It’s been a busy couple of weeks, add in Easter holidays, dental trips, birthday’s and a wedding and there really hasn’t been much time to sew. Boy am I missing it!
One of my favourite purse designer’s Aneela Hoey has just released a new pattern, the booklet pouch. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make some time for it! I love her patterns they are so clear and easy to follow.
During the month of April @faithessenburg on Instagram is hosting a Sew Along (SAL), I can never resist joining in with an SAL, so much fun when you’re sewing with others.
The fun part of any new project is picking the fabrics and notions. Normally when there is an option to make a large or small pouch I always opt to make the smaller, mainly so I don’t cut into precious fabric, but in the spirit of my 2018 resolution to stash bust I went for the larger. Luckily I had just enough of all the supplies to go ahead and make one without having to order anything, always a bonus.
This beautiful fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics has been in my stash for a while now just waiting for the perfect project. I loved the highlights of the pink and navy and so went with that for the zips and binding.
Super handy vinyl pockets so you can quickly see where you have stored all your handy tools and notions. Of course it doesn’t have to hold sewing supplies, you could store anything in there!
I had to make a little bag charm to go with it. Before I got into sewing I actually made jewellery and was obsessed with playing with beads, that obsession was soon replaced with fabric and sewing so how wonderful to combine the two!
I enjoyed this making this pouch, I did have to do it over a few days, but it certainly added to the sense of achievement when it was finished! I’ve already filled it up with things! If you want to join in with the SAL you have until the 30th April, just add the tag #bookletpouchsal