Friday, April 6, 2012

another sewing kit

None of my 3 children were able to come home this weekend and my husband went for the day to help his brother at the cottage, so I'm having a very quiet day. I made a small batch of hot cross buns this morning just like my mom used to do. I'll take them to UFO day tomorrow so I don't eat them all myself!
Not one to waste a day, I decided to sew up another sewing kit.

I added green fabric to the tulip piece, sandwiched it with batting and a thin muslin and quilted it.

Next, I cut a lining fabric and interfacing the same size. In the picture, the interfacing is behind the lining. I like to add it to give the little kit some stability. Onto that I arrange squares of wool taken from recycled felted sweaters. I pin them quite carefully, but still the wool will stretch a little when stitched down. I added a flap of batting which could be used for needles or pins.
After everything is stitched down with a zigzag, I put the front and back pieces together right sides facing, and stitched it around with a 1/4 inch seam, leaving a couple of inches open on the bottom for turning. I've also inserted a hair elastic into the side seam as a closure.

Clip and trim the corners, turn, iron the seams and stitch it closed by hand. I then give it another good press and add the top stitching around the outside edge. It just needs a button for the closure.
 Since I put the interfacing inside, it can stand up. I don't like to to be too flimsy.


Debbie said... your ideas shown here. Thanks.

Gill said...

This is so pretty Holly!
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Happy Easter!

elle said...

These are sew nice, Holly. Looks like a Good Friday!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is very nice the bright pink. I have no idea what I'll make with the fabric win. Right now I am just spring cleaning...haven't sewed in ages!!! I have to get this finished and get set up for tourist season...Soon....back to the sewing room; I hope.

imquilternity said...

Gorgeous! And such perfect colors for Eastertime. Hope you have a great weekend!

Adrian said...

Such lovely little, but useful projects. Thank you for sharing your methods!