Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
I love scraps! Not only the paper scraps I use all the time, but fabric scraps too. I think I collect them. And pet them, but don’t tell anyone. I love how scraps let’s you mix and match something small into something new.
From a few of the many scraps I’ve sewn two scrappy pouches for myself, one pink and one green. Love them! Pink and green are my favorite colors!
I used linen as the bases, and the decorated the front, and back with pretty ribbons, and tiny bits of fabric.
According to wikipedia, the word pouch may refer to: a small bag such as a pocket, teabag, money bag, etc. And that’s exactly what these are. Small pockets.
They’re small and perfect for storing this and that in.
If I didn’t have to finish things up I could sew on the decorations on these – all day long. I love that part, because it’s like doing fabric collage. And I love collage! But once all that fun stuff is done, you need to finish the project to even have a something that you can use. A pouch! And a pouch needs a closure.
The green pouch, that has the pom-pom ribbon on the front (love that) got a button on the inside. I hand sew these in and love how simple and easy they are to both add and use. Yay for simple!
My pink pouch got a wine red zipper. Zippers are not so simple, especially when you don’t sew very often. I couldn’t figure it out… My brain went all flustered, but then I sewed it in anyway. I did turn the lining the wrong way, but oh, well. It’s finished. And signed:
You know how you sometimes get this urge to create something special? The urge to sew came over me. So happy I could go with the feeling this time!
I hope you can follow one of your inspirations soon too!
These are fantastic, Hanna. So sweet and colorful.
I just love these! They are adorable. Pink & green are my favorite colors too. Thank you for showing us all of your projects, ideas, inspiration & thoughts! Keeping up with a blog is hard work! All of what you share is so appreciated.
Very best to you,
Sheila in Oregon
The pompoms make me smile! I have tons of fabric scraps lying around — maybe I’ll try to make myself a scrappy pouch, too.
These are some cute little bags….makes me want to get out my sewing machine and try it. I need to finish a quilt first. I’m loving all the cute trims and embellishments you put on them. I also noticed that you have been making books…I really like the color brown too! Happy creating!!!
These are so adorable. I’ve been sewing with scraps to – will have to try making some little bags like yours. Thanks for the inspiration!
So funny–I’ve been sewing pouches quite a bit lately as well. They are so satisfying to make. I like your use of scraps and trims. Very nice. And your zipper looks pretty good to me !
I adore these!!!!
…I meant to say at the time, but these are gorgeous! They are so pretty. I am inspired to make one too. I wanted to ask: did you use a specific pattern or pull it out of your head? I’ve been looking, but wondered if you had a favourite pattern that I could peek at. Thank you so much :)
Thank you so much!
Sorry I can’t give you a pattern because I just made them up as I went along. The size of the pink pouch is about 19 x 15,5 centimeters, and it’s just two equal pieces that I first decorated and then sewed together.
I hope you do make one, though. Let me know if you do!
I thought you had done, but just in case… Thank you so much for letting me know anyways and I certainly will let you know when I have made said pouch.
In the ‘tween time of posting my Q, I pulled out my fabric scraps and spare zipper so I am ready to roll once I pick a tutorial to reference (I like to have one just in case)… I’m looking forward to some stitching time again :)
I like your little pouches. I think I would like to try to make some pouches for eye glasses. Thanks for the ideas of decorating them!