This is the perfect project to use up scraps. The result is a cute little box zipper pouch. The Little Clover Pouch pattern calls for a 10″ square each of exterior and lining fabric and fusible fleece. This pattern is a free download and “perfect for a beginner!” (Hmm. Some kind of warning label?)
Looked like an easy, fun, quick, functional project. . . Then, why?!? have I attempted to sew three pouches, with each descendant promising to correct my mistakes? Don’t worry. I haven’t thrown in the towel. Hopefully, the fourth endeavor will yield desired results.
My fair attempts:
#1 Forgot the lining fabric and ribbon tab (my favorite)
#2 Remembered. Buuut, placed the ribbon tab too low
#3 Placed ribbon tab too high
The ribbon tab should meet at the contrasting fabric/zipper seam middle. *sigh* Maybe I’ll skip the ribbon tab on the fourth go ’round. 😉 I still like this scrap buster project. I plan to use one as a travel pouch for small plastic sewing clips. Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun.
Over margaritas, quilty friends and I were discussing favorite projects from this past year. I have a few, two of my favorite were an auction package for my school and the Go Teal it on the Mountain. Yesterday, I created a pillow casing from an old feed sack (zipper and all!) and placed a fat feather pillow inside.
Perfect for snuggling up for holiday break TV binge-watching. 🙂 Anyhoo, here are a few of my favorite projects from 2018:
I have two unfinished quilts that I hope to work on next week – didn’t quite get them done in time for 2018. Ah, well. So? I hope to hear about some of your own favorites that you’ve worked on in 2018.
Regardless, Happy 2019! May this year bring you and your’s health and happiness.
The use of ticking for decorative purposes is not a recent trend. Seventy years ago, the American decorating original, Sister Parish, made use of ticking fabric evoking a “cozy old-money, part opulent, part hand-me-down, English country house aesthetic. “¹
An online perusal attests that ticking featured décor has not diminished, but rather expanded. Reminiscent of a more humble time, the clean simple lines and color tones of cotton ticking inspires a modern-vintage lure without kitsch.