I'd drawn a birthday stitchery design for my friend Shell over at the Raspberry Rabbits which I stitched and appliqued on the front of a simple needle case.
I thought this would be a nice way to show the small sewing machine designs I'd created. Some pretty red fabric scraps were just the thing to make up more prototype needle cases - but with a slight twist.
My 'Lizzie' bag patterns all sold out again last week! I was asked if there were more designs, so I'm creating a few simple patterns for some of my projects, and thought this needle case idea might be a good one, with some more tweaking and improvement! The ones here were made up very quickly, and only roughly thought out (no top stitching, etc); but I quite liked the more homey look. What do you think about which types of patterns would be popular? I know loads of you reading this are very experienced stitchers and sew-ers, who don't need instructions and advice, but I need to think about newbies and people who need some hand holding and encouragement.
Also, I'm also conscious of doing rather cute designs these days because that style seems to be what a lot of people want to buy! What are your thoughts - and what projects would you have found useful or fun when starting out? If you have time to tell me what you think, or if you've got any other suggestions I'd love to her them.
On a technical note:) Last week I learnt how to make 'tailor's corners', which I'd never even heard of before. Shocking isn't it:) I was so impressed with the results. Wish I'd known how when I put these together! It's great though, how you can sew for years and still pick up new tricks and tips. x