Monday, 15 April 2013

Vintage Sewing Kit

Hello all,

Hope you had a great weekend and for those like me, in the UK, enjoying the gradually warming weather.

This Sewing kit was a free gift on the front of Homestyle Sewing. It included all the fabric, wadding, felt and tape plus some pins, needles and buttons. I've added some needles and the scissors. I was pleased with the finished result but the instructions were not so good. The fabric provided wasn't big enough to follow the dimensions given, so I had to reduce the size to fit. There is the opportunity for a little embellishment to make it your own, but I quite liked the emphasis on the different pretty prints. The magazine was quite expensive at £7.99 but I think the kit makes it worth the price. I'll be looking out for the next issue eagerly.
There are a couple of other nice patterns and projects although IMHO the templates could have been done better. The leg holes on the nappy covers for instance don't match and I have no idea what the diagram relating to the sewing kit means at all.
I love all things owly, so it was nice to see a couple of little projects with that motif on them. Also, you can't have too many bags, and the projects have given me some ideas for one based on theirs.

If you have a crafting blog, why not share your makes or ideas with us on the Show it Sunday page? You'll get some free promotion on twitter and pinterest through the week, letting more people seeing what you do.

Happy Crafting as always,

Janice x


  1. Nice needlecase - I enjoy sewing myself but don't make enough time for it!

  2. You have reminded me that when my aunt died I was eager to take one of her unfinished quilts - she was amazing - and finish and I never have - kick up my bum to go and get it done. I used to sew and knit a lot, but it seems that life just got in the way. Lovely reminder thank you

  3. It looks like a nice little kit, beautifully made up. I do like the variety of things you show us from day to day.


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