Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bird On A Branch

I did some "playing" today....I worked on a prototype for a new zippered project pouch I plan to produce in multiple for my Etsy shop...I made two different styles with several specifics in mind - I have always had serged seams inside my fully lined/padded zippered pouches and I am working to have no raw/serged edges...it was a bit of a challenge today, but I finally got one made of muslin to work....and then I did one with quality cotton to test everything...once I have the pattern perfected, I will get a pile cut and start the assembly line sewing. These zippered pouches will be large enough to hold a stitching chart and supplies - the prototype is 14" W x 10.25" H....and may change just a bit before production...and they are fully lined and use fusible fleece to give them a sturdy padding. I would like to add some embellishments and, of course, a zipper tab. I have quite a few yards of retired sampler fabric that will be perfect for these...


I also wanted to try a new wool appliqué pincushion idea I have been playing around with....which turned out to be a very fun distraction to my day. The top of the pincushion is wool fabric and wool felt (some hand-dyed)...and the bottom of the pincushion is quality cotton quilting fabric (the same green leaf fabric you see in the photo). It is stuffed nicely with crushed walnut shells and measures approximately 6" W x 4.75 H x 2" D. The wool appliqué was all done on machine...and it gave me a chance to experiment with some specialty stitches. The bird's eye is a teeny tiny button hand sewn in place and I added a few decorative pins for embellishment. I have plans to do an assortment of fun wool appliqué pincushions for my Etsy shop - with a variety of colors and motifs...this was just my first attempt to work with size and layout...and if you like this particular one, it will be listed momentarily...



8 comments:

  1. Love this pincushion it is absolutely the cutesy. I have to have it as I love birds and wools, etc. You are AMAZING. Hugs my dear friend. Love Mary

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  2. Love the pincushion! Love you friend!

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  3. The pincushion is adorable! I just love the Little button you used for an eye. The bag looks wonderful too!

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  4. What a cute pincushion! I love the bird and the decorative stitches you used! Your project bag looks super! I have truly enjoyed the smaller one that is in my possession. Way to go, Belinda!

    Robin

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  5. Darling pincushion! And I can't wait to see the finished pouches!

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  6. Beautiful pincushion, love the wools you used.

    Debbie

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  7. The pincushion is adorable but I can't wait for the pouches! In my head, I'm a fabulous sewer...in real life, not so much...zippers are the bane of my existence! Can't wait to see the pouch fabric. Beautiful work, as always, Belinda!

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