Recent Sewing Projects

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy Tuesday! Hope you're ready for lots of photos today! I have a few sewing projects to chat about, most of them Christmas gifts! Without further ado, off we go!

Mini Dresden Zipper Pouch by Jeni Baker
Mini Dresden Zipper Pouch, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Mini Dresden Zipper Pouch by Jeni Baker
Mini Dresden Zipper Pouch, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Late this past Fall I stitched myself up a zippered pouch for small knitting projects using the mini dresden from Jessie Lathroum's class at Sewing Summit. I used prints from my Nordika collection for the dresden and lining, paired with a natural linen. I love the way this turned out, considering I kind of made it up as I went along!

Another late Fall finish was a knitting needle case! I very quickly amassed quite a few knitting needles and I knew I'd want some type of case to keep them all in.  Lucky for me, my friend Amanda released her Circular Knitting Needle Wallet Pattern, so I stitched on up right away! I used the panel print from Nordika for the outside and inside. For the pockets I choose a few coordinating prints.  I love finding new ways to use the panel, and this is one of my favorites!

It fits all of my needles quite nicely and gets a ton of use. I used my favorite ruler twill tape from Little Red Cottage to finish it up.

I enjoyed making the needle wallet so much, I made two more as gifts! The first was for my friend Lei! I used various prints from Indie by Pat Bravo and Rhapsodia by AGF In-House Studio.  I thought a matching Lined Drawstring Bag would be the perfect addition. I used Terri's add-on tutorial for the outside pockets!

LillyBelle Knitting Set by Jeni Baker
LillyBelle Knitting Set, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I made a second knitting set for my Mom! For her set I used two focal prints from LillyBelle by Bari J along with various other prints from Art Gallery Fabrics.

Harry Potter Tote Bag by Jeni Baker
Harry Potter Tote Bag, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
For my younger brother, I made a tote bag with a geeky Harry Potter screen print made by Amanda.  It's simple and sturdy, hopefully perfect for getting groceries or going back and forth to school. The panel is framed with Oval Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics and some natural linen.

Big Bang Theory Pillow by Jeni Baker
Big Bang Theory Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Finally, I made my Dad a pillow for the man cave! This time I used a Big Bang Theory screen print, also by Amanda! I used another Oval Element by Art Gallery Fabrics to frame the panel.

Happy Sewing!


  1. great gifts! very Amanda-centric, tee hee.

    1. Right? Handmade Christmas sponsored by Amanda Hall :)

  2. Such pretty things. I adore the first pouch.

  3. I'm loving the circular knitting needle case! They are way too hard to keep track of. The Sheldon pillow makes me smile...Bazinga!

  4. Ooh! Love the circular knitting needle case. Putting that on my to do list. Yours are lovely

  5. I love the knitting needle wallet and the Bazinga cushion, everyone would fight over that in my house!

    Rosie |

  6. Great projects, I love that Bazinga cushion, I may just have to make one for myself. I made a bunch of Christmas gifts to and so for Christmas I gifted myself FQ bundles of your Nordika line & coordinating solids which I plan on turning into an arithmetic quilt, hopefully before next Christmas.

  7. What lovely presents! I need to make a needle case for my interchangeable circulars, but I can never quite decide on the perfect pattern.

  8. So cute, I have your panel, I was shocked when I went into my local quilt store this week and they didnt have your line.I love the panel and didnt want to cut it, it would make a great backing for a valentine quilt.. big decision. I did buy this adorable twill tape it was so cute and will look great on alot, Cabbage Rose in Fort Worth is the quilt store, I asked for your collection to be added to the AG selection too.......

  9. The needle case is just gorgeous, that one is going on my to do list... I was planning on making hand made this Christmas, but it just didn't happen. I am going to start earlier this year.....

  10. All lovely. (But I am a knitter who loves Harry Potter and The Big Bang Theory too, so you have pushed all the right buttons for me.)
    I am sure everyone loved their handmade-with-love gifts.


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