I made another two pouches in the last couple of months. If you've ever come across the pouches designed by Aneela Hoey, you'll know how amazing they are, and as soon as she released the patterns for the Flip Pocket Folio and the Four Pocket Case they went on my list! The biggest struggle was deciding what fabric to use on the outsides.
I started with the Flip Pocket Folio and decided to use a pattern by Berene Campbell (designer of the Hello friend block I used for a cushion and a pouch) - I love the Stitch On banner pattern but to make it fit I had to shrink it to 50% - that made from pretty tiny piecing, but the pattern is so good that it went together beautifully!
Lots of pink on the inside and this is the perfect pouch for all my hand sewing threads. Aneela's instructions are very clear and the vinyl sewing went without a hitch - though I can recommend a teflon foot!
For the second pouch, the Four Pocket Case, I used a mini charm pack of Tilda fabrics from The Chromatic Studio - a added a few extra squares in from fabrics I already had to bring it up to the right size and then found the perfect binding fabric in my stash (Spectrastic by Guicy Giuce). I like using paler fabrics for the interior of zippy pouches with vinyl as it shows the contents better. And then I used a fabric I wasn't keen on for the pocket lining, because you can't see it at all!
I'm using this pouch to store all the bits for some Blocks of the Month programmes I'm working on.
And on both of these pouches I got to use my new toys: kam snaps! Now I just need to make a hundred more pouches for the rest of the snaps I bought.