I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 63, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 25. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex , one Singer 20. one Singer 40 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Sunday, 17 November 2013


Reversible notebook covers
inside the notebook cover and needle case

The Craft Group I belong to is having a Christmas Market on Tuesday morning so I have made a few little gift items to sell.

First up is the Reversible Notebook Cover.  This is a great little item, very very quick to make - it's from a free tutorial HERE.  I have made lots of these and they make great gifts.  The tutorial is very well written and easy to follow.

The Needlecase is just two fabrics RST with a piece of wadding on one piece, stitch all the way around, leave an opening for turning, turn right sides out (poke your corners out neatly) and top stitch around the whole thing which also closes up the opening and then add a piece of wool felt or cotton wadding in the middle for the needles!  Too easy!

So dig out those scraps and make some cute gifts for your friends! 

Happy Scrappy Sewing!!
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  1. Thanks for the idea and for the link, Helen, they look great!

  2. As I have said before, if you can sew you will always be able to 'whip up' gift! Thanks for the link Helen!

  3. Super gifts, as I know first-hand xxx

  4. great idea helen,well done.xx

  5. Thanks to your link in the past, I've made a lot of the reversible notebook covers. They always made nice gifts.