I couldn't wait...I just had to try out the new sewing machine...at least to see if it works.
Problem was, I didn't have any fabric scraps lying around...so I thought I'd just pop into my walk-in closet to see if I've got an old t-shirt that I could sacrifice.
However, what caught my eyes first was the big roll of leftover drawer liner. I thought that would do too!
I wanted to make something really simple for the dry run - only straight line sewing and no tricky seams...so I decided to made a crayon/pencil holder.
Turned out the drawer line being waterproof, spongy and with a good grip is a fantastic material for the crayon/pencil holder. Give this to the kids and you don't have to worry about the holder getting wet or stained (just wipe with moist cloth to clean off stains)...the spongy-ness of the material protects the crayons/pencils and prevent them from breaking easily...and the material provides a good grip such that the crayons/pencils won't slip out of the pockets accidentally.
I cut out a small heart shape from a tiny piece of felt scrap and sew it on the front of the holder as the all white holder was looking too plain! A pokka-dotted pink ribbon completes my project. The holder can be folded in two to open up like a book...or it can be rolled into a bundle and secured with the ribbon.
I'm still not so used to the machine yet....will definitely need more practice sessions.