Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Minor Foray Into "Fabric Land" Part 1 of 2


Assembling the pieces of my needle-case project...

...using a vintage table runner for the fabric.


Adding velcro prior to sewing the two parts together...

...this way, it won't show on the exterior of the finished case.


Pinning the layers together prior to stitching.


The finished case front...


...and back...


...and opened up, holding needles.


Another one, but larger this time (and rounded off on all four corners)...


...to hold even more needles!


Because I've been using my sewing machine a bit more lately...

...to fashion fabric linings and leather straps for my felted bags...

...I recently purchased a large quantity of needles.

In order to keep the 'regulars' from the 'denims' and the 'leathers'...

...I decided to fashion a fabric case for them.

Luckily for me, I found that Laura had already posted a terrific tutorial on this project...

...and for once, I didn't have to 'reinvent the wheel'! :)

My only 'amendments' to her instructions are as follows:

I didn't leave any 'ease' in the elastic as I was sewing it on...

...(finding that it held better this way)...

 ...and I used velcro instead of snaps as a fastener...

...sewing it to each piece of fabric prior to sewing them together.

(Please make sure to check the position of each piece prior to sewing...

...since one needs to be at the top, and one at the bottom!)

Next time: a make-up bag made from old jeans...

...and a quite new kind of fabric!

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14 comments:

Laura said...

Nice job on the cases! I love the large one you did.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Laura!
...and thanks again for the wonderful tutorial!!

Beata's Soul said...

Very good idea.

Heather Woollove said...

Thank-you, Beata!!

Fiona said...

Sewing! How fun Heather! Your needle case looks great! Love the fabric on the outside, and the assymmetical
fabric pattern!

Heather Woollove said...

Fiona--Thanks! Yes...the fabric is quite nice...
kind of Danish Modern-looking! It was good to give it a 'second life'! :)

Anne said...

Looks great thanks for stoping by my blog and saying hello.

Thanks for the tutorial on the oven mits I'll love to try that....:)

Heather Woollove said...

Anne--Thanks for stopping by.
Yes...try a pair...they're fun!

Rachel said...

Useful and rather charming - well done!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!!

Sandie Knapp said...

That little bag is just perfect! And you made it so neat and tidy looking too. Like the color and design of the cloth too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks!! Yes...Jan found me that fabric at an auction.

FeltersJourney said...

These are lovely Heather - and so useful!
x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Yes..it really filled a need for me!