Tuesday, 27 November 2012

happy big pouch

Welcome to my contribution to the Happy Little Pouch Hop!

Mommy’s Nap Time

If you're new here, please stay and have a look around my blog, I'm busy sew-nesting as I'm expecting a baby in January so I have been trying to get lots done before then. It's always fun to get to know other crafters too so please comment away!

My make is not so 'little' - it's actually the biggest pouch I've made so far. I needed something to keep my templates in and once I saw the fabulous Vintage Sewing Machine and Notions paper pieced pattern by Charise Creates I knew I had to make it.




The zip pouch measures about 10.5" x 11" so a great size to keep large notions! I love the idea of using paper pieced blocks for pouches like this. They add stability and there are so many fun and different patterns available.



Most of the fabrics I used were from my scraps, although the black glittery text fabric is a Kokka print and the draped fabric is this sewing machine stitches print by aldea from Spoonflower.




I'm still fairly new to paper piecing and there were some frustrating moments where I made mistakes but for the most part I am really happy with how it turned out and it was so fun working out what fabrics to use.


This gorgeous vintage notions fabric I used on the other side was sent to me by the lovely Rachael some time ago and I was saving it for something special - it works so well and I just love it.



I also love the crazy green and orange zip combination. Makes me smile.


Be sure to go and visit my fellow happy little pouch hop blogger Courtney at Mon Petit Lyons today, who has a great tutorial for making a zip pouch with a handle! Don't forget to add your pouch makes (made during the Hop) to the Flickr group for a chance to win prizes from these great sponsors:


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40 comments:

  1. That looks pretty splendid - I can't see any mistakes, it's perfect! well done

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  2. This pouch is amazing! You're going to have to hide it now that we've all seen it - everyone will want to steel it! :) Thanks for linking up with us today!

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  3. This is so fun! I love the large size of the pouch and of course the vintage sewing machine - it's something special!

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  4. Paper piecing is fun! Your sewing machine block in particular is quite fantastic!

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  5. Wow! It's gorgeous - I love the fabrics you chose.

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  6. that's amazing! I am most impressed!

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  7. Fab pouch. The paper piecing is so good and the vintage fabric on the back finishes it off to a T. Di x

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  8. oh wow, it's fab! I love the paper pieced sewing machine

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  9. Very cool. Love the paper piecing!

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  10. That looks fabulous, I love the fabrics used, and the one on the reverse is beautiful! I can't wait until all of the projects I have to do, can give way to the projects I really want to do- another week and I'll be done and back to play and have fun sewing!! : )

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  11. Oh wow, love the pouch. The fabrics you selected for each part are just so perfect for the piecing. That's some serious eye candy!

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  12. The fabrics make this look amazing, especially on this pouch.

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  13. What a fantastic pouch. The sewing machine is amazing.

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  14. The perfect pouch for notions!! Looks lovely!

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  15. Lucy, that is so amazing! I love how you used the text fabric so perfectly in the different areas. The pouch is inspired, and the zip ends perfect!!!

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  16. It is so cute......Love your fabric choices : )

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  17. So pretty- you made the most of the fabrics!!

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  18. Lucy, you amaze me, two little people and one on the way, I don't know how you have the time or the patience to sew such amazing things!

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  19. Wow! Your pouch is splendid! I too love to use paper pieced blocks on pouches. To tell the truth, it only occurred to me as an option recently, and goodness knows I have lots of orphan paper pieced blocks. Love that you've taken part of Charise's fantastic pattern to make this pouch. Truly lovely work!

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  20. My goodness, it's amazing!! Completely perfect in every way!

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  21. Gorgeous , just gorgeous! That green fabric is the perfect match!

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  22. Your pouch is amazing - love the sewing machine fabric!

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  23. Gorgeous sewing machine- you clever clogs! You will get great use of it!

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  24. Oh wow, that is absolutely amazing! I love the fabric you used on the other side too :)

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  25. Oh Lucy its gorgeous! Especially love your choices of fabrics :-)

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  26. WOW....looks fantastic great job

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  27. Awesome pouch!!! I have some of the fabric you used on the back too. I am so in love with it. Thanks so much for sharing such a neat pouch!

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  28. I love the great big size of it!! Exactly what you need - somehting big enough to be useful. And I love the drapes of fabric! I know that's probably the weiredest thign to love, but I think it's a really creative way to add the extra length to your pouch, and it looks super cute! :-)
    E

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  29. Great pouch, Lucy - fantastic paper piecing and love the fabrics you've used!

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  30. Looks like there is nothing you cannot do Lucy! That sparkly black works briliantly ! Well done I ove it!

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  31. great fabric choices lucy and work this is fantastic

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  32. I love this paper pieced pattern and yours is amazing. I love how you managed to fussy cut. It is utterly gorgeous.

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  33. A pouch to protect our templates!!
    Wonderful idea!!
    Thank you!
    Pat T.

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  34. Great idea with the PP block, love the sparkly fabric you chose for the sewing machine!

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  35. SO cute, Lucy! I love that colorful zip/tab combo too! :)

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  36. OH, that pouch looks fantastic! I've had that pattern printed out for awhile but I still haven't used it. I love all the fabrics you chose.

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