Ever looking to push the skillset further, I was sent home the other day with a new pattern (Easy Envelope Clutch by Keyka Lou Patterns, now Michelle Patterns) and what became a reminder that oh em gee I haven’t sorted out a Mothers Day gift for my Mum. Card sorted, but no gift. Fail.
I gave myself nap time and after bed time the following day (and tying up the loose ends today, so to speak..) to make my Mummy a little something, ’cause Mums are the BEST.
I learnt a few new techniques with this project; interfacing, lining, slip stitching – which I was terrified to think about, oh – and troubleshooting my machine doing something totally whacky.
Panic mode and unpicking followed, rethreading my machine, making a whole new bobbin. Then hey lightbulb (!) read the manual.. lazy me never reads manuals.
Once A was in bed and dinner was underway, I set about getting this little gift finished.
Which of course can’t be done without wine.
While enjoying the above wine, I realised I didn’t have a suitable button to finish it off. They were either too small, too red. Cue an SOS call (Save Our Sewing?) message to next door who saved the day with a lovely see through red floral number – pretty much made to match the lining, right?
Oh, by the way.. that slip stitch thing I was developing a sweaty brow over – so not a big deal! And what a difference it makes to finishing it off. MUCH nicer than the Frankenstitch I used to use when making things.
Top stitching done on the flap.
I think if I make this particular clutch again I might go slightly less thick on the interfacing. It feels lovely and plush.. but a tad too thick for me. Only just though (and I am sure Mum won’t mind).
I am in love with this gift wrap paper from Daiso. Look! Little Deer! Eeeee. $2.80 for 3 rolls? Sign me up.
“A good Mum lets her kids lick the whisk… A great Mum turns it off first”.
Happy Mothers Day this Sunday to all the Mums and Mums to be! Superheroes – all of you.