A bespoke pencil case
Here’s some terrific fun!
Recently, I booked us a week away in Mexico, and, having C’s children’s art class self portraits and Frida Kahlo on our minds, we thought we’d make a couple pencils cases to take with us. After all, how hard can it be?
So we got a little bit of raw canvas, cut four identical rectangles, and got to work.
We drew our designs in pencil, traced over with a sharpie, and filled in with acrylics.
It took a couple of days, but by this afternoon, when the sewing machine was transferred from the craft room into the studio, it looks like a bomb went off in here! 😀
I’m not a very good seamstress, and so had to look at a couple of videos about fitting a zipper, but, in the end, it wasn’t too difficult.
Bless the person who invented sergers!
A few final snips and…
Ta-da! A bespoke pencil case!
I love it. Now to finish C’s. 😀
o yes Frida! always an inspiration.
and look at your pencil case, such a fine result, wonderful Veronica.
you made yourself the best souvenir already.
Thank you so much Renilde. 😀
😀 Thank you. 😀
very cool and one of a kind.
😀 It’s true! 😀
That’s the most beautiful unibrow I’ve ever seen!
It’s true! I love that unibrow too. Wonder if I should stop plucking my brows…lol.
What a great project – my daughter would love a Frida pencil case. Hmmmm another project?
Go for it! I bet you’ll love making one. 😀
So clever .. a one in a kind pencil case! 😀
That was so much fun to make that now I want to make another one. 😀
Clever girl ????
i never cease to be impressed with your creative skillz
😀 Thank you so much sweetie. 😀
love love your pencil case…..what a novel idea. I also have the very same model Bernina as you do but I sew a lot.
Oh you’re so clever. I can hardly sew at all. I can just do the basics. I suppose I should put in more time practising or maybe take a course. 😀
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