Hello there! Did any of you happen to notice the new badge over there in the right-hand column that says “I’m Going to Sewing Summit”? I AM! And I’m beside myself with excitement. :)
The first one may look familiar to any of you who have been reading my blog for over a year. I actually started this thing LAST September!
It had been sitting in my UFO box waiting for me to buy some more interfacing (because this thing uses a ton of it!) until just a few weeks ago. The pattern is “Mischievous Gnome Messenger Bag” from Sew Liberated and was made from a thrifted wool sports jacket, some vintage décor-weight fabric and Erin McMorris’s Wildwood for the lining.
It absolutely love it and have been using it daily as my laptop bag! I hope there’s room for me to bring it to Summit, because I’d love the chance to show it off a bit. :)
Whatever bag ends up as my carry-on will surely have my new stitcher’s wallet in it!
I just finished it this morning and it will hold everything I need to work on some embroidery on the plane or at night before bed.
The wallet itself is my own design, but is based on many of the other travel embroidery kits that I’ve seen from others. It has some compartments for keeping embroidery floss handy:
Some pieces of felt to hold onto my needles:
And a special compartment for holding my scissors!
The wallet is just the right size for stowing a tiny work along with it:
And here’s a pic of the backside all laid out:
If anybody else comes by who is also going to be attending the Sewing Summit conference please make sure to say hi in the comments! I’d love to “meet” some of you before hand!