I haven't been able to craft recently due to the building work going on in the house but I made these cute critters a while ago and had forgotten to post them.
I made several of these handy sewing cases after seeing them on pinterest and still have some waiting to be finished.
Apologies that I can't find the original source to give credit but I did my usual, had a go and winged it so they aren't copied just inspired
Sorry I cannot credit the people who inspired me but the ones I made here are from memory and are considerably different.
They make great gifts or fundraisers.
with pockets, front and back, to hold tape measure and sewing bits and bobs.
The wings open up and hold pins and needles.
The scissors will look like a wise old owl's spectacles if they are the right size.
Elastic loops form "claws" to hold a reel of cotton.
The blue owl in the centre is lightly padded to keep it flat so it is easier to pack for workshops. The outer two are stuffed and quite chubby.
Chick a Boo
This one is my favourite and is made from batik fabric
These could be made as a child's bag and could also be sized up or down.
With a little imagination, there's plenty of scope to personalise them.....
eg., with or without legs, different types of feet, legs of cord, tape or thin rope.
Below using a scrap of Kaffe Fassett fabric.
They all have individual characters according to their colours, the angle of the beak, the fabric etc.
There is a pocket in the body and a wing pocket on either side.
They can hang up or be worn around the neck.
Below, for the feathers I heat bonded two layers of fabric then machined the shapes with blanket stitch before I neatly trimmed them.
Still a few half finished, below...showing the component pieces.
If anyone in England has a Home Bargains shop near them (it's a Northern Company but is spreading) they have a range of super sewing items, scissors , tape measures, etc., all at bargain prices. Ideal to pop inside these to make more of a gift.
If anyone is interested in making them I have produced an instruction sheet and templates (at the request of the ladies in my quilting group) so I can email copies if requested.