Friday, March 22, 2013

Lets go back to January

I wanted to go back to January and share something I made for a friend and I that I hadn't posted yet!  Yes, so I"m really late in sharing!  My friend wanted this sewing pouch for a small rotary mat and some tools to take with places.  She had seen this pattern and had been bugging me for months to sit down and help her make it.  Her birthday is in January - so I surprised her with one all made up!  Above is mine on the left and hers on the right!  Aren't they cute!

I loved this kitchen fabric and had no idea what to use it for - so I decided my travel case was just going to have to be kitchen themed!  My friend loves quilting fabrics.  Want a peek inside?  (Yes I bought her those notions to go inside as part of the surprise too).

My first try was horrid!  I had picked out all this cute valentines fabric that said I Love You along with some quilting fabric and fussy cut everything.  Not until it was done did I realize that the front pocket of the inside also shows on the outside!  I know - not hard to realize that, but I just didn't "think"!  Anyway, I gave this one to my friend for her to give her granddaughter who has started doing redwork.  So for her it was fun for grandma to give to her.  Just had to share another fun project I did this winter!

5 comments from wonderful readers:

antique quilter said...

your so good at making these great bags and travel things, another wonderful project and you certainly have lucky friends!

Janet said...

I'm glad you showed the inside, what a great idea. Your friend will love you, they turned out great.

Dawn said...

Very nice Dawn - I love these.

Barb said...

wow! are these terrific!
Love the fabrics and how handy these bags are for taking along stuff.

Mary said...

I have one of these for sewing stuff and love it. The pattern is very adaptable, too. I changed the dimensions, left off the pockets and made one to put my NOOK reader in. Love it! I have also adapted it for other things.....made one big enough to slide a laptop in :-)