It turns out that Aneela Hoey makes the best zippy pouch patterns. I've made quite a few over the last few months from her Stitched Sewing Organizers book, but this one is a standalone pattern. I picked it up in her November sale and it's sat waiting for the perfect fabric, which arrived in December in the shape of Disco Kitty from Tula Pink. I added bright pink and aqua to the bright orange and then went for my sunglasses!
I had a couple of days off work this week to celebrate my birthday and I spent them both sewing! Heaven! I don't really know why I picked this up, perhaps I caught the colours out of the corner of my eye, but it wasn't in the original plan for the two days! On the Monday evening, I cut the fabric attached the interfacing and prepped the binding.
I picked it up again on Tuesday morning, and by 10am I had a finished pouch. I love how great the instructions are and how quickly these pouches come together! I do not love double fold binding. And I do not love hand sewing it into the fiddly corners - but I love the pouch more than I hate the double-fold binding, so there may well be more of these in my future! Also - it's huge!!
I already have my next Aneela Pattern lined up... and yes, it has more double fold binding! But for now, this is a Finish Along finish! I originally planned to keep nail varnish and acessories in it, but it's too pretty and too big for that, so I expect I'll put sewing in it! You can find my original Finish Along list here.