... we used to sew and not just watch TV, eat chocolate and look forward to the next mince pie?
A couple of nights ago I was lucky enough to be one of the lucky 10 folks that benefited from Michelle's special offer for her blog readers over at Keyka Lou, and whilst I was there I had an epiphany, well, quite a good idea, that the best thing to get me out of this no-sew zone was to whip up one of her Camera Case Wristlets. I bought the pattern a while back but didn't get round to making one before the pre-Christmas frenzy.
So here are rather a lot of photos, as i) I am so pleased with the way it turned out, and ii) I actually made something worth photographing again...
I thought it was time to use some of my treasured Michelle Engel Bencsko Across the Pond. I love this fabric so much, and was keeping it for 'best'!
The pattern was so easy to follow, quick to put together, and I normally hate the pattern/piece cutting part but this was really quite painless. I used some medium iron-on Vilene interfacing and my usual cotton batting and it worked out really well. Even sewing on the velcro was surprisingly easy. I used the iron-on type, as it was white and all I had, but I sewed it on too, just to be sure it wasn't going anywhere.
My only niggle - with myself not the pattern, is that the herons on the back panel, although being up the right way when the case is open, are upside down when flapped over, but I can so live with that. I definitely see many more of these in my future.
Oh it's good to be back at the machine!