I wanted to use some of the Melody Miller coffee pots that I got from Annie at The Village Haberdashery. And I wanted my pouch to have this shape -
Easy. All it is, is a 8.5" square with two corners rounded off using a juice glass as a template. It got a bit tricky when I wanted to sew the zipper on. Because I wanted it to go round three sides of the pouch.
As the zip I had was a 22" one it was easier to unzip it and just use my fingers to hold the layers in place and sew very, very slowly round those corners. It wasn't so difficult with the first side of the pouch, as seen above. But once that was on things were slightly more complicated - for me at least.
There were just so many 'bits' to get in the way when sewing the zipper onto the second half of the pouch. There was some unpicking involved. Not as much as I would have thought, if I had bothered to think about it beforehand. You could tell I was really concentrating though, because I forgot to take one photo of the process after that!
We skip directly to the finish at this point -
I thought a pouch like this might be useful opening up round three sides to access my sewing things, if I was ever inclined to take them somewhere.
|There are two generous pockets on one side.|
(Do you like the way I left the selvedge on or not?)
|The other side has two strips of elastic to hold things in place,|
|I'll have to make a smaller pin cushion to fit the pocket.|
And will probably make a matching needle book so that it all goes together nicely.
|The elastic seems to work well holding thread and other necessities.|
Because I have a couple of more ideas that might work for the swap as well. No idea how to make them but I am sure I could muddle through if I set my mind to it. Today I took it one step at a time and didn't think forward to the next step much at all. I decided that it couldn't be very different from making a 'normal' pouch.
Ignorance really is bliss!