February 10, 2011

just in case

Below is my simple solution to house my new listening device while stitching.
I can hook it right to my scissors lanyard and that way I don't have to wear two things around my neck.
When I need the scissors the chain slides right through the clasp of the case and then back down again.

The case is made from pink leather.The front is painted and stitched while the back is only stitched.
Stitching the leather was not as hard as I thought, although, there was some needle drag. 

 This is my new case for my phone when I'm on the go. I love the vintage glass button.

A new sunglasses case because I'm hopeful spring will eventually arrive....

An eyeglass case is below. 
I really liked making this out of wool felt I had used as a waste cloth on a previous project.  I used Misty Fuse, threads and a painted dryer sheet over the top with flowers cut from silk fusion.  The dryer sheet, I don't think, will hold up over time, but I liked experimenting with this idea for future wall art pieces.

Below is my favorite case which I'll use for my mini sketchbook for the sketchbook challenge.
I'll talk about that another time.

It's been busy here with lots of deadlines on the horizon.
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Creating!


Vicki W said...


Quilt Rat said...

These are wonderful.......don't think I cam pick a favourite they are all so cool!

here is a tip when working with leather...if you don't have a special Teflon foot you can put a piece of Teflon tape on the bottom of your presser foot. Another way to get rid of the "drag" is to sew with a thin piece of tissue paper between the leather and your throat plate...then just tear away the tissue.

Deb Levy said...

Lots of pretty cases Kathy!

Barbara said...

These are very cool and practical. I made one for my ipod a year ago but didn't thing of adding something to hook to a lanyard.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

love these!

Sharon said...

your so clever, I love the buckle case.

Danielle said...

Beautiful work Kathy. I need to make a case for my iPod and you've offered some great inspiration, thanks!