Summer Fun with Sew It’s Friday

On Friday evening we held the first in our series of 3 Sew It’s Friday sessions in which we will be doing some summery stitching.

The idea is to make a co-ordinated set of items, similar to those shown in this picture, beginning with the book cover.


We were a small group this time but we had a very pleasant evening with an unexpected result.

Whilst Karen had produced this fun design for the set, we are also keen to encourage creativity and developing your own ideas. During the introduction Karen suggested alternative ways of decorating the bookcover such as embroidery and using different motifs. She had a little dog shape with her which she was thinking of using herself. All the ladies loved the dog so much that they all decided to applique him onto their books instead of the flip flops!!

The finished books looked great and each one very individual even though they had all gone for the same motif.

I was very restrained and decided not to make a book cover as I tend to spend so much time throughout the evening making drinks for people I seem to end up with lots of unfinished projects. Instead I dug out one of those incomplete items and did some more work on it. It was  a lovely felt heart which I had only sewn the letter onto. I now have it all sewn together. Just some stuffing, a ribbon to hang it and some buttons to decorate and it’s ready to hang up in the shop.

Who knows maybe I’ll get it done ready for Yarn Shop Day this Saturday?


We’d love more people to join us for the next couple of sessions when we will be making a beach bag and a sunglasses case. You can use Karens design or apply your own ideas. My husband wants the sunglasses case so need to find out what he would like me to put on it!!


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