Sew: Week 3

Back at the Bead Shop Scotland and this week we were making a sewing case!  

I’m seeing that the projects are getting a wee bit trickier as we are going through the weeks!  But I’m also seeing that I’m using some things that I learnt in the cushion and purse class with this class.  That’s good – it’ll be harder to forget!

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My purse: Week one

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My Cushion: Week two

Excuse the photos please – iphone comes in handy for quickness!  

So we were told to get 3 a4 bits of fabric, another a4 of felt, two small squares of fabric for a pin cushion and some more for a needle booklet.  

First we made the made cushion out of the two squares of fabric. Machine sewed it 3 and half sides round, leaving the other half to get the cardboard square (I’ll explain this in a moment) and stuffing in (as much as I can!).  Then to hand sew the remaining half (The lovely Sheena did this for me as I was running behind!).  I started doing the fabric book for the needles first and came up with a different way of doing it and came out quite quirky but there are a few things I would change if I were to do pouch this again including taking a bit more time!

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The Needle Booklet and the Pin Cushion!

Then we made the zipped pocket – that’s were small scissors and the stitch picker etc can go!  That was quite easy.  You could actually made lots as make-up bags – great christmas present idea!  That was one of the a4 sized fabrics that I attached the green zip to each end and then iron the fold into place to place where I wanted the zip.   The pocket then got sewn into place onto the other piece of fabric and felt, whch you have to sew before hand!  I love the green zip against the heart fabric.

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Zip it UP!

Once the pocket is in place, you can attach the pin cushion and the needle booklet.  The pin cushion was attached at 2 corners onto the main fabric and the booklet was attached by machine sewing as in binding the book to the fabric again.  I then attached a button and ribbon so the needles can keep secure in the book!

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Button up!

There is a bit of carboard in the pin cushion to stop the pins from stabbing anyones fingers if the pouch were closed!  Neat idea – eh!

We added the binding to the sides but I have finish it as ran out of time and then just tidy it up!  Will post a photo on Sew: Week 4 to show you the finished result!

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The Binding

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The outside cover

Next week we are going to be doing a handbag – MEGA EXCITED!  Love a handbag!

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