Thursday, 1 March 2018

Holiday Sewing Part 4 - Sue Spargo sewing roll

This is the last last item from my holiday (Christmas) sewing with Mum.  We were very productive, but we did also go out and enjoy the outdoors.

Last year Sue Spargo shared a gorgeous sewing roll pattern in Inspirations magazine.  Here it is on the cover of Issue 94.


Mum and I bought supplies to make our own versions back in May last year.


Mum finished hers long before I started mine, so when she was here for Christmas, I plucked up courage and made a start on mine.


I designed my own cover and I quite like it.  I used similar colours to Sue Spargo, but changed it up.


On the back I used two different ribbons plus ric rac - as per Sue Spargo's instructions.

the inside

Inside there's a pin cushion and a needle book, plus lined zip pockets on either side.

the outside

My own tricky enhancement was to include some of the measuring tape ribbon I've had for ages.  I often need to check measurements when I'm sewing, so now I'll always have a tape measure handy.


There's a place for pens and pencils (and gluesticks!) on the the back cover.


I'm very happy with how this turned out and I'm sure I'll use it a lot.

from Inspirations magazine

7 comments:

Julie said...

Looks good Wendy. My sister and I bought felt and ribbon for ours last year when I was in Brisbane, still need to make them. Maybe mine will be a winter project ....

Sue said...

Thats Lovely Wendy. Ive got a kit somewhere in the cupboard...not Sue Spargos, but I must make it up. They are so lovely to have.

Sue said...

I meant to say, how lovely it is that you have your Mum to share this fabulous hobby with. I seem to be the only one in my family that sews! My Mother sewed clothes, but she has gone to the sewing room in the sky. :-)
My sister really appreciates quilts, but cant stand sewing, and I have 3 sons who don't sew. haha!

Ali Honey said...

A great finish. The tape measures were a good addition.

grammajudyb said...

All your projects are sooooo much eye candy. Every time I look at a project I see something new. Love the tape measure ribbon.

The Joyful Quilter said...

You will enjoy using this finished project. LOVE the addition of the measuring tape ribbon! You won't regret having that at your fingertips.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

How I love Inspirations magazine! It is the most truly inspiring craft mag I have seen.
I love your colourful version of the sewing kit. Check those ribbon measurements, however. I have never been brave enough to use it as anything other than a cute trim and a rough guide!