Sunday, 24 April 2022

Actual Sewing....

Actual sewing has happened in the sewing room...the sewing machine was turned on and everything!...No, it didn't blow up with the shock...not big things but tidies up a couple of things off the cutting table...

First up was making up the kit I received as Guild Christmas present...a wee kit for a project pouch that just needed to have the vinyl for the front of the pocket added...not bother there as I have a nice big sheet of clear vinyl...

I like the fabrics in the kit a lot and it will be useful...
 
Next up was the everyone project from Scrub Stitchin'...we were all given a Sashiko inspired pincushion kit that included a wooden base, some fabric, thread, polyfill...I received the small base which has a 2 1/2" "hole" and decided it wasn't worth the bother of embroidering the small surface so I used the patterned fabric that was in my kit...
 
I added walnut shells and took Lea's advice and added a circle of cardboard to the pincushion base to give it structure before lacing up the fabric to seal. 
 

A good job done to get the two "kits" off the table...

Happy Stitching...

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

Good for you, getting these completed.
When I receive kits for zippered pouches or bags, they pretty much stay a kit. I still have one from a retreat several years ago. When I gave up garment sewing, I gave up zippers. Silly of me, and I need to get over it.
Those pin cushions really caught my eye in all the post from you Scrub Stitchers. Very pleasing design, and the kit fabric looks great.

loulee said...

They may have been small kits, but I'm sure they gave a great sense of achievement and we need those moments.

ButterZ said...

Great work.. 2 finishes. Amazing

Maria said...

Two lovely useful finishes ...

Chookyblue...... said...

woohoo.........the sewing machine on and a blog post..........always great to finish something....no matter how small.....hope to get a binding attached today........

Ondrea said...

Love your pincushion. 2 lovely projects.

Karen's Korner said...

You can never have enough zip pouches. Pretty fabrics and I love the addition of the flowers. It is a nice feeling to move things along.

Janice said...

Go you! I’m terrible at getting kits like that completed. They will both be handy.

kiwikid said...

Well done on getting the projects completed, they both look wonderful.

Hanne said...

I love your projects One can never have to many zip pouches <3

Flickenstichlerin said...

lovely project bag and pin cushion. Wow I have not been in blogland for a long time and have to apologies.