I made this set of patchwork sewing accessories for my mum, who's getting back into her own patchwork as well as redecorating in red, black and white.
I told Mum that I'd make her some wall art for her bedroom, but she doesn't know about the sewing accessories!
I made a long strip of friendship-braid-esque patchwork for this project; it was about a metre long, and 13cm wide. I cut something like 50 half-hexagons for that length, which ended up being a little too long (which was totally okay because I ruined that extra length accidentally and then still had enough).
I used three fabrics in the braid; a grey arrow print, a black and white semi-geometric print and a black, grey, white and red chevron print. When I put everything together I used a red version of the grey arrows as the accent fabric, and I think it worked a lot better than I thought it would. My original idea was to have the red in the braid but this turned out so nicely that I'm glad I did it this way instead.
I framed it myself, basically just lacing it directly onto the board that makes up the back. I should have used a mat in there but there ended up being no room.
I tried some freehand embroidery on one of the hexagons, just some red lines and dots to add interest.
this tutorial, except I made smaller, more substantial tabs and put them on both sides. Everything else is pretty much the same. I'm really pleased with how it came out although the topstitching is a little wonky due to the interesting seams in the patchwork.
I'm not sure how well he works because I haven't really tested him out fully, but I think the elastic may be too flimsy and not hold him onto the machine well enough. If I do something similar again I'll use a fabric strap with velcro or something.
I'm pretty pleased with the whole set, really! I hope my mum feels the same way when she gets the package!
I'll be sending it soon, along with this blanket I edged for my little sister's birthday: