I've been sewing up a few as Christmas gifts this year ... teachers, friends, family ... if you know me, then you're probably going to get a pouch!
Out of ALL of them though ... these little Liberty and Hanky Linen ones are my favourite.
They gave me the opportunity to play with metal zips for the first time. I like the juxtaposition of the metal next to the delicate Liberty.
... but I had some trouble with those metal zips ...
... no sewing over them, must go around them ...
Thank goodness the guild I attend (Perth Modern Quilt Guild) had a sewing day recently and I managed to seat myself next to a metal zip master - the zipper Gods were kind to me. So, I'd like to take full credit for these, but I did have quite a few tips thrown my way!
Hanky Linen in Birch (thank you Craftproject) make up the majority of the outer case with a highlight strip of Liberty that I picked up from Luccello in Melbourne on our Winter holiday this year ... Love Melbs in Winter ... I finished them off with a simple running stitch using coordinating DMC threads, in the full 6 strands. Bit of a bugger to thread on a needle, but I love the chunky look it gave ... again, toughening that Liberty up a bit along with the metal zips.
They are lined with a yellow dot fabric that I had originally picked as a quilt backing, but then changed my mind. I don't like fabric hanging around not being used or having a purpose, so I was quite happy to pop those sunny little dots inside these pouches - they make me smile and I hope they make the recipients of these pouches smile too ... but if the sunny dots don't do the trick then perhaps the little tidbit of Liberty I've stashed inside will?
Happy Friday everyone :)
Linking up with TGIFF and Finish it Up Friday