Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sewing Room Swap

I joined a Sewing Room Swap on flickr where you make one large item and one small item for your swap partner. It is a secret swap so they don't know that you are making for them, so it's a lot of digging around and stalking and seeing what their taste is like.  You make a mosaic at the start of the swap and give general idea about what you might like, but really, it is up to you as to what you make.  I can't reveal who my partner is yet as she hasn't received her items, but I am in awe of her work. She makes beautiful things and always sends such amazing swap packages, so the pressure was on!

Social tote

I decided to make a Social Tote and added a little pincushion that is included with the pattern.  

Social tote pincushion

It needed something more so I added a thread catcher

Cute little thread catcher

And I thought a little dumpling would finish it off nicely

Dumpling pouch

Dumpling inside
Inside the dumpling

And then I thought, no it still needs something else, so I whipped up this reversible sewing machine cover with a block from Patchwork 163

Sewing machine cover

And the other side of the cover is Tula Pink's Parisville clamshells quilted using serpentine stitch.

Reversible sewing machine cover

And it all together...

Camera Roll-1013


  1. Oh, what a great swap package to receive!

  2. Your partner was well and truly spoiled. Love that clamshell fabric too.

  3. Oh my goodness, Deb -- I just love the feeling of adding more and more for someone, and you certainly did that here! I love how your last "something else" was just enormous:D The fabrics are perfect too!

  4. Wow Deb! Your receipient should be very pleased with all those beautiful items. Swaps are so challenging but exciting at the same time and also a good way to stretch your own skills.


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