More making adventures with #justjudecollaborates! This past week we have been making Judith's pattern, the Dotti Denim Pouch. Of course from the name you can tell that the original design was made using denim, I do have some regular denim but I decided to use a fun mix of fabrics and some printed lightweight Japanese denim.

This pouch is for me so there were no worries about whether someone else would like the fabric and this is the result of my stash dive - the brown papercuts print and white text one I hadn't yet used so it was fun cutting into them. The pieces in the pattern are a good size so you could totally use bigger scale prints for this pouch.

I got carried away and didn't take many progress pictures, just enjoyed the process of making! The pattern is so well written, Judith gives plenty of tips throughout, which I really appreciate.

There are lots of quilting possibilities here too but I kept it so simple with just a bit of 'in the ditch', top stitching and some straight lines. I used the stop/start button on my machine for quilting, I would usually use my foot pedal but I'm getting braver! The thread is Aurifil 28 wt #2420 - pale peach and my favourite shade.

There are a few other cute touches, like this little bit of leopard print ribbon I used as a decorative addition - goes with the whole 80's vibe of the pouch I think.

The construction of this bag is different from the standard pouch patterns and I really like the little corner folds on the bottom, it's enjoyable to sew and turned out so well.

The lining is the same Neon Neppy Chambray by Robert Kaufman I used for the binding of the Lola pouch, the tiny pops of neon are perfect with the bright neon pink and yellow on the outside. No one else will probably ever notice but I know it's there.

And this cute ball of coloured stars sequins makes the most adorable zip pull and pleases my inner child (of the 80's)!

The pouch is a really good size, I shall no doubt stuff this full of something or other - it would make a great project bag or easily fit a notebook and pens in.

Whether you have made many pouches or none this is a great pattern and I would encourage you to visit Judith's shop for this pattern and much, much more!

Last week the designers made my Melody Mini Quilt/Pillow pattern and I was so excited to see how different they all were! This pattern is foundation paper pieced, it's super easy and so accurate - perfect for beginners and all levels of quilters to get creative with. 

Kerry @pennydog made this lovely cushion with vibrant prints:

Svetlana @sotakhandmade made this beautiful neutral wall hanging/mat with hand quilting detail:

Judith @justjudebelfast made this very pretty cushion and her fabric choices created such a lovely dimension to the pattern:

And Stuart @stuarthillardsews added some sashing pieces and set the block on point to make this fabulous version:

If you're inspired and would like to make your own version you can purchase the pattern in my shop!
*it is also a free bonus pattern with my full size Melody Quilt pattern! Thank you for your support x