|The Patchsmith's Nightdress Case
What do you do with your nightgown or pyjamas? Under the pillow? In the drawer? Has nobody heard of a nightdress case? According to Pinterest and Google – it seems not.
I picked this month’s project before I did a search and I was shocked at how little there is available. No, let me correct that – how there is ‘nothing’ available. So this month I had to make it up as I went along.
I knew how I wanted it to look – rounded. I knew how large I wanted it (9” opening, 9” from top to toe and 13”-14” across the bottom). I knew I wanted to use scraps and I wanted it to be pretty. I could see it in my mind’s eye – I just had to make it a reality.
It would have to be simple though – I’m no bag maker ..... or pouch maker for that matter. I have Amy and Susie for those things – they are so much better than I could ever be. I get lost turning a corner so my nightdress case had to be simple – really simple.
pouch is made up of a patchwork rectangle (12 rows of ten 1½” scrappy
squares) and a linen flap incorporating my favourite
block from my BAD project – block 15.
|Scrappy patchwork rectangle.
|Block 15 - Boxed In. One of my favourite patchwork blocks so far.
|Quartered, drawn and cut. Love that Frixion pen - a hot iron and all marks are gone.
I cut along the outline and opened up the patchwork to reveal the shape of the pouch.
I created the flap in a similar fashion by folding the linen rectangle in
half and drawing a curve from the outer corner down to fold (I told you it was simple) and I stitched it to the patchwork.
|The same shape as my body!
|Block 15 is perfect for this flap.
Next I quilted the patchwork but not the flap. I then layered the front with a piece of lining, right sides together and stitched all around the outline leaving a 3” gap for turning. Once I turned it right side out, I then positioned a piece of Velcro on the underside of the flap, in line with the patchwork block.
|Velcro is stitched in place as I quilted the flap.
Only now did I quilt the patchwork block which served to secure the Velcro in place at the same time. Neat eh?
|All complete and pretty as a picture
From there it was a case of folding the pouch and stitching down each side – I didn’t think that through – it was quite thick but nothing my trusty machine couldn’t handle. And there it is – pretty-as-a-picture-perfect-for-the-Patchsmith nightdress case.
Now if you are somebody that needs a pattern I have checked out some simple bag patterns (I think they are called ‘purses’ across the Pond) that might fit the bill:
|Sometimes Crafter's Kindle Case - very similar to how I made mine - just make it bigger.
|She Can Quilt - quilt-as-you-go. Make it any size you like. Easy.
|Make My Day Creative - this version is leather and crochet
but it would work just as well in quilter's fabric
|BHG. Roses are red, violets are blue,
this crochet clutch would hold a nightie or two!
Or you could pop over to Susie’s Sunroom and see what that skillful little minx has created with her Simply Striped Accent Pillow – yes, a nightdress case.
|Susie's Clever Pillow PJ Case
But hey, I am the Patchsmith and I know how to get-my-own-back - so be sure to come back and see how ‘barking’ mad I can get on Saturday 7th March when I am the blogger for the Simply Striped Pillow blog hop (starts tomorrow over at Susie's Sunroom). You may just find revenge is oh-so-sweet and works to your advantage.