Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pocket Mending Book

Pocket Mending Book by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

"I'm the queen of little things," I told a friend once, and it's true. There's nothing I love more than a small patchwork project. This pocket mending book is definitely one of my tiniest projects to date, and I'm just crazy about it.

The book itself finishes at 4" square, small enough to actually slip into the pocket of my purse. The scraps making the patchwork X on the front finish at 1" square, and I added a little hand quilting with pink Aurifil thread just for fun. I love that I can feature tiny details in this design like that adorable kitty by Heather Ross!

Pocket Mending Book by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

The inside of the book is lined with my favorite Tiger Lily print. I added two felt pages for needles, pins, and buttons.

Pocket Mending Book by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

The back page of the book has two tiny pockets -- one for embroidery scissors and the other for thread. Trying to stuff a whole spool of thread in here would be difficult, so I wound a length of thread onto a piece of recycled card stock instead.

Pocket Mending Book by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

The binding and back is all one piece of material, this great pink geometric print from Sidewalks by October Afternoon.

I made notes while I was working so that I could sew more of these, and I plan to try another one this weekend to see if I got all the numbers right. With all the trial and error of trying a new pattern, I don't always get everything recorded as I go along.

Pocket Mending Book by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

But wouldn't these make adorable little gifts? I'm thinking stocking stuffers, swap extras, just-because-you're-the-awesomest-friend-ever presents...

Yep, it might just be time to set up my own pocket mending book factory in the sewing room.

Happy weekend, friends!

12 comments:

  1. I love this, it's so cute and handy!

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  2. This is so lovely! Well done!

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  3. Oh I always love your fabric choices! Whoever is the recipient of one of these from you will love you forever (though I'm certain they would anyway!!).

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  4. I love making little things too ~ I did the factory thing yesterday at my guilds sew day. I made little sewing kits from the book Zakka Style. I've made so many of them, I don't even need the pattern anymore.
    Love your little case too ~ the little pockets in the back are darling.

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  5. Adorable, Heidi! I'm so with you about tiny patchwork projects... But don't you feel compelled to crank out some quilts, too in order to justify your stash? Lol. Love, love, love your wee mending book!

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  6. This is just so cute (and useful as well)!! Love the little kitty ;-)
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  7. Very, very cute! I've made several about the same size and just love them! Great gifts -- I even bought about 10 pair of little scissors because its just a little more classy to include them in the gift.

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  8. So adorable!! I just love everything that you make!! It is always such a joy seeing your latest handmade treasures.

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  9. So cute, I would like if someone gave me a gift like that. In fact, I need a needle holder. Nicely done!

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