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Monday, September 15, 2008

Small sewing kit tutorial...

Here is how those little sewing kits were made (from yesterday's post that Mm showed us). Click on any photo to enlarge for a better look...

We started with a Dollar Store Potholder (You can make your own or course), and a piece of durable plastic (like the heavy plastic we use to protect table clothes sometimes) cut in a triangle to fit a corner of the potholder. Measurement on photo.
Place the 90* corner of the plastic in the corner with the hanging loop of the potholder. I seem to have the plastic upside down in the photo. The 4.5" side should go down the right side of the loop, and the 4" side to the left of the loop.
I hand-stitched up one side, around the corner, and down the second side to secure the plastic to the potholder, leaving the long side open.
Now, take the opposite corner of the potholder and fold it about 1/3 of the way onto itself, forming an icicle shape, as in the photo. Pin and stitch on the long side to secure it.
Fold the loop side over the folded third to estimate where you need to stitch a button. Sew on button...
Put a pair of your scissors in, thread, thimble, and pins as in the photo...
Close by buttoning it, and you have your small sewing kit ready to go!
This is a great little kit to tuck into your purse, or a small project bag for those hand work items... 8-)

Thank you Mm for showing us this quick and easy project! 8-)

5 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Good job on the tutorial Myra! It's a cute little project. cheers, K

Carrie said...

What a good idea! I'm forever losing my needles and thimbles when I get ready to bind a quilt. I'm excited to make one!

call me crazy said...

Very cute! Thanks for the little project idea! ;-)

Tere Sanders said...

Thanks for the tutorial! This is so cute and very useful.

Joyce said...

Very cute.