Browsing on Pinterest I was greatly inspired by La boite de Biscotte which is a lovely French blog where I found a beautiful Wholecloth needlecase/bobbin holder, with a pattern too! The blog is in French but I think it's possible to make the needlecase following the photographs alone. There is a lot of stitching, but that is the fun of it! It is small, therefore I can stitch this when travelling. You will find the needlecase/bobbin holder here.
A similar shaped patchwork needlecase/holder and tutorial with measurements can be found on Annie's blog, Flowergarden.
Now, I am in a quandary, which one to make!!
*************The little pouch photographed below is something I made a few years ago. It is hand quilted. I don't know if it would be called Whitework, although it is worked in white! Can any of the quilters out there confirm whether this is Whitework or Wholecloth quilting?
The pouch is not intended to be an heirloom as it has been well used. It was useful when I used to play Lawn Green Bowls, to carry my chalk and measures (the rules dictated that the bag had to be white) and I needed to be able to get to my chalk or measure fast, in order not to slow the game down.
My pouch was made and stitched in polyester cotton. I designed it as a mini backpack as I needed my hands free to play bowls.
If you click on the photos you will be able to see the stitching detail which the dull weather has actually helped to show quite nicely!
|You can see the tabs for the straps, top and bottom.|
|I made tabs with eyelets for the straps.|
|This is inside out, showing my bias bound seams.|
I hope you enjoy visiting La boite de Biscotte and Annie's Flowergarden.
I hope to see you again soon.