Sunday, 4 January 2015

My sewing kit case

In the lead up to Christmas I suddenly felt the need to work on my wool felt applique sewing kit case.  I'd had the kit since my birthday in October, and my mum wanted me to bring it Auckland so she would have another look at it. I thought it would be silly to bring the case, the felt and pattern separately, so I set about making it in the week before Christmas.

We had a very low key Christmas at home this year, so I wasn't stressing about preparing for visitors or cooking for Christmas Day. However, there was pressure to clear my sewing off the table tennis table so my kids could actually play table tennis for once. So quilting went away and hand sewing came out.




The case is covered with wool felt, appliqued by hand, with Perle 8 thread in a range of colours. The tiny dots are French knots.

The bag is covered in fabric (not plastic) so it was quite easy to attach the finished panel with whip stitch. The green felt goes right around the back and underneath too.




Here's the inside of the bag. It's a Yazzi.com bag with 8 zippered compartments.



There's a cute handle for carrying it too.



The pattern is designed by Wendy Williams of Material Obsession in Sydney and you can find it here. 

So that was project number 9 off my list of embroidery projects for 2015. I've also finished number 1 (the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery sampler), and number 2 (the beaded Mill Hill ornaments). I'm actively working on numbers 4 (Celtic Snow) and 5 (Gingerbread Etui).

Just as well I've finished some things already because I need to add this beautiful Ehrman tapestry cushion to the list.



These were my Christmas stitching presents (selected with care by me!). The Gingerbread Needlework Shop was already on my list at number 8, and the stockings will slot in with other sundry small things in number 13.

I've not done tapestry before so it will be fun. I've got a frame already and I intend to use tent stitch (petit point). I did start a long stitch tapestry piece when I was about 15, but I lost interest because the threads didn't cover the canvas well enough for my liking.

I hope you've got something nice to work on over the Christmas / New Year period.



18 comments:

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Your embroidery work is absolutely gorgeous! Good luck with all your stitchery projects in 2015.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Wow Wendy I love that case, especially the wool appliques! Just my style and love those bright colors too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that case is wonderful! such nice work on it

Granny Maud's Girl said...

You have already finished three projects and you are only four days into 2015, Wendy!
That case is so pretty I would worry about taking it out and getting it dirty - silly, I know.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Your kit looks great, and how amazing to have so many projects completed early in the year. Way to go!

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

I love your wool applique Yazzi case Wendy. We've got one coming up as an extra project with the Sue Spargo BOM group and it's really neat to see another variety and how cool it turns out. Awesome getting it done so you could take it away finished. Your tapestry will be vibrant and fun...I have done a fair bit of wool tapestry and it's easy and satisfying....maybe more so in the cool of winter! It's so hot here in Auckland today...whew! Rae.

Oops-Lah said...

Oh it's absolutely beautiful. I love how colourful it is. How difficult was it to attach the wool felt to the actual bag? I'm now inspired to start mine, although I have a million other things to do first ;)!

Amanda said...

Fantastic finish and live all those French knots.

Heather Long said...

Well it looks like you are sorted and well underway for a creative 2015. I admire your great motivation. I love your felt covered case and I look at my plain top on the same bag and feel inspired to get moving. Enjoy your nice summer.

margaret said...

you are certainly doing well working through your list and this cover is so very pretty. I have not seen these sewing cases before.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

How very darling that is!

Wendy said...

it's gorgeous, great job! You are whizzing through these embroidery projects, you'll be done by the end of February! Enjoy the tapestry kit, I tried needlepoint once and in investigating it, found there is so much more than tent stitch (which I thought WAS tapestry), it's on my list of things to try again.

knettycraft said...

Oh I have not even a list for 2015 yet... and you already finished several projects! I love your embroidery, especially the play with shapes, stitches and colors.

Mary Jane Robiony-Rogers said...

Wendy, it is beautiful! Did you choose the colours for the case?

Lorraine said...

Way to go girl! Love the sewing case but then you knew I would :)

Kaja said...

This is gorgeous! What a cool bag to keep sewing stuff. Enjoy your projects for 2015.

Linda Steele said...

Love it, especially the bright happy colours.

Jenn Mellycoddle said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours used :).