I started this sewing case a little over two years ago. I was on leave before starting a new job in January 2018, and I thought I would quickly whip up this whimsical sewing kit in a weekend. I had everything I needed for such a little project already in my sewing cupboards. Too easy!
Instead of two days, it has taken me two years. As with so many of my projects, I stalled and it was forgotten.
The pattern is the ‘Cottage Sewing Case’ by Mandy Shaw, from her book Stitch at Home. I modified it by omitting a few things, like the pocket tags, poppers, most of the decorative buttons, some of the buttonhole stitch around the pockets and the bird on the roof. Another alteration was that I elasticated the thread and unpicker loops rather than making them with felt.
I do not think that this could ever fall into the category of a practical object, but it is cute and was fun to make.
This little finish brings my 2020 UFO tally up to two. I have two fewer UFOs in my sewing room than I had at the beginning of the year. Hurrah!
I know myself well enough to know that I will always have UFOs, but I can certainly prune their numbers.