Foray into Elastic

Natalie contacted my through my Etsy shop she loved my colored pencil rolls and wanted a version that could hold a bunch of make-up brushes.  Since I didn’t have the make-up brushes in hand I decided I should use elastic in the pockets to make sure they all fit.

I’ve never actually sewn with elastic.  Am I nuts?  Sometimes. Aren’t we all.  Did you know it’s a pain?  Well, it is.  All of that stretching.  It doesn’t help that I don’t have a knee lift or needle down setting on my machine, those would have helped.

I had no idea how to judge the elastic to fabric ratio so I kinda did a little educated guessing.  As a result, the first one or two the elastic was a tad smaller than it should be.  So, they don’t really totally flat.  I hope Natalie doesn’t mind a couple that are less than perfect.

I have to say the last ones really turned out great.  I love the fabrics she choose.  She picked the background fabrics and let me have free rein on the pocket fabrics.  I secretly wanted to keep a few of them for myself.

Like this one.

And this one.

Oh, and this one.

I hope Natalie’s friends love their thoughtful holiday gifts.  Lucky girls if I do say so myself!

I sent this cute little ornament away with the make-up rolls just for Natalie.  These are a fun hand sewn project that I like to take on car rides with me.

After all of those make-up brush rolls I whipped up these two goodies.

A friend of mine asked me to make a graffiti themed roll for markers.  They are a gift for a boy who loves the ART of graffiti.  Don’t worry, he won’t be defacing property  with this in his hand.  He is a strictly paper kind of kid.

This round I added elastic closure because the way I figure, boys aren’t much for ribbons.

I decided he also needed a pencil/pen roll, maybe to take to school.  I think they are super cool.

After all of these beauties I think I’m pretty confident with elastic.

More roll-y photos in my flickr photostream. 🙂

ps I won a giveaway!! I am beyond excited and I can’t wait to share it with you.  Stay tuned!

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