A while ago I got given a huge stash of felt...
... I needed a portable sewing / needlework / embroidery kit
... and I saw this cool tutorial on Sew4Home:
- I used a really thick cardboard (the kind that is basically the thickness of a ringbinder cover). It makes a really sturdy book and after months of shoving this in my bag, there has been NO bending!
- Because of this I took extra care punching the holes and used a piercing tool and mat
- I really don't do cats ( I know this is mega controversial!). But I loved the design so just changed it to a cartoony looking man. Dunc says he looks like a pasty... Hmmmm....
|A pasty with hair?!|
- For the scissor pouch, I was able to line it with the flexible plastic cover the scissors originally came in. Just feels like there's some extra protection in there! And I managed to squeeze a stitch ripper in there too!
And voila! Here is my attempt / tribute:
Its soooo useful - as well as a practical mending kit, I also carry my embroidery and tapestry needles, embroidery floss and a couple of needle threaders in the button pouch so am able to work on any of my projects, anywhere I go!
Maybe you could make one for yourself if you are travelling over the Christmas period (or just because its nice to make presents for yourself!!!)
I really recommend Sew4Home. They have stuff on there for people of all levels. This was my first hand sewing project for years and it was really satisfying!