Finished in July

30 Jul

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Well I never expected that this month my goal would be so last minute!  I am so glad that I didn’t have anything like a quilt finish as my goal!

I stated at the beginning of the month that I would aim to make one teacher gift; yes just one gift, I needed to make approximately 10 (I’ve still not counted) but then I sprained my ankle badly and any machine sewing in the last 2 weeks of term were completely out of the question.

This week I’ve spent a bit of time at my machine; I’ve found that 20 minutes at a time is probably long enough but I’ve managed over 4 days to produce this:


I’d rummaged through my stash to find some numerical masculine fabrics and not come up with much but the lovely Shen and Di sent me their spare 2.5″ charms of Elementary to help me out.


The other pieces of fabric came from low volume and text charm swaps that I’ve joined.  There were a couple of prints that fitted so well with the theme (I don’t know what lines they are all from) of numbers and maths.


This is the favourite boxy pouch I have made so far (using this tutorial).  This time I used a medium fusible interfacing and then offcuts of wadding, in the past I have just used wadding but the interfacing gives it much more structure.


I lined the pouch with a Computer Keyboard print by Timeless Treasures that I stashed a few years ago, when Bethan looked inside the finished pouch she was delighted to see it, suggesting that it was just right for her teacher.


And I finished it off with a bit of leather lace on the zip pull for a more masculine touch than ribbon:


So that’s it, July’s goal met and time to decide on one for August; a month in which I hope to have more successful sewing time.

This was also on my 3rd quarter finish along list and is the first of those items to be completed so I’ll be linking up when the time comes.

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