Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sewing Kit Gift Project

This, beautiful project we received form Lucinda Fowinkle. This kit would be a great gift for anyone who sews or does needlework. The case is a convenient way to keep up with scissors, thimble, needles, tape measure, etc.

Lucinda used the design from Sunny Summer Borders collection. We also provide you an author text with instructions.

The case has two deep compartments and two shallow ones for smaller items. The case depicted was made from a solid linen-look dish towel, but any medium weight fabric can be used.

15 in x 23 in piece of fabric
15 in x 11.5 in fusible interfacing
Sticky stabilizer
1 yd ribbon

1. Attach fusible interfacing to wrong side of half of the piece of fabric.

2. Fold in half along the interfacing edge with right sides together and stich 1/2 inch seam around three edges leaving a small opening to turn right-side-out. Hand stitch opening to close.

3. Embroider design from one of the stitched edge corners (corners away from folded edge).

4. Attach ribbon with a zig-zag stitch centered on the embroidered design and the length of the case.

5. With the embroidered side down, fold bottom edge up approximately 5 inches making sure that the embroidery design is centered on the case. Top stitch edges down to form pocket. To form compartments stitch again dividing the case into thirds. Finally, stitch down the center and across the center one third to form the two shallow pockets.

6. Insert sewing items. Fold case into thirds wtih the embroidery design on the outside. Tie ribbon to close.

Lucinda, Thank you so much!