Project #1 - Liner
I picked two fat quarters that matched the style and color of the tin. A fat quarter is 1/2 of yard that is not cut from salvage to salvage, but crosswise to make a 1/4 yard. It measures 22 x 18 inches.
I used one with a piece of Timtex to make the bottom to size.
Then I cut 4 pieces of Timtex to make each of the 4 sides, using the other piece of fabric to cover them. I sewed that print into a long strip, twice the width plus an extra inch for seams. Then I laid the Timtex on top leaving 1/8' between pieces.
Before I went any further, I checked to make sure it was going to fit.
I stitched a simple running stitch in the 1/8" gap I had left so the sides would stay in position when I was finished.
All that was left was to sew the sides to the bottom and slip it into the tin. Cute, huh?
Project #2 - Thread Catcher
A thread catcher is the perfect place to put your trimmed threads or clipped corners so you leave your area clean. Great for when you are at a friend's or just in your own living room.
I got the pattern from Needling Things. She has a great tutorial that is
Project #3 - Sewing Glasses Case
I have a pair of glasses that I use for sewing and they came with a case. The case was fine, worked well, perfectly functional, but it didn't match the cute stuff I am gathering. So I took it apart to make a template for something better, and picked 2 more fabrics. I saved the foam from this case to use to fill the new one. I cut an outside and inside piece (reversing the template for one) 1/4" larger on all sides.
I pinned them together with right sides together and sewed a 1/4" seam all the way around leaving a 3" opening at the bottom for turning.
I turned it right side out and tucked my foam template inside. Tip: I find using a crochet hook to poke the corners works well (and also helped to position the foam). I do this when I make pillows.
I didn't bother to hand whip the opening closed; just 3 pins to hold it in place.
Top stitching goes around the outer edge to give it form and close the opening.
I then folded it in half and ran a stitch around the outside to finish the case. Now it matches my other goodies.
They look great together, right?