Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sewing along...

This week at Jellywares in stead of crochet and knitting, we swapped our hooks and needles for a sewing machine, some gorgeous funky fabric and some vintage buttons to make my first ever zippered pouch!

I am SO so proud that I managed to sew something that looks this cute! All thanks to Jodie and her sewing savvy guidance I managed to whip up this little cutie:

In Jode's shop she made up some easy kits that have everything you need in them to make a cute pouch of your own including these beautiful matching vintage buttons and lace tag for the side...

When I chose my fabric kit I wanted to pick something that I might not usually pick (in terms of colour scheme) as I find myself always being drawn to pretty pinks and purples (because I LOVE them and I'm into girly prints and colours). So this time I chose a different colour way that I LOVE, with bright and summery yellows on the outside and this pretty green paisley print for the inside...

All in all I am so totally proud (as a very VERY novice sewer) to be able to make a gorgeous little pouch to hold all of my little craft goodies (hooks, needles, tape measure etc). I've also already purchased another kit in a funky linen with a cute pig print to try and make my next one! I'm thinking that I'll make a couple more for my sisters for Christmas, they're so quick and I think they'll love them just as much as I do!!!

Next week we're going to be making a pin cushion that is attached to some elastic or velcro so we can wrap it around our arm!! I can't wait!

More crafty news soon! Happy weekend lovelies!


  1. This is really cute. Great job.

  2. Thanks Clara, I'm very pleased with it!! :o)

  3. I love this Ellie and actually selected it as one of my favourites! x

  4. Thanks Cat!! I'm so glad you like it, and I feel very special for my project to be chosen as one of your fav's!!

  5. Your pouch looked great Ellie!!!

    I loved the colour you chose, a great change from you usual... :)

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of your pincushion this week..

    Hugs - Jodie :)

  6. Hello Ellie! Just discovered your blog through ♥ Much Love ♥ and I think it's just gorgeous. Hope your exams went well - mine start next week - eep xx

  7. Hey Victoria! Thanks so much for commenting and following!! I love hearing feedback and think its so great that you like my blog!! I hope I can keep you entertained!!
    Goodluck with your exams!! I'm sure you'll do great!
    Ellie x

  8. i think i am a bit jealous of you living so close to jodie and her amazing creativity!! lucky you, i'd love to go and have lessons with her too but country WA is a bit too far away!


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