Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tutorial Tuesday - Mini Sewing Kit

I have agreed to do a craft fair soon which is a charity fundraiser to raise funds for a little boy who is very ill - see sidebar for more information.
So I have been very busy making up lots of cards and other goodies to sell. One of the items I have been making is a mini emergency sewing kit so I thought I would do a quick tutorial on how to make them.

This is what we are making:

  And these are the finished kits all prettied up in their own little packages:

 Start with your mini sewing kit.

Then you need the following:
Base (wisteria wonder in this case) 10cm x 9.5cm - score halfway along the 10cm side ie at 5cm,
and score along the shorter side at 3cm.
Tab (also wisteria wonder) 3cm x 5cm
Designer series paper (Berry Blossoms - retired) - two pieces - one 9.5cm x 6cm and one 2.5cm x 4.5cm
Two flowers punched out using Boho Blossoms punch
A brad.
You may need to rejig the measurements if your sewing kit is bigger or smaller. I use my grid paper from Stampin' Up! (106587 Grid Paper (100 sheets) £7.95) to help with measurements when I'm making up these type of projects - I find it really helps to be able to sketch it out before cutting out card stock that might be the wrong size!
Using sticky strip fold up the card along the score line to make a pocket for your sewing kit.
 Round the corners of your card tab and the designer series paper (dsp) tab using a corner rounder and glue the dsp on to your tab base. Score down the middle of your tab (at 2.5cm).

Attach tab to your base.
 Scrumple up your flowers to break down the fibres in the card and then carefully peel the two layers apart.

Layer all four flowers, use your paper piercer to make a hole, and secure with a brad (I used one of the the FREE brads from the Everyday Enchantment offer - last chance to order today!)
Attach flower to your designer series paper (approx 2cm-2.5cm from the edge).

Glue paper to base and then  fold up like a book.

Use the flower to catch the tab so that your little case stays closed up.

If you liked this tutorial and found it useful I'd be really happy if you left me a comment to let me know :-)


Queen Pip said...

These are lovely and your step by step instructions are so simple - thanks for sharing this!

Evelyn C said...

Lovely sewing kit maggie - brill tutorial too. Can I ask where u get ur little sewing kits to put in them plZ?

Ruth Pearson said...

These are super Maggie. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. Would love to have a go at making these. Thank you!

Linny said...

A great idea Maggie. I bought these sewing kits too and still havnt done anything with them. Linda x

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for a great tutorial. You have reminded me that I got some of these little kits too... so I am off to find them. I hope that they sell well for the appeal too... I am sure that they will.

Vanessa Zhong said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Great tutorial! Need to give it a try for my craft fair in November.
Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and such a nice gesture on your part...thanks so much!

janine jess said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Love your idea!

Barb said...

These are great - good luck selling them. They would make great hostess gifts.

Anonymous said...

A nice fresh idea and a great cause - good luck with your funds and thank you for sharing your great instructions.
Regards Sandra

Carol said...

A fab tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing it. Any idea where I can pick up the sewing kit?

Anonymous said...

this is great .. I live in Canada .. any Canadians know where I can get the sewing kits??? ty tjgritts@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

These are so cute. We have just opened an artisan shoppe and this would be just perfect for a little gift and reasonable to sell. What price did you put on yours? Where did you find the mini sewing kits? Thanks you so much for the detailed instructions. Hugs Barbara

Anonymous said...

I love it. The directions were clear and precise. Thank you for sharing.

Leanie said...

Brill, thank you x

MaryEllen said...

cute idea thanks for the tut

Angie said...

Your tutorial was very helpful. You did a great job with your descriptions and measurements. I think I will make a few for gifts.


Myrna Marcano said...

Great idea !


Hugs, Myrna

Margo said...

What a wonderful job on your tutorial. Thanks for sharing. They will make great gifts. Hope you did well selling yours.


Pat Turner said...

Very nice. I plan on making these at my next class if I can find the sewing kits. Any ideas where to find them. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I make a gift for my teacher friends. This would be perfect. Where did you find the actual sewing kit? Thanks for sharing. bluebirdteacher@yahoo.com

From Heels To Houseshoes said...

AMAZING work! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy Todd said...

This is so cute and I love your step by step tutorial. Thanks!

Jane Starr said...

I saw some available through Amazon.com

Renita Merkson said...

Love your sewing kit..I was wondering will you please send me the dimensions in inches, I don't understand cm.

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Joli modèle, merci beaucoup

Judy Miller said...

I found you on Pinterest. These are really cute. Great instructions. Thanks for sharing.


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