I am thrilled to be taking my turn on the Crafty Little Things to Sew Blog Hop!! Many, many months ago, I submitted a design to Caroline Critchfield, author of the popular Sew Can She blog, and she accepted it to be in her book. It was totally her baby and as a designer, I had no idea how the finished book would look. I am delighted to say that I love it! It is such a pretty book and the original projects are all written with clear instructions and detailed photographs.
The idea for my design was born while at a sewing retreat. One of the ladies suffered a rotary cutter injury and nobody had even so much as a band-aid to help her. I thought that it would be great to have a first aid kit for these kinds of emergencies, and of course it had to be cute! This is the version of the case that appears in the book:
It is quite simple to make. After the patchwork and quilting, the body of the case is only two pieces. And sewing in the zipper is facilitated by cutting a curve at the corners and notching the zipper tape. The lining is quilted in so the raw edges can be serged or covered with seam binding. At about 4″ x 6″, it is a great little size for keeping close by in your sewing room or when you are sewing on the go.
This is the original version that I made to submit to Caroline. It is very gratifying to see an idea come to life, evolve and then finally appear in print!!
With 20 fun and easy projects, there is sure to be something you’ll want to make. Here are just a few of them.
The book is available now on Amazon (click here), or you can win one from me! Pop on over to my Instagram account, @thesewingchick, and leave me a comment for your chance to win! You can also visit these other bloggers who are also each giving away a copy of the book!
Thank you so much to Caroline for the opportunity to be in her book, and to Lark Publications for a beautiful finished product!