Monday, 28 September 2015

Zippy Pouch [a finish]

In the current sewing drought I forgot to share something with you that I actually finished. Back in July. It was an extra for the Thimble Blossoms mini quilts swap. I work on the basis that everyone loves zippy pouches and you can never have too many!

I used a mini charm pack of Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock which I've had for ages. I always struggle to know how to use them, but this was the perfect project: I laid them out in two 5x4 grids, carefully positioning the lowest volume charms together on one side. This gave me a canvas for a small sewing machine embroidery.

It's hand stitched in one or two strands of DMC stranded cotton in dark grey and I added some basic cross hatch quilting by machine.

The 5x4 layout left two mini charms over, which I used to add tags to each end of the zip when I made the pouch up. Unfortunately I totally forgot to square off the corners! And I struck gold with this extra - apparently the fabric line was one of my partner's favourites!

This was on my Finish Along list at the start of the quarter.

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Anthea said...

Absolutely right Jennie, a stitchy gal can never have too many zippy pouches... this is a super-cute one you've made...

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Lin said...

Absolutely - zippy pouches are always useful and this one is so pretty. xx

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Super sweet!