Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sewing Accessories

I've spent last week and this week making travel sewing accessories.
First I made a mat to go under my sewing machine. The front p
ocket can hold scissors or a seam ripper, etc.

Then I made a pincushion/thread catcher. The neat thing about the pincushion is it uses door hinges as the weight to keep it from falling off the table. I put a piece of felt under the hinge so that there's a small cushion between it and the table top. The pattern called for clothesline around the top of the bag, supposedly to keep it open but I like the bag having a wide opening. Then there's no excuse for the thread not landing in the bag. Plus, it will be much easier to dump everything out this way.