Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bobbin lace cushion carry bag and bobbin case

I have recently started Bobbin lace! Yet another new technique I just had to try. I was given a bobbin lace cushion by my lovely in laws. I started going to classes lead by my friend Sandra. Sandra makes it look so easy, but she is also a very good teacher so I am really getting into it. The cushion I have is shaped like a dome and awkward to carry, so I made a carry bag. The design was based on a bag owned by Sandra, handmade by a friend of hers. I really liked the design so decided to replicate it. The outside is made with a blue woven upholstery fabric, lined with a heavy weight cotton. I stabilised the panels with iron on vilene. 


One side has an outside zipped pocket...


The bag unzipped either side so I can get the cushion out easily. You can see the pockets I added to the inside....


I also made a zip up case for carrying the bobbins. This was made with the same fabric as my bag...


This is the case with the zip open...


I made the case with a central page, with pockets on both sides of the page and on the inside of the outer cover.



Here are some examples of my bobbin lace, all bookmarks so far! I have a long way to go before I try one of the more complicated patterns!


The snake on the left is made with whole stitch, the second from the left is the same pattern in half stitch. The two bookmarks on the right are the same pattern made with a sequence of half stitches called ground torchon. I am trying spiders tomorrow! Very exciting!












13 comments:

  1. I live in the Netherlands and I will duplicate your bag and map for the bobins Thanks for charing it

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    1. No problem kitty. I would love to see your bag when it's finished! The bobbin case is very handy, I have made another one now as my bobbin collection has grown. Best Wishes. Ellie

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  2. Your pillow bag and bobbin case are beautiful and so useful. Is there a pattern the bobbin case? Would love to sew one to add to my collection! 😉

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    1. Hi Val, thank you. I really enjoyed making it. I am in the process of making another one for my new bobbin lace cushion. I was thinking of writing down the pattern and publishing it soon. So watch this space! Best wishes. Ellie

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  3. I am in the process of writing up this pattern, it should be published in a couple of weeks 😊

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    1. Hello Ellie. I have been looking for the pattern for your first bag but it is nowhere to be found. Did you decide not to make it? If you did make it, could you please direct me as to its location?
      Thank you. Tina.

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    2. Hi Tina, the pattern has taken more work than I thought to write up. I am working on it right now. I am going to publish the pattern a week today (next Monday). Thank you for reading my blog.
      Best Wishes
      Ellie

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    3. I have finally published the pattern! Here is the link https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/453305996/bobbin-lace-cushion-carry-bag-sewing?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  4. I have been looking for a bobbin case to make can I buy the pattern if you have managed to make one please 😊

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    1. Hello! I have the pattern for sale on my etsy shop. Here is the link. Thank you so much for reading my blog. Ellie x

      https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/453305996/bobbin-lace-cushion-carry-bag-sewing?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  5. Thanks for sharing but it will be wonderful if you could print the pattern and sell it to us by mail.

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    1. Hi Mariecel, Apologies for not having the pattern on my Etsy shop to post out. I will have to sort this out soon. If you are interested in a printed copy, please message me through Etsy and I can sort something out for you. Many thanks. Ellie

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