I recently put made a case for a few sewing bits and bobs for a ‘none-sewing’ friend. By none sewing I mean she doesn’t make frocks, but she does do the odd bit of mending and replaces lost buttons etc.
I wasn’t going to share this (don’t know why??!!), but she was so chuffed with it I changed my mind in case anyone was looking for ideas for pressies.
For the outer layer I used left over cotton from my Lekala dress muslin, the inside is leftover denim from a skirt, and the inbetween layer is a small piece of wadding. . It closes with a loop of ribbon and a button – both from my stash.
I made a pocket using the ribbing from an old jumper which holds a few buttons and a small box of pins.
Some elastic holds some spools of thread and a scrap of felt keeps needles secure.
The tape measure doesn’t have a home but is held in place when closed. Next time I’ll make a space for this. And you can just see the scissors have a piece of elastic in which to slot in.
The outside looks a bit quilted but it’s not intentional – it just the stitching that is holding the bits of elastic and pocket in place. If you’re thinking of making one, I’d definitely go with a busy pattern on the outside, otherwise it wouldn’t look due to all the stitching being on show.
All in all it’s a quick and cheap little pressie, and really useful too! I think I’ll be making a few more of these in time for christmas!
Have you started making your Christmas gifts yet!? Suggestions and links would be most welcome for any new ideas!