A tiny, handmade gift | How About Orange

January 10, 2013

A tiny, handmade gift

Look at this miniature zippered case my friend Megumi brought when she visited from Japan last weekend. Her mom sewed it for me! It's an inch and half in diameter, and practically the cutest thing ever. Eek!

If you wanted to attempt one, this tutorial looks pretty close.

23 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow! This is so cool! I was thinking about trying to find a tutorial to sew a small zippered pouch to hold a few small items, but not this small!

Grandma G said...

Aww, that is SO CUTE!!

Mum

Rachel O. said...

Holy cow - I didn't even know you could sew things that small! So so so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I really didn't want to write an email just to say something stupid...
i just found this orange sewing kit and the moment i saw it i was like omg that so how about orange ahahahhaha

http://straightstitchsociety.com/patterns/apples-to-oranges-sewing-kit/

:) hope you like it

~paula

Nicnax said...

Oh so cute! love the colours too!

kv barn said...

Perfect for little treasures :-)

Rachel said...

that is so cute :)

Clareio said...

Perfect for a bit of loose change on a keyring by the looks of it. or is it too small? I used to have a mini leather keyring coin purse that could fit four £1 coins perfectly and I could do with something similar for bus fare now.. I might have to make one of these!

Mary said...

How can anything be so cute, so well made and so clever! Lucky you! I wouldn't have the patience to make one, (and zippers and I are in war anyway!)...

Mhairi said...

If you can find the magazine Cotton Time anywhere they normally have really cute ideas for these little purses. It is one of the best craft magazines available at the moment (although it is written in Japanese!!)
Such a cute little purse, I wish I had a friend like yours.

Yohanna said...

That is so so sweet and intricate!

Savanah said...

Lovely; lovely :)

Karin said...

So beautiful! You want to sew such tiny treasures? It's almost a year ago that I found the DIY-instructions for macaron coin purses by craftpassion.
http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/01/macaron-coin-purse.html
I was so addicted and I still am :) that I wrote German instructions:
http://fadenspielundfingerwerk.blogspot.de/2012/02/luxemburgerlis-mal-ganz-anders.html
http://fadenspielundfingerwerk.blogspot.de/2012/02/luxemburgerlis-2.html

Kim said...

Gorgeous! But what do you use it for?

Jessica Jones said...

Paula, that sewing kit is adorable! Particularly the orange. :)

Kim, a few quarters for the parking meter? A pair of earrings while traveling? A tiny love note? I'm not sure, but it's so cute I don't even care.

Laura said...

That is so, so cute! I love mini things.

Elisa said...

That's a really cute purse. I've lived in Japan for a while and loved all the cute stuff like that.

I once tried to sew something similar, slightly bigger, but I'm not very good with the sewing machine yet, so it turned out rather ugly ;)

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Wow, it's so tiny! Love it!

this is lemonade said...

Soooo cute! I've seen a tutorial of one that's not so well made, but the link you've provided is really really cute and I love the idea that you could hide a ring inside it - I guess it could be a seriously cute way to wrap a present - otherwise, it's not that useful lol - but that would be REALLY cool. Pinned it in case I feel like... gifting myself a ring (oh ok, or someone else) ;)

Liz Lewis said...

That is the cutest! Wow.
Liz
http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Oh! So adorably, painfully cute!

Megumi said...

Thank you for all the comments! My mom is very surprised to read your reactions. She is a quilter and teaching sewing. This item seems popular among quilters in Japan now.

Debie Grace said...

This is sooooooooo cute!!!! <3

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