Monday, 13 August 2012

Pile of Pouches

This weekend was really relaxed with only small projects to keep me busy but first and foremost great company. A good friend of mine came over for a stitchy Saturday and some grub. She embroidered lining pieces for my wedding purse with her impressive machine and I made her a zippered pouch out of fabric which she picked out.

I'd already started on pouches for my sister and sister-in-law but I got it in my mind to say thank you to the others who sent me off last weekend and made my hen night special, as well, so I made a few more. I hope they'll love them lots, I know Perlendiva does (unfortunately I forgot to take a snap of hers before she left).

My sister and I saw the cute piglet and the fox fabric more than half a year ago, I think, but couldn't think of anything to use it for. So we didn't buy any  then. But it's perfect for these cute pouches and I wanted to use something that I wa sure she'd like. Her pouch has got a sentimental "forget-me-not" label as I'm 99 per cent likely to be moving soon. We're very close and it'll be tough on us both to be so far apart. *sigh*

Fortunately, I'm 90 per cent likely to move where my sister-in-law lives (fingers crossed!!), and since we'll be proper family soon, her pouch has a different arrangement but the same fabrics as my sister's in it.


For the friend who is a Ph.D. candidate I've used my precious typewriter fabric and some lovely Abacus in teal.

I couldn't resist and had to make a similar one for myself.

And here's the final one for another lovely friend, ready to be assembled.

Here's the bunch as of yesterday evening.

I can't wait to give them away! Stay tuned for a post about my wedding purse that I really need to finish soon.

Happy Monday and happy sewing!

Credits: I used this tutorial to learn how to make tabs.


  1. Gorgeous pouches! I absolutely adore that fox fabric - so sweet!

    That'll be a tough move away from your sister, but exciting to be closer to your SiL :) And thank goodness for the internet to keep in contact hey! :)

    Can't wait to see your wedding purse!

  2. I've posted pictures of my delightful little pouch here:

    Simply love it! Thanks again!!

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