Sunday, 12 February 2012

Zippered pouch, pincushion and thread catcher

As I've been wandering round the internet, I've found some lovely sewing tutorials on several blogs I've visited. I've had them bookmarked in a special folder... intending to try some of them one day. The folder is getting rather large, so I thought it was about time I actually tried a few out.

I made these to sit on the coffee table in the lounge, at the side of me where I stitch in the evenings. I don't know why I held off making them for so long, they are so easy and very practical too!

The triangular thread catcher is from a tutorial here. It's small and neat and as it has no wadding in it, it folds up if I want to pop it inside the pouch.

The pincushion is made from the scraps I had left over from the pouch and thread catcher. I filled it with crushed walnut shells and it has a nice weight to it. The shells are supposed to keep your pins and needles sharp so I was keen to try them. I bought a big bag very cheaply from a large pet store.. they were in the reptile and bird section.

The zippered pouch... this was the thing I most wanted to try. I've put zips in clothing before but never in anything like this... I think that's why I held of making a pouch for so long.  I used two different tutorials to make my pouch... the tutorial for the pouch itself is here. I combined it with this tutorial for the zipper part, a simple way of making those zipper ends look neat.

And simple it was, the result was a nice neat zip insertion... I will definitely be using this method again!

In case you are wondering, the fabrics I used are 'Little Gatherings' by Primitive Gatherings for Moda. 

Gorgeous :)


Amanda said...

They look so neat and tidy. I especially like the ends of your zip, I'll certainly have a look at that tutorial.

Chookyblue...... said...

a beautiful set.........enjoy using them.........

shez said...

this is so nice,what a lovely set,well done.xx

Teresa said...

Great finishes and I love your little zippered bag. Thanks for the links! The little thread catcher is on my list too... very useful!