Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My super-fancy sewing kit

My older daughter takes ballet. 
And during her class, I sit downstairs and hand-sew binding on whatever quilt I'm currently working on.
And I get to talk to a sweet friend, whose daughter is also in ballet class.
While she crochets.
And yes, people stare at us.
But I don't care.
It's lovely.

But I decided that I needed a good way to keep my hand-sewing things together.  
Not only do they go to ballet with me, I've started taking my things when I know I'm going to have to wait.

I made this.  The fabric was a gift from my sister in law.  Don't you love it?

And when you open it, it looks like this.  
I love the thread-keeper.

It has a handy little built-in pincushion.

And a nifty pocket for my scissors and seam ripper and thimble.

I've really enjoyed this--it's come in handy for me.  I was thinking about writing a tutorial.  
Is there any interest on that one?


  1. Yes, please!! That is just awesome. I don't have any kids, so no classes to wait on, but I always lose all my little sewing items and a traditional sewing basket is too bulky for me to carry around the house. This would be perfect. Please do consider a tutorial. :)

  2. Absolutely do a tutorial -this is a great little kit for any of us to have - and would also make a nice little gifty!!

  3. I would love a tutorial on this. It's really cute.

  4. I need one of these! Please show us how you made it!

  5. Me, me, me, me!!!! I'd love to see a tutorial.

  6. super cute and oh so handy! yes, send the tute!

  7. Yes! A tutorial, please. :) I take sewing to basketball, and everything is in a bag. I'm always digging! I'll be waiting..... ;)

  8. Can I just buy one from you? ;) My list of things to make is LONG.

  9. I'd love a tutorial - all three of mine take ballet classes so I'm at the studio waiting 4 hours every week!

  10. I would love a tutorial for this excellent sewing kit. Thank you. C

  11. So I'm waaaay behind on my Google Reader, and catching up with all your blog posts. Glad to see that the fabric found a fun project! I bought some of this for myself too, and still need to use it for something. The sewing kit is adorable. And functional. Bonus!