Wednesday, December 17, 2014

pouches

Apparently my middle daughter did not get the memo in which I decided not to make Christmas presents and she was disappointed that her friends (and teachers) will have to get store bought presents only this year :( .


Turns out, as much as she complains about my sewing, she actually is really proud when she can gift something made by me :). So, I decided to whip up these simple pencil pouches for her friends. I must say, I really enjoyed making the pouches - they came together super fast and the pretty fabric was such a joy to work with.


They were inspired by Krista's lovely pouches I spotted on Instagram the other day. I didn't use any specific pattern, I just made sure my fabric was the right size for these metal zippers. I used fusible fleece to make them a little bit more sturdy (and slightly squishy) and added a ribbon tab to the side.


I love this combo of metal zippers and happy fabric both on the outside of the pouches as well as the lining.

I'm glad to say my daughter was quite happy this morning as she packed the pouches in her backpack deciding which one goes to which friend :)

How about you? Are you making any last minute Christmas gifts?

Svetlana

24 comments:

  1. They're great! I love the fabrics you chose.

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  2. They are all adorable and I bet it did feel good to pull it off on a minutes notice. Wish my zipper skills were up for the task.

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  3. Well, there you go! Sewing by popular demand - does it get better than that? Someday she'll be sewing them herself!

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  4. Svetlanko, kapsicky jsou uzasne, moc se mi libi. Urcite udelaji radost :) Ja uz jen dosivam resty, i kdyz jeste jsem slibila mamce jednoduchy jehelnicek, tak to je takove jedine "last-minute" siti :)
    Mej krasne dny, Jola

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  5. They are so beautiful :-)
    Liebe Grüße,
    Kathrin

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  6. Your daughter's friends will love them. You are so nice to make the last minute gifts. I too am making Christmas gift to share with my quilt guild tomorrow. Nothing like waiting to the last minute.

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  7. all are so lovely! I try to do every evening something to my blog`s Christmas calender.

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  8. Good going Mom. Your hand made gifts are the best, and your lovely daughter knows it!

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  9. They are all so cute! And I love the metal zippers - did you get them online?

    I'm finishing up some zippy pouches too. One for each of my two older kids' teachers and one for a family member. It's been fun whipping them out - zip pouches are always satisfying projects.

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  10. I lOVE your choice of fabrics!!

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  11. I'm positively smitten with the cancelled stamps one. So cute.

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  12. I have a whole bunch of gifts that still need to be made, but they've been on the list for a while. I've just been pressed for time. Hopefully I will manage to summon the energy to get it all done.

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  13. I am! I'm making little aprons for my grand girls. Your pouches are sweet. They will be loved!

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  14. Pouches are great. Did you use a tutorial? You did a fine job of getting those zippers in without them pinching at the end (and without fabric tabs!). How did you do it?

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  15. I love your pouches and the fabrics you chose. Adorable!

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  16. These are darling! What a great mom. ;-)
    I just finished up 6 zips using your pattern and still have a kindle cover and pillow yet to go!

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  17. Hugs for the mamma :) .They are cute as can be. Lucky friends and teachers! I Will have to be on the look out for metal zippers now...... Didn't think they still made those. On Christmas day you can rest with a smile in your heart. You have blessed your daughter's little world with love. Heaven knows we can always use more love in the world. Merry Christmas Svetlana. Janita
    Janita

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  18. I just made some metal zip pouches for the first time ... they were Christmas presents too ... I'm now addicted to metal zips lol! I love that you added the ribbon tabs too, might try that next time :)

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  19. You're an awesome mom! Love the fabrics you picked for these!

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  20. These are beautiful- what fun fabrics! I'm sure your daughter will remember what an awesome Mom you are!:)

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  21. And there I thought it was only dads that little girls had wrapped round their fingers ;o) Still, it's great to be popular, I can see why these would be in demand!

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