22 September 2016

Strawberry Goody Goody Binding Kit

I just heard about The Sewing Loft September Sew & Tell yesterday and I was like oohhh... I need to make something.
The Categories are, Tools & Technique, Sewing Shapes, Scrappy Fabrics and Handmade Gifting.  I thought it would be fun if I could make ONE thing that could go in ALL of the Categories, a true challenge right ;)
So I give you my Scrappy Strawberry Goody Goody Binding Kit,
This is a free tutorial available with Lella Boutique, I have made a few of these, in fact it is my favorite thing to give to a fellow sewing buddy (I will show photos of others that I have made at the bottom of this post).  It is so versatile, it was made as a binding kit to hold some chocolates or whatever while you bind quilts, but I don't do quilts, but I do do English Paper Piecing and love it to hold all of my little bits and bobs for EPP projects.
Goody Goody Binding Kit with Sewing Tools
Now these aren't just hexies these are special Foundation Paper Pieced Hexies, my next favorite thing to create, FPP!  So how about that 2 in 1, the little jar of Strawberry Jam is from Susi herself of Tiny Toffee Designs, are you slightly jealous, hehe, We were in a Hexie swap together and I got partnered with her, if you don't know her, check her out, she was just featured in Issue 37 of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.  
Scrappy Hexies
 I started with this bunch of scrappy hexies, some from Susi and some from Nicole @littlesewitall and a few I made.  I wanted to include a few more FPP EPP strawberry hexies and I used this pattern here.
When I do Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) I use this awesome tool called a Finger Presser, it saves me from having my iron on all the time. (which my husband would constantly nag me about) Also it is very good at not allowing you to "stretch" the stitches which you see some people do when they do FPP, the stitching should be invisible and not stretched.
I have 2 different sewing tool Finger Presser's one is Clover and the other a wooden one.
Sewing Shapes Challenge, all about hexagons!

 I wouldn't have been able to do these hexies since I was working on them at night with out my Mighty Bright light, I just got this 2 days ago, perfect timing from my friend Erin @sewathomemummy
Mighty Bright Light, like sewing in daylight.
Hexies are truly my favorite shape!
Aurifil Monofilament Thread is also a very helpful tool when putting Hexies together.
The stitching doesn't show at all when using Monofilament thread to piece your hexies together, so Scrappy!
Interior Goody Goody Sewing Kit, the way I like it!
Just need to add a zipper pull to my zipper.
I will be giving this Scrappy Strawberry Goody Goody Kit to a friend of mine who loves Strawberries as much as I do, here are a few other's I have gifted in the last year.
Went to a well known blogger that was pregnant last year and wanted to join the needlebook swap, but didn't have time.

I was a Fairy Tale Swap Angel (her original partner did not send her a gift) this was part of her package along w/ a mini.
For the NanaCompany Swap, made with Paperie Fabrics.
I  thought I had more, but can't seem to find them, but don't they make great gifts!
Linking to Show & Tell at The Sewing Loft


Rosa said...

So beautiful and love your fabric.Great job!

Anonymous said...

Seen these and plan to try one myself - but what a lot of work you have put into creating yours. Very pretty.