Tuesday, April 9, 2013
JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING...
On Friday I picked up a copy of Mollie Makes that contained a kit for making a small change purse. My handbag is already way too heavy to add a stash of coins to the contents. So I decided to make the coin purse and use it to store empty bobbins at my sewing table. I tend to buy bobbins in quantities of 25 to 35 as I like to have a bobbin filled and waiting when I am ready to sew.
This morning I took out the kit, found the instructions near the back of the magazine and set about making my oilcloth coin purse. The kit came with everything needed to make the purse, excepting glue and needle and thread. I imagine it could be hand sewn, but for me that is not an option. My machine worked beautifully and I was amazed at how easy it was to sew the oilcloth!
I found the purse quite easy to make and it was done in no time flat! My only difficulty was the "strong adhesive" needed to glue the pouch into the hinge mechanism. Oh my goodness! The instructions said that this step was a bit "fiddly", which honestly it was pretty easy...except for the glue that covered me, the scratch pad I was working on top of, and the coin purse! The last time I used this particular adhesive I SWORE that the next time I would use latex gloves. Did I remember? Of course not! That is, not until I was picking dried glue off of the purse, my hands and my clothing!
Anyway, I am happy to say that my new "bobbin keeper" is completed, filled and sitting on my sewing table waiting for my next bobbin winding. Yup, it is adorable and well worth the glue mess...even if I am picking off glue for the next week or two, lol.