Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chatelaine Pattern

Chatelaine is defined on Wikipedia as "a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain is mounted with a useful household appendage such as scissors, thimble, watch, key, vinaigrette, household seal, etc."

Along that line, I am making a chatelaine for when I am quilting or doing needlework.  The one I am making hangs comfortably around the neck and has pockets to hold thimbles, tiny scissors, thread and other odds and ends.  The widest part of the sash is 3" across and 1-1/2" wide at the neck.  You can adjust the length to suit yourself.  This pattern is from Patterns by Annie,  Mine is almost done.  I'll be making one for my friend, Kathy who also does crafty things like me, and I know she'll love it as much as I do.  I'll be posting a picture once mine is completed.  I'm planning to make the scrap bag included with this pattern, for catching snips and loose threads.