Thursday, 30 January 2014
This little embroidery sampler made it on to my first quarter FAL list in the hope of making it into something useful, and in the hope that the motivation of a FAL finish would enable me to have another sample to show at my embroidery workshop in a couple of week's time.
So, I gathered my supplies
choosing some denim, a lovely variegated thread, spotty lining and sewing themed fabrics, and a choice of zips (thank you IG friends for helping me settle on the deep pink one).
A few hours of concentration later (a little extra concentration after I sewed a lining piece in pocket upside down!) and I had made a huge pouch to hold a portable embroidery project.
I love how this variegated thread works with the denim, front and back.
The pouch is 13.5" square, so plenty big enough for a 12" hoop, though I think that's just a 10" one in the pic. One of the lining pockets is divided to hold smaller items like my embroidery scissors and needlebook neatly, while the opposite pocket is left undivided so that it can hold a selection of embroidery floss.
This not so wee pouch is a much prettier option than a ziplock bag for keeping my stitchy bits together. I think it qualifies as having turned the stitch sampler into something useful and is another tick of the FAL list - win win!