Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cozy Wall Pockets ala Moi

Cozy Pockets

I am so excited to share this with everyone. It is my first finished project from Amanda Blake Soule's Handmade Home and it took only a couple of hours! I started cutting the fabric right before Wednesday went down for a nap and then my mom (bless her heart) took her for an outing shortly after she woke up and with about twenty minutes to spare I had the pockets cut, sewn and hung!

This was wonderfully simple. I used felt instead of the recommended wool blanket because wool is not so easy to come by around these parts. (I do have one blanket but I am saving that one for another project from the book.) I found this felt at value village on a second vintage linens scavenger hunt and thought it perfect for the job. It does not hang quite as heavy but because I made my organizer the length of a door instead of the original 38" it hangs quite nicely. I made sure to double stitch the pocket dividing lines to give them added strength. The only trouble I had was I pinned all of my pockets to the felt and then sewed instead of sewing pocket and then pinning another etc. They did not shift much at all and I am totally happy with the result. Here is the set on Flickr if you would like some more close up shots.

Cozy Pockets (7)

Cozy Pockets (11)

Don't the vintage linens look just wonderful together?! So very awesome. Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the colors! And the heart detail is just darling!

Lisa :)

Melissa said...

Thanks Lisa! At first I wasn't overly impressed with my craptacular embroidery but I think it works perfectly blending into this project! :)

vickibrown said...

Wow it's lovely...I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive...cannot wait! x

The Sewing Dork said...

I remember as children a lot of my friends had these too and we would hide little toys inside. I've been wanting to make one for a while. I love your colors together!