Yes, well, we’ll not go there that I made goodie #2 first, it made sense to me, okay? ;o)
I have chuckled at how many of us have done sewing kits for the mug rug and goodie swap, because I got the idea just after the assignments came out a few weeks ago, it’s just taken a while to make it into the fabric. As soon as I saw a kit on another blog, I started designing my own, tweaking, tinkering and so on. I cut the fabric when I cut the fabric for goodie #1, but didn’t get to sewing until yesterday.
I toyed with having a closure on it, as it’s trifold, but decided against it in the end as anything I could think of obscured the girl on the swing, and anyway, it held itself closed pretty well.
Opening it up, on the left there’s a divided pocket at the top, and a single open pocket at the bottom, which contains 5 buttons of the different little girls on swings from the fabric (just sticking up above the pocket in the pic) The 2 spools of thread are held in with fabric covered elastic, and the scissors sit in a special little keeper. I had toyed with putting a flap over the top, and also with putting a pincushion on this page, but decided against in the end, as there was the needlebook anyway. In the needlebook are 5 leaf topped pins (shrink plastic again, I was having fun ;o) ) and 4 needles of varying sizes:
Flipping the needlebook over, you can see the 2 wee pockets on the back, 1 with a needle threader, and the other with safety pins, as well as a seam ripper in another fabric covered elastic strip. There’s another hole for a pencil or marker pen or whatever the new owner would like :o)
Now I may just have made another one of these, which may find itself being offered up at some point, but I can neither confirm nor deny this ;o)
What an adorable idea. I love the little girl on her swing.
It's gorgeous! love that you got so much stuff into it, and made your own pins too!
I don`t think it`s for me but it`s very cute.
It's amazing! I wished I was your partner and I will find this in my post … I love that girl on the swing!
It's adorable! You did a fantastic job and I love the fussy cut of the aneela fabric. Well done girl!
This is so lovely, i'm really enjoying being part of this swap. . . So many inspirationally creative people. I have to confess that this needle case is one of my favourite 'goodies' especially the fussy cutting – its fab!
What a lovely sewing kit. You did a great job. The front with the little girl on the swing is precious.
So cute! I love the swinging girl pocket!
Very nice idea and workmanship. I love the fabrics you chose to make this piece.
I love this!
Adorable! I love the perfect fabric placement!
Thanks all :o)
This is so great! I love the fabric choice and all of the happiness it holds! I can't believe you can just make up a goodie like this by tinkering. Well done!
Love love love it…..any chance when you do the next one, you could possibly do a tutorial???? pretty please with sugar and a cherry on top????
I love the others, but the pocket set up, the fabric covered elastic etc are just super uber cute.
I'm talented enough to follow a tutorial, but not clever enough to do one for something so clever as this.
Great job and am jealous it wasn't for me!