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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Stitching

Like most of you I've been spending as much time as possible in my sewing room doing some stitching for Christmas presents. I bought sewing machines for three of my granddaughters so, of course, they need a few things to go with the machines. First I made sewing machine covers...simple rectangles with some rick rack added.



Then I made a trifold sewing kit using one I had gotten as a gift from a friend as my pattern.











I'm wondering...what would you put in these sewing kits? So far I've gotten a tape measure, seam ripper, seam gauge, bobbins and pins. I think I need some hand and machine needles and some thread...what am I leaving out?


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26 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

How sweet of you to buy sewing machines for your granddaughters! What a perfect gift! :)

Vickie said...

Those are very nice gifts...I can't think of anthing you're leaving out.

Marge said...

Oh what wonderful gifts for your granddaughters! I would maybe add some marking pencil or chalk, otherwise looks like you have it covered.

Quilt n Queen said...

What a special gift for your granddaughters...don't forget a good pair of scissors. Happy stitching, Pauline

Tammy said...

Needle threader small scissors ?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A sweet sewing package for your granddaughters. I agree, you need to add some scissors - I love those little shaped ones: butterfly, bird, bear, ballerina, fairy

Julie Fukuda said...

Lucky girls. I had to wait for my wedding to get a machine. Now I need a place large enough to put it ... and probably a tune up after 50 years ... well, maybe more, as it was not new when I got it.

Ray and Jeanne said...

I agree with the scissors and I'd add a thimble. This is a darling gift! ~Jeanne

sandra said...

What a wonderful gift will you be with them when they open them? I can't think of another thing to put in the little kit. Bless you and have a Merry Christmas

Lea and her Mustangs said...

A wonderful gift. Can't think of a thing other than what has been suggested.

Wendy Christian said...

Beautiful sewing kits Marlene!! Your granddaughters will be thrilled!! .... might I suggest sewing snips, if not the suggested scissors above? Something simple to sit beside the machine.... Bless you, dear Lady!

Belinda said...

What lovely gifts!!! I know the recipients will be thrilled! Merry Christmas Marlene!!

Margaret said...

How fun. I am sure they will love them. Maybe a marking pencil of some kind would be a good addition. When I taught my girls to sew I bought both of them the Simplicity Learn to Sew book. I still use mine occasionally even after all these years.

Sharon Dawn said...

How about some cute little scissors? Nordic Needles has some fun ones. Those are great gifts!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

Those are darling! They will love it. Such a great idea.

Gmama Jane said...

Very nice accessories for their sewing machones. What are the dimensions of your machine covers? I would like to make some for gifts too. Dimensions on the kits too. You gave me some great gift ideas!!! Thanks

Gmama Jane said...

Very nice accessories for their sewing machones. What are the dimensions of your machine covers? I would like to make some for gifts too. Dimensions on the kits too. You gave me some great gift ideas!!! Thanks

Adrienne said...

Great idea! Maybe you could add some extra needles for their machines.
~Adrienne~

gpc said...

I agree about the little scissors - I use mine constantly - but can't think of anything else. What a lovely gift! :)

Josie McRazie said...

What a great gift! I agree with scissors and a thimble!

FlourishingPalms said...

I might be too late to be of value here, but I'd include a 1" X 6" lucite ruler. I can't tell you how often I use the two I have. In any case, you're a wonderful grandmother to have come of with these thoughtful gifts. Your grandies will love them!

Tracy P. said...

What treasures! I know they will love them. I am sure you can hardly wait to give them. May they share your love for the colors and textures and beauty, and the feel of the fabric in their hands.

Teresa said...

How fun! Can I ask what kind of machine did you get them. I have a granddaughter that I think would love a sewing machine of her own. You might add a matching p

Teresa said...

Wouldn't let me finish.....I was saying you might add a matching pin cushion :)

Ann in PA said...

What a wonderful way to encourage your granddaughters to join you....quilting & sewing provides one with a lifetime of joy. I would add a little stork scissors & a thimble. Blessings for a wonderful Christmas!

Di said...

Tiny pair of scissors?