Getting Ghoulish

Pencil and notepad case

A colleague is leaving soon (sob!). She’s going to a big, important new job where she’ll be expected to have a pen and paper around her body at all times for writing feverish notes or signing off on important deals. She’s also recently written four vampire-themed children’s novels. Hmmm, I started thinking. Where can I find some vampire fabric? Etsy, of course! I ordered the above fabric from Rainbow Fabrics and began sewing.

I’m not entirely sure that someone stepping up in the corporate world needs a homemade, glorified pencil case in vampire fabric. I’m hoping my friend will know and love me enough to appreciate what I’ve made for her. It holds five pens, for heaven’s sake! Look:

And a notepad!

I think this is really cute. It was also my first ever attempt at sewing a button hole. It’s not perfect, but I’m not ashamed:

Button and button hole

Any semi-confident Sewist can make one of these. You just need some fabric you like, some canvas and a bit of tracing paper (or kitchen greaseproof paper!) to trace out your template. It’s easy-peasy lemon squeezy. And that fabric is perfect for Halloween!

I love this character!

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4 Responses to Getting Ghoulish

  1. Winnie says:

    What a gorgeous present – cool choice of fabric & such a cute design- can’t believe it’s your first buttonhole!

  2. Debi says:

    I LOVE it!! Great fabric and idea!

  3. whimsycate says:

    that is one cute notepad case, and i’m sure you’re friend will love it!

    cate, x

  4. Aldara says:

    Hehe, very cute. Those vampire fabrics are pretty cool… 🙂

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