In May this year (2017), I stitched up a few “Hang Ons”.
Hang On is a new Lazy Girl Designs sewing pattern, created by Joan Hawley. Hang Ons are little pouch type hanging pockets that are great for holding all sorts of things: tools to cell phones to sweet treats. They make great gifts too! You can hang them on door knobs, drawer pull-knobs, hooks of all types (including Command Hooks™, see pictures below) and even push pins.
Here’s my first try:
I chose a couple lovely metallic Asian fabrics from my stash. I used Superior Metallic Antique Gold thread to finish the edges. Click the image to view a larger picture with more detail.
Notice, I didn’t flip the handle (as indicated by the pattern cover samples). Was it on purpose–a design decision? Or was it my mistake? I’ll never tell. I will say that I do love how this baby turned out. What do you think?
This is a fraternal twin sister to my first Hang On. I used the same fabrics, swapped right sides and insides, and on this on I did flip the handle as indicated by the pattern. Again, I used Superior Metallic Antique Gold thread to finish the edges.
Hang On #3:
For my third Hang On, I wanted to experiment with finishing the edges with couching. Again, I chose fabrics from my stash and found some fun, funky yarn to use in couching the edges. If you’ve never experimented with couching fibers by machine, this is the perfect project to give it a try. Click the pic to see larger image and more detail.
To couch yarns or fibers, simply stitch them on using a machine zig zag or other decorative stitch. Experiment and have fun. You may choose coordinating or contrasting sewing threads to use in your machine. Many machines have a “couching” foot to help control placement of the fibers. However, I didn’t use one for this project. I love the soft, slubby edges that the yarn provides.
Hang On #4:
I wanted to continue experimenting with couching, so on my fourth Hang On, I also stitched the accent folds with couched yarn (in addition to finishing all the edges with couching — click image for larger picture/more detail).
This one reminds me of those beautiful mossy hanging baskets of flowers.
She’s a working girl — holding a handful of my favorite sewing tools, keeping my sewing table clean and my tools within reach. Tools shown are: Point2Point Turner, Roll & Press, Superior Snippers, Awl, and Stiletto.
Hang On is a super easy and fun to sew project. It’s a perfect project for beginners or as a first project. It’s also FUN for experienced sewists — can you say instant gratification? It’s also a great way to use up small pieces of fabrics from your stash.
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NOTE: Stiff Stuff is currently not available from the manufacturer and all our suppliers have sold out. It is expected to be back in stock in mid to end of October 2017. Until then, I recommend substituting Soft & Stable.