Before I even start I need to make it very clear I CANNOT SEW. It's one of those skills they try and give you at school and I think my abilities end right where I left off Home Economics lessons at about age 12. However, Tim Holtz's has brought out Eclectic Elements, a fabric line with Coats, so it's compulsory to buy some, right? No? Oh well, commencing here the 1st in a series of projects involving fabric entitled 'If I can sew it, anyone can!'
1st up a mini needle case for my travel sewing kit. Yes, I know, a person who can't sew, but has a travel sewing kit. Never underestimate the ability of a child to break the fastening on his/her dance costume 10 minutes before being called before the examiner. It's either sew or die!
I've kept it rustic, stitches showing, raw edges. That's on purposes, right, not because I can't manage anything else ;p Using one 5" square folded over, there's just enough room inside for a selection of needles and pins, plus I will add a few safety pins, when I can find some.
So, I can't sew, but I'm not going to let that stop me. I needed a needle case and now I have one and a cute little Tim Holtz one at that!
Stay tuned for the next installment of 'If I can sew it, anyone can!' where I will attempt to die cut Eclectic Elements fabric and sew it onto denim!