Fine Use for Pendy Scraps


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!


8 Responses to “Fine Use for Pendy Scraps”

  1. jpierce says:

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

  2. eero says:

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

    • MMP says:

      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.

  3. Jared says:

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

    • MMP says:

      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.

  4. Toni says:

    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.


  5. John says:

    What kind of knife do you have there?