Alright…so I’m more than 200 days in on this project, and despite my best efforts, I’m still plagued with a big drawer full of leftover shoulder pads! This includes these guys from Day 178 and Day 180!
If you check out Day 4, , you’ll notice I’m wearing a really fetching set of blue glass beads. These are the last thing my Grandmother gave me before she passed away. They originally belonged to my Great-Grandmother, and for these reasons, I treasure them.
It’s time to make a nice & safe pouch to keep this wonderful necklace safe! 🙂
First, I stitched all around each shoulder pad with a contrasting pink thread to give them a quilted look.
Then, I pinned them together, like so:
Under the needle they went!
After I sewed up my pouch, I cut off the extra material from the sides, leaving the rounded top for a flap!
I turned the whole thing inside-out, and stitched part of an old hair elastic to the middle of the flap.
I’m almost done! I dug through my huge tin ‘o buttons to find one that work nicely for my nifty pouch. 🙂
Here’s a neat hint…If you ever have to hand stitch anything, run your thread over an unlit candle like so:
Waxing your thread will keep it from getting all knotted and tangled (You’re welcome!).
I carefully placed my beads into their cozy new abode!
Now my favorite necklace is safe in its perfectly padded pouch!