Sunday, June 17, 2007

Needlebook/mini padfolio

I made this one for me, to match a pincushion I made the other day.


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This is made from a sample piece of printed cotton furnishing fabric. I 'quilted' it onto a washing up cloth with programmed machine stitches to add texture and break up the pattern. The tie is just a torn strip of fabric with rows of zizag stitch to stop it fraying.


This is what the inside looks like:


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I put in a pocket for a notepad and pen and another for scissors. (I've buried the ones that fit in here somewhere in my work room). Then I added a couple of pieces of flannel, cut out with pinking shears, to hold a few needles.

8 comments:

Papoosue said...

That is lovely - gorgeous colours too.

StegArt said...

Very nice. A wonderful idea for a gift.

Annica said...

Great idea to make a padfolio and pincushion set! Looks wonderful!

Susan D said...

Lovely colours - aren't they fun to make.

Waltraud said...

Such a wonderful idea!

Micki said...

This is lovely. I think I may need to make one.

MargaretR said...

I would like to make one of those too. Yours is lovely Kay.

Dianne said...

What a great set!! The colours look lovely....