Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sewing a knitting kit

Oh how I wish I had taken step-by-step photos and measurements of this gift made for my knitting group swap, because I would like to make another for myself. I'm sure I will get around to that eventually. Maybe after I finish the short story collection - ha! Ahahahahahahaha Ha!

Sides: aching.

What I can tell you is that the kit is tall enough to accommodate a 6" tall needle gauge ruler, and wide enough for a pair of small scissors beside a pen, and also that I used iron-on interfacing on the wrong side of the outer fabric to keep the cover nice and crisp.

See? Doesn't it look nice and crisp?

Inside, it's kind of a book... of needles. Pages two and three: ruler and tape measure (that's what that is just peeping out of the pocket on the right.)

Pages four and five: pen and Post-It notes for making revisions to a pattern.

Pages six and seven: scissors and darning needles, plus a place for stitch markers.

I used new fabric for the cover, fabric from an upcycled IKEA pillowcase for the liner and pockets, and felted wool from a Land's End boiled wool jacket for the inside pages. It was, after all, a Valentine's swap; it didn't feel right not to include lots of red.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so jealous. How can you create such things?

Mary Keenan said...

Mostly by ignoring dust bunnies and eating a lot of takeout ;^)

Sally Anne said...

Oh, that has to be the sweetest knitting kit I have ever seen.
You are very clever !!