Pink, Black and Buttons
Can something be pretty and elegant, even though it has a "funky" shape?
I say, "Yep!" Read on, and tell me if you agree....
One of the projects that I worked on this week was making a zippered pouch for Rosa. She wanted something very specific in size.... about 12 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 6 inches deep. (For traveling to Italy.)
I used the pattern Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Anna of Noodlehead. These pouches are so fun and functional! And her tutorial is excellent, with step by step instructions and pictures , and is free of charge!
|This is the pouch, made to Rosa's measurements. (Don't laugh at her funny shape!)|
You might stop laughing when you see how functional this little pouch is, and how much it can hold! And see how pretty she is, all dressed up in pink and black!!
The fabrics--- Michael Miller It's A Girl Thing Eiffel Tower Blossom Pink and Ta Dot.
She can hold a lot , being 12 inches tall and 6 inches deep.
Rosa also needed a jewelry pouch for traveling. I found a really cute pattern, called 8 Pocket Jewelry Pouch on Sew 4 Home .
The original size was a little too small, so I increased the diameter to 21 inches. ( It actually looked like it was going to be TOO big after cutting it.)
|The inside layers .... with pins at the 8 spokes that I stitched outward from the center. This forms the inner pockets.|
I used a lid to sew the bottom circle shape.
I had to laugh at these two circle pieces. They reminded me of pizza dough, when I was topstitching them, going around the outer edge!
|The finished pouch|
|There is a lot of room inside, and 8 side pockets|
|The original size is the little cutie on the left. The big momma size is on the right. See the beads on the end of the cord?|
It was a good thing that I had to make 2 buttonholes for the big travel pouch. This was good practice for the next project I worked on.
I had to make 4 buttonholes, and make them function for real buttons to fit inside of them
|My Test button hole .... Worked Perfectly!! (The real purse... not so perfectly, but did a re-do.)|
|Yay!!! I did it!!!|
|Two little peeks......|
Linking up with: Can I Get A Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday
|I'm off to my sewing room!|