Cold Comfort Sewing

Brrrr! Hope you’ve all got your thermals on, UK-sters. It’s been a cold week; one for nesting down. The makes pictured above are my sewing equivalent of knitting – not too stressful, somewhere on the meditative spectrum, satisfying without being too challenging.

One is a holder for a friend’s tablet device, following this tutorial. The other is a make-up pouch using this tutorial – except it’s far too small to hold all of my glittery stash. I’m sure I’ll find a use for this one way or another!

The quality of the make-up pouch is heinously bad. Fabric mismatched, bulk around the zip ends. I’m now more in awe than ever of Handmade Jane and her pretty little pouches that she makes and sells at craft fairs. I may need to sew more to improve my skills…

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13 Responses to Cold Comfort Sewing

  1. It’s hard to make a make-up bag that’s too big! Is that map fabric on the tablet holder? Cool.

  2. Ah, Paris map fabric! I though I saw “Boulv..” on one of the streets. Where did you get it?

  3. Having little projects to make is such a great idea. I’ve been knitting more these evenings because I couldn’t be bothered (shock, travesty!) to tackle the two skirts I have got on the go. They look great to me …..

  4. Jane says:

    Aw thanks Karen! I may join the modern world and buy an iPad soon so will definitely use that tutorial. You don’t happen to know if Ray Stitch do a map of London fabric too do you? x

    • Sadly, I’m pretty sure they don’t, as I did scan the shelves and would immediately have snapped some up! Yes, an iPad is on my birthday wish list.

    • Leah says:

      fabric galore had london fabric a while back! im not sure if the still have it but you could always give them a call?
      I think it was canvas fabric and it was SUPER wide, with the river thames on.

      x

  5. Tilly says:

    Oh Karen, that map fabric is soooo delightful. Where did you get it? xx

  6. Felicity from Down Under says:

    You’re sure to find a use for that smaler-than-you-need-for-your-makeup bag. I’ve lately taken to putting things in small bags within my handbag – much as you put files within folders on a computer, I suppose – for several reasons: ease of finding small articles, fewer bits and pieces rattling around the bottom of my handbag and better protection for my handbag as keys, for example, can have some damaging bits. There’s really no such thing as a bag that’s too small. It just hasn’t found its purpose in life. Yet. I love both fabrics.

  7. happyhermit says:

    I was in World of Sewing (Tunbridge Wells) today and they had London map fabric although it was quite thick and was £24.99/m!
    Their number is (01892) 522188 if you want more info.

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