Monthly Makes | June

Yesterday I realised it was the end of the month……… Shock, horror – I hadn’t done anything about a Monthly Make!

Agog and aghast I trawled the box of kits and small patterns looking for something quick and easy to make in a late afternoon and found a “Sew Useful Clutch” kit designed by the delightful Rae Telfer (@sugarpluma1 on Instagram)

Everything was included in the kit to I quickly pressed the fabrics, layered them up, then basted them together ready for some quick machine quilting

It was too dark to take pics by the time I’d finished so I took them this morning for you.

Here it is finished

There are two buttons, one for when it’s full and one for not so full

Because I was in a hurry I decided to try machine sewing the binding down. Honestly, by the time I’d unpicked and re-stitched sections that hadn’t been caught I could have hand stitched it twice over!! Never again!

The inside has plastic pockets for storage (don’t look too closely at the binding – there are still places where it hasn’t been caught, but hey, it’s not going into a show to be judged)

Here’s one I made a couple of years ago (and hand stitched the binding down!)

and you can see they hold a lot!

Great instructions, lovely fabric choices and a project to be completed in an afternoon – win, win!

Anybody had time/energy/inclination for a “monthly make” for June??

Meredithe x

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7 Responses to Monthly Makes | June

  1. Linda Tiernan says:

    Ok….you get the gold star for even attempting a project on the last evening of the month. Now that would have either exhausted you or enthused you with Mojo! Very pretty project. I would have just let June slide quietly by, as ai did with May!! Well done! 🤗

  2. audrey says:

    They may be very last minute, but you are finishing up some very sweet little projects.:) That’s got to feel good!

  3. frayedattheedge says:

    I need one (or several) of those. I’m looking forward to getting my sewing machines back, all clean and oiled and ready to tackle the pile of UFOs!!

  4. tinaor says:

    Lovely – love the contrast binding to fabric!

  5. Gail says:

    Fabulous and satisfying, ‘quick’ make. Congratulations for pulling this off! Love it! 😊

  6. Good heavens, you can stitch up a storm when you feel so inclined, can’t you!

  7. Helen f says:

    You are amazing M!! They are both gorgeous!!

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