What are Sewing Hexessories?
In just under a weeks' time, my Sewing hexessories pattern will be available to purchase.
I thought I'd take a moment to explain what they are and why you need to make them!
Sewing hexessories are a super cute collection of hexagon shaped essential sewing items featuring a needle-book, tape-measure cover and a scissor fob.
The very first sewing hexessory I designed was the needlebook. Every sewist should have one, even if you don't hand sew regularly. This little needlebook features 2 felt pages and enables you to carry the essential needles and pins for your current project.
I have a number of these needle books in each of my ongoing projects boxes and it means I always have a few pins and needles to hand. One advantage to having this little needle-book with my projects is that I don't manage to lose an entire package of needles on my travels (it's happened more than once, much to my annoyance).
Sometimes, I don't even join my two pages together and just keep one half in two of my sewing boxes - that way I get two needle minders for the price of one!
The next Hexessory to be designed was the tape measure cover.
Now, I don't know about you, but over the years I have managed to acquire a few retractable tape measures. I usually pick these up in Quilt Show goody bags or as free gifts for making some kind of sewing related purchase. Whilst they are useful, they are not very pretty, often with some sort of logo or wording printed on them. Rather than buy a new "pretty" looking tape measure, I decided to apply the Hexagami technique to them and make a pretty cover instead.
I am a firm believer in the notion that every household should have at least one tape measure. Whilst I personally don't do a lot of dressmaking, I do need to measure things often that can't be measured with a quilting ruler;
- Body dimensions for new clothing - it avoids getting trousers that are too long or worse still too short!!
- furniture - nothing worse than dragging that sideboard across the room only to find it doesn't quite fit.
- window recesses for new curtains or blinds.
We are never short of tape measures in this house!
The final hexessory in this collection is the scissor fob:
As someone who has taught patchwork and quilting regularly, it is very important for me to keep an eye on my cutting equipment. It's too easy to get mixed up with another students or to lose a pair or scissors/ rotary cutter(s).
These little scissor fobs are perfect! They are a great way avoid any confusion and to quickly distinguish whose equipment is whose.
Whilst I am not able to teach at the moment, these scissor fobs have been a godsend whilst I have been homeschooling and sharing my workspace with the family.
Everyone here at home knows that if a pair of scissors has a hexie on it - it means DO NOT USE without speaking to Mum first!
So what do you think? Can you see a set of Sewing Hexessories (or 3) in your sewing box(es)? Please leave a comment, I'd love to know what you think of them.
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