Monday, December 5, 2011

Sensational Sewing Challenge - Something Useful

This month at 'Sensational Sewing Challenge' the theme was Something Useful.  I made a felt bedside holdall. My mom found this idea while browsing on the web.  She cannot remember where though, so our apologies for not acknowledging this lovely idea.  The original holdall was made in material, but felt is so much easier and quicker to work with and this time of year, that worked for me!

This bedside holdall has a pocket for a bottle, toy, book or notebook and pencil. It is such an easy thing to make. I just taped 3 A4 Pieces of paper together for a pattern cut it out with mom's zigzag scissors and hand-stitched all the pockets and embellishments.  I am very pleased with how it turned out and will give it to my little sister, Gabrielle, as a Christmas present!

The new theme at Sensational Sewing Challenge is ‘Christmas’. So please hop over to Kelly's blog to enter your Christmas makes!

Love Nancy


  1. Wow, that's awesome! I love it Nancy! :)) Good luck with the contest, though I don't think you need it!
    Lots of love
    Tane ♥

  2. I LOVE it! You're so creative and this shows just how you use your talent.
    Perrin xxx

  3. That's really pretty, well done. I've always liked the idea of trying something with felt. It's been lovely reading your blog, it's nice for a homeschool Mom with younger children to see what the older ones get up to, I feel encouraged ;-)
    Enjoy your baby sister, she is beautiful.

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  5. This is really cute Nancy, I love to knit and sew too!!! I enjoyed this post:)

    G-d Bless, Eva