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Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The scraps turned into a Sewing Compendium.
I hope you are having a great week. Now some of you know I had trouble sourcing some zips locally. On Friday I drove to Midland to find some. I seem to have bought the last two. Who is using all the zips in the size I needed? I needed them to finish of a project.
Some of you thought I may have been making a table runner. It could have been a table runner,it looks like it is in this photo.
No I had other ideas. I wanted to make a Sewing Compendium. I had less than a fat quarter of the inside blue material and cut the shapes for the holders etc as I went along. The best part I love about the inside is that it has a magnet to hold the needles. I used a magnet that our Shire sends out with the rates notice, I just turned it over so the writing can't be seen and the needles will hold to the magnet. There are holders for a pattern a pen/pencil needles pins etc. I think this will make a very useful present.
Here it is closed up. I did think about putting some carry handles on it but decided that it would probably only be used at home. I enjoyed making the Sewing Compendium. I didn't keep any measurements but I am sure you could make one of your own if you wanted. If I make another one I may put a gusset in the middle and have a bit more room at the ends as you have to curve the sides to allow for the zip.
Now I hope you are all at this very moment looking for things that are Lavender in colour for Colourful Friday. I will be your guest host this week. Check back here on Friday to see what everyone has found. I promise the following weeks colour may be easier for some.