I grabbed my copy of Sew by Cath Kidston and altered the dimensions of the Knitting Needle Case pattern -
|Image source - 'Sew' by Cath Kidston|
Not too bad at first glance, however, to quote a phrase Nancy used recently, it suffered from 'first pancake syndrome'. (Great phrase - I hadn't heard it before, but it fits this purpose exactly!) This purse was OK, but far from perfect. Basically the ones I make following this one cannot possibly be any worse!
Let me show you what I mean -
Firstly, the end of the zip was supposed to be covered - but somehow the covered bit that I sewed on got lost in the final sewing up of the bag sides and turning out - it's in there somewhere! And secondly, look at the terrible corners at the sides of the zip - I can't even get them turned out.
So....I still had a spare half hour before nap time was officially over and I was determined to make something that was actually good, so I came up with another one -
Here's some other pics to give an indication of the size of this little zipper case -
A perfect size for so many uses. I made this one using 2 squares from the Sunkissed layer cake (these were left over from my quilt as I didn't really fancy this shade of green on my quilt top as I thought it was a bit 'bleugh' - although now its growing on me!)
I'm really pleased that I eventually mastered the art of making a little zip pouch, and this one is finished off so neatly by the binding inside which covers the raw edges of the hem along the sides and bottom -
I will definitely make some more of these to take along to the craft fair that I'm displaying at in August.
I can also finally unveil the trio of cushions that I have been making. Here they are, all looking great together -
I decided to keep the smaller cushion much simpler than the larger ones for fear of 'over crowding' the hearts, so I just blanket stitched one larger gingham heart to the white centre, framed it with pink and grey and then quilted on the white and pink sections.
I used an envelope style opening on the back of each cushion and prettied them up in different ways -
3 cushions = 1 happy customer :)
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