I have now ticked off the last of the goodies on my pre-Christmas sewing to-do list - with four whole days to spare!
First up for today was the project-size from Jeni's In Color Order Lined Drawstring Bag pattern. I made one each for my girls, to store balls of wool and other goodies for their most recent crafty-obsession - kumihimo braiding.
They each chose their own fabric combos. I really love Jeni's pattern, it's really easy to follow and comes together very quickly. I will be making more bags in the new year - to add to the five I've now made in the last few days :-) .
And then it was onto two zip pouches, using Anna's open-wide zip pouch tutorial on her Noodlehead blog.
I figured I may as well make two pouches while I was at it - so I made the grey camera-print version as part of my Secret Santa pressie for one of my brothers ...
... and this gorgeous one is for me to keep! I LOVE this print.
Anna's tutorial was great, and I'm really amazed at how roomy the pouches are, and how big the zippered opening is. It makes a huge difference to the usable size of the pouch - you can easily see what's inside, which is important when you're scrabbling around for pointy things like embroidery-snips. I really want to sew some pouches in the two bigger sizes that Anna has in her tutorial.
But that will have to wait for a few days, as I am stepping away from the sewing-machine and the computer, to focus on Christmassy things and to spend some time with my family.
So - this will be our last blog post before Christmas, and maybe the New Year. We'll see how we go. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year, and a peaceful and safe holiday period. We'll see you back here in January.
take care xoxo cat