Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Travelling Companion

One of my goals this year is to learn needle turn applique, both because it's lovely and because it's a handy type of project for when I'm away from my sewing machine. I made this cute little hand sewing kit from a tutorial by Sophie of Blocks & Swaps & Patterns & Tips.

It's got handy felt pages for needles & pins...

A big interior pocket (I thought this Momo Wonderland fabric was perfect for this!)...

And some little pockets.

Made mostly of scraps & stash, including thrifted bias binding and button and a button loop leftover from a Buttercup Bag. It was very quick and easy to sew- if anything, I went too quickly on the binding, which could look better at the corners. Next time- slow down and don't rush to finish a project right before school pickup!

I LOVE these colors! I'll be so inspired to applique, and it will work waaaaay better than a Ziploc bag for holding all my pins and things!


  1. Fun idea to make something cute and practical that will help you along on your goal. I love the look of hand applique and have wanted to master needle turn applique as well. Good luck!

  2. So cute! I love pretty little sewing supplies!!