SOOoooo.. I've always been a big crafter type of person. When I was little I sewed a lot, when I hit my teens I learned how to crochet and knit, and for Christmas this year I asked my husband for a sewing machine. And then demanded that he give it to me a month early. Whatever
.. anyway, I've made a few things (namely for the dog) to just get back into the groove of using a machine (it's been about five years since I moved out of my mom's house and used hers).. but I'm beyond proud to show off my first really nice finished object.
Something I've been dying for, for YEARS now, A NEEDLE ROLL! Woo!
It took me from the first cut of fabric until it was finished about a total of 8 hours. Three of those hours were spent ripping seams that I accidentally sewed, but either way, considering how it turned out I'm really happy. It was based loosely on the pattern here http://alexandrasknits.blogspot.com/2006/01/tutorial-alexandras-needle-case.html
, but since I detest following patterns I adapted it for a little more color and pattern variation in general.
Piecing things together...
ALMOST THERE ugh!
The inside finished
The outside finished
A closeup of some of the alterations I made.. instead of doing a normal binding I sewed some of the 'main' contrasting color for the edge on both sides. I think it looks really nice.
Another closeup, this time of the inside. Some of the stitching and the flap.
All rolled up!
Putting the stuff inside..
And of course my puppy wanted to "help" (her idea of helping is sitting in the middle.. I had to move her several times and she got mad!)
I haven't put any ties on it yet because I'm debating what kind to do. I have some ribbon that I might use, but I thought it might also be a kinda cool idea to knit and icord or just crochet some chains to tie it all up. Overall, it was a fun project that wasn't too difficult for an experienced beginner. I made mistakes, and if I were to sew one of these again someday I definitely know what I would do differently. Anyway, hope you like it, cause I do!