As well as embroidery, I have managed to get quite a bit of sewing done throughout the summer months meaning that I have generated a lot of scraps. As material is expensive to buy I am loathed to throw anything away and so I spent several evenings cutting scraps into squares which I then sewed together – rather roughly, it has to be said! I thought that I could use these patchwork pieces as lining for future projects.
Then I found just what I was looking for at a Spoonful of Sugar , a lovely tutorial making a patchwork, zippered pencil case. You take four larger scrap pieces and sew them together. Then quilt the lining and attach both to a zip before sewing together the ends. You can find the full tutorial here.
These are so simple to make, that I made 5 and used up all my patchworked scraps as lining. They are not big enough to hold many pens, but I thought I could fill them either with hand sanitizer (a must in the classroom), or my standard whisky truffles – then hand them out at school as Christmas pressies!
Hope you are having a productive time too!