Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pouches


I have been a busy bee working on all kinds of projects, which is why I haven't had time to post recently. These are going to be Christmas presents for some friends of mine this year. They are from a wonderful and super easy tutorial I found on noodlehead. She did an excellent job with the instructions. The only trouble I had was with the zipper end-covers getting sewn down. But by the fourth one, I was a pro!

The fabric strips on the front of these was a handwoven sampler that I cut up. I originally used the sampler as a practice weaving in my kids fiber art class last year. I wasn't sure what it would become, but I thought it was the perfect accent on these pouches.


This golden twill pattern is the same project as the green diamonds, only woven in a different order. Lots of weaving patterns will give different results depending on the order you raise the threads in.
If you're a sewer, this project is perfect for fabric scraps. You can create all kinds of different effects by mixing and matching. Mine are very subdued, but you could definitely do some bright and spunky ones.

2 comments:

Grace =) said...

Hi Christy!

I love those pouches you made! I think the handwoven trim on them is the perfect finishing touch!

That's awesome that you went to China! I'd love to hear your account of it! I'm going in September for a 3 month study abroad program with the ceramics department at my school. We will arrive in Shanghai but be spending most of our time in Jingdezhen. We will visit Bejing as well as some other places. I'm excited, but reeeally nervous! I'd appreciate you prayers!

Anonymous said...

I want a cute makeup bag for my purse, it seems a simple project but I've been balking at trying it.