Fabric is so expensive these days that I like to use as much of the scrap material as possible. So after finishing the ‘Pick a Pocket’ bag I decided to make a matching armchair sewing tidy for my ‘send a little love’ swap partner. This is something that I had kept promising to make for myself – but as yet haven’t got around to it!
I started by googling for a simple pattern and settled on a pin cushion and thread catcher designed by sewmamasew . Progress so far………..
Making the thread catcher
The scissor tidy
Putting together the elements
Sew, all that is left to do is – fill the pin cushion, sew the ribbon around and add a button to the thread catcher. Quite pleased with this first attempt – maybe now I will make one for myself!
My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything.
Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider.
I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
those fabrics work very well together and I love the choice of button.
Thank you – I was really worried about the fabrics as the design (for both this and the bag) had 3 fabrics – but I couldn’t find a third that I liked that wasn’t fussy. The button is from my box of car boot button finds.
These look great! I have to make something like this for myself as well. Along with a needle book and pincushion. A few years ago when I was sewing, the kids decided to rearrange all the pins in my pincushion into colours and patterns. The next time I got it out, the pins were rusty and there were rust marks all over the cushion! My daughter has the type of sweaty hands that turn needles rusty! I’ve never gotten around to replacing the pincushion so it’s about time I did something about that 🙂
This was a really easy pattern to follow – but I think the scissor tidy is too small, the pockets are only large enough to carry a small pair of embroidery scissors.
It’s always good when you can make good use of almost every scrap. And those items count as good use!