Second Project Pouch

I love my mom this much…

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Now we both have a project book pouch for the cottage. See this post for more information on where to find the pattern. I got this fabric recently, I believe it’s from Riley Blake’s new Hipster line. I thought of mom when I bought it because they are her colours. She also used a similar fabric for the back of my Grammie’s lovely new Mother’s Day quilt and we both really admired it then because it looks cross-stitched. When she said “of course she would would want one too” I knew immediately I would use this fabric for the outer bit.

Hope she likes it!

GoGo Project Pouch

To John’s constant amazement I whipped up an entire project in one morning yesterday. About a month ago I was reading Aneela Hoey’s blog Comfortstitiching and saw that she’d made up a pattern for a cute project book pouch. You can get the pattern as a download from her Etsy store here. Maybe it’s because we are going on holiday for 2 weeks very soon and I wanted something to bring projects away with me but whatever the case I was inspired to make it yesterday. Of course I’m also inspired by the Tour de France right now too so I decided on some Jay Cyn cycle fabric for the outer cover. I rooted through some scrap pieces and a few fat quarters and I had my fabric selection all picked out…I even used some old Aneela Hoey fabric for the lining…

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The pieces got cut very quickly with the rotary cutter and ruler…

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It came together very quickly. You need some very heavy and stiff Pellon interfacing. I didn’t have the iron-on it called for so used a little fabric spray to adhere it first…

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The inner pockets are a bit loose and I wonder if I could have been more careful to pull them taught when sewing the layers together but if it sits upright in a bag it will be fine. I think I might even put on some wee Velcro dots to a few of the pockets that I may want kept tightly shut, like the one with my little scissors but for now I’ve just pined it shut with a needle. It’s very cute when finished I have to say. I love the tab for the button. I also got to use the last of these buttons. I’ve been using them on some kids clothes for other people and I’m thrilled to have finally used one for myself!!!…

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Hmmmmmm I wonder if mom will want one for our semi-talked about/planned hexi-athon at the cottage this summer!