apples to oranges sewing kit sewing pattern
Comparing fruit to sewing is like comparing apples to oranges and yet we have brought these two things together in a fruity sewing kit that’s cute enough to eat. It’s got everything you need: a pincushion, a zipper pouch for notions, and an optional needle pad, all buttoned up in a tasty package. Take your pick from a red delicious apple with an embroidered core or a zesty orange with playful appliqué.
What You'll Need
Quilting cotton, linen, or other lightweight woven fabrics cut to the following dimensions:
- 6" x 12" rectangle of fabric A (pincushion top and zipper top)
- Two 6" squares of fabric A (optional needle pad)
- Six 6" x 7" rectangles of fabric B or assorted fabrics (outside apple or orange wedges)
- 6" x 27" rectangle of fabric C (zipper-pouch lining)
- Two 3 1/2" squares of fabric D (leaf)
- Assorted scraps for the stem, hinge, and orange appliqué pieces
1/4 yd quilt batting
1 3/4" length of 1⁄8"-wide elastic
One 3⁄8" to 1/2"-diameter button
Embroidery thread for seed embellishment
Freezer paper for orange appliqué
4" h (excluding stem) x 4" w x 4" d
Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 6 reviewsCreative and uniqueReviewed by Lesley (Verified Buyer) on 12/23/2015I love this as a gift or just for me. I should have bought it earlier in the year as Xmas presents for fellow sewers....but I can start in the new year for next Christmas!Was this helpful?Apples & OrangesReviewed by Tonya (Verified Buyer) on 11/23/2015It was love at first sight! This is an absolutely adorable pattern. Very easy to follow and it comes together nicely. A beginner can definitely handle this pattern. This pattern is a keeper!Was this helpful?Cute, easy and fun to make!Reviewed by JaB (Verified Buyer) on 06/13/2015I have tried other patterns by Straight Stitch Society and Liesl and I like them for their simplicity & their creativity.
I made a few apples and oranges for myself and my kids and they are useful for sewing kits, purses and even for makeup. I have an apple in my handbag which contains a lipstick or two!
I can thoroughly recommend this pattern. Even for a beginner. Just follow the steps and whip up some fabric fun!Was this helpful?GREAT IDEA!Reviewed by C.A. (Verified Buyer) on 06/03/2015This was such a cute idea and a wonderful gift for the sewer in the family.
Although I am not an adapt sewer or pattern reader, I enlisted the aid of a friend who can do both and I was able to make one in about a day. Not bad for a beginner! It was adorable!Was this helpful?Cute and cleverReviewed by Jessica on 04/21/2015I liked this pattern very much. It was well written and easy to follow. It used fine finishing techniques so that all raw edges were enclosed and the final product had a professional look. And it is just darling when it's done. My only wish is that the pattern came in a zippered or otherwise re-closable package, which has nothing to do with the pattern itself.Was this helpful?Whimsical and wonderfulReviewed by Joanna on 03/16/2015I have seen these little sewing kits and have always wanted one. The pattern was instantly available and very easy to follow. I made the orange to give as a gift to someone that lives in Florida (appropriate, right:-) roomy enough for a pin keep, tape measure, embroidery floss- whatever your little heart desires. P.S. She LOVED it! I will make myself an apple next- can't wait!! They're precious!!Was this helpful?
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