I’m am so excited about these little guys! They are the Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Boxes. The left is the large circular one one and the right is the small square one with the height decreased by an additional inch so that it’s only about 3 inches tall. I used some free fat quarters I got from Northcott Fabrics at QuiltCon from their ColorWorks Concepts line. Technically my mom won them, but she gave them to me because they’re more my style than hers (seriously, I’m going to have buy more of these dots). I won a charm pack from Northcott’s Urban Elementz line which I also love but am making something else out of.
Like all of the Sew Sweetness patterns, this one went together really nicely. No fudge measurements or anything like that. I love that her patterns are so reliable. They also go together pretty quickly. Honestly, the part that took me the longest was cutting out all the pieces. There aren’t that many, but you need to cut most of them out of fabric, lining, interfacing and foam stabilizer which just takes some time. And I was also cutting out two boxes worth.
The square one was the one I was excited about, so I made the round one first to practice all the techniques. I was able to make both of these out of just 2 fat quarters! They are perfect for using that fat quarter you love that you’re so afraid to use. They were definitely a little smaller than I expected (yes, she gives final measurements but I’m terrible at really knowing how big it feels until I finish it). They’re in many ways similar to her Crimson and Clover Train Case but simplified.
And here’s why I was so excited about the square one! I’ve wanted a binding kit for a while now. I needed something that would hold all of my wonder clips, scissors, thread and needles. I was using an old makeup case and it just wasn’t doing it for me, mostly because I wanted something that could stay open while I was binding so I had easy access to put away clips, grab my scissors, get more thread, etc. I also wanted it fully enclosed with a zipper (a feature most other binding kit patterns I’ve seen don’t have) so that stuff wouldn’t fall out since I often take it traveling. But it also needed to have plenty of space for my clips. Modifying the smallest rectangular kismet box to be just a bit shorter was perfect!
For those that are curious, the needle holders are just some black fleece cut to size and topstitched down. I measured the scissor pocket to exactly match my TSA-approved scissors though at some point I’d like some nice embroidery ones since this pair is pretty stiff. I love it and can’t wait to take it with me on my next plane ride!
Like I said, it’s a great pattern. The square one was actually a bit easier than the round due to the straight edges for stopping and starting so if you’re debating which one to try first, I’d go with the square. It’s a value priced pattern at $5 — a great way to start your Sew Sweetness addiction. 🙂 (And no, I’m not paid to say any of this; I’m just a huge fan.)
I have this pattern but haven’t used it yet. How much shorter did you make your’s for your binding kit?
I cut the height the side pieces at 3″ high before sewing. So after seam allowances, they are 2.5″. Once you add in the zipper, the whole thing ends up being right around 3″ tall.