Back to school

No one should return to school without a new pencil case but have you seen the price of them?
Luckily Freya has a new one, courtesay of her mum of course.

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We found some thin PVC covered material in my stash,
bought for wash bags that were never made.

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It has a Cath Kidston look about it which is always a plus in my daughter’s eyes.

Love, Lucie x

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I could do with one of these for my desk at work – fancy making another? 🙂

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  2. That’s pretty:) I made some dap bags (gym bags) for my boys and I’m in my studio making pencil cases at the moment. They’ll find their way onto the blog shortly. Little stash-buster items are always so satisfying to make, aren’t they?

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  3. I love it…and I love her name as it’s my name too 😀 x

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  4. I was just going to say that it is very Cath Kidston like. I got a shock when shopping for a little wash bag the other day – I wanted to leave a second set of toiletries over at Mums for when I visit to save running the gauntlet of airport security with liquids every time – the prices are steep if you go for anything remotely ‘trendy’. Well done you for ‘making do’ so beautifully from your stash.

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  5. That looks so professional. Jealous much!

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  8. Lovely print and unique! I bought some laminated fabric and it’s waiting, any tips on how best to sew this fabric, i.e. required needle etc. Thanks so much.

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    • This laminated fabric was a lot lighter in weight than other laminated fabric I have used. I didn’t get any of the issues I’ve come across with thicker, ‘stickier’ fabrics.
      I’ve never bought a ‘teflon’ foot that I’ve seen others recommend.
      Where you are sewing ‘front face to front face’ it is just like sewing through ordinary fabric but I tend to use a needle that is recommended for denim weight fabrics. When doing top stitching, as you might do along side a zip, I use my zipper foot but place a length of ribbon under where the foot will travel. This seems to work well. An alternative I would try is to stick a length of making tape adjacent to the sewing line. This would stop the laminate sticking to the underside of the foot also.
      Another tip is to use pegs or little stationary pegs/clips where you would usually use pins.
      I’ve also made other laminated projects you might want to have a look at.
      https://lovelucie1.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/peg-bag-2nd-edition/
      https://lovelucie1.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/oil-cloth-cushions/

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      • Thanks soooo much for all those tips. Yes my is lighter and doesn’t seem to stick as the typical oilcloths. I’ll be sure to push this one up my list now. Thanks again for taking the time to respond so thoroughly.

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  9. Bet Freya has the best dressed stationary in school 🙂

    Lovely fabric.

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  10. What a lovely one of a kind pencil case, I’m sure your daughter was thrilled.

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