Monday, February 17, 2020

SEWING ORGANIZERS

This past week I decided to take some time to do some sewing for myself.  I purchased a new book, Stitched Sewing Organizers by Aneela Hoey to give me some new fun ideas.
My first project was a See-It-All Pouch.  I had some really nice fat quarter prints that looked like they would be fun to cut into.
I ended up doing a little modification on the zipper area.  But it was just a lot of fun to make.
It ended up going together in just one afternoon.  I did make the decision to sew the binding down by hand instead of doing that on the machine I just can't get a nice binding on the machine.  
My second project was the Book and Tool Folio.  This pattern was a bit of a challenge.  I found the direction in the book difficult to understand and ended up doing a bit of winging it.  
In the end I did change the folio Pellon 72F interfacing for byAnnie's Soft and Stable.  The Pellon is a very stiff interfacing while the Soft and Stable is more of a foam stabilizer.  I do think that this book has some wonderful ideas, but it is not for a beginner.  I was glad I had some past experience with zipper installation and general sewing experiences.  With the four different storage areas the folio can handle all sorts of tools and even a couple magazines or quilt books.  
In the end I also decided on a ribbon tie rather than a button closure for the folio.  I love how it came out.  It is large enough to put a book in it along with all sorts of other goodies. 
For those fans of my daughter's pets.  Her four baby peacocks and Ginny fowl have found the mornings a bit cold, so they have found the dryer vent a perfect place to warm up. 

21 comments:

  1. Your bags are darling, Donna -- and you can count me among the fans of the peacocks and guinea fowl! How CUTE that they huddle around the dryer vent! :-)

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  2. Hi Donnalee! Oh, those peacocks and Ginny fowl look so funny gathered around the dryer vent. HAHA! They're not so stupid - it's just like a furnace with built-in humidity. Your two organizers turned out just great! I especially love the tie on the journal-type. That seems much more functional than adding a button. Thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. You are so talented. I wish I was.

    I love the peacocks. I think they want inside.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  4. Those are great! I have yet to try anything with a zipper

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  5. love your bags - great job I rarely make anything that needs a zipper I don't know why I do know how to put them in :)

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  6. I'm with the birds. Great projects this week. We have a IB/byAnnie challenge coming up later in the year. It will be a challenge since I am not good at following directions. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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  7. You're a woman after my own heart -- I'm always tweaking patterns to suit my taste (or my stash). Your See-It-All Pouch is lovely! And thanks for the heads-up about the folio pattern ... let us know if you do anything else from the book! : )

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  8. Very nice bags indeed. I always enjoy seeing your projects and admiring your daughter's pets.

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  9. What pretty projects!! Thanks for the review on the Book and Tool Folio pattern. I'll be sure to give that one a skip!

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  10. LOVE the gorgeous baby peacocks, but I'm not a fan of a screaming adult peacock outside my bedroom window. Happy sewing. :)

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  11. Love the gorgeous peacocks. Lovely bags you have made!

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  12. Great little projects!! the second one has the same coloring as your peacocks - haha!

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  13. Such lovely projects... thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your hand stitching today!

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  14. Great projects and gorgeous fabric! Your daughter has very clever sensible birds!

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  15. Love your projects. I especially like the fabric you chose for the folio cover. Oh, and by the way, you know those are guinea fowl, right?

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  16. So pretty! I love sewing up pouches. So sorry those directions weren't clear but you did well! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  17. Those bags are gorgeous. Love all the fabrics. How fun to have peacocks for pets.

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  18. The pouch and the folio are both fantastic! Such pretty fabrics too. I do enjoy seeing your daughter’s peacocks.

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!
    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  19. oh wow, awesome projects!
    those birds at Jaci's are just too much!!

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