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« on: April 01, 2012 07:23:07 PM »

I had no idea what I was doing when I made this, but thankfully ended up doing 3 of them, so I now know what to fix the next time around.

The back-story...

I was attempting to match things together and ziplock like (or somewhat like) items together in an attempt to stop the crap-o-lanch from falling atop my laz-y-boy recliner. While sorting everything out, I kept coming across random small bits of fabric too small for me to DO much with, but too big for me (in my poor, befuddled, packrat-like mind) to simply throw away.  I couldn't justify making a scrap quilt, because I'd tried that before, and failed spectacularly.

And then...  In the midst of all of this sorting and swearing, cursing and stuffing everything back into the corner where it was supposed to stay, it hit me...  Many of my friends are members of the SCA...  And many of them have lovely clothing...  And most of them don't, for one reason or another, have a good sewing kit that they can take out of their encampment...

Like a blaze of lightening, I had a clue-print suddenly hit my fore-brain and, before I could duck out of the way, it imbedded itself into my neurons and forced me to create...

A sewing kit.

As you can see, the kit is small, lightweight, and very simple to conceal...

Inside, however, lurks...

A myriad of items bend on mending most items - or, at least, patch it until a sewing machine can be reached.

I chose to hand-sew in the strip where the pins sit, in a random whip stitch, to add to visual interest.

And here you can see the strap that hooks into the scissor loop. The orange loop is actually hand-tied lace-work.

I have made 3 of them so far...  I'm thinking that a lot of people are going to be very happy come Christmas and Yule this year.

So, what think you of my Clue Print?

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012 09:20:55 PM »

Sweet!! (BTW: I'm in the SCA too. Just sharing).


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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012 07:55:11 AM »

Neat kit - this would be great for college students.

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012 10:56:07 AM »

This is great!!  Grin Great design!!

Will do personal swaps!! I make Art Dolls/Junker Jane Dolls/Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls/also TM Patches
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