Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pretty Little Pouch Swap

The Pretty Little Pouch Swap is one of many I am part of on Flickr. I hadn't planned on doing this round until I saw some of the mosaics being made, and as inevitably happens, I signed up. I don't actually *need* anymore pouches but it is hard to resist the lure of someone making something just. for. you.

My partner's requests were pretty simple, yet for some reason I blanked on any ideas and started panicking. I thought of a million apologies to give my swap Mama about how I couldn't come up with something and so I was flaking. Then, I started reading her wishes again... and again... and once again. I pulled fabrics that suited her style. I went through my exhaustive list of patterns and tutorials for pouches. And then I sewed.

I had purchased this pattern awhile ago from Connecting Threads and hadn't yet used it. I learnt quite a few new tricks, such as binding my inner seams, and had fun making it. Next time though I will try and use one piece of fabric and not make my own LOL... I am horrible at math and it almost did me in!

I added the ring on the side so my partner can decide to use a strap or not, and I also included three different straps to suit her different moods. I sure hope she likes it and I will share with you the pouch being made for me when it arrives.

Welcome to my world!

Well, I'm not completely sold on the idea of blogging so far... mostly because I hardly have time to read the blogs I love, let alone write my own posts.

At the same time, I would like a place to share my thoughts and ideas and hopefully have tutorials and giveaways as well.

How about we call this an experiment for now and see where it takes us, shall we?