When I saw the pretty Usherwoodc's Earring Travel Case at BurdaStyle quite some time ago, I knew I'd love to have one for me too. I always carry my favorite necklaces with me in my bag, so that I can swap one for another whenever I feel a BAD-NECKLACE-DAY. I rarely do swapping because of my laziness, though. My habit of carrying necklaces just makes my favorites tangled. Anyway, I was very much inspired by her creation. I loved the idea of separated rooms for individual accessories in one textile package. The problem was, I didn't quite get its construction through the pictures. I gradually gave up thinking about it... and forgot everything.
Last week, it suddenly hit me again, and this time it was for my friend's.
I had a plan for an weekend trip to see my friends, and I needed to prepare a gift by then. Everybody was supposed to bring one something small for our gift-swapping at the meeting. I thought this accessory carrying sachet accompanied with a pretty small bracelet would make a lovely gift. So I made it in a leopard printed cotton, and it was really cute! Actually it looked even cuter when it had a small bracelet in it. The recipient seemed very happy with my gift, and it was a really happy meeting for me too.
Having noticed that my one was differently constructed from Usherwoodc's in the process of thinking&making my gift, I couldn't resist to try the original version (please allow me to say so) with 6 pockets in a turquoise silk shantung with pretty embroidery. The turquoise one turned small because of the limitation of my fabric resource. As it has many pockets in a small body, this one now seems specialized for tiny accessories like earrings and simple rings. Then I made another one in my method in a slightly larger size, using the black cotton lace with flower embroidery and a matching gray cotton/polyester. My method can make 4 pockets (no more, no less) in a sachet. Neither can keep chunky accessories inside, but I think such things have to be held individually anyway. Those are for small things, and I love the way they are.
in the process
ready for going out
Did I tell you that I made my own one before I had a go on the gift for my friend?
Yes, I have made four of them so far, and of course the last two were made for you.
Would you like to have one, I mean, either of these two I have made?
If so, please leave a comment below. Please include a link to your blog/homepage, or leave either of your twitter name or valid email address within your comment, so that I can ask your posting address and your choice. Yes, this is a kind of giveaways, if you say so. If there are more than one person who would like to get, could you please let me decide which one is going to be yours. If there are more than two.. two winners will be chosen at random and then announced in this post. I will accept comments as the entries until 9:00 am GST on
(Lastly, I know it's awkward to say, but please be sure that the sachets will be sent alone without any accessory accompanied.)
I love the idea so much, and it made me wish to share my imperfect yet ideal gadget with you. Hope you'll like it.
Have a happy weekend!
I used True Random Number Generator for choosing winners. The two winners are woolcat and Krissy. Congratulations on winning my giveaway sachets!
Thank you, all of you ladies, for leaving kind comments on the sachets. It may be difficult for me to post a real tutorial, but I'll try to explain how to create the pockets in the future post.
Thank you again, and Happy sewing!