eklectikfish by kateepie

Sunday, 18 April 2010

cosy sewing and sewing cosies...

I bought the Lis iphone holder pattern from Flossie Teacakes' site last week and after going and raiding the fabric shop for some nice linen-y stuff and interfacing I settled down to some sewing.

It took me a while to get all the pieces cut out as I decided to make two in tande-m rather than going through the whole process again after I'd finished one.  It took rather longer when I realised I had my perspex cutting guide the wrong way up so I had cut some of the pieces out too long (which can obviously easily be rectified) and some pieces too narrow (which can't).

The instructions were really clearly written and the photos were helpful.   The only trouble I had was that on one of the holders the accent fabric didn't come down quite far enough, so I ended up having to make it all a bit smaller when it came to sewing the whole thing up... but it is the perfect size for a small camera, so can't complain really!  I think when I make the next one I will make that piece a little bit longer to compensate (its probably just my sewing...).

So here are the finished holders... only took me 3 or 4 hours, so not bad going!

I'm really pleased with how they've turned out: the pattern is really nice, and I like the way the fabrics contrast.  I'll definitely be making more of these, thanks Florence!


  1. They turned out really nice. The pink/lavender fabric has the feel of kikoy.

  2. Thanks Anabel :-) I really love that fabric, going to have to get some more of it next time I'm in town, it cheers me up.

  3. mmmm, I am a total sucker for stripes :)

  4. me too, wearing long stripy socks at the mo! How straightforward is it weave striped cloth? I'm casting around for a first project for when I get my loom set up :-)



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