Do you remember the "Beyond Measure" sewing machine mat (pattern by Bloom) that I made a few weeks ago? Well I used some gorgeous sewing themed fabric, and had enough left-over to make a zippered bag to keep my smaller sewing things in, like my thread snippers and spare needles and a reel of thread etc. I added one of my "Quiltystuff" labels to a piece of fabric, and sewed it to side of the zipper to use as a tab. I used an AnnAKa pattern, called "Anna's Sminkepung" and quickly stitched up this bag last weekend. I like to alter these patterns using whatever size fabric pieces I've already got, so for those of you who like to know the size is important, this one measures 11" long and is 6" in height. AnnAKa patterns are available form quilt shops in Scandinavia, and there are links to some of these shops on the side bar of my blog - sorry, but despite numerous requests, I am unable to supply copies of these patterns!.....
.....oh and do you remember the fabric divided basket (pattern by Noodlehead) that I make to keep my sewing things in? Well it really wasn't working for me. So I did a bit of unpicking (NOT my favourite pastime!) and removed the divider. I re-joined the lining, and attached it using a different method to the original Noodlehead pattern, which gave me a much neater edge along the top. (The first time I made this basket, I had a real problem keeping my top stitching neat, and thought Pfffttttt!! this is no good - and used a zig-zag stitch instead. Well, this time I re-did it stitching very slowly, and the 2 rows of top stitching look MUCH better). Oh and I put my label inside the lining this time too!! As you can see, I've got a very smart, co-ordinated set of sewing accessories now! My sewing table will look very suave ;)
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