Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pin Cushion Caddy and a Gathered Clutch

Two more projects that have been in my OHMYGOSH MUSTMAKE! list for quite some time now:

Pin Cushion Sewing Caddy
Pin Cushion Sewing Caddy from Seams To Me by Anna Maria Horner (much of the fabric is from her Chocolate Lollipop line as well....I'm burning through my little stash of fat quarters at an alarming rate!)

Pin Cushion Sewing Caddy

I don't know about you, but I can NEVER find my stitch ripper or fabric marker when I need it.  Well not never, but it certainly wastes my time when I'm spending perfectly good creating time LOOKING FOR MY CRAP.  Now I don't need to.  And that is happy.

I'm not sure how well you can tell by these pictures, but, even though I used two layers of heavy-weight interfacing inside the "cup", it's still caving in on itself.  I even unstuffed it a little, and now, even though it's softer than any pin cushion has any business being, it's still caving in on the insides.

Pin Cushion Sewing Caddy

Ah well.  I love it anyway.

When I first saw the tutorial for this gathered clutch on Noodlehead a while ago, I thought I might nearly die of cute.
Gathered Clutch

Mine isn't quite as...polished as hers is (shouldn't have used fabric that I really like on my first try!  Agghh!!), but I'm still pretty pleased with the results.  And it's very useful as a wallet-sort-of-thing when I'm using my gigantic knitting bag.

Gathered Clutch

On the inside, there are two credit card slots, and a divider in the middle (all reinforced with medium weight interfacing).
The inside of the Gathered Clutch

This little bag has a nice weight to it, and feels good to hold.

Tomorrow, I've got something from Handmade Home to show you, but for now, I'm off to the studio to enjoy the last bits of our "quiet time" this afternoon while the children nap or read...or are just quiet.  :)  I hope each of you get a few quiet moments to yourself on this sweltering summer day!

1 comment:

Northerndeb said...

Love your caddy!


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