I recently had the pleasure of working with Candice of Squirmy Wormy Studio. She has the cutest etsy shop with four amazing patterns, including this awesome thread catcher that she so graciously sent me a copy of to make and review, AND a second pattern to give away to one reader!
This pattern is very well written, with nice pictures and clear easy to follow instructions. I am the queen of misreading steps and sewing things backwards/upside down etc. and not once with this pattern did that happen. My seam ripper was happy to have the evening off :-)
The pattern calls for a piece of boning, which I had never worked with, and found quite easy to assemble and install in the thread catcher bag. The boning really helps to hold the bag part open, making it nice and easy for my snipped threads to end up in this cute bag instead of on the floor like usual.
Not only did the weight of the pincushion hold the catcher nicely in place, but Candice also calls for a small piece of non-slip grip to affix to the bottom of the pincushion which is available at any craft store that adds extra stay put strength for keeping things nicely in place.
Whats better than a useful, quick and easy to assemble accessory that really is the perfect addition to any sewing space, but would also be good for knitters/crocheters to catch all those loose yarn ends. I could go on and on about the great things about this pattern, and really do not have a negative comment to make.
Candice has this pattern, along with four others including a nursing cover, diaper wristlet (so adorable!) and a burlap tote available as an instant PDF download in her etsy shop, so be sure to head over and check it out.
Now on to the even better stuff! Candice has so generously given me one pattern to giveaway to one blog reader! I thought I would add a little something too, how about two fat quarters of Amy Butler Lotus fabric (the plus of fabric reorganization--finding fabric you forgot you had!) to complete your thread catcher.
How about three chances to win:
1. Leave me a comment telling me your weekend sewing plans
2. Become a follower of sewcraftyjess and leave me a comment telling me you did so (or you already are!)
3. Head over to Candice's blog- Made With Love and become a follower, and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
I will leave this giveaway open until Monday, March 12 at 9:00 AM EST. Please make sure I have a way to contact in your profile or in your comment.
Thanks again Candice for the great pattern and giveaway, good luck and happy sewing!