Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Only Homemade Gift This Christmas

When I asked my sister-in-law if she had a Christmas wish list, she tentatively suggested a traveling silverware roll as one option.  She wanted something for a weekend trip - nothing too big, preferably made with black velvet and bright accents.

I studied some jewelry rolls online.  I nixed the velvet - once I tried to make a ruffle scarf with velvet and it slid and twisted so horribly that I threw it away.  Yes, away.

I was dubious I could get the jewelry roll done for Christmas, but one evening an hour presented itself and in a twinkling, the jewelry roll came together.  I am quite pleased with how it looks.

Fasten necklaces in the loops and let them down into the pocket.

The long ribbons have snaps at one end: slide rings, hoops, or bracelents onto them and snap closed.

I hope my sis-in-law finds it just as functional as it is pretty. 

Did you make some Christmas presents this year?  Happy with the results?


jenny_o said...

That is a lovely roll - I like the colours you chose. I'm glad you mentioned about working with velvet. I was planning to sew some velvet and some velour items of recycled fabric, but will research now to see if there is some technique that will avoid the problem you had.

I didn't get started on Christmas presents soon enough this year, but I'm looking at doing some potholders for my mom and mom-in-law for mother's day. That should be enough time, I think :)

jenny_o said...

Here is the first link I found, from Coats and Clark. Hope it helps both of us!

There seems to be some relevant information under the "Machine Stitching" heading. I'll let you know if it's helpful :)

Christian - Modobject@Home said...

I love this! I mean I really LOVE it! I may copy you.

As for handmade Christmas gifts... I made two, not counting the loaves of homemade bread and pear preserves that we gave to friends and teachers.

Margo said...

Jenny-o, wow, thinking ahead to Mother's Day?! I read the link to the velvet tips. I dunno. It seems like a lot of fuss, but do let me know how it goes if you try it.

Christian, please do! I think I might make some more - for myself and my sis.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

What a fantastic idea. I know your sister in law loved this..

Jacinta said...

This is so clever Margo! i usually have my jewellery stuffed in a zip purse getting tangled and lost. brilliant !!

Meryl said...

That is so handy! I'm always untangling necklaces when I get places....

Lisa said...

Very neatly done, Margo.

A Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

A bit late, I know...but your work here is so well done. It's a wonderful gift. Did sis-in-law like it?

I did make a couple things for Christmas, myself: a knitted backpack-type purse for my older daughter. I lined it as well (I think they last longer, & just function more like a purse is supposed to). And for my younger daughter, a reversible apron, in her favorite colors. Both gifts were very well received! :o)


Deanna Beth said...

So clever and neatly done.

A said...

So very Classy!
I love the design and the wonderful selection of grey and red. An excellent velvet substitute.