Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sewing accessories

 I made a thread catcher and it's perfect for those times I sew away from home.
Here it is folded flat for easy storage from the top.
And ta dah, a quick twist and it opens up.
And voila you have a round mini bucket. Some people are so clever to think up this stuff. I made mine a lot shorter in length and I think I'll make another one even smaller. You can find the free tutorial over at Red Hen Fabrics.
I made it quite a bit shorter than in the pattern because I really only need it for catching threads
I got envious of the social totes I was seeing on the internet so bought the pattern and took four afternoons to make this one.
I knew from what I'd read that it was tricky to put together and it was. To be honest, I have no desire to make another one. I like it but I don't love it.
I couldn't have understood the pattern if it wasn't for the step by step tutorial from here.
And last but not least is this pouch, the famous Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented. It's my new favourite accessory because it has three zippered pouches plus the parts between are great storage pockets as well. I love it so much that I''l be making more than this one when I get the chance. Once again an online tutorial helped enormously with the construction. I chose not to add the pincushion as I don't need it but it has a little felt piece on one side for parking needles.
I've only been able to manage some limited sewing these last months as I had an issue with my right hand that prevented proper movement of two fingers but I'm back to full use now thanks to some cortisone injections and a brace I've been wearing at night.
I'm unable to reply to comments for the time being. I'm flying to New Zealand as my Dad passed away and after the funeral I'll be spending time with my family there. Thanks for visiting especially after my long absence. I hope to be back on board in a few weeks.