Saturday, August 18, 2007

My First Padfolio

I have been wanting to make one of these Padfolios for a while now and I have finally done it.
I first saw one on Sue B's blog and you can now get the pattern free from the Fibre and Stitch web site (just click on the logo below)





I made it from fabric that I created on my Embellisher (another first) and the wool was purchased from the Thread Studio. I did some hand stitching in running stitch to add some extra texture and I used a variegated thread in the same colours as the wool.

I used a 100% cotton homespun for the lining.

I enjoyed making this in the end and don't know why I felt uneasy about attempting it before.
I think I will make some more for gifts now.


14 comments:

Sue B said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors in this Doreen. It's beautiful - nicely done!

Susan D said...

Aren't they fun to make. I love the colours you've used.

StegArt said...

Fabulous!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooh....I love the colours you used! I've made one too and intend to make a few more for gifts. It's a nice pattern!

Purple Missus said...

Brilliant Doreen. Love the colours and that cord looks really interesting. Is it embellished then machine stitched?

MargaretR said...

That is really lovely Doreen. Great texture and colours.

Sandy said...

How nice. I like them and yours is such beautiful colors. Sandy

Homeleightigger said...

A 'one-off' Doreen. To make the fabric first, and then made that into something so yummy! Brilliant!! Val

Carol said...

It's fabulous Doreen, love the colours so bright and vibrant.

Dianne said...

The colours on this are beautiful!! I think you need to make some more so we can see...

linda stokes said...

Fabulous Doreen, gorgeous colours & great use of the embellisher.

Helen Suzanne said...

a lovely folio Doreen. It looks really cool and I'm sure will be make great gifts.

Emmcee .... Marie C said...

Love this ... great colour and love the idea for making gifts - may try a phone sock for my dd (she has a very small phone!) ..... :)
PS received your beautiful cards! Thanks so much....

Dot said...

Stunning work Doreen! You can really turn your hand to anything can't you? The colors in this are lovely....