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Fine Use for Pendy Scraps

posted by Matt Pierce on September 05, 2012

I like perfect, but I’m a bigger fan of perfectly imperfect. The blanket-stitch is one of those imperfect things I’m ok with. It’s like the whittling of hand sewing. No fancy tools, no expensive machines. I liken it to my grandma’s embroidered tea towels combined with my Cub Scout sewing skills.

Over at Design*Sponge, I just wrote a plan and instructions  for your phone case, but you can easily adapt it to make a case for nearly any device, beer can, pet, cassette tape or whatever. Measure up anything that needs a sweater and get sewing!



MMP on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

I’m afraid I don’t know… but maybe you could find some of them on the Pendleton web store… they have some of the fabrics listed.

Jared on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

How would you recommend attaching two pieces of Pendleton scraps together to allow for covering something wider?

eero on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

I love these fabrics you use, do you know name of the patterns? Then i could search these in Europe.

jpierce on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

lovely, simple post…and your Nan would be very tickled to be mentioned…

MMP on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

That’s a Case Mini-Copperlock.

John on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

What kind of knife do you have there?

Toni on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

Cool! I love these projects that can be ready in an hour.

Just one problem: there may be too white in the printed fabric of the jacket.
With that kind of tissue and in the case of something that we will always have here and there, pulling from his pocket, leaving on tables etc … I think it will get dirty too.
I would choose a pattern darker.


MMP on November 14 2014 at 10:22AM

I’d sew a seam on a machine then topstitch so it’d lay flat… but there might be better ways out there, I’m by no means an expert on technical sewing.

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