Saturday, 4 February 2012
Pencil Case or pouch
I had an idea for baby granny squares in a frame. I also knew a pencil case would need a lining, or all the pens and pencils would fall out. Sewing is not my forte, well not on a machine at any rate. I've also never put a zip in anything, I confess when I was at school, I took the projects home to finish and persuaded my stepmother to do the hard stuff.
So I made six teeny tiny granny squares out of two tones of purple (the wee girls fav colour) and crocheted them together. Then I crocheted a row of single crochet and a row of treble crochets in black.
Then two rows of the dark purple above and below to make it longer but not wider.
A row all around of singles.
I crocheted a rectangle the same size in trebles for the back and crocheted the two together with single crochet.
Then I made the lining. I used some spare purple material remnants I purchased about 6 months ago for the WG to learn to sew on. I cut it about the same size as the crochet pouch with the right side as the inside. I sewed seams to prevent fraying, turned it and pinned the zip into place then sewed it on. I don't have a zipper foot for my very simple machine, so that was a little difficult. Then I sewed up the side seams and trimmed it. I hand stitched it into the pouch so that the stitching didn't show too much on the outside. It looks a little uneven but I think that adds to the charm.
The Wee Girl is very happy with the result.