Today I thought I’d share my makes and thoughts from Aneela Hoey’s latest book, Stitched Sewing Organizers.
It’s a fabulous book, full of lots of different and unique projects allowing you to try out new techniques and work with some materials you may not have used before (super firm interfacing and vinyl in particular.)
First up, pretty much as soon as I got the book I made this boxy pouch:
I love making pouches and it was nice to make one with a difference, slip pockets and a zipper pocket. This boxy pouch is also fully lined, so it looks as fab inside as it does out!
I’ve also made a few of the smaller fabric boxes, which are a nice quick make and perfect for holding small bits on your sewing desk:
Next up is the See it all pouch which I loved making! Once again it doesn’t take that long and allows you to show off your favourite print! I love mine and use it to keep all my sewing machine maintainance bits and feet in.
I have also made (in a class with Aneela) the Fold up Folio. This is such a good make, it has pockets, pin cushions zipper sections, it has it all. I use mine almost daily as it houses my current Epp project and tools. I love it so much and would say it is a must make from the book!
Last but not least is the triple pouch. Which now houses my make up bits. This was a bit more ‘tricky’ than the others (for me!) But my advice is just to take your time and make sure you follow Aneela’s instructions carefully (She knows what she’s talking about.) Make sure you don’t skip a step accidentally and you will end up with a finished pouch that leaves you feeling very proud of yourself!
No doubt this will not be my last make from the book! The fact that I actually love and use all these makes shows what a fabulous collection of projects they are.
If anybody has made any of these projects or others from the book, please feel free to leave a link/pic in the comments so we can admire your lovely makes too!!
In my next post I’m going to be sharing my current (and future) EPP projects and my little set up for how I EPP!