Welcome to my contribution to the Happy Little Pouch Hop!
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: