your new patterns and techniques? They look great!

  11. Yolanda V. Fundora — October 22, 2016 @ 6:38 am

    Just placed my pre-orders. Can’t wait to try these. By the way the sku number under the Giftys is wrong. LGD141?
    Love your stuff as always.

  12. Dori Paschal — October 22, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    U are Brilliant. You are unique and very creative. I have been following u ever since the bendy bag days. I enjoy each and every creative patterns u do and sharre. Thank you so very much and you are very talented! I am so glad that you do these things for people like me! Continue to share all your creative patterns as we appreciatr them, a ffellow quilter Dori

  13. Joyce — October 22, 2016 @ 9:15 pm

    Could I use this material to make a 10 x 10″ box?

  14. Faith Nichols — October 23, 2016 @ 6:24 pm

    The Button Boats are adorable! I would really love it if there was a kit I could purchase that would include everything I would need to make the cute Button Boats. I have a baby Shower coming up in Dec. I can see this as a nice addition to the Baby Girl arrival theme!

  15. Donna Crowell — October 24, 2016 @ 8:43 pm

    looks like a fun prodject

  16. Glenda in Florida — October 25, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    I have been off line for a few days and just received an e-mail from Sew Thankful with pre-release sale information,. I hopped over here to get the scoop on all the new patterns. Can’t wait to try them all!

  17. Barbara JB — November 4, 2016 @ 2:09 am

    Just received your new patterns – they are great (as usual) – clear, simple instructions; lots of tips (and pics); and templates (100% scale). Thank you, Joan! I’m off to have some fun 🙂

  18. Deana Rogers — November 15, 2016 @ 12:18 pm

    Love all this yummy and bright stuff. Perfect to have around when the Winter Blues are hitting.
    They look lie so much fun to make. Think I WilL have my new friend come over and make some together for her 2 little girls for Christmas if we can find the time. And even invite my crafty mom to join in the fun. Let the Girls make some for their mom and dad might be something I can do during the boring winter months.

  19. Marilyn S — May 17, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

    do you allow products made from your patterns to be sold at craft fairs or similar places? I saw your Hang On: Phone, Doorknob, or Hook pattern and thought it would be perfect to sell at a 2 day crafters boutique I am involved in this summer. Thanks!

  20. patsy blackburn — September 29, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

    where do you buy the fusi-bond lite fusible and the stiff stuff firm interfacing

    • Joan Hawley replied: — October 18th, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

      Hi Patsy! has it in stock! Thanks for asking!