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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The scraps turned into a Sewing Compendium.

Hello,

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.
Sewing Compendium

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.

Happy sewing.



Bev C

20 comments:

Sue said...

Your compendium is gorgeous Bev. Not wonky at all.

Terriaw said...

Oh, so that's what your secret project was! I love it. It will be so handy to have all those pockets and compartments to store your tools and supplies!

Melissa said...

It looks great! I can't believe you just made it up as you went!

mandapanda said...

That's awesome! It looks wonderful all zipped up and finished!
I wonder who could be snatching up all the zippers...?
Have you tried op shops? They usually have a heap for 20 cents each or less.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Your compendium looks fantastic Bev!!
Jane.

Lynda said...

Looks terrific Bev.

Notjustnat said...

Very cute and useful compendium - love it Bev - Hugs Nat

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great compendium Bev...aren't they just so useful!!! Dzintra♥x

Christine M said...

Hi Bev. Your sewing compendium looks great. You are pretty clever! Hugs, Christine

Pauline said...

So that's what you made?! Good thinking, Watson!

Michelle said...

Your compendium is brilliant Bev - great idea :0)

Maria said...

Love your compendium Bev.

Michelle said...

Now I can stop wondering, what a great idea, lot's of compartments to fill with goodies!

Carol said...

Love the compendium. Looking forward to Friday.

Julia said...

Your compendium is looking gorgeous Bev....a great gift for someone..
Julia ♥

Farm Girl said...

Now the mystery is solved. lol
Love the bright colours on the outside, very pretty.

Madame Samm said...

I think it would make a lovely mug rug lol

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful, Bev! What a great idea!

NessaKnits said...

Not sure exactly in WA where you are but plant one! They are pretty hardy once established. Sure they get sunburnt from time to time .... maybe throw some shade cloth over them! The good thing about them is that you can plant them from cuttings into pots!

Shasta said...

This is really pretty, and useful as well.