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tiny patchwork ~ and trying something new

Attention everyone who is afraid of making something with a hardware clasp ~ I was once like you, but I tried it and now I know that it's nothing to fear!  Honest!

And holy moly is it ever fun to cut up a bunch of small scraps (courtesy of all my First Romance sewing) into 1" pieces and sew them together - on point - to make a scrappy happy case. :)  Although, if I'm being totally honest, the blue border on the bottom is not a deliberate design detail, but rather a solution to make the case long enough because I underestimated (as I usually do) the amount of shrinkage that happens from when you lay out your pieces to when you sew them together.  That seam allowance is greedy! LOL!

Anyhow, I'm super tickled with how well this little case turned out.  It will hopefully save my precription sunglasses from future scratches.

If you want to try a sew-in clasp, Etsy has LOTS! xo k


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Reader Comments (11)

Haven't tried a sew in or a glue in clasp yet, I keep thinking it will be a nightmare. i do even have one or two lying around waiting for me to try. Yours looks very sweet. x
July 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKay
Ooooooohhhhh it's so pretty and I love the accidental blue border on the bottom
Karen 😊
July 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I prefer to sew them in. I use upholstery thread because it's tough enough to god through the holes without being sheared away. This little purse is very sweet!
July 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNancy D.
Very cute, I haven't seen the pearl before. Never would have known the blue wasn't part of the plan. Kind of reminds me of the old time cigarette cases. I have several clasps and kits but haven't got the nerve up yet. One is a replica of the aqua stripe in a previous post...for my granddaughter, it's her all time favorite color.
July 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCindy from Sacramento
It is really so beautiful. I love it!
July 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEzgi
I just love this. Never tried a clasp like that before, guess I will have to tackle it !
July 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHedy
What a treasure-- never ever tire of seeing all the wonderful possibilities for First Romance <3
July 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCFQuilter
Very nice to see the whole line together. I can't wait for your line to come out. I've been doing a lot of stash sewing (clothes for me and my (god)children mostly), so there will be room in my cupboard.
July 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSara
I haven't used the hinge yet, because they are expensive. Maybe I haven't found the best source. Someday, I'll try.
July 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFonda
I love this! You've inspired me to get out some tiny scraps and just enjoy some time making patchwork.
July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLorinda Davis
This turned out to be so cute. I would love to apply some appliques too.
November 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer David

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