Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tomato Pocket

  I have made another little project similar to the Cherry Needlebook in the way it's made. 

This is a Tomato Pocket I use to hold my deck of cards.  (I play solitare when my hubby is playing Spider on the computer.)  This little holder keeps them together in a neat little package, and it looks nice just about anywhere.

The front and back are made in the same way as the Cherry Needlebook covers with the exception of a little more work on the front of the Tomato.  The green part was fabric covered felt that was basted on the back side then stitched to the top of the front piece. Little circles of fabric that were folded in half, then in thirds and gathered were tucked under the bottom edges of the green part before stitching down.

I stitched the front and back together with what I call the baseball stitch, leaving an opening in the top for a pocket.  I then added some beads to the center top area.  And there you have it.

For Mother's Day Ideas check out this site.


  1. Way prettier than the box cards come in!
    ☺ Celeste

  2. I love tomatoes, pockets and cards. Looks great.

  3. LoVe it!
    Thanks so much for linking up to my I {heart} mom link!! :)