2012, Sewing

DPN Needlecase

I am the most disorganized person on earth. I have WIPs, needles, yarn, scissors, measuring tapes all over the house. If you stick your hand under the sofa, chances are you will be poked by a needle. I decided to take control of the scene and as a first step, made a needlecase to store my DPNs. I know what you are thinking, I have bits of fabric and threads running all over the place, but that’s a different point altogether.

After futile googling for a simple needlecase pattern, I decided to just wing it. I measured my DPNs and knew what breadth and length of case I wanted. From then on it was simple math. After an hour of math and sewing, the needlecase was born. It might not be the prettiest, but it is functional. My DPNs have been living in their new home ever since and my place is tiny bit less messier.

Shiny new needlecase
Upper flap can be closed over

 

All rolled up!

I am very pleased with this little sewing project. What have you been busy with these days? Knitting, crocheting, sewing or some new craft?

Finished Object, Sewing

New Beginnings

Sewing had been on my ‘to-do’ list every since I remember. I used to see my aunts and grannies making cute little dresses and I wished I could be so creative. When I discovered the joys of knitting, it took precedence over sewing and the latter was ignored. It sat in the corner and sulked until I decided to do something about it. I finally went ahead and bought a sewing machine. Research, analysis, feedback gathering from friends had all been done long back, so when I had to finally buy a machine, it was an easy decision.

Meet my new toy, the Bernette Bernina 15.  She is sleek and lovely. Easy to handle, easy to use and throws no tantrums. With little guidance from the shop guy, I have managed to use this beauty for a small project.

I know it’s not a big project, but I am mighty proud that I could even make this. I used up some scraps from my meagre fabric stash (which I plan to expand soon).

Even though my cuts are uneven and seams are wonky, I am happy how it turned out. This is a gift for Mom to keep her Galaxy Tab safe and sound and she was very pleased with it.

My husband is showing great interest in sewing and he already made a PJ for my son. And it turned out great! I have requested him to make me a summer top and he is working on it at the moment, while checking the top 10 embroidery machines for myself. I am sure this one will turn out great too.

Have you picked up a new hobby recently?