Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last sewing projects of the week!

These have been two incredibly productive weeks and I have managed to produce quite a few things that have been on my to-sew list for a while! 

The last two projects to be ticked of my list were a camera cozy for my new camera and a eco-friendly make up case.

The Camera Cozy: 

My brother gave me, a few weeks ago, a camera as I had been complaining that ours was too bulky to carry around with me all the time. As with most cameras, this did not come with a case!  Have you noticed how the cameras are always so cheap but then you have to get the memory card, and the case and in the end you spend double the amount you thought you would!o?
Well, this time, instead of buying an ugly generic one, I decided to make my own.

I went online and found this tutorial from Sew Mad and was all set!

The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. I skipped the quilted look and replaced the velcro closure with a snap and I have to say, I really like the result. It didn't turn out perfect but it makes up for its faults by being super cute!

The Make-Up Case:

I know I keep tooting my own horn, but this make up case turned out adorable! And environment friendly, no less!

It's a basic zippered pouch, with boxed bottom and hot pink Michael Miller fabric. The lining is made from an Oeko-Tex certified waterproof fabric that will allow me to wipe it clean with a damp cloth when it gets make up smudges all over it.

As a final touch, I added one of my brand new labels, fresh off the printer. But more on that later...

This closes my sewing week. Now I need to start planning as there are presents to be made and not much time to do it, before we head out to New York and Lisbon!

1 comment:

  1. Love that you went out of your way to make this super eco-friendly with the Oeko-tex lining. Well done!


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