It has been a long time since I made a post. I have been doing a lot of projects lately but as my dear companion ‘The Laptop’ was busy going crazy & haywire, was not able to post the details of those projects. So, BEWARE fellows, there will be now a torrent of posts 🙂
My new project involves cross stitching and sewing. I made 2 pencil pouches adorned with embroidered motifs. These cases were made especially for my visiting nephew and niece, who came to India to spend their summer holidays.
This was my first solo sewing project. I am not very well acquainted working with the sewing machine. But this time, I decided to take the challenge.
For each of the pouch, I cross stitched Alphabets and a small motifs.
All the embroidery has been done using cross stitch on 32-count dosuti fabric ( a kind of even weave fabric available readily in India )
For my nephew, I chose a dark olive green cloth for the pencil case . I stitched his first name’s first alphabet ‘N’ in blue and green. The alphabet pattern has a pen in it, which goes well with the school theme. For the motif, I embroidered a budding scientist performing experiments in School’s Science lab.
For my niece, I chose a bright floral print cloth for the pouch base. I cross-stitched her name’s first alphabet ‘A’ in shades of pink and violets.For her pouch, I cross stitched a small cutie fairy (just like her) sitting beside the bluebell flowers.
The alphabets and the boy motif was chosen from The World of Cross Stitching magazines.The fairy was taken from Joan Elliot’s ‘Cross stitch Fairies ‘ book.
The pencil case designs are very simple. I have joined 2 rectangular pieces together, with a zip attached on top. Still, this simple task took me 5+ hours, due to my inexperience with sewing.
But, the reactions from my niece and nephew, made my efforts worthwhile. 🙂
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