A Weekend of Sewing and a Day at the Beach

Hello Everyone!

I have had a really nice weekend, a lot of sewing and a day at the beach.


This is a pencil case I made for my eldest daughter. She asked me to make one that could fit her big calculator. It is a lined boxed zipper pouch with a chunky zipper that measures 9″ x 4 1/2″ x 2″ and it is made after the method I described in an earlier post which you can see here. It turned out great and she is very happy with it too.

The only thing I might change next time is to use a heavier interfacing.

The next two zipper pouches I made for my youngest daughter. They are made of oilcloth and are not lined so it was two very quick projects. It is not hard to sew with oilcloth just remember to use clips instead of pins because they will leave holes.

The small one measures 3″ x 3 1/2″ x 1.

The big one measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″.

This tablet sleeve is made like the one I made in my last blog post, you can read it here. The only difference is that I boxed the bottom corners on the outer fabric too instead of inserting an side panel. Boxing the corners is a lot quicker of course.


These two pictures are made today at Rocky Point between Torquay Surf Beach and Jan Juc Beach on the coast of Bass Strait about 1 hour and 15 min south of Melbourne. The tide was very low this morning so my husband and I could walk along the water edge. It is really pretty and the weather was absolute perfect today.

Until next time happy sewing and take care.


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