Raw edge applique & freestyle stitching
The end of the school year is now only two weeks away here in England and I am still busy sewing. My latest creation is for a very talented Geography teacher who has just earned a much deserved promotion.
Personalised Linen Pencil Case
The cute pencil sharpener is my favourite part of the design on the front of the case.
The back features a little globe as a fun nod towards her subject specialism.
As usual, I had some help from bad jealous kitty. She's looking very guilty in this photo, as well she might....whilst up there she spends her whole time chasing my fingers and the thread as it spins off the spool. Still at least when she's doing that she's not attempting to eat pins from their pot - A much more dangerous pass-time on her part! My hair 'style' is courtesy of an old (clean) pair of tights used to tie it into a messy bun thus keeping it out of my way while I sew. Do ya think it will catch on...?
Anyway, I free-motion stitched most of the applique details using my darning foot with the feed-dog lowered which gave the design that sketch like feel, however I then changed the foot for an open-toed applique foot and raised the feed dogs again. You can see this foot in the following couple of pictures;
Once I was happy with the design I inserted a zip and added a lining
The whole thing was then squared up and the side seams were joined and voila....