CME Article on the Inner Circle Free Mini-Pocket
Since this website has been entirely rebuilt since I created the design and link for LInda McGehee's article in the May/June issue of Creative Machine Embroidery, here's an important update and where to find the design now.
The Big BANG!
No one plans to have their website go up in smoke.
Oh sure, there were backups. Problem was that restoring them didn't even bring the site back to life.
Instead of a resurrection it needed a reincarnation and that took about 8 weeks longer than was initially estimated by the developer.
Published Link Doesn't Work but Coupon Code Does
So the upshot is a whole new website and although not really ready for prime time, it is up and running… sort of.
And, because this is an entirely different platform, all the product links have changed. (How convenient - NOT!)
The new product link is listed below and you'll need the coupon code provided in the magazine article to get it for free.
Not a CME subscriber? They've posted it on their website here: - DON'T CLICK THEIR LINK THAT SAYS "Download the design here."
It's Just a Circle!
Well, yeah, that's what it is. But with a little imagination and some creative juice from Linda McGehee you can turn it into all sorts of things!
What sort of things? Coasters, frisbees, change purses, wine coasters, and cord minders for starters. Linda's article will show you the basics and get you started.
While the wine coaster isn't covered, once you see how to add a single pocket, it shouldn't be too difficult to add a second. Just cut two more circles, fold in half and match the folds in the center of your coaster.
For more variety, check out her collection Running In Circles. This is team project between Linda and me. She provided the ideas and I provided the digitizing.
Supplies You'll Need
To make the projects you'll need a few supplies:
- An appropriate design
- Small bits of fabric
- Water soluble stabilizer
- Fusible interfacing or foam (available from Ghees)
- Snaps. Linda and I like those from Snap Source and you can find those on Ghees in handy little packets.
Great for Gifts!
These little things are simple, easy, inexpensive and quick to make.
They make great additions to your gift stash. You do have one of those right?
How often have you found yourself in need of some little gift to give to someone on the spur of the moment. Stocking your gift stash with easy to make, inexpensive, and simple gifts will provide you with a ready source.
Who doesn't have a least one digital device? A cord minder is the perfect gift stash item as well as those occasions when you're asked to donate something for a give-away or bazaar. Got an Etsy shop or do craft fairs? They're perfect there too!
Or make some with pockets in them and then stash a bill in there for grads. Even with the pocket it can still be used as a cord minder.
Experiment with Fabrics and Threads!
These little projects are a great place to use up small leftover bits of fabric. Try your hand at different color schemes.
See how a variegated thread sews out. If you mess it up you haven't ruined a garment.