Friday 15 June 2012

Kindle cover

Thought I should try out my brand new, super duper lightweight sewing machine and seeing that I haven't made anything (apart from a pair of curtains) on my old machine for at least 20 years I was itching to get going.

Not for me the 'try out all the stitches and make a rough prototype first' school, so straight in and use some of that pretty fabric I bought a couple of months ago when I first started thinking about a new machine.

So here is is, my first 'proper' piece of sewing in I don't know how long - a cover/pouch/bag for my Kindle.
Got the pattern of the internet (where else) after trying, and failing, to get my head round drafting one of my own.  Just a simple two pieces of fabric lined with batting and bound edges.  Don't look to closely at the mitred corners, not mastered those yet and they aren't as neat as I would like but hey ho, it's a Kindle cover not the Bayeux tapestry.  So that's the first make done and dusted, what next, cushion cover, owl doorstop or some free embroidery (dying to have a go at that).  Onwards and upwards.  The only worrying thing is all the extra stuff I'll have to find storage room for.

Rain just starting here as I type and the forecast is not good for the weekend so my beautiful rose bush will probably get battered, again, and when that happens it bows down to the floor so here are a couple of photos of it in all it's present glory.
It must be 8ft tall so more like a tree than a bush...

....and a close up, complete with greenfly (I never, ever spray).

Have a good weekend everyone, despite the weather.


Annie said...

Love the kindle cover...well done you. That rose looks it scented too?
A x

Von said...

Do I see a new love in your life Anne love your cover and have fun doing some free embroidery :)
Von x☺x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Ann
This is a great idea and beautifully made.
In awe of those beautiful blooms!

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, great idea, and what pretty fabric, a fabulous first make. When I got my machine a couple of months ago I wanted to make something straight away too. You are right to worry about the storage I've already got lots of fabric and no where to put it. Just finished making a bag, and now I want to have a go at making a carpet bag. Too much to make and too little time. LOL. Gorgeous blooms hope they don't get too battered. XX

chrissie said...

Really lovely Ann and well done for having a go on the new machine :)

The roses look very beautiful and I hope they survive the rain

Love Chrissie xx

Neet said...

You say you got the pattern off the internet Ann - where please? I might just make one myself for 'im indoors. Pity I am on a painting project at the moment as you are whetting my appetite for sewing - that is a brill cover you have made.
Hugs, Neet
ps thanks for preferring my cream - I preferred the dark when I had done - DOH!
My poppies are suffering as are my peonies and everything else.

jack said...

Glossy card smooshed with Spring Distress Inks and stamped with Crafty Individuals stamps. .

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Ann
If you want to go to a fabulous fabric shop try Patchwork Chicks at Barrowford. Take lots of money, especially as you have to have lunch at Pendle Heritage Centre as well. I'm going Friday with two friends, we are on the hunt for some fabrics for cushions we are making at Tracy Ankers cushion workshop at Slaidburn.
Lynn x
One I Made Earlier Today

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann. Looovely pouch. Enjoy your new machine. The rose is Stunning!!
Regards Florence x

Scraps of Elegance said...

Oh you clever girl! The kindle cover is a fantastic idea.