November 24, 2013

Polka Dot Pouch with Little Tree

Still sewing for Christmas.  All was going well until I had a pot holder fiasco.  It started with not being able to get the batting I wanted.  Then there were too many shifty layers. Then the fabric I chose was too stretchy.  It went from bad to worse.

We shall not speak of it.

So I decided to return to the little zip pouches.With this happy little bag I elected to add some applique. I love raw edge applique with sketchy black stitches, so thought I'd give it a try on the dot fabric.  It turned out OK and I think I might like to try more of this.

The color is a bit off in this second pic.  The zipper is NOT that pink.  But you can see the lining. It blends more with the green on the outside than you can tell here.

I have fabrics selected for seven more zippered pouches. They are all stacked up on the ironing board in my sewing room just waiting to be stitched.

 Hopefully there will be no more unspeakable mishaps!

I'm linking up with Sew Darn Crafty and Fabric Tuesday

Happy Stitching!



  1. Your pouch is very pretty. Can't wait to see the others! I love how you've done the applique'

  2. Cute ... I've never done anything with a zipper ... I'll have to give it a try.
    My hostess gift this Christmas is a tea cozy ... I've been cranking them out non-stop :-)

  3. What kind of batting do you use? When making potholders I use Warm and Natural and a layer of Insulbrite. Sorry you had trouble.

    I really like the raw edge applique pouch!! very edgy I dare say lol:)

  4. Great little pouch...I'm actually sewing pouches your quilting on it...and the tree too!

  5. Hi! Your pouch is beautiful and the fabric super! Teje

  6. What a fun pouch!! I love the way the lining contrasts but matches too. What a shame about your pot holders, it's awful having days like that where nothing seems to work.

  7. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla


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