Sew busy..

What a weekend! I was planning to do a little more work on my Jacobean piece – but I got totally caught up with the sewing machine. I finished my swap pieces and they are now ready to post off to my partner (hope she likes them).

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Then I set about making a little something for my cousin as she is a new mum. I thought it might be a nice to make a little tote bag and some pouches to hold ‘mum and baby things’ in – whatever they might be! Maybe I will fill them with wine and chocolates!!

I had some lovely Riley Blake material that I bought ages ago – and found a zipper pouch tutorial by noodlehead which looked relatively easy to follow. It involves cutting four rectangles of fabric (2xlining and 2xoutside fabric) and attaching these to a zip. Once attached the linings are placed together and the outside fabrics. Sew around all, box off all corners and turn back in the right way. Click on the link above for full instructions. I then made a coordinating ‘Pick a Pocket’ bag to pop the pouches into.

Sew, there you have it – a very productive weekend. Next week it is back to the Jacobean, which means a whole weekends work and a few stitches to show for it! Happy stitching one and all.

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About wybrow1966

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....
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11 Responses to Sew busy..

  1. sewandsnip says:

    A very productive weekend, well done! The bags look great. I haven’t seen that swap mentioned before, I’ll have to look into it for next year.
    I managed a bit of crochet today (my weekend is sun/mon😃) hope to get on the sewing machine tomorrow.

  2. claire93 says:

    two wonderful bag & pouch sets there!

  3. Kim says:

    Gorgeous bags! I’m sure the recipients will be delighted 😃

  4. sewchet says:

    Oh, these are just lovely – lucky recipients!

  5. Mara says:

    Such a sweet gift for your cousin and I love the open wide pouch I make those all the time, best tutorial ever.

  6. Susan Wild says:

    I love that bag – I have made it a number of times – only once with the stitchery though

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