Sew much fabric…sew little time

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sew here is the, nearly finished, tidy. All I have to do now is sew on the button that holds the thread catcher.

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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.



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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4 Responses to Sew much fabric…sew little time

  1. Catherine says:

    They are indeed very pretty fabrics, I can see why you couldn’t resist them! And what a great way to use them, a really lovely idea, and I’m glad you have made something for yourself!

  2. An absolute delight – and useful as well!

  3. Kim says:

    How useful is that! The fabrics are really cute too 🙂

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