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September 25, 2012

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing Caddy Edition

By Betty Crafter

Hello fellow vintage crafty lovers! This week I have another installment for our folksy, sweet, 1960s felt sewing caddy. Last time we gathered all the supplies we need, and this time we’ll draw out the pattern. The first step is to draw 1 inch by 1 inch boxes on about 4 pieces of paper. If you’re lucky enough to have a straightedge that measures 1 inch in width, then fantastic! If not you can do like I did and cut a one inch wide piece of cardboard to make your lines.

Next we have to draw the pattern pieces on these sheets of paper using this guide:

The short dashed lines means the pieces overlap. The long dashed lines mean to draw a mirror image of the piece on the other side. This part is a little tricky to do. I had to do a combination of trying to match the lines of the pattern through the squares exactly and sketching the pieces the way they looked right. Once I had the pieces looking the way I thought they should I went over my final lines with another color to make it clearer.

Whew! After that tedious work I need a break! Catch up with me next time when we’ll cut out all our pattern pieces and scallop the edges!
I will leave you with some vintage craft eye candy. I’d love to make one of these mirrors – which one do you think it should be?

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2 Responses to This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing Caddy Edition

  1. Silvercat Reply

    September 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    The caddy is going to be cute!

    And I like the owl mirror, although maybe change it’s expression a little.

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      September 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      I agree – the owl does look a little persnickety!

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