I just can’t resist a pretty fabric! My recent purchases arrived on the doorstep a couple of weekends ago….. and at least this time I have something in mind for them.
I have decided to make a mini station maker by lillyella. I have made a number of sewing organisers for others during swaps, but never one for myself.
First I quilted the main fabric – but wasn’t convinced I could do this freehand so instead decided to draw lines on grease proof paper and sew over these. I think it worked quite well.
I then prepared the pockets at either end of the design using contrasting fabrics. I also decided to add binding to the ends of each pocket which I will then match up to the binding around the edge of the whole pattern.
A little tray was made to sit on the top – to hold sewing notions – as well as a matching pincushion. Each of these contained magnets in their bottoms so that they sit on the metal strip. I wasn’t totally happy with the finish on the tray as I think it needs to be sturdier and you can see that I caught the fabric. Finally I made the little thread catcher.
Sew here is the, nearly finished, tidy. All I have to do now is sew on the button that holds the thread catcher.
I was quite pleased with the finished result and the instructions were easy to follow. I think I might make one of two more as gifts!
Happy stitching everyone and I hope you are enjoying the lovely summer sunshine.