Embroidery carrier

I was working on my novel earlier this evening but got too twitchy to write. I’m very anxious at the moment. I came downstairs and started sewing. On Tuesday I bought some calico and a patterned fat quarter. Since I’m going away for the weekend and I’m working on an embroidery I decided to make a carrier.

It’s fairly simple.

Layer together the patterned fat quarter, thin wadding and then the calico. Pin together and start blanket stitching around the edge.
Start halfway along a long side, then the short end then back down the opposite side.

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Fold the unstitched section up and repin in place so that you have a sandwich of pattern, wadding, calico, calico, wadding, pattern. Blanket stitch these short sides then the final side.

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Next pin on place your divisions. I’ve used running stitch to divide the turned over section. The first division holds my hoop and W.I.P. The second is a pin cushion, the next holds scissors and the final pouch holds threads.

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Next, place buttons and button holes, to hold the flap down.

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And finally roll up the smaller pouches, sew two ribbons in place and tie up.

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It’s entirely secure, will fit in a small bag and keeps your necessary items together for your current W.I.P. I hand stitched it, since I don’t have a sewing machine and it took three hours. With a machine it could be made quickly. It’s only the fastenings that need hand stitching.

Good night, and if you’re in England and Wales, have a great bank holiday weekend. I hear the weather won’t be too horrendous.

Rosie

xXx

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