Wednesday, July 15, 2015

White work pouch?

Hello Dear Readers,

Browsing on Pinterest I was greatly inspired by La boite de Biscotte which is a lovely French blog where I found a beautiful Wholecloth needlecase/bobbin holder, with a pattern too! The blog is in French but I think it's possible to make the needlecase following the photographs alone. There is a lot of stitching, but that is the fun of it!  It is small, therefore I can stitch this when travelling. You will find the needlecase/bobbin holder here.

A similar shaped patchwork needlecase/holder and tutorial with measurements can be found on Annie's blog, Flowergarden.

Now, I am in a quandary, which one to make!!


The little pouch photographed below is something I made a few years ago. It is hand quilted. I don't know if it would be called Whitework, although it is worked in white!  Can any of the quilters out there confirm whether this is Whitework or Wholecloth quilting?

The pouch is not intended to be an heirloom as it has been well used. It was useful when I used to play Lawn Green Bowls, to carry my chalk and measures (the rules dictated that the bag had to be white) and I needed to be able to get to my chalk or measure fast, in order not to slow the game down.

My pouch was made and stitched in polyester cotton. I designed it as a mini backpack as I needed my hands free to play bowls.

If you click on the photos you will be able to see the stitching detail which the dull weather has actually helped to show quite nicely!

You can see the tabs for the straps, top and bottom.

The back.

I made tabs with eyelets for the straps.

Inside with bias binding seams
This is inside out, showing my bias bound seams.

I hope you enjoy visiting La boite de Biscotte and Annie's Flowergarden.

I hope to see you again soon.

Barbara xx


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hmmm - which one to make? How about both - an 'everyday' one and an 'heirloom' one. Dilemma solved!!

deanna7trees said...

that's a beautiful white pouch. Whitework embroidery is is usually done in heirloom sewing with drawn or cutwork and the like. here's a better explanation...
there are so many beautiful patterns around that it is hard to decide sometimes.

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Mary Anne, Yes, I think I will be making both of them! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Deanna, and why didn't I think of that? I followed your link and that was also talking about cut work, so I shall be visiting your blog to have another look at your cut work for more ideas !

Amy at love made my home said...

Great bag and lovely stitching detail! xx

Joan said...

What a lovely bag. Thank you for commenting on my blog it is very much appreciated. Joan at

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Amy.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your kind comment and thank you for visiting, Joan.

Gillian said...

That is a lovely wee bag. It's hard to know which would be best to make now. Maybe make both?

handmade by amalia said...

This is a pretty pouch, Barbara.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your comment, Gillian. I think I will make both, I will have to get stitching, but I must finish my dolls first!

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Amalia, and thank you for visiting!

Josie said...

What an absolutely stunning pouch, it has such an heirloom feel to it xx