My dear friend Goli recently got a sewing machine, so I thought it would be an appropriate birthday gift to put together a special sewing box. I found a nice simple box at West Elm, the perfect little inserts and dividers at the Container Store and the goodies for the inside at Michaels and local sewing stores. I sewed a little pincushion, which was so simple to make (just like a mini pillow); as well as a leather cover for the scissors (Martha Stewart Crafts scissors, which are perfect for all kinds of crafts, but the pointy tip is really good for sewing and embroidery !). And, though it doesn't fit in the box, I included our book - Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. Since I can't see her often enough to help her learn how to use the machine and make projects for her new house, it seemed like the next best thing. Happy Birthday, Goli !!!!
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