Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sewing Day

Today I met up with a few friends for a sewing day, every so often we rent a room in a community centre and we take our sewing machines and fabric and create things of wonder and glee.

I had been wanting a 'thread catcher' for a while. Basically it is a pin cushion that sits next to your sewing machine, with a little bag that hangs down in which to put all the ends of thread as you work.

But then I saw this little tool caddy...

click this link

and I thought how handy is that, and how can I combine that with a thread catcher....so that is what I made today.

This is the hexie caddy...the only changes I made were to use mount board instead of cereal box card, as I wanted it stronger. I also put some weights inside each section so it doesn't pull off the table.


In order to attach the thread catcher I added a strip of fabric with a buttonhole...


I then made the thread catcher...and added a button inside..


and so when you button them together you get a tool caddy/pin cushion/thread catcher..



and with the tools and pins in place...


I used 3 fat quarters, all were in the sale at 50p each....so it turned out pretty cheap too lol







6 comments:

  1. That is brilliant...much prettier than my plastic box :D XXX

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  2. Lol better than my Morrisons bag! Multi talented girl I see, thank you for sharing this. The fabric is cool.
    manonX

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  3. Fab! I need one of these... my sewing stuff gets spread out and threads everywhere!

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  4. A thread catcher! Briliant idea! Love your sewing ensemble. Very clever, beautiful and functional! I need a thread catcher by my sewing machine. All of the clippings end up on the floor...

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  5. Love this Darcy, much better than my effort. Could do with something like this to match my thread catcher:-) xxx

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