With Father's Day approaching, I started desperately attempting to think of a present idea a few weeks ago...when it hit me! The fabric folio! Hurray! Something he actually wants, and custom made just for him. So I sat down and worked on a few preliminary sketches, with the idea that I would design it and make it in secret.
Hmmm...a few weeks passed, in which he did a few sketches, but when I hounded him, it apparently was not complete and he didn't really know yet. Which brings us to Wednesday of this week - 4 days before Father's Day and still no answers! So I just did it my own way. And then of course, had to show him my work at every stage. (I really need to work on my sneakiness!)
I finished off the last few details this morning. Here it is:
|I used olive green linen (I love linen!), and stitched with three strands of white embroidery cotton, sashiko embroidery for the cross and stem stitch for his initials, for which I used his design.|
|Pockets for his pint-sized diary, phone, short scale rule and a few pens.|
|Husband's idea that I attach two clips, one for when there is nothing in the pockets, and one for when they are full.|
|The right hand side is a pocket for A4-sized paper, and I glued a brushed metal clipboard to the centre. There is firm cardboard in each of the three sections also, for added support.|