Sunday, February 21, 2016

Creative Maker Supply Case - Sew Sweetness patterns (Pattern Test)

I could have sworn I blogged this already - but apparently not!

I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for the Creative Maker Supply Case from Sew Sweetness patterns.  It's probably no secret that I love Sara's patterns, and this one was no exception.

I would say this would be advanced-beginner and up, in skill terms.  There are a few fiddly bits with the zip and you need to go carefully and slowly to make it work nicely.

The pattern is intended to hold some art-y type supplies and comes in three sizes, as shown on the pattern cover:



We were just gearing up to head overseas when the pattern came out, so I decided to go off piste and make these into lego travel kits for the kids.  I used super cool echino fabrics for the outside:


and inside, there was a mixture of things to do:


The mesh pouch was great for holding the instructions and plastic bags which come inside the box of lego.  I was able to put two of the smaller kits into these, along with a colouring book and their tablets - amazing amount of activity stuff for one case!

Instead of going all the pencil slots, I designed a place for a lego matt and some people to be stored on the right, so they could open this up on the plane tray table and build the lego onto the mat.  Worked a treat!

For Isabelle's lego, I experimented with a see-through vinyl pouch to hold the lego pieces while you work.  She likes the Lego Friends range, which comes with a variety of extremely small pieces, like hair bows or carrots...


I am not sure how successful the pouch was.  It looks a bit messy, and could probably have done with a zip or something to close it.  Having said that, none of the lego escaped, so perhaps it was a success!

I really enjoyed making these and the kids were blown away.  I kept them as a surprise and they were a very welcome distraction on the second loooong flight between Australia and the UK :)

Ciao for now...

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