A few weeks ago, I found myself in my sewing room and something unusual happened. After many many months of feeling tired and not quite up to it, I had a huge burst of energy. And I sewed...
And sewed and sewed and sewed.
And these photo's are what I made over the course of a couple of days of sewing myself happy. First up Pull Out Boxes - I've wanted to make something like this for a while and after a sudden light bulb moment I figured a simple way of doing it :) No machine wrestling involved.
I need to make more of these, they are handy for everything!! But particularly threads and sewing stuff. They are a great alternative to the pouch - open them up and everything is all neatly laid out.
You can find a pattern for the pull out boxes here.
Next up - Nesting boxes, this one came up due to necessity because there was a huge haberdashery explosion happening all over my sewing table. Organizing was necessary and it had to be pretty. The nesting boxes come in three sizes - you can use them together like above.
Or seperately like so.
My sewing table has never looked so happy.
You can find a pattern for the nesting boxes here.
Finally, I had to make some more pouches. I wanted something for knitting projects, I'm always working on a few things at a time and needed some that were big enough. I also wanted to play around with the embroidery stitches on my sewing machine. I never seem to use them and I figured they might be fun to do. The embroidery on these was done with the Aurifil 12 wt which is like a superfine wool so you get this lovely texture and it looks like you hand stitched it.
You can find a pattern for the pouches here. The embroidery element is optional but I've included plenty of tips if you'd like to give it a try.
I've been working slowly away on these patterns for the last few weeks. They've involved a lot of work but if I don't write things down I never remember how to do anything!
I hope you'll give them a try too!