New Digital Pattern | Home Sweet Home Cottages
11th December 2020
We recently received an email from one of our readers, Jane Skotte:
‘I’m looking for the pattern for the cottage thimble and tape measure holders from last CENTURY! I’m hoping you can find the issue number or tell me how to get the pattern/issue.’
Yes, Jane, the project you were after really was from last century! In fact, Jane was referring to the gorgeous thimble box and tape measure by Carolyn Pearce, entitled Home Sweet Home Cottages.
This originally appeared way back in Inspirations issue #35 and was a project Carolyn designed well before her iconic Home Sweet Home – An Embroidered Workbox etui was released.
The project consists of two tiny little sewing accessories to house your thimble and tape measure. The two little cottages – Rose Cottage and Wisteria Cottage – are packed with exquisite detail, including ribbon flowers, embroidered initials and a roof which doubles as a pincushion.
Both cottages open up to reveal perfectly sized storage space for your tape measure and thimble.
If you love Carolyn Pearce’s work, then you are going to adore this project, which we’re pleased to now release as a digital pattern.
Get back to where it all started with Carolyn’s original Home Sweet Home Cottages and make the cutest, tiniest little stitching accessories around.