Happy Little Pouch Hop has begun!! Thanks to Emily of Mommy's Nap Time and Elaine of Dashasel Sews for hosting and planning this!
I've decided to join in the fun and made a sewing pouch using Anna's (Noodlehead) fantastic tutorial! This pouch has been on my 'must make' list for a while now and after seeing Emily's, Katie's and Elaine's pouches on the Hop, I've finally got to work! Truth be told, based on my previous zipper experience, I was abit intimidated by it. But with Anna's great tip - basting the zipper first before sewing, it help alot!
Anna has provided three different pouch sizes and here's my small sized open wide zippered pouch version!
I've made two patchwork strips using mostly prints from Suzuko Koseki then pieced them with Taupe Essex Linen/Cotton for the exterior. I've also done some handstitching along the patchwork edges using Ecru Pearl Cotton No. 8 before assembling the pieces together.
I've used a textured Japanese cotton fabric for the lining. The zipper pull tab is made from canvas label - I've pieced two labels together and handstitched the tab to the end of the zipper.
I've also made a mini needlebook using the same prints from Suzuko Koseki to go along with the pouch. The needlebook inspiration came from Chase's version here.
I've added pockets for the interior to store my thread cutter and stitch picker. This mini needlebook measures at 3" width x 3 1/4" height (closed)
I ♥ my new sewing pouch and needlebook and can't wait to start using them for my EPP project on the go!
You can find the link to all the other great tutorials on the Happy Little Pouch Hop here. And if you've made one during the Hop, you can add your's to the Flickr Group for a chance to win great prizes each week! Hope you'll join in the fun!
Linking up with Wendy's Handmade Habour - Handmade Monday :
Have a lovely week and thanks for visiting!