Friday, November 23, 2012

hexie pouch

First off, thank you all for the lovely comments and get well wishes you left on my last post. I'm finally feeling better and my sewing machine even got a little workout yesterday.

It all started with this block of hexies.


I enjoyed working on it, I loved the way it looked, and I had no purpose for it. So, this poor hexie block kept hanging out on my design wall, keeping company to a few other pretty blocks that I don't know what to do with.

And then I came across Leila (Where the Orchids Grow)'s new make up pouch. That was all the incentive I needed to grab my hexie block, cut it up into smaller pieces, and turn it into a new pouch. Ta da!


I used Ayumi's tutorial, just like Leila did, but I made a few adjustments to my pouch's size since I did not want to waste any of the hexies. The pouch I made is a little bit longer (about 10" long) which turned out to be a perfect size to fit my most used sewing supplies.



Even my bulky rotary cutter fits in perfectly. And the seam ripper and a thimble will finally have a permanent home - no more looking for them every time I need one of them?!?! Now that would be something.


I love how this metal zipper adds such a wonderful touch of finesse to the pouch. It is a little shorter than recommended in the tutorial, but I was dead set on using it. It still works, but it would have been better if it were just a little bit longer. Oh, well! there's always another time.

What have you been up to lately? Do tell.

Linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish it up Friday.

18 comments:

  1. SO fun! It cheers me up on this dreary day. :)

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  2. I'm absolutely nuts about this little bag, Svetlana! Could it be any cuter? So glad you're feeling better!

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  3. This is adorable! I love it Hexies AND a usable bag! Perfection!

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  4. Cute! You're right, the metal zipper was a must. Looks great!

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  5. Those hexies must be teeny! Small is definitely beautiful! Jxo

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  6. Love this! The binding is really a nice detail. :)

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  7. I love it! What a great use for that hexie block!

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  8. This is a wonderful pouch, and your hexies are such great colours.

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  9. I love it!! I saw Leila's pouch a few days ago and though about making one. Love yours!! Lots detail.. I am in love with the DS prints.. The binding is perfect!! :))

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  10. Ooh it's so cute!! I want a hexie one now too :)

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  11. I love your pouch and think I'm starting to get the hexie bug. Never done them before but have started printing out the paper hexies.

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  12. Now you've given me an idea for a few of my hexies :D
    You pouch is smashing, I just love the shape!

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  13. Perfect use for them! And now I have a reason to turn those mini charm packs into hexies - they have a purpose now :oD

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  14. I love the shape of this pouch

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  15. Ack I love this!!! I need to whip some up for Christmas!

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  16. This is such an adorable pouch!! Love the shape, that zipper, and those scrappy hexies!!

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