In the week after Christmas I had a fair bit of down time and I got a lot of sewing done. Santa had just delivered Anna a huge new stash of textas and crayons, so I did some patchwork practice and made her a zip pouch to use as a pencil case.
I went to my scrap basket and grabbed anything pink or blue. I cut a bunch of 2.5″ squares and sewed them up, 12 squares per side.
If you look closely you’ll recognise some Amy Butler Lotus, Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow, Yardage Design Verano Leaves, and Sweetwater Lucy’s Crab Shack. The rest are just fabrics from my local store. I’ve realised I sew with A LOT of polka dots.
This zippy was fun and a chance to practice a few skills. I quilted it the same way I quilted my quilt, I did this first as a small scale trial. I also sewed fabric tabs onto the zipper for the first time. Why have I waited so long to do this? Crazy. I’m definitely a convert.
I think I’m also quite addicted to patchwork as a way of using up my scraps. Which will make my husband happy as I’m less inclined to buy new fabric!
I’m absolutely loving seeing all the different pouches everyone is making for the swap. So many interesting and varied fabric choices, techniques and shapes. Want to have a look? Check out the pics in the flickr group here or have a look at the Instagram #sweetpouchswap stream here.