I know many of you have mentioned this but being active on Instagram makes blogging sometimes seem redundant. If you follow me on IG you’ve probably seen all of these, but I wanted to blog them anyway.
First of all, I have been loving Anna from Noodlehead’s Open Wide Pouch tutorial. This is a generously free tutorial offered in multiple sizes. I even ordered some laminate fabric to line some pouches for leaky toiletries.
The first one is made with a hippo fabric in more of a home dec weight which meant that I didn’t use interfacing. I should have. The bag is a little too floppy still. It is lined with Nicey Jane laminated fabric (Nicey Jane is my all-time most hoarded fabric). I had trouble with the zipper installation on this one. For some reason I took this pic before adding the zipper pull fabric too. Oh well.
The next one uses the most adorable Michael Miller Prom fabric which I always call “Girl Spiking the Punch” fabric. It is lined in a purple tiny dot fabric from my stash.
The next one uses a combination of Flea Market Fancy and orange tonal chevron. Sorry for the awful lighting. I finish projects at night and can’t wait to take pics!
I also made one of Anna’s Divided Baskets which is the perfect size for many things including two rows of pattern packets. Right now I have my Fat Quarter Shop BOM pattern packets on one side and my Simplicity patterns on the other.
I also made a hippo from McCall’s M6484 pattern. This is the small size. The large must be huge!
His name is Stuart the Girly Hippo thanks to my IG friends
Finally, I fell in love with Amanda Jean Nyberg’s Thread Catcher pattern and made some cute little buckets. These go together very quickly and are a great way to show off those fabric pairings that just call out from your stash to be together:
I made my mom one for her needlepoint thread bits:
And when you make your mom a thread catcher, she’s going to want a mug rug to go with it:
Thanks for making it through the photo gallery today! For more photos of what I’m up to at the sewing machine, be sure to follow me on Instagram!