Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Simple Sewing

I mentioned in a previous post that I had finished all my recent WIPS! Well, here are some little sewing projects I have been working on, all very simple but enjoyable to do. I absolutely love hand sewing, appliqué and quick and simple little projects...

This was a little kit which came free with the very first issue of Mollie Makes! I totally forgot I had this and came across it recently whilst sorting through some of my craft things (also when I found the forgotten cross stitch!). So I spent an enjoyable couple of hours last week stitching this little smartphone case. Unfortunately I don't own a smartphone but it still fits my old little mobile phone nicely...

Above are a couple of cushions I made as a housewarming gift for a friend at work. As usual, I just bought the cushion covers complete with inner pad from here, and appliquéd on the fabric hearts using bondaweb and a simple running stitch...

The little tote bags I made as birthday gifts as Miss M had two birthday parties to attend last week. The pre-made bags were purchased from here and the fabric hearts again applied with bondaweb and finished with some straight stitch. I love the bright, cheery pattern of the heart fabric above which was a total bargain from a local fabric shop...

I am now planning another (potentially more tricky!) sewing project which I will share a little about in my next post.

Thank you for the lovely comments recently, I really do appreciate them. Oh, I had a couple of questions about my tea cosy from this post. I knitted this last year and it was a pattern that I adapted and changed from a couple of other patterns so I could maybe call it my own pattern?! Thank you for the sweet comments about it, I have the pattern written down and so will attempt to put it on my blog maybe on the sidebar or something if anyone would like it? G will have to help me with this though as I am not "technically minded" at all, but hopefully I will be able to do it soon!

X

 

17 comments:

  1. The phone case is fab. I love hand sewing too, so therapeutic and instant. Jo x

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  2. I was just about to log off and go to bed and there was a post from you - what a lovely end to my day! As always gorgeous work to look at. I really like the Mollie Makes case - lovely colours and very effective with the cut out wing. Looking forward to seeing your next project. x

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  3. They're all beautiful! You're very talented. I also love hand-sewing, it's very relaxing.

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  4. Beautiful projects so well done once again! The sewn on hearts are such a good idea and lovely touch; I'll bet the little bags were well received as birthday gifts. Thank you for inspiring us once again. Joy x

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  5. Simple sewing for you, beautiful sewing to me.
    Meredith

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  6. Oh your sewing is adorable, I love the little birdie felt sewing you have shown us!Beautiful thingsx

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  7. Those tote bags would certainly make any shopping trip a lot happier! :) x

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  8. Such a beautiful collection of very pretty things. I love the tote bags, what a great idea. Your appliqué work is so beautifully done. Thanks for update in cosy I love it!! Xoxo

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  9. So lovely. The cushions are very pretty with the floral hearts. The shopping bags are a beautiful colour combination. The hand stitched bird is so cute :) x

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  10. Some lovely projects there, I especially like the phone case, can't wait to see what you are up to next x

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  11. Such pretty things, the phone case is so sweet... Sarah x

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  12. I love the freebie phone case. The fabric, colours and pattern work really well. You could probably sell that first issue of Mollie Makes on ebay, you know! xx

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  13. Beautiful projects, especially the little tote bags.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  14. What lovely stitching and beautiful gifts! Nice to combine a relaxing craft and gift giving...chrissie x

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  15. What a lovely stuff you made! I'm looking forward to your tea cosy pattern! Liefs Else X

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  16. ooo I love your sewing projects! especially that gorgeous bird! haven't sewn in a while, you've inspired me!!! xx

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