Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sewing Companion Case

I couldn't resist this little Sewing Companion Case when I came across it, whilst browsing Pinterest

Sorry my photography isn't the best!

I was was also very happy to find it is a one piece pattern, I love uncomplicated patterns!  I'd bought the Balloon fabric on a trip to a craft show at the NEC in Birmingham over a year ago, and teamed it with the pale blue polkadot fabric, which I thought made an excellent contrast.

Once the 2 fabric pieces, plus some soft iron on interfacing, are sewn together and turned out the right way, some nifty folds form the pockets.

You can (just) see the stitching which holds it all in place on the back. 

In my haste to make this, I forgot to check that my needle work scissors would actually fit in it. And this project was sadly left unfinished for some time. So my top tip is to measure and adjust the size of the pattern to your scissors before you start. The instructions say 4" Scissors should fit, mine are 5".

However, I loved this little Sewing Case and wanted to use it, so I found it is perfect for my Nail Scissors and clippers, the emery board is a little long, but I'm sure I can find a suitably sized one. So, I finished this project with an old fashion popper, and it now sits in my work box, where I can find it when I need a manicure!

Sarah xx


  1. These little sewing companions are my go to gift for friends who sew. They are just so quick and easy to make.

    I love the balloon fabric you chose to make yours with.

  2. What a great idea! Love your fabric choices,the dots go great with the balloons!

  3. This is lovely. I love the fabrics you used. This is something I want to do for my scissors. I'm going to a craft and sewing show in London on the 4th April, so may see what fabrics I can buy there!

    Thanks for sharing.

    So many bloggers seem to be from America (not that there's anything wrong with that) so it's great to meet another blogger from UK.

    Over from the Sew Crafty linking party.

  4. Lovely!! Funnily enough, I was just looking for a scissors case pattern!

    Kate - I'm English too!

  5. I'm English and going to the same event on the 5th! This sewing companion is a very cool design with lovely fabric!


  6. Now I would have said what a great excuse to go shopping for some more scissors!! It is a great idea to use it for a manicure set though. Hope you have a great week. :)

  7. I love the idea of a companion case, it's just what I need to stop my little bits and pieces going everywhere!

  8. These little cases are great for all kinds of uses. I made them in school many many moons ago and I use to call them 'the foldy over pocket'. I love the fabric you used.

    Jan x

  9. What a cute design! I especially like the two companion fabrics. Have a wonderful week!

  10. The balloon fabric is lovely. Great little case.

  11. My mum bought me some new embroidery scissors last week and they are SO sharp that I had a dream about making a case for them - now I've got an idea! A cross between your case and the one that Wendy gave a tutorial on a couple of weeks ago should fit the bill nicely.
    Having wanted contact with more British bloggers, you're inundated now.....

  12. Very cute. I really like the balloon fabric.

  13. Gorgeous! I love the balloon fabric and it's so neat - I might have to have a go at that myself :-) Simmi x

  14. What a great idea. You're right the balloon fabric is complemented beautifully by the polka dot blue material.
    Wendy x