This little, olive-colored, sashiko embroidered bag with natural twine pull strings comes with a positive message: good fortune
andelieya’s latest 2014 sewing creations. (Building new inventory for the farmers’ market in spring and for Etsy.)
andelieya’s latest sewing creations. (Building inventory for the farmers’ market in spring and for Etsy.)
I didn’t get to bed until almost one o’clock in the morning, because this idea of a needle book kept spinning in my mind. My mother had one, and I loved it. It’s a very functional and handy thing for sewers. I just had to try making one. I looked through my supplies and found some felt pieces, beads, and embroidery floss. That’s all that was needed. Here is the result:
After mastering the smaller cotton pouches, I ventured out to make a medium size linen one. The pattern for this pouch is just slightly different. I like the fact that the end of the zipper is on the outside. It allows for the pouch to be opened wider. The little fabric cover over the zipper end adds an elegant finish. You don’t see it here in these photos, but the lining of this pouch is of the same dark brown fabric as the zipper cover.
This weekend it was raining in Charleston, SC, and I took a vacation from my usual activities of photographing and drawing. Instead, I sewed some pouches. They are fun to make, and a good project to use fat quarters (a term used in quilting for square pieces of fabric measuring 50 centimeters along each side) or for left-over materials from previous sewing projects.
If interested, there is a free zippered pouch tutorial on squidoo.com for a similar pouch.