Friday, April 29, 2011

Partner's Pouch Finished!

You may remember my Post about a pouch swap. I've finally finished! Here's the link to the blog hosting the swap. You can also view the flickr account here with lots of fun pouches!

This is the BLOG where I found the tutorial for this pouch. Super easy and super cute.

There are some handy pockets inside for credit cards and cash. You can put other items inside if it's not used for a wallet.

I loved Amy Butler fabric and has this in my closet waiting to be made into something. I paired it with some khaki colored fabric.

I was really happy how the zipper turned out. All I had on hand were invisible zippers so I decided to use them. I think they worked out okay.

Back and front of pouch. Simple rectangular shape.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Black and White Damask Bag

Recently I flew to upstate NY to look for a house to buy. My husband and I are moving from Washington state to New York this June. Kind of crazy to be moving across the country - literally. While home searching we stopped by my sisters house. It just happened to be my nieces birthday the day we were there.

I made her this bag as a gift. She's a small petite 10 year old and I wanted something small for her to carry, yet large enough to put some books and things in. I looked at a few different bags I liked online and then created my own pattern.
It's made with home decorator fabric and duck cloth for lining (that's what I had that was white in my fabric closet).

I also made a cute little pouch to go inside. I figured she could put loose things inside and then put it in her bag - or really whatever she wanted to do with it.
Every since the pouch swap, I've been on a pouch making kick. Trust me you'll see in future posts.
The cute set together. I was happy with how they turned out.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pouches. . .

Yes, I know it's been a while since I've posted. I need to upload pictures from my camera.

My pouch is done for the pouch exchange I participated in! Yeah! It's even in the mail on the way to my partner as I type. I was pretty excited about creating it and have since sewn 4 more. Pictures are on the way.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kids Clothes Week. . .

I'm joining in Elise Marley's challenge to sew for kids May 9-15. I have been sewing a lot recently (you wouldn't know from my lack of posts) and would love a reason to sew for my two boys!

Pj's, shorts, t-shorts. . . lots of things come to mind.

You can see the button over on my side bar to find out more details and join too. There's plenty of time to find fabric, patterns, and ideas.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pouch exchange

I've joined a Flickr Group for a pouch challenge. I'm pretty excited.

I love pouches and the many uses that can become of them! We are paired with a partner to make a pouch in the style/colors our partner likes. I'm excited to get my partner and go to work on this fun pouch. I'll post more when my pouch is in the makings. . .