For the past two weeks I have been sweating in my little garret room designing and sewing spec cases! Oh my goodness I hear you groan, poor thing she needs a life! Well I am a bit picky and get so enthused in my own little world that little things like this take over. That’s the beauty of retirement, you can work on what ever you like as long as you get satisfaction.
I am at the satisfaction stage right now and my little Etsy shop may have some new goodies soon if I can get the finished articles done now.
Here are some pics showing the morph from original to (nearly) finished spectacle case. Now do you call them glasses cases, spectacle cases or reading glass cases?
Happy with the basics, now to choose fabrics and practice writing with a sewing machine!
I have been guided by my “business manager” that modern men don’t use such fripperies as these, so I am going to offer them only to us fairer sex and personalise them with name or initials if it is desired.
Back to the garret then and see you soon. Happy sewing everyone.
Now don’t get me wrong, I haven’t joined the new year flight to the local gym, the only exercise for me is my foot on the sewing machine pedal! But my fitter other half was very lucky to have been given a Fit Bit to spur him on to even greater lengths. Each time he disappears to the gym, on his bike most times, I grab the chance to get to my machine. This morning though, he was gathering his strength with a lie in and I remembered him saying he could do with a little bag to put his Fit Bit in. Once I had worked out to what he was referring I reckoned it was just the job for Sewn Up Gifts. Rushed down stairs for a cup of tea and set to!
Here is the result, made in an hour just in time for the next gym trip!
I made this from a sturdy cotton moleskin. As it is thick fabric I didn’t line it and it does not fray but still my trusty old Bernina only just made it through the layers. You can make this from scrap fabric and any size depending on your zip collection. You can always cut nylon zips down to size remember.
Add binding strip to top edge
Turn over and press.
Add tabs to zip ends.
Stitch zip to binding
Add any straps etc before sewing together
Good to go!
I can report this little project a great success, I would have liked to have added an outside pocket for any other bits and pieces but I did not want to risk an expensive repair bill at the sewing machine shop!
Happy New Year everyone!