My Son David is at university in Dundee.
He manages to visit about once a month as he doesn't drive and its about an hour away from us.
Its always lovely to see him. A couple of weeks ago he called me to talk about the rag bracelets that I made him which he wears all the time. He asked if I could teach him how to make them. So at the weekend we spent some time my workshop and went through each of the processes.
These are his first ones.
He managed to make about 12 while he was here.
I was quite impressed at how quickly he learned how to do them and put together some lovely colour combinations, added bigger buttons and really went for it. It was lovely to watch him stitching away and really enjoying the time.
I gave him some supplies to take away, lots of buttons, fabric & elastic cord.
He's hoping to make a little bit of spare cash selling them to fellow students and friends,
I made him a little sewing case and stocked it with the things he will need.
This piece of leather was cut from an old wallet. I thought the inside suede which was as new under the fabric lining of the wallet was perfect for a more manly sort of needle case.
I added a ribbon loop for scissors and a couple of felt pages for pins and needles.
David was delighted, now he can make his rag bracelets anywhere.
And indeed he did all the way home on the train and text me to say he had sold his first one on the journey home ....result! :)
You can find the link to my rag bracelet tutorial on the side bar.