Saturday, 1 December 2012

Open Wide Zipper Pouch and a Needlebook


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.



front


back




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!


20 comments:

  1. Great pouch! I love the embellishment of the hand stitching. And yay for EPP accessories. I have a question for you - did you make the size gusset she mentions in the pattern? And if so, did you take that into account when you did your math for placing your patchwork strip so evenly in the center? Again, just a lovely little set Farah!

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  2. Oh my gosh they are gorgeous! I adore the fussy cutting you've done with those pretty fabrics :)

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  3. I love your pouch and needle book! Someday for me too... I haven't sewn a zipper since I used to make clothes way back in high school, but I do remember basting it first. LOL

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  4. Nice work! I love your needle book, so cute. :)

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  5. Everything you made is so pretty! I love the mini needlebook. Just adorable! I'm going to check out the tutorials. Doubt I'll have time right now but I will after the holidays!!

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  6. Lovely! I also like to make pouches, but mine are not as nice as yours. Must try harder ;)!

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  7. Lovely! I never made a pouch, I will try!

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  8. So cute!!!! I feel like like making one too!

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  9. That pouch is so gorgeous! I love it.

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  10. Gorgeous pouch - love the tiny patchwork !

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  11. Love the fabric you must let me know where you get such fabulous fabric from!,,and your pouch and needle case are wonderful .
    Your so clever.

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  12. Gorgeous FarahLin but can you tell me please where you get all that time to make all those lovely things, may days seems to be over before I realize the day even started... :o)

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  13. Farah the pouch and needle book are fantastic! I love all the little details you added with the hand stitching and the zipper pull. So beautiful!

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  14. Gorgeous Farah. Love the little patchwork strips and the hand stitching detail.

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  15. Lovely finishing. The zipper tab is fab

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  16. what lovely sewing! i love the pouch with the zip and how you finished the zip with a patterned pull tab.

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  17. I love the pouch. I especially love the tactile look of it (if that makes sense!) and the hand stitched finish. It's gorgeous.

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  18. This looks like a load of work but totally worth it. The bag is amazing and the hand-stitched bit on the zipper is beautiful. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  19. Your stuff is just simply beautiful, I can't get enough by looking at your pictures over and over again. They're better than eye candy!Thank you so much for sharing your stunning work Farah!

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