I made the above pouch as part of CT’s teacher gift this year. I also included an Amazon gift card and a note telling her just how much we loved her! We really did too. She was the best teacher we could possibly hope for as CT’s first.
I really hope next year is just as pleasant. I guess only time will tell.
Today I am happy to share with you the Simple Zipper Bag I made using the Fat Quarter Shop’s video tutorial (available to watch at the end of this post)
I was invited to be a part of their sew along and I just couldn’t say no. This bag is perfect for carrying around sewing projects and more. I think my daughter is already eyeing it for her own needs.
The bag uses Annie’s Soft N Stable, which I had never sewn with but am now in love with. It’s awesome! It doesn’t really crease and it keeps it’s form for awhile. Plus I imagine it would protect you in case scissors opened inside the pouch or something similar.
I highly recommend it, and if a pattern calls for it, don’t ignore the suggestion. Ever.
So here is the potholder, trivet, mug rug or mini wall hanging that I was talking about yesterday! I myself still don’t know how I’m going to use it. No matter what it ends up being, I LOVE it. It’s the first in a series of 12 designs that will eventually all go together. I’m still working on logistics, but what I picture in my head is perfect. Ha.
For now though, if you are interested in trying this paper pieced pattern out, you can find it in my Etsy shop at a very reasonable price! It ends up making an 8″ square piece which can be used as a quilt block or any of the things I mentioned above!! Oh, or you can add it to a dress, zipper pouch, tote bag, pillow or anything else you could possibly think of. The sky is the limit.
If you do use the pattern please note it is for home use only, and can not be used commercially. Also, I would really love to see any finished projects!! Just email me!