Friday, August 20, 2010

Procrastination Sewing

Does anyone else out there engage in procrastination sewing?

I have a bunch of other things I should be working on . . . the man quilt, my DQS9 quilt, a tissue box cover . . . but last night I just HAD to make this little case for my iPod.

I recently signed up for the The Biggest Loser 5k, and this is my motivation to take my iPod to the gym and go running.  Running is definitely NOT one of my favorite fitness activities.  If only sewing burned more calories . . .   :-)

I just love this adorable Kokka cheater print.

Oh, and that buttonhole?  My first ever!  And it was nowhere near as hard as I expected.


For the binding and lining I used this fun green polka dot print from the adorable Rainy Days and Mondays line.


EDITED: I somehow completely forgot to mention that I made this with the Pink Penguin Super Simple Camera Case tutorial.  Be sure to check out Ayumi's great tutorial!

I'm linking up to Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday.  Have a great weekend!

Mary

26 comments:

  1. Sweet, Mary! I love the fabrics, and wooden buttons are the best, aren't they?

    I saw one like this and it had a rivet in the back, through which thy could thread the earphones. You may want to try it!

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  2. Very cute Mary! Now get cracking on the tissue box cover! Priorities! Just teasing... I do the same thing from time to time!

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  3. That is great! I love the wood button as well. I'm a big fan of procrastination sewing-sometimes you just have to do it :)

    Good luck with the running!

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  4. i love this! what a great idea and i love the fabric you used

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  5. I am a huge procrastinator of sewing! I've got a laundry basket full of mending and unfinished projects to finish. Like you, I wish I can burn calories while sewing.

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  6. How adorable!! :o)

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  7. It's adorable! I'm a big chicken when it comes to buttonholes but I guess I'm going to have to be brave and try one...

    Jennifer :)

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  8. Oh my gosh Mary that is sooooo cute! Love it! I love the idea of using a cheater print for smaller projects, too.

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  9. great case, it turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. so cute, love procrastination sewing, it's my fav. :)

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  11. so cute!! I love your projects, they are always so well done and great fabric choices.

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  12. Very cute! I would never have known that was a cheater print. Love it.

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  13. I love the patchy goodness of the print, what a nice finish! Even the first buttonhole is great!

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  14. I procrastinate sewing projects, or at least inhale trouble not starting new ones! I wish there was some way to burn calories while sewing...let me know if you come up with anything!

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  15. Yes I think we all procrastinate! LOL!
    Great project! Love the fabric and congrats on that first buttonhole! Good job!
    carla louise
    www.ohsewaddicted.com

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  16. Sweet case! Your buttonhole looks great...very nice job! Stopping over from Sew & Tell. Happy Sewing! :o)

    www.seamsinspired.com

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  17. I hear you, my UFO boxes look like an alien invasion! I've got it bad. Best cure...start a new one... Mary I love the man quilt! You should definately finish that one...

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  18. Sooooo cute! The pretty fabric is perfect for it too! Thank you for sharing! awesome x 3!!

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  19. you don't want to know how many projects i have going! that case is adorable! i think i'll add this to my list of "want to do" projects! very cute!

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  20. Procrastination sewing is my specialty to girlie! You are not alone. What a sweet case! So glad to have found your blog!

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  21. Oh I am a complete procrastination sewer! You are not alone. As for running, I always hated running but I joined a marathon training group and it gave me the motivation and inspiration I needed to complete an entire marathon. I'm not saying you need to run a marathon but I found that running with other people helped motivate me and I found that I actually started to (dare I say it) enjoy running!

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  22. Very cute! I'm impressed with your button hole! They scare me!

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