Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Some Sewing Fun

This past weekend, my little family made the trip to the National Home Show and Canada Blooms at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. A big thanks to our friends at aka design for the tickets! (The show is on until March 24 if you're interested in checking it out.)

Among the rows upon rows of booths displaying windows, doors, decks, hot tubs, massaging recliners (not that I have a problem with all of that) I found a little gem - The Sewing Studio. They are a store/studio in Toronto that sells sewing machines and offers sewing classes.

Their booth was set up as a mini studio and you could sit right down to make your choice of project in about 15 minutes. What a unique idea and totally fun! It was nice to take a break from looking at all of the home reno stuff.

It didn't take much convincing for me to sit down and make a project. Their booth was so cute and inviting, and the instructors so friendly and helpful!

I chose to make a mini cosmetic brush roll. I have been wanting to get a brush holder like this, so I was excited to find out that was one of the options. Now I don't need to buy one!

It was such a simple project, yet the finished product is really attractive. The fabric patterns they had to choose from were so fun.

Here's the outside. Who doesn't love chevrons?

 And the inside. Cheerful polkas and stripes.

And here it is with my cosmetic brushes loaded into it.

I don't have step-by-step photos/instructions because it was an impromptu sewing moment. But there are lots of easy tutorials available all over the web.

The Sewing Studio was also giving away little bundles of fabric. The best freebee of the day by far! (I was a bit tired of the mini flashlights and measuring tapes.) How chic are these patterns? I wonder what project I will come up with for them...

Maybe I will make some more cosmetic brush rolls to give away as gifts!

Thanks to The Sewing Studio for a fun memory and a cute/functional/easy sewing project!


  1. beautiful...makes me wish I had more than 1 makeup brush...love you

  2. So SUPER cute! Could also be used as a jewelry roll when travelling ;)


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