Hello stitchers, I’m back with the second post on my scrap busting series today. I am really determined to make use of all of my scraps, big and small. I actually reorganised my scraps and ended up with 5 big bags of them! Yikes! Getting very close to finally making the pouf now.
So this week, I’ve got two exciting mini projects to share with you all. Here we go.
Ohhh Lulu Kitty Sleep Mask.
I had so much fun with my Fifi eyemask the other week that I decided to make some more masks. By more, I mean SEVEN. Yes, you read that right, I made seven sleep masks – obviously they’re not all for me, I was selfless this week LOL. I made two more Fifis and 5 Kittys. It’s too much fun, I can’t help it. 😀
Kitty Sleep Mask in Liberty Tana Lawn.
The Kitty Sleep Mask is a free PDF pattern available from Ohhh Lulu. She has got so many beautiful lingerie patterns in her shop as well as free patterns. I’m intrigued by the Hyacinth Bralette pattern, I’ve never made bras/bralettes before, so it should be fun trying out with free pattern and jersey scraps first.
The pattern is only one page to print, and very easy to sew too. I used cotton lawn for main fabric and viscose for lining. I omitted the interlining and I sewed a tube to enclose the elastic. I basically copied the Fifi eye mask for the strap as my elastic is only 1cm wide. The Kitty mask requires two layers of batting instead of one like the Fifi, I find I like the double layer better.
The sleep mask turns out to be quite big. I have no problem with that but I did make smaller versions too for my friend’s girls. To do this, I just scaled the document down to 85% when printing.
Noodlehead Canvas Pencil Pouch.
The Canvas Pencil Pouch is a free pattern/tutorial offered by Anna Graham, the designer behind Noodlehead. Have you seen their bag patterns? *swoon* I always consider myself a garment sewist. I never had much interest in sewing bags, but after seeing their Making Backpack pattern, oh my… I really want to make one!
This is another quick make, it took me a couple of hours to whip this one out. I used medium weight denim for exterior fabric (leftover from my Jenny overalls and Clementine skirt) and Liberty cotton lawn for lining. I regretted choosing this cotton lawn to be honest, the fabric is so slippy that I struggled a bit when constructing. The inside of this pouch could be neater, but hey… lesson learned. I actually have some leftover calico in my scrap bag, I think I’ll try that next time.
I couldn’t find 10 inch zipper in my local shop, so I went with 9 inch one instead. This meant that I had to change the pattern pieces a bit. What I did is I shortened both exterior pattern pieces and the lining piece by 1/2 inch each, making sure I cut the right angle side of the pieces. Swapping the zipper to one that’s an inch shorter didn’t affect the usability of the pouch. The dimension of my pencil pouch is 9 inch long x 2 inch deep x 3 inch tall.
What I really love about this project is that it taught me a bit about bag-making, in a way. I’m thinking of making tote bags now, maybe for my next mini sewing project post?
So, those are the mini projects I did this week. I am currently working on my entry for Indiesew’s #shirtmonth event, I’m so excited! I hope you have a nice weekend and week ahead, thank you for reading. See you again next week.