by spendlove 07 Jan 2017

This is my second sketch book/artist's companion. I'm not 100% chuffed with it but I think the friend I've made it for will like it. The pockets on the inside for pencils etc were done in the hoop. The design on the front is from Urban Threads. It has elastic to fasten it as I didn't want to use a tab which would spoil the front, however this is pulling it out of shape a bit. The cover from a hard backed book is inside to give it all stability.


by Sewmum1 09 Jan 2017

Love this. I can't figure out how you added the pockets. Were they made ith separately or added to the background fabric ith? The urban threads design matches everything perfectly

by Sanga 09 Jan 2017

Beautifully executed. The idea is very interesting!

by serendipity79 08 Jan 2017

Great combination of design and fabric, i'am pretty sure friend will love it.... have you considered Velcro fasteners for closure - i find them pretty strong and durable i usually use them for my daughter's summer dresses.

by dragonflyer 07 Jan 2017

Nice one, the bright colors and the contrast with the black.

by sewtired 07 Jan 2017

Very nice Sue. I agree with others, I really like the colors.

by sandralane 07 Jan 2017

Great project Sue,love the bright colours. Sandra.

by Barbaric 07 Jan 2017

great job love the the colours.

by sonjapotgieter 07 Jan 2017

That is so Beautiful!!!Well done

by jrob Moderator 07 Jan 2017

Wonderfully designed.

by crazypatchmama 07 Jan 2017

love this, my daughter would love the rainbow colors.

by basketkase 07 Jan 2017

Stunning, Sue!!

by pennifold 07 Jan 2017

Well done it's gorgeous and do very useful. Love ❤️ Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 07 Jan 2017

Brilliant work Sue, just love this

by dennis999 07 Jan 2017

As usual, a superb piece of work from you Sue. I do really like your use of those primary colours and of course the design from Urban Threads.

by pennyhal2 07 Jan 2017

I like all the little flaps to keep things from falling out! Nice work!

by toogie 07 Jan 2017

I like everything about this. Just love the design.

by noah 07 Jan 2017

Way to go Sue hugs

by mops Moderator 07 Jan 2017

I love it! What a great idea to use a cover from an old(?) book to strengthen it. The UT design is beautiful and so it the fabric.

spendlove by spendlove 07 Jan 2017

The "book" was an upmarket supermarket's Christmas catalogue or I wouldn't have been allowed to use it. The pages are awaiting conversion for paper piecing. I didn't buy anything from that supermarket!

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 07 Jan 2017

Can you explain what an "upmarket" is? I haven't heard that term before.

asterixsew by asterixsew 07 Jan 2017

Relatively expensive and designed to appeal to affluent consumers. Upmarket is a word often used in the UK

by laffma1 07 Jan 2017

Very nice sketch book cover. I really like the use of primary colors in the design and in your fabric choices. Well done.