Sunday, 20 November 2011

Pinspiration: sewing case

Pinspiration, see what I did there? I know. Im a comedy genius.

Anywaaaaaay. I thought I should start using some of the images I spend my life pinning, rather than just.... Pinning them. And as is the way, I then have to show off my projects.

So heres the pinspiration for this one:

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left, from tasha horsley right, from natty michelle both via pinterest

and heres mine:

We found the suitcase in a junk market in france, I think I spent about 3 euros on it. Its battered, and was lined with a paisley patterned paper. I relined it (badly) with a striped ticking sort of fabric which I found in a charity shop and fabric glue (which I know you can see, dont tell me).

It was reminding me by this point of my mums school case that I still have, so I went with the school vibe and made the needle book to look like an exercise book...

and the pincushion a rather crude apple...

It now lives in the living room next to my seat, and houses a mini sewing kit, and whatever project I'm currently working on - the embroidery of the world was my present to James for our anniversary. It has since also housed pom poms and another embroidery piece which became a wedding present.


  1. I love it! I particularly love the exercise book and the apple - like and apple for the teacher.

    Also, I read this in you voice. :)

  2. Wow that is such a cool idea. I've been thinking I need a bigger sewing box - a suitcase would be perfect! Now I just have to find an old one to restore! Thank you!

  3. So cute :) And yes to do something with all the pins... I pin far more than I would ever have time to make! I adore the exercise book btw! :)

  4. Lovely inspiration finds and yours is just as lovely x

  5. I really like your interpretation of it - the exercise book is really nice - and the apple is such a great touch!

  6. Really like this idea!

    Was looking at a sewing case in John Lewis last week for £35!

    What you've done is a much cheaper option and much more personal... now I just need to find a nice little case!

  7. Love these, now if only I knew how to sew.

  8. Brilliant! I need somewhere for my cross stitch and now knitting and soon sewing. Have it all in a basket at the moment. Thankfully the cats have left it alone but for how long.....! Cats and balls of wool do not mix well.