i used to make phone pouches, and that was before i had my sewing machine, so it was 100% handstitched. i had like 4 or 5 designs, the outside corduroy fabric from my flower collection, and i lined it inside with checkers, stripes and polka dots of coordinating colors, and sandwiched in between is a thin fiber padding. i blanket stitched it in a two-colored crochet thread, the only way i can sew it up neatly, and it closes with a lace on top that you pull together to tighten, adorned with a big vintage button on the other end that should sit neatly on the closed brim. i have not taken much pictures of it before, i only wanted to sell them off. i don't remember who i sold them to, if they gave it away as gifts or whatever, but it seemed like a long time ago i can't believe someone would still be actually using it!
three of the fabric combinations i made. the girl i saw had the red/brown flower combi in a soft corduroy fabric with the red/white checkered cotton fabric lined inside
i stopped sewing by hand when my brother warned me of acquiring tetanus after pricking my fingers with the needles on a daily basis. the hypochondriac in me took it to heart and resolved that i'm not sewing until i have my vaccine. which reminds me that i have to talk to my doctor about it. and what a brave girl i was, i had my second shot of the hepatitisB vaccine last monday. on my own! (the first time i was with my mom, ssshhh. :-) so yesterday i wasn't feeling so well, my left shoulder felt a bit heavy and my head even heavier. but today's a beautiful day, i feel like mapping out some creative diversions.
so far, my favorite projects:
my pinboards, how much i miss making these
throw pillow covers, they look sloppy i know, because i just stashed fabric ends inside just so i can take pictures
the gracey bag, made from the fabric gracey sent to me. she's one thoughtful friend!
have a great week, crafty fingers!