Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Arts and Crafts: Creative Maker Case


With everything going on, my crafting has also suffered. However, I was able to get one pressie done before it was due! 


It is a case for my dad. The patten is from Sew Sweetness (affiliate link) and is the Creative Maker Case. The way it is written it is made for those that want to carry a lot of pencils, markers or just create a bunch of pockets. I would say to alter the pattern, it would be an intermediate project, but if you make it as written, it is surprisingly easy.

The outer shell is made with navy canvas and the inner parts are made with mostly quilting cotton fabric. I added a handle on the top spine with 5/8" nylon webbing (which was not a part of the pattern, but he likes handles) and the Bronco logo is a machine embroidery design. I also added a back pocket and made pockets that I hope satisfy what he needs in a case. This is the medium (approx: 7-1/2” long x 9-3/4” tall) which will just barely hold an ipad (average size) and easily hold most ebook tablets. It is also a double zip closure.


The corner flap has a magnetic catch to keep everything in and the small blue line in the spine is fold over elastic which can hold a pen. I also have slip pockets, zippered pocket and a mesh pocket. I hope there is enough! 😁 

I really enjoyed making this one and it was easier than I thought. The hardest part was deciding what I needed to put into it (pocket wise). I think if I make another for him I will lengthen it just slightly and perhaps add more flaps to the slip pockets. 

Hope he likes it. *crosses fingers*

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40 comments:

  1. Oh wow, how fun! You are so very talented!

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  2. What a great case! I am so impressed that you made that. I have zero sewing skills so I'm always amazed at what people are able to create. I'm sure your dad will love it!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. He did! :D Thanks and I'm not that great of a sewist, but I do like to create.

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  3. OMG I hope you do a follow-up with your dad's reaction, I'm sure he'll be over the moon!

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    1. He loved it. He was surprised b/c he had no idea I was making him anything. :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, you made this! This is amazing. I'm sure he's going to love it.

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  5. That is so cool! I bet everyone is happy to have you around for gift giving! lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Thanks! Probably not... but they have no choice. *evil laugh*

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  6. I am always in awe of your talent, Melissa. You can make the most amazing things. I am sure your dad will love it.

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    1. Aw thanks!! I hope you post more of your cross-stitch. Your work is amazing!

      He did love it. :)

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  7. Great idea and handy. Love that it's able to be adapted for individual interest. You do marvelous work, Melissa. :)

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  8. Hope he loves it, it looks great!!!

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  9. That's so handy! I started coloring to help me calm down, and this would be a great way to store my pencils and such.

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    1. A lot of people are using it for that and the instructions are for that in particular!! :D

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  10. Oh wow, that is super professional looking.

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  11. Wow, that's cool, Melissa! I'm sure your dad will love it. I'm not even a Bronco fan and I love it. :D

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    1. He did!

      You know you want to become a Bronco fan.... one of us... ;D

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  12. the question is why wouldn't he like it? I assume you have his favorite team sewn on.

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  13. Very nice, Melissa! I love all the pockets!

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    1. He usually likes the more pockets the better. :)

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  14. This is fabulous. Of course my peeps would all want the EAGLES or FLYERS. LOL

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    1. Who? Don't you mean BRONCOS and AVALANCHE? LOL

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  15. He's going to love this! Great job. I wish I had that much talent!
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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    1. Thanks! I just followed the pattern for the most part. :)

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  16. you are so talented Melissa, I love these posts :D Go Broncos!

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