Sunday, 22 January 2012

I'm a Mouthy Stitcher!


I'm so excited to be part of this swap on Flickr! It's my first handmade swap and I am rather nervous but very excited at the prospect of making something specifically for someone else - someone else who I don't even know!

As instructed, I created a mosaic of zipper pouches and styles that interested me, here:


And in preparation, as my partner is being decided this weekend, I decided to whip up a quick zipper pouch as a practise run for the kids' Zooble toys which are slowly being distributed throughout the house
 This pouch measures approximately 8 1/2" square
 Made using scraps of Birch fabrics from a scrap pack purchased from Fabricworm (will definitely buy one of those again - fabulous value and huge "scraps" - all full width of bolt)
 The inside square measures 5" before sewing, so this would make an ideal pouch for use with fabric charms - something I shall bear in mind
 I love the contrast of the orange with the turquoise
The other fabric used is Osnaburg. I love love LOVE this for cheapness (we sell it in the shop for just £2.45 a half yard) - it reminds me of linen without the price tag!

And of course I had to do some hand stitching around the outside of the machine quilting. It just wouldn't feel right if I hadn't!

And now this homes their Zoobles and will be deposited in James' room ready for the morning. I know he will love it :D And we're all excited because Daddy will be back from his skiing trip tomorrow afternoon & we are looking forward to seeing him. Guess I'd best get to bed before it's time to be up again!

3 comments:

WandaFish said...

Well I'd be delighted to receive this in the swap! Not that I'm trying to steal your kids Zoobles home or anything!

Sarah said...

Ooh I do like your pouch!

Flying Blind... said...

Great practice run!