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This project is written by Laura Strutt from Made Peachy and sponsored by Seamstar an online fabric and haberdashery store.

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Scandi Sewing Kit

Sew a cute sewing kit


This simple and stylish sewing set was made using a Craft Club Bundle kindly provided by Seamstar. The Craft Club is a monthly subscription service that delivers, direct to your door, a selection of coordinated fabrics, habby items and trimmings along with a 'Monthly Makeable' project so you have something to get started on straight away. The Craft Club costs £9.99 for a UK subscription plus £2.99 p&p (EU subscriptions are £10.99 plus £3.99 p&p)

Vintage fabric craft pack from Seamstar fabric bird monthly makeable from Seamstar Felt pom poms made with the Seamstar craft supplies

The Craft Club Bundles change every month and bundles are based around a theme or colour. Above are some examples of past bundles so you can get a feel of what to expect. Find out more from www.seamstar.co.uk/craft_club

What you need to make the sewing kit…How to sew a scissor case project

A Seamstar Craft Club Bundle
Scissors
Pinking shears
Needle & coordinating sewing cotton
Embroidery thread & needle
Pins
Air erasable fabric marker
Fabric glue
Fusible interfacing
Fusible webbing

Note: Some of these elements are stitched on a sewing machine, but these can also be worked with hand stitches if you prefer. 

 

 

Needlebook

 

Scandinavian craft kit with fabric and felt from Seamstar


  Cut the fabrics

Select two sheets of print cotton in contrasting colours and two sheets of corresponding felt.  Trim each piece to 11cm x 17cm.

How to sew a needlebook


Fuse the cottons together

Trim a piece of heavy weight fusible interfacing trimmed to the same size as the cottons. Following the manufacturers instructions, fuse the cotton to each side of the interfacing so that the right side are outermost. This will form the cover of the needlebook.

How to sew a needlebook


  Trim the fabrics

Using pinking shears, trim each side of the needlebook cover. Working on each piece of felt in turn, trim the edges so that each piece is 0.5cm smaller than the cover.

Tip: Using pinking shears not only give a really pretty decorative finish, it will also help to prevent the cut edges of the fabrics from fraying.

Fabric and felt needlebook sewing project


Secure the felt

Fold the cover and the felt sheets in half and mark the centre line with a pin. Open out and position the two sheets of felt on top of the needle book cover, aligning centrally. With a straight machine stitch, work a straight line of stitches down the centre line to secure the felt into position.   

Hand embroidery



Embroider a motif

Trim a piece of white felt to 5cm x 6cm. Using the air erasable marker write Needles on to the centre. Stitch over the markings using embroidery thread and neat back stitches.

Cute sewing kit tutorial from Laura Strutt


Add mini pop pom trim

Pin length of pop pom trim around the outer edge of the felt motif panel. With small neat hand stitches secure in place.

Learn how to sew a needlebook


  Finish with the embellishments

Using a piece of fusible webbing – or strong fabric glue, secure the embroidered felt panel centrally to the front of the needlebook. Using small dabs of fabric glue, affix four small buttons to the corners of the cover to finish.  

 

Scissor Case

 

How to sew a scissor case


Cut the fabrics

Fold a small piece of felt in half and position the scissors so that the tip sits at the fold. Carefully trim the fabrics from the upper edge in a slight angle towards the fold. Repeat to cut the second side.  

Make a felt and fabric scissor case


Cut the accent fabric

Open out the folded felt and use this a guide to trimming down a piece of printed cotton. The cotton needs to be 1.5cm shorter on each end than the felt section. Trim the ends with pinking sears for a decorative finish and to prevent fraying.


Fabric, haberdashery and ribbons from Seamstar


Secure the fabrics together

Following the manufacturers instructions, secure the cotton to the felt with fusible webbing, ensuring that there is 1.5cm of felt visible at either end of the cotton.  

Adorable sewing kit tutorial


 Join the side seams

Fold the fabrics in half with the right sides of the cotton facing and aligning the two ends of felt. With a straight machine stitch, or neat running hand stitches, join the pieces together along the two side seams working close to the edge of the felt. Trim the fabric close to the seams to neaten.

Button up scissor case project


  Add a button

Turn the cover through to the right side and press. Position a button onto the front of the cover and secure in position with neat hand stitches.  

Sew your own sewing kit to store your sewing supplies


Add a button loop

Trim a small length of ribbon and fold to create a loop long enough to secure around the button. Secure the ends of the ribbon in place on the back of the case with neat hand stitches.

Tip: The cut ends of ribbon can also fray; heat sealing them will secure the ends. To do this, carefully and quickly pass the cut end through a candle flame. Ensure that only a 1-2mm of ribbon passes into the flame, the heat will melt the fibres and secure them. Be careful when using naked flames and remember the heated ribbon will be hot!

Scissor wrap scissor case for sewing scissors


Insert the scissors

Place the scissors into the cover, sliding the tips right down t the bottom to the case. Pass the button loop between the handles of the scissors and fasten around the button to hold the scissors in place.

*** GIVEAWAY - Laura is giving away one of the Seamstar craft kits on her blog here. ***

Laura Strutt is the author of The Sewing Manual, Haynes, £21.99 www.haynes.co.uk and can also be found blogging at www.madepeachy.com be sure to visit her site where she has one of these beautiful & inspiring Scandinavian Craft Club Bundles from Seamstar up for grabs.

Seamstar are on online Fabric & Craft shop who have been supplying modern craft products since 2008. Along with their Craft Club they have recently restarted their blog which has a new free sewing project every 10 days. We recommend viewing their new blog which you can find here: www.seamstar.co.uk/blog