Sunday, April 21, 2013

What I Made...

Hey all! Wow, where does the time go?  It's already the end of's been nearly a month since I have sat down at my sewing machine....I haven't sewn a stitch!  This is unacceptable, I need to make some time for sewing..ASAP.

I'm finally getting around to writing about my Covert Robin project.  I couldn't blog about it until I was sure my recipient received it, and well, I just haven't had the chance since then!

Sending out a package to England was the tiniest bit nerve wracking to me.  I have never sent one before, and I just felt like the address was incomplete.  There wasn't very many numbers, but lots of words.  We have so many numbers in ours here in the numbers, street numbers, zip codes.  The icing on the cake was that I was so excited to get it out, when I wrote my little note, I forgot to include my email!  Over the next week or so, I sporadically checked my receivers blog.  She got it!

I couldn't wait to read what she wrote!  Such kind words, and I'm so glad she likes it!  I decided to go with a wallet.  I used the pattern for the Have It All Wallet from the Straight Stitch Society .  It was a good pattern, easy to follow, and I had most of it together in about two to three work sessions.  I had some trouble with the top stitching, as my machine got a little angry over the amount of layers it had to sew through, but after 4 attempts (and possibly attaching my walking foot, I honestly can't remember) it finally came out decent...certainly not perfect...but acceptable.  I just thought I would share a few pics of the process.  There were a few "firsts" in this for me, and I had fun learning some new techniques.

My second ever zipper...first time with those pretty little finished ends.

Zipper pouch nearly complete!

card wallet

Almost assembly time!

Ready to turn!

Sewn together, snap and bow placement test!

Hooray! All done! :)

Add a little tissue paper and some ribbon...ready to mail!
Hope you enjoyed seeing the wallet progress, I know I did as I was making it!  Hope you are all enjoying some great crafty projects!  If you ever have the chance to sign up for a swap like this, I recommend it! It was fun!  Thanks to all the wonderful hosts who ran it!



  1. Looks brilliant - what a great Covert gift to make and send!!!

  2. Jess, this is amazing! I am seriously so impressed with this project - hope to see you this weekend and it was great to see you at MQG!