There's a long list of things I want to sew. Among them are some sewing accessories: a pin cushion, sewing machine cover, and a needle case. But I'm holding off until I receive some fabric I ordered. In the mean time, I decided to try my hand at a needle case that I decided to give to my Grandmother. To help guide me I used this tutorial from "Sewshesews" but what inspired my little needle case was this one from "a cuppa and a catch up".
I wish I could say I whipped this baby up in a matter of an hour or two but no... it took me a wee bit longer. Let's just say my seam ripper was my best friend throughout this project. But isn't it cute. I just love the way it came out and I really did learn tons. I'm crazy about the colors & fabric. Next time I may add some stitching on the exterior like the inspiration case I saw on "a cuppa..."
Nana is in her mid 80's and loves to sew. She's an incredibly talented woman and enjoys embroidery and is forever sewing new curtains and clothes. When I was little she used to make me some lovely halters and matching shorts. And I loved to wear them!
Every week Nana attends a sewing class in her community. The students mainly work on clothes which they model at a year end fashion show. I love to see photos of the fashion show because she always looks so happy walking the runway. ;)
When I spoke to Nana a few weeks ago I asked her where she keeps her needles when she attends class. She made me laugh when she told me she constantly loses her needles and is always asking her instructor or fellow classmates for a needle. So this needle case is perfect for her. I gave her the case along with a little bag for Mother's Day. And she absolutely loved it!