If you are after a quick gift to make for a sewing friend, you can’t go past a covered tape measure – pretty and practical. I made this version using some die cut felt flowers (purchased here) or you could easily cut your own flowers from coloured felt.
The Covered Tape Measure Tutorial was one of my first designs. Although my photography and styling has improved enormously since it was published on our blog in 2008, the instructions are still the same. Simply stitch the layered felt flowers onto one side of the cover before it is assembled.
I also added a smaller flower to the end of the tape measure (you can stitch it through the plastic tape using a sharp needle) to finish it off.