sewing projects / swaps

A Sewing Starter Kit and Good Mail

Yesterday my little sister hit the double digits. Since she received a sewing machine last Christmas, I thought I’d put together a little sewing starter kit for her to hopefully get her inspired. I included some fabric from my stash, ribbons, notions and even some cotton tape with her name on it so that she can tag her creations.
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The fabric for the bag is from an IKEA table cloth–a nice heavy cotton twill. When I brought it home, it was way too big for my little table (which I knew when I bought it), so half became a re-sized tablecloth and the other used for the bag.

I’ve also gotten some great stuff in the mail as a result of some fabric I offered up for swap last month before we moved. Some beautiful earrings from Dawn at ruralmama–that have increased my earring stash by 300 percent! Really–I wear earrings, but I had lost all pairs (at least one from the pairs). It is so fun to have some to wear again. And I WILL NOT lose these! She also sent some neat
vintage black buttons that I LOVE, but my camera just would not cooperate. I think the batteries are low…

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And this doll came from Mirre at Kisskus. My girls love it (I think I love it more). It is the perfect hug-ability. And of course, there’s no sharing with these kinds of things in this house, so we’ve already swapped for another. She sells them via her shop, along with some other sweet baby toys.

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Yesterday my little sister hit the double digits. Since she received a sewing machine last Christmas, I thought I’d put together a little sewing starter kit for her to hopefully get her inspired. I included some fabric from my stash, ribbons, notions and even some cotton tape with her name on it so that she can tag her creations.
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The fabric for the bag is from an IKEA table cloth–a nice heavy cotton twill. When I brought it home, it was way too big for my little table (which I knew when I bought it), so half became a re-sized tablecloth and the other used for the bag.

I’ve also gotten some great stuff in the mail as a result of some fabric I offered up for swap last month before we moved. Some beautiful earrings from Dawn at ruralmama–that have increased my earring stash by 300 percent! Really–I wear earrings, but I had lost all pairs (at least one from the pairs). It is so fun to have some to wear again. And I WILL NOT lose these! She also sent some neat
vintage black buttons that I LOVE, but my camera just would not cooperate. I think the batteries are low…

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And this doll came from Mirre at Kisskus. My girls love it (I think I love it more). It is the perfect hug-ability. And of course, there’s no sharing with these kinds of things in this house, so we’ve already swapped for another. She sells them via her shop, along with some other sweet baby toys.

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17 comments on “A Sewing Starter Kit and Good Mail”

  1. I’m glad your package made it and that you liked the earrings. I had fun making them for you. The buttons are a bit difficult to photograph… something about that black Czech glass. Enjoy!

  2. What a lovely idea for a birthday present. Very thoughtful and of course it’s just gorgeous 🙂 What a lucky little sister you have!

    I sooooo wish we had an Ikea near where we live. THe nearest is 3 hours away!

  3. I have the same fabric used in the M of the bag! I love that fabric so much that when it went on sale I bought the whole bolt. Yeah, I went nuts, but I still love that fabric.

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