Hi Everyone! I would like to share with you another pouch that I've made for the Happy Pouch Blog Hop hosted by Emily of Mommy's Naptime and Elaine of Dashasel Sews for week 2.
I've found the tutorial link for making this pouch here but I've made mine slightly bigger. Since I love EPP, I thought making 1/2" hexagons for the exterior would be fun - these hexies are the smallest I've done thus far! Here are pictures of the pouch making process...
I've used fabric scraps to make the 1/2" hexies. Started this project 3 weeks ago and it took me a week to finish piecing them together.
I love pockets thus I've added pockets on either side of the lining.
Then I've hand quilted straight lines on a diagonal using quilter's tape as guide. Since it is a small piece, I finished hand quilting it within two days - doing it when I have any free moment to spare.
|Trimmed quilted piece|
Then I've pieced a 1 1/4" binding strip around the top edges by machine and hand sewn the strip to the back.
Below are the pouch assembling stages I'd like to share with you...
Handstitched about 3 1/2" on each folded sides ( stitched till where the zipper begins on one side and ends on the other ) I've used a 12" metal zipper for this pouch, then I've boxed the corners and this pouch has a depth of 2". Then on to the zippers...
Above is the zipper pouch process - I've hand stitched just under the edge of the binding seam to attach the zipper. I've added x's at the edge of the zipper to give it a neat finish. It may take longer to sew the zipper on using this method but I've enjoyed the process.
I've also made a needlebook last week!
I've used my AMH Lou Lou Thi scraps and pieced the exterior using the qayg method. I've added pockets, made a cloth button and a charm string to wrap around the button for closure. This mini needlebook measures at 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" closed.
My finished pouch measures at 6 1/2" height x 9" wide x 2" depth. To sum it up, I've enjoyed the whole pouch making process - it may take longer to finish since there's alot of handstitching involved but it was totally worth it for me! Hope you'll check out the tutorial, ( it is in Chinese but the pictures are self explanatory ) and maybe make one for yourself!?
I'll be linking up to the Happy Pouch Hop Flickr group and hope you'll visit to see all the other lovely pouches made during the Hop!
On another note, my family and I will be leaving for a 2 weeks holiday next week! So, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my season greetings to those who'll be celebrating Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!! Hope the new year brings good health, happiness and success to all of you! Thanks for visiting!