When I started sewing more regularly (last August!) my Mum mentioned that she would like a knitting needle case as she couldn’t find one that matched the style she wanted. My original thought was to make one for Christmas but I forgot and then by the time I remembered, I hadn’t got enough time. So I set out to make one in July for her birthday – August 6th.
I had a good look around online to get some ideas for the one I wanted to make. I wanted the make to be ‘fairly’ simple but also pretty and useful. By combining a few ideas, I chose to make a roll with three horizontal sections for different sized needles. I also want to add a bit of extra detail so I decided to quilt the outer piece of fabric.
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Last week it suddenly dawned on me that I gone a full month without sewing! :-0 With our lives being a little hectic, I suppose that I had just let it slip. It’s not a good enough excuse really as sewing is my favourite thing to do more than anything, yet I had let myself get hung up on too many other things and had not really been allowing myself any ‘me’ time! So I decided to set up a sewing station(despite our lack of furniture!) and got productive.
I recently bought a handful of Simplicity patterns while they were on sale for $3.99 over on Pattern Review. I took advantage of this offer as all of the patterns were at least $15 full price. If you haven’t checked out Pattern Review, you should! I always search patterns on there before sewing, mainly to get recommendations for fabrics and to check for any known fitting issues.
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