Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Maker's are Gonna Make...Habdash Reveal!

Wow wee…June sure came around fast and it’s been slightly crazy here at Pocket and Pin HQ. On top of our usual subscription box quota we had a bespoke order of 50 Bee Happy Boxes (see last month’s blog post) to prepare. Do get in touch if you are after something special for a club, party, event…we’d love to work with you!

This month in honour of The Great British Sewing Bee, I decided to go for a Sewing themed box. Scissor print fabric, Tape Measure ribbon, Sewing Machine Buttons….Judging by the amount of you who signed up this month it’s been a hit!
Our chosen fabric this month is from the ‘Maker’ range from Art Gallery Fabrics. A very lovely Black/Cream Scissor print cotton. Art Gallery fabrics are 100% premium cotton, they are lovely and soft. They often feature in our boxes as they are such fabulous quality.

The rest of the colour palette for this box was built around this and the Tape Measure Ribbon. Very classic with a little vintage utility feel about it. Black, Grey, Natural shades with a hint of Marled Turquoise to lift it all slightly.
The Felt bundle contained. Fawn, Light Stone, Marl Fawn, cream, Grey, Charcoal, White and Marl Turquoise.

I used a classic East of India ‘Thin Stitch’ grosgrain ribbon in Charcoal Grey to tie in the felt colours and some pretty grey cotton lace to soften everything slightly. It couldn’t be a sewing themed box without a bit of ‘Great British Stitcher’ Ribbon too!
I found some fabulous wooden vintage Singer style sewing machine buttons and some little scissor and cotton reel buttons too. Perfect!
The little heart buttons were an exact match for the colour theme of the box and complimented the button selection brilliantly.

Last month’s subscription box, the ‘Bee Happy’ Habdash Box is now available on our website. Only until my current stock sells through. After this its unlikely I will be able to repeat it.
 This would be a lovely gift for a creative teacher! My kiddos teacher loves to sew so I will be putting together a special box for her this year!
If you are looking for something different to give, whether it be a thank you gift, a birthday gift, or dare I say it….Christmas! Then any of our boxes would be perfect for any sewer or crafter. You can find one off boxes on our website and via Not on the Highstreet.
July’s Boxes will be on sale soon, look out for sneaky peeks of our ‘Brighton Rock’ themed ‘Seaside’ box!...
Sarah  x